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Leadership Summit 2021

Monday, September 27, 2021

On September 27th, 2021, Soundings Trade Only hosted a Leadership Summit led by business executive and Chairman of Think Shift, Dr. Balaji Krishnamurthy. The three-hour summit focused on three key topics: Intentional Leadership, Building Corporate Culture and Empowerment of people. The final hour of the summit featured an all-star, marine industry leadership panel. Panelists included: Bill Yeargin, CEO/President of Correct Craft; Brett McGill, CEO/ President of MarineMax; Brett Dibkey, President of the Advanced Systems Group at Brunswick Corporation; Jeffrey Poole, President of Siren Marine; Martin Bjuve, President of Volvo Penta Americas, and Robert Oswell, Founder and CEO of Roswell Marine. Videos of the Leadership Summit and panel discussion may be found at the bottom of this page.

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 Thank you to all the 2021 Leadership Summit Sponsors for making this event possible.

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ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEADER, DR. BALAJI KRISHNAMURTHY:

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Dr. Balaji Krishnamurthy is a veteran corporate executive with more than 30 years of corporate experience, having run 16 different businesses in his career. With a Ph.D. in computer science and a strong technology background, he has run a variety of service and manufacturing based, private and public technology businesses ranging from millions of dollars to a billion dollars. As president and CEO of Planar Systems from 1999 to 2005, he led the company’s transformation from a sleepy technology company to a leading player in the flat-panel display market. Even as the technology industry collapsed, annual sales of this NASDAQ high-tech company more than doubled under his watch to $256 million. Time magazine recognized him as one of 25 Global Business Influentials, and national publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, have featured Balaji and his innovative concepts as representing a new genre of corporate leadership. Although Balaji has five advanced degrees from prestigious institutions, his concepts of leadership are shaped from the laboratory of corporate experience rather than the classrooms of academic learning. Yet, his academic training has caused him to structure his experience into practical models and tools that he has used and taught throughout his career and now teaches to corporate executives. Currently, as the chairman of Think Shift, Balaji communicates his decades of corporate leadership experience through provocative logic and passionate delivery. Known for his innovative and thought provokingconcepts on corporate leadership, Balaji works with CEOs to develop organic leadership through an intentional corporate culture.

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