DANGER OR OPPORTUNITY: Business leaders who successfully pivoted during COVID.
Did you know that the Chinese word for “crisis” consists of two symbols? Danger and opportunity. When the pandemic hit, many heads of organizations faced a choice: Do we hit the panic button and scale back or look for ways to adapt and grow?
Grab your favorite cup of joe and join Charleston Leaders for this month’s virtual breakfast series. Business coach Thomas Heath will moderate a fascinating panel discussion with three dynamic leaders who made successful pivots in the face of COVID.
You will learn ideas that you can apply immediately to discover opportunities that will grow your business and connect with other leaders to expand your network.
Teia Beggs – SR Strategic HR Advisor & Certified Mediator, The McKinlē Group Christina Lock – Founder & CEO, Catch Talent Robert Bendetti – Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Life Cycle Engineering (LCE)
8:00 a.m. Welcome Message – Larry Collett, Director, Charleston Leaders
8:02 a.m. Panel Discussion and Q & A- Thomas Heath, Moderator
8:56 a.m. Adjourn – Ruthann Kelly Hipps, Director, Charleston Leaders
9:00 a.m. Networking
Robert Bendetti is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Life Cycle Engineering (LCE). As CFO he is responsible for all financial operations of the company as well as contracting, purchasing, marketing, sales operations, and IT.
Prior to LCE, Robert served as V.P. of Finance at Galey & Lord and CFO of The Coastal Logistics Group as well as financial management positions within Lockheed Martin, Hormel Foods, and Hilton Hotels.
Robert has an undergraduate degree in Finance, an MBA, and a Masters of Accounting and Financial Management (MAFM). Robert is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Prosci Change Management Professional, and a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt.
Robert’s volunteer activities include serving as a member of the Board of Trustee for the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA) and serving as an advisor to the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Federal Credit Union. Robert is also the President and founder of the Charleston CFO Council and the Upstate CFO Council.