The value of listening with a deep understanding of technology
Whether it’s listening to Adobe customers or employees at PayPal, the ability to listen and comprehend operational and organizational opportunities is critical. Often, issues require both a technology and human solution. This unique way of problem solving doesn’t just leave your firm or organization with a deliverable, but gives teams the skills and empowerment to do it themselves.
There is an enormous difference between efficient and effective
Getting to the essence of what is needed is imperative for every organization to accomplish the desired goals. Removing the gratuitous work unleashes an immense amount of optimizations, creativity, and empowerment.
At Hershfield Consulting, we take Thomas Edison’s advice when we work with clients.
“Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.”
David Hershfield is a global business & technology executive with 20+ years of experience. He has worked at top technology companies, including PayPal, Adobe, and Redcats, in C-level and Sr. Executive leadership roles. He has led global teams in nearly every function, ranging in size from 6 to 350 people. His success in these roles led to higher revenue, profit, engagement, and retention.
David has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from St. Mary’s College of California.
Louis Picchione is a global technology & business executive with 20+ years of experience. Louis has worked at top Retail, Financial, and Media companies, including Fanatics, Redcats, Citigroup, Time Inc., and Viacom. He is the person to call when you’re ready to make improvements or solve problems. He has built and managed global teams through the stages of chaotic hyper-growth to the stressful periods of divesture. His talents have led to higher revenues, increased performance and stability, and superior use of CAPEX & OPEX.
Louis has a Bachelor’s degree in MIS from Manhattan College.