Our first issue of Forefront was released in September 2012, and eight months later at the release of our fifth issue, we are amazed at the evolution of the magazine and the support of our readers.
We are excited to share with you some new sections, including complementary Q&As with our executives. The idea came because we wanted to give you more insight into who our featured executives really are, and, as always, share their advice. You also will find selected guest columns in this issue, from respected business advisors.
The magazine is growing, and we are looking toward the future with new ideas and insight. In Issue No. 5, we feature executives with a similar approach to forward thinking:
Our cover story, Jill Pollock, CHRO for the University of Colorado, recounts how she broke down barriers by being one of the first women to hold a management position for a major corporation and outlines the six lessons that prove to be crucial to her success.
Brad Davis, CMO of Opus Bank and former No. 1 CMO according to U.S. Banker, tells us why advertising is not the way to grow your brand exponentially.
For those who want to move from middle to senior management, we bring you an inspiring piece by Joan Kofodimos, Executive Leadership Coach with Teleos Consulting.
Sean Pence shares his story of proactively seeking out his dream job and shaping company culture as COO of Quiksilver.
Robert Vipperman, SVP, HR & Innovation, Alex Lee, made the move from an executive coaching position to being a leader in his field; now he is paving the way for new ideas with a dedicated Innovations Department.
Tony Fogel tells us how he reorganized the HR team as the first CHRO of Ciber, a 7,000-employee multinational firm.
What stands out the most among this issue’s profiles is how passionate these individuals are about helping others in their professional growth. They view themselves as a reflection of the success of those around them, and we hope you learn from them as much as we have.