With the new year just on the horizon and the economy still on quicksand waiting for the political dust to settle, businesses are preparing their budgets and plans for 2021. Although we are, in many ways, still in unprecedented times, experience remains the “crystal ball” that savvy business leaders rely on to adapt their strategies and guide their businesses.
In Business Magazine reached out to women and men at the head of some of the Valley’s leading businesses in key economic sectors for their insights on what they see happening in their industry. And they share a look into how their own businesses are responding to the current challenges.
Leadership, at its core, involves facing into challenges and leading out of them successfully. Taking leadership — be it of an organization or an even — requires an ability to create options and instill faith in others that the chosen actions will produce the bet result.
The successes of the businesses leaders on these following pages helps provide a blueprint as we prepare for 2021.
Sector: Banking & Finance
Chief Executive Officer, Alliance Bank of Arizona
SECTOR: CRE & DEVELOPMENT
Managing Partner, RED Development
SECTOR: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority
Managing Member, FSW Funding
Marc E. Schmittlein
President and CEO, CopperPoint Insurance Companies
Managing Partner, Jaburg Wilk
Angela Johnson and Sherri Barry
SECTOR: RESTAURANT & HOSPITALITY
Founder and CEO, Fox Restaurant Concepts
Owner, Pro One Media Productions
SECTOR: TECHNOLOGY & STARTUPS
Founder and CEO, Founder’s Workshop
SECTOR: TRADE & COMMERCE
Marco A. Lopez Jr.
President and CEO, Intermestic Partners