Host Bert Miller interviews leaders of Bacardi, Hostess, CareerBuilder, and Charles Krug in first four episodes.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — “Beyond The Bottom Line,” a video podcast series featuring exclusive interviews with C-Suite executives of leading brands, launches today with its first four episodes. The program is hosted by Bert Miller, the CEO of MRINetwork, a leading executive recruitment firm with 325 offices in the U.S. and internationally, and Chairman of Protis Global, a search firm focused on consumer product brands. The series will be available on all major platforms including, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, and YouTube, as well as at bertmiller.com/episodes/.
In “Beyond the Bottom Line,” Miller connects with business leaders across categories to discuss their proudest achievements, most significant challenges, and where they focus their energy each day.
In the first four episodes, Miller interviews Pete Carr, Regional President of Bacardi North America, the world’s largest, privately-held spirits company; Andy Callahan, CEO of the Hostess Brands line of iconic snack cake products; Sasha Yablonovsky, President of CareerBuilder, one of the largest online employment websites in the U.S., and Peter Mondavi Jr. and Judd Wallenbrock, Co-proprietor and CEO, respectively, of Charles Krug, the oldest winery in Napa Valley.
Interview topics range from how these C-suite executives have dealt with the pandemic in terms of supply chain logistics and employee-customer safety, to the rapid increase in e-commerce throughout 2020 and how diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives will continue to shape the world of work in 2021. Upcoming C-suite guest interviews will be announced in the coming weeks.
“It’s a privilege for me to share topline insights and opinions from CEOs who are among America’s brightest, most experienced executives. Their comments are not only fascinating but provide a collective blueprint on how we, as a nation, move forward in deciding the future of our economy, workforce, and a host of other topics relevant to anyone in the world of work,” says Miller.
Here are select highlights from the first four episodes:
Episode #1 — “Modernizing a Legacy” guest starring Peter Mondavi Jr. and Judd Wallenbrock, Charles Krug
Mondavi Jr.: “I don’t know if it was destiny or not for me to become a winemaker. It wasn’t explicitly stated within our family, perhaps implied, but I loved engineering, so that’s why I pursued it in college. Really, how it’s helped me in our business here is not the specific nuts and bolts that engineering may teach you, but it’s the thought process. The curiosity that engages and applying that philosophy to wine-making and the wine business as well, has really helped.”
Wallenbrock: “The wine industry is used to things. We’ve had earthquakes. We’ve had 9/11. We’ve had economic crashes. Hell, for 13 years we were illegal [during the Great Depression]. I mean, we’ve been through a lot. But for me, when the pandemic hit, the very first person I called was my head of sales and I said, ‘This is the time to attack. Let’s start going after market share.’ There were going to be a lot of people out there