Episode 280: Breaking the IT Mold w/ Rick Hall

As a Chief Information Officer with over two decades of experience in the industry, Rick Hall says he is not “your typical IT guy.” Beyond his role at Royal Canin, Rick is deeply involved in academia, serving on multiple university boards and teaching classes in management, leadership, and organizational behavior. Tune in he shares his unique approach to shaping digital strategy and driving business growth.

Bio: An Experienced Executive, People Leader, and Strategic Operational Technologist with 20+ years’ experience in consumer goods, services, technology, E-Commerce, Distribution, and manufacturing. Leading teams that find more efficient ways to enable capabilities through a product based agile approach inserting value quicker with priority.

Serving on multiple university boards and organizations. These include Washington University Center for Analytics and Business Insights and MISM, University of Missouri School of Data Science and Analytics, St. Louis Chief Data Officer Forum, Executive Connections Vice President, and Vice Chair for STL Orbie Inspire network.

In addition, Rick is a member of the adjunct teaching staff at Lindenwood University Plaster School of Business teaching classes in Management and Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Supply Chain Management, and Employment Law in both the Graduate and Undergraduate focus.

Rick’s Something Extra: “Success, is really stopping to make sure you’re taking the time to understand individually what your team needs. From an energy standpoint, from an engagement standpoint, from an aspiration standpoint, and your success is going to be based on their success.”

Guest Links:

– Lisa Nichols, Host
– Jenny Heal, Executive Producer
– Joe Szynkowski and Landon Burke, Marketing Support
– Portside Media, Podcast Engineer

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