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The President of ECG Resources, Inc. Furthers The Case For Wealth Management As A Career In The Second Part of Our Interview Series

By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Dave Glaser is an Executive Recruiter, and President and Owner of ECG Resources, Inc., with over 33 years of experience in recruiting within the wealth management arena. His specialties include Ultra-High Net Worth Wealth Advisory, Executive Financial Planning, High Net Worth Tax, Trust & Estate and Investment Advisory. Understandably, he’s quite convincing when […]


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A Rumbling In The Distance: More About The Changing Patterns of Learning And Business

Larry Durham from the St. Charles Consulting Group sheds more light on the ways new learning techniques are affecting the modern business landscape in part two of our interview with him. 

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

“The expectation around the free flow of information, the access to information and learning is really important,” Larry Durham says by way of reintroducing […]


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Healthy Locally Grown Food On The Menu For Increased Sales According To WeiserMazars’ Second Annual U.S. Food & Beverage Industry Study

By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

“I think what we’re seeing in the marketplace is that companies are really focusing on getting better customers and not just about new customers,” said Louis J. Biscotti, Partner & National Director of WeiserMazars’ Food & Beverage Practice. “They’re actually starting to rate their clients and that’s creating tougher competition in pricing.”

Biscotti was referring […]


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Accelerated Big Data Initiatives For Business Is The Goal Of Extended Capgemini /Cloudera Partnership

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

With the recent launch of two new data offerings designed to aid organizations in attaining better value from their data assets, Capgemini recently announced they are strengthening their ties with the Cloudera platform, Cloudera Enterprise.  The resulting new services: Enterprise Data Hub Accelerator and Data Science-as-a-Service will also be bolstered by Capgemini’s […]


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A new LinkedIn feature to help you stay in contact with the people who matter to you

Heather Townsend, author of ‘The Go-To Expert‘ shows you how to use a new, simple and very powerful, LinkedIn feature to easily stay in touch with the people that matter to you. 

Staying in touch with your key contacts should be easy, after all, we have so much technology to help us do this. The problem is that much of […]


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The fourth annual PwC State of Compliance 2014 Survey finds CCOs arranging a place at the table

By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

As companies come to terms with the fact the post-Recession business landscape means firms are increasingly immersing themselves in the business of compliance, CCOs are finding they need to become more strategic members of their organizations as their role in the C-suite continues to evolve.

The State of Compliance 2014 Survey released recently by

The President of ECG Resources, Inc. Pitches A Career In Wealth Management In A Two Part Interview.

By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

If you’re thinking about taking your career down a wealth management route, Dave Glaser, an Executive Recruiter, and President and Owner of ECG Resources, Inc., a nationally recognized search firm specializing in wealth management, recently gave us an overview of what you’ll need to know. Glaser’s specialties include Ultra-High Net Worth Wealth Advisory, […]


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Capgemini’s New Digital Assets Positioned To Meet Need for Interactive Information Services

 

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

When bankers and insurers demanded the ability to  mine through customer data so they could react to changing preferences for products, channels, transactions and new digital services, Capgemini responded by launching  three new interactive websites and a thought leadership driven app. Karen Schneider, Global Financial Services, Marketing Director at Capgemini Financial Services, shed some light on […]


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KPMG reports Canada is still the most competitive business tax environment globally

By Rob Starr Big4.com Content Manager

KPMG’s recent Competitive Alternatives 2014: Focus on Tax report found, among other things, that Canada is still the most tax competitive nation for global business. The report compared the business tax environment in more than 100 cities and ten nations. KPMG Tax Partner, Denis Lacroix, took some time recently to breakdown […]


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Deloitte CFO Signals™ Survey Highlights A Stabilized Sentiment

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

Deloitte’s second quarter (Q2) CFO Signals™ survey shows optimism among North American chief financial officers (CFOs) when it comes to their own companies, but weakening sentiments in other areas. Greg Dickinson, director, Deloitte LLP, who leads the North American CFO Signals survey, answered a few questions about the findings.

Optimism among North American chief […]


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Creating A Consulting Middle Ground

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Stephen Robert Morse: Co-Founder and Head of Marketing at SkillBridge.co talks with us about how his new innovative online company matches the rising tide of independent consultants with online jobs

Ask anyone involved in business and they’ll tell you the ability to adapt to these changing, ever

Stephen Robert Morse

increasing digital times is a big […]


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New Learning Trends Shift The Business Landscape

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

Larry Durham from the St. Charles Consulting Group talks about the generational and technological differences in today’s Big4 world in part one of a two part interview.

Larry Durham joined the St. Charles Consulting Group only a few months ago, but he brings a decade of Big 4 experience with him from PwC in a variety […]


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Accenture Reports U.S. Employees Enrolled in Private Health Insurance Exchanges Numbers Three Million

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Scott Brown, who leads Accenture’s private exchange offering, recently shed some light on a new Accenture report estimating three million people get employer health benefits through a private exchange.

Why are these 2014 enrollment figures for private exchanges three-times higher than

Scott Brown

what was forecasted last year?

Private exchanges are capturing earlier than expected growth due […]


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Accenture study finds business-to-business companies spending more on customers’ experience initiatives and wasting up to half the investment

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

 “B2B Customer Experience: Start Playing to Win and Stop Playing Not to Lose”  explores these B2B companies’ initiatives from several angles and Robert Wollan, global managing director of Accenture’s Sales and Customer Services practice, helps us understand the takeaways.

 

1.     Even though eighty-five percent of B2B supplier executives consider the overall customer experience they […]


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Marketing Executives See Digital Technologies Transforming Corporate Marketing: New Accenture Research

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

Accenture Interactive’s , CMOs: Time for Digital Transformation or Risk Being Left on the Sidelines, is a new report that presents an interesting dichotomy. While seventy-eight percent of marketing executives see technologies like analytics, digital and mobile transforming corporate marketing over the next five years, a similar number (79%) don’t expect their firms will be […]


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