Entries by Dick Risch

Is a Cyber Pandemic’ Coming? By Dan Lohrmann

For more than a decade, security leaders predicted that a “Cyber Pearl Harbor” or “Cyber 9/11” was coming that would dramatically change society as we know it. For example, back in 2013, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said, “Our country will, at some point, face a major cyber event that will have a serious effect […]

What Skills Should Wells Fargo Look For In The New Head of Wealth Management

Spec for Head of Wealth Management First and foremost the candidate has to be a charismatic leader. The type of individual that attracts outsized industry talent and energizes them to run through walls to get things done. Wealth and asset management is a people business. It is also a relationship business. The two are inextricably […]

Wells Fargo on the Hunt For Private Banking Head

Wells Fargo is searching for an executive to run their Wealth and Investment Management business after announcing the current head Jon Weiss will be leaving the role to run corporate and investment banking. The Wealth Management business includes The Private Bank, Wells Fargo Advisors, Abott Downing, and Wells Asset Management. Having done this search for […]

So, You Want to Get in on the Podcasting Boom. Here Are 3 Things to Consider First:.guest article by Michelle Manafy reprinted from Inc.

Apparently, this podcasting thing has really caught on. All kidding aside, there are now more than 750,000 podcasts on the market and podcast fans populate about half of the households in America. And podcasting is even more popular in Australia, Sweden, Spain, and South Korea. It is a global phenomenon driven by smartphones and a […]

Update From Davos: Exceprts From Boston Consulting’s New Leadership Agenda for the Private Equity Industry

  Content Summary Private equity could grow by five times over the next decade. Big firms will get bigger and smaller firms will specialize. Firms will need to align with environment, social and governance expectations. ________________________________________________________ The modern private equity (PE) industry has come a long way from the junk bond and leveraged buyout days […]

My Semester With the Snowflakes At 52, I was accepted to Yale as a freshman. The students I met there surprised me.

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In May of 2019, I was accepted to the Eli Whitney student program at Yale University. At 52, I am the oldest freshman in the class of 2023. Before I was accepted, I didn’t really know what to expect. I had seen the infamous YouTube video of students screaming at a faculty member. I […]