Home >> Sessions >> Breakout Sessions >> Executive Leadership Conference Session Track: Executive Leadership Date: Thursday, November 8 Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm Managing Through Change - A Leader's Perspective Presenter: Mark Morton, President, Morton Click here for slides The IT & Engineering staffing industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace. The changes occurring impact all aspects of a business and require the firm’s leadership to stay focused and involved. Mark Morton, President of Morton, a former IT professional and now owner of a growing business, will share his insights on how his firm has thrived during this period of rapid change. Topics he will discuss include: workplace culture, retention & expansion of internal staff, engaging your IT consultants, and embracing new technologies. Mark is the President of Morton, a company he started out of his home and, over the past 12 years, has grown the business to $11.5M in annual revenue. Mark is an IT professional by trade who felt there was a need in the IT Staffing Industry for a company focused on putting people first. Morton ensures both clients and job seekers find the exact right fit for their needs, all while adhering to the principles of commitment, honesty, professionalism, and respect. Morton is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia and supports customers across the United States. Morton has been recognized numerous times on both the Inc 500 and Inc 5000 lists. Date: Friday, November 9 Time: 10:45 am - 12:00 pm Family-Run Staffing Businesses - The Issues, Challenges, & Benefits Moderator: Gary Zander, CEO, Project One, Inc. Panel Members: Mary Pat Knight, CEO & Founder - Leaders Inspired Sean Manley, COO - On-Demand Group & DiversifyIT Troy Roberts, President - Alliance of Professionals & Consultants Mickey Doherty, Director, Business Development - Dahl Consulting Debbie Banko - CEO - Link Technologies Sheenoo Sekhon, VP, Human Resources - RGBSI Click here for slides An unusually high percentage of staffing firms are family run – husband and wife, parents and children, brothers and sisters, cousins and more. Many family businesses avoid the hard discussions that need to happen, hoping for the best. Led by a family business consultant, this panel discussion will bring together a diverse set of family-run business executives to discuss the unique set of benefits and challenges with running a family business. The issues are too important to ignore. A must attend session for those in business with people they love. Topics will include: Managing family members v. non-family members Multi-generation family members in the business Separating business from personal life Impact of family members NOT in the business Succession planning Attracting, hiring, motivating non-family members Buy/sell and other legal agreements with family members Date: Friday, November 9 Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Minimizing Legal Risk: What You Need to Know From "A to Z" Co-presenters: Bill Josey, William S. Josey, LLC Harvey Shulman, President, EAC For IT and engineering staffing firms, legal risk looms large at nearly every turn. From wage and hour laws, non-compete agreements, paid leave obligations, I-9 compliance, indemnification clauses to the use of independent contractors and H-1B workers, the list of areas that present legal exposure for firms is long all with the potential for severe consequences. During this interactive session traversing the legal landscape from ‘A to Z’, two of the industry’s top lawyers will discuss key trends and how owners and executives can minimize their risk and avoid costly disputes. 2019 SPONSORS 2019 SIGNATURE SPONSORS 2019 EXHIBITORS 247 Headhunting Access Capital Advance Partners Assurance Avionte Staffing and Recruiting Software Bullhorn CareerBuilder Ceipal Corporation ClearlyRated Crelate echogravity EmployStream Flexible Funding Gustav Technologies, Inc Herefish IDB Bank iLabor Network IMS People JobDiva Menemsha Group Networkers Funding, LLC People 2.0 PGC Group Rhythm Systems Round Table Resource Group SALES MANAGE SOLUTIONS TechScreen, Inc. TextUs TrackerRMS START UP ALLEY Rolebot LLC XOR, Inc.