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Strategy Recipe for Company Success & Happy Employees

Tuesday, Apr 19 2011 8:30AM to 11:00AM

Omar Garcia, Partner, 8020 World
Elliott Davis 700 E. Morehead Street, 3rd Floor Charlotte, NC 2820

Strategy Recipe for Company Success & Happy Employees

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Location:  Elliott Davis

700 E. Morehead Street, Suite 400

Charlotte, NC 2820


Time:  8:30 am – 11:00 am

“Partnering strategically with your employees for value creation and wealth.”

This will be an interactive dialog with our guest speaker Omar Garcia, Partner, 8020 World.
(bio below)

It is estimated that only 45% of American workers are satisfied with their jobs and fewer than 37% of workers under age 25 are satisfied, compared with 61% in 1987. Why is that? How can we, as company owners or managers ask these employees to put their whole capacity towards the business? How can we encourage innovation in a fast paced company that doesn’t seem to have time for innovation? Would those companies that deliver products or services that dominate their competition year in year out (like Apple) have a secret recipe?


Using a business case study, we will explore some of these questions, attempting to understand what owners or managers can do to improve business results and how a robust strategy sets the conditions for a successful business. Specifically, we will delve into what motivates people today and how companies may use these objectives to have a win-win situation.


Omar Garcia Bio:


Omar Garcia is a seasoned business consultant with significant experience in Fortune 100 companies such as General Motors, Robert Bosch and General Electric. His cross-functional experience ranges from product development to marketing and finance.


As an adviser to GM senior management, Omar had opportunity to influence such things as marketing and brand strategy, XM & Onstar roll out, health-care costs, product development, E85 strategy and international operations. He also managed the operations of a seven-center global GM design organization and led the product development of programs such as Camaro, Buick Regal and Corvette. Prior to GM, he spent five years with Robert Bosch in progressive responsibility roles in Mexico and the US involved in project management and sales. Omar started his career with GE, where he had opportunity to design the largest one-phase transformer in the history of the GE's Mexico facility.


Omar is native of Mexico. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in German. He holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University), a Master of Engineering Management from Northwestern University, and a Bachelors degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from Monterrey Tech (ITESM).




8:30 am to 9:00 am     Registration and Networking

9:00 am to 11:00 am   Interactive Dialog, including a Case Study, on Strategy Recipe for Success



Program Cost: BIG Members free; guests $45 in advance, $55 at the door


Registration: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below.

Directions and Parking:


Parking is Free in the garage and deck behind the office building.


Dress Attire: Business casual