Category: Human Capital

Rob Williamson recently joined ECS as a Partner. Below he shares his story as to how his professional and personal journey led him to ECS. I was born and raised in the United Kingdom. I attended the University of Bristol, which is about 190 kilometers due west of London, and spent the early part of…

It’s the countdown to the end of 2019, and the holiday season is abuzz with excitement (and perhaps some stress … but let’s just assume all is merry and bright right now). Gift-giving is a wonderful tradition at this time of year, and to that end we hope you are finding the perfect gifts for…

We all know that innovation is absolutely necessary in today’s business climate.  If you’re not looking to improve, get better and yes, actually change – your competitors are passing you by. In ECS’s history, our team has seen amazing successes (including companies that came out of the brink of bankruptcy to report record growth) –…

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.  ~ William Blake All of us at ECS are thankful for everything that 2019 has brought and for our bright future ahead. A heart-felt thank you goes to our clients, our strategic partners and to those in our extensive referral network – you all have had a hand…

Our driving principle at ECS is to always to add value to our clients’ businesses. So, a few years back, one of our clients challenged us to help support them in the hiring of their field-level support without the normal 24% base salary fee. We heard the recurring story that it is a struggle to…

Running a business is never easy. New challenges pop up every day – sometimes every hour – and you and your team must wear multiple hats in order to get everything done. It’s the “all hands on deck” scenario. You’ve likely thought about how to improve this situation, where it becomes clear we see the…

Being a CEO is tough.  Being a new CEO is even tougher. There are lessons to learn, often complicated by your own team members. I was having lunch with a recently appointed CEO of a small manufacturing company and I asked “How are sales?”  The answer in a nutshell: “Not good.” She explained that sales were…

The title of this post was inspired by a collaboration between Dave Bookbinder, Valuation Expert and Best-Selling Author; and David Nast, Talent Optimization Consultant, Workplace Behavior Expert and Award-Winning Business Coach (plus co-author of the following article). Adding value to our customers is at the core of everything we do. Whether it’s a blog post,…

Over the years and through the course of working with 100+ companies, we at ECS have watched some select, great leaders effectively drive their business and deliver fantastic results. These leaders routinely exceed revenue goals and achieve double digit growth with similar profitability levels.  And perhaps even more impressively, the employees of these companies really…

“I’ve always felt that inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.”  ~ Chuck Close What is it about successful people? They just seem to catch lighting in a bottle every so often. I’m thinking of people from the successful artist (like Chuck Close who provided this terrific…