From Guns to Butter…The CEO and Boards, an Improving Relationship

By: Joel Koblentz, Senior Partner of the Koblentz Group and Triton Value Partners Advisory Partner

What’s changed about the relationship between Boards and their CEOs?

The answer is a simple word, respect.

And, simply, respect is leading to a collaborative détente as to how Boards and corporate leaders are working together to carry out their respective responsibilities.

Spend Management Experts Wins Supply & Demand Chain Executive Award


CEO John Haber Is Named to ‘Pros to Know’ List by Leading Business Magazine

Atlanta, GA – February 10, 2012 – Spend Management Experts today announced that founder and CEO John Haber has received the Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2012 “Pros to Know” award in the provider category. The Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives and manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate.

Spend Management Experts Introduces Transportation Spend Optimization


Tackles rising supply chain costs, carrier rates to eliminate carrier over spending and negotiate favorable contracts

ATLANTA – February 2, 2012 – Spend Management Experts, a proven global spend management consultancy, today announced its full suite of transportation spend optimization services. Delivered by the transportation industry’s most experienced financial and pricing experts, these services help shippers eliminate carrier overspending across the supply chain.

Leadership, After All

By: Joel Koblentz, Senior Partner of the Koblentz Group

The noted artist Willem De Kooning, as he aged, commented that, "you have to change to stay the same."

Sometimes, as leaders, we find wisdom in rediscovering what we already know.

Having met with numerous Board members and corporate leaders recently, many seem to be put off by the loss of control over many of the circumstances that previously could be “managed”. Many are questioning whether the old standards still apply.

PT Telkomsel Signs Record Number Of Subscribers To Urban Planet Mobile’s English Learning Programs

105,000 Customers Subscribe to Urban Planet Mobile’s English Language Learning Programs in First Three Months of Availability DURHAM, NC – Urban Planet Mobile, a finalist in mobile learning for the 2011 GSM Global Mobile Awards, signed an unprecedented 105,000 subscribers to its Urban English language learning program during the first quarter it was available to PT Telkomsel consumers in Indonesia – further cementing the company as the worldwide leader in mobile education.

GSM Assocation Names Durham, NC Company Urban Planet Mobile As Finalist For Prestigious Global Mobile Awards

PT Telkomsel and Urban Planet Mobile One- of- Five Companies Worldwide To Compete For “World’s Best Mobile Learning Innovation” Award DURHAM, NC – Urban Planet Mobile, the world’s leading mobile education provider, has been selected as 1 of 5 finalists for the prestigious 2011 Global Mobile Awards for its Urban English Mobile Innovation. The company will compete for the “World’s Best Mobile Learning Innovation” award.

Fusion Sleep Announces Unique Partnership with Georgia Motor Trucking Association


Fusion Sleep announces a unique partnership with the Georgia Motor Trucking Association that provides sleep medicine services to the entire association, no matter the size of the trucking company. In so doing, all GMTA members will have access to the leading transportation sleep medicine program in the industry. The Georgia Sleep4Safety program will be administered in strategic locations throughout the state, usually in pre-arranged trucking terminals or training sites.

Former Home Depot SVP-General Counsel Larry Smith Joins Triton Value Partners


ATLANTA – October 27, 2010 – Triton Value Partners is pleased to announce that former Home Depot Senior Vice President and General Counsel Larry Smith has joined Triton Value Partners as an Executive in Residence.

Fusion Sleep Appoints James Ernest Riddle to Transportation Business Advisory Board


Logistics Company Executive Advises Sleep Disorder Management Programs for Fleets.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 18, 2010

Fusion Sleep, the leading provider of transportation sleep medicine services, announced today that global transportation and logistics executive and former President of Ryder International, Ernie Riddle, has joined its Transportation Business Advisory Board.

Marten Transport Implements Sleep Disorder Program at No Cost to Drivers


Carrier partners with Fusion Sleep to promote driver health and safety

As part of its efforts to promote driver health and safety, Marten Transport has implemented a fatigue management program in partnership with Fusion Sleep at its Tucker, Ga., terminal with plans to expand in the coming weeks. The program helps identify risk factors in sleep disorders and apnea and provides immediate treatment at no cost to drivers.