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Interviews with Local Leaders

A Review of the Top Incentive Plan Design Trends for Small Business in 2016 – 2017

July 5, 2016

One of the main factors that contributes to the United States being a world super power is in large part due to its economy. While in recent years the US economy has suffered major setbacks and the deterioration of many industries due to offshoring and certain product lines becoming...

Lessons from Leaders: Best Practices in Executing Corporate Growth Strategies

April 8, 2016

Organizational growth can be based on a number of different strategies, including growing capacity, expanding or changing customer base, or offering new or upgraded products or services.  Further, strategies may be executed using different tools, including organic or acquisition based growth.  Regardless of strategy, there are common lessons learned...

CEO Spotlight: Ajay Batish of Incapsulate

November 10, 2014

This month we sat down with Ajay Batish, CEO of Incapsulate, whose corporate culture is centered around innovation. Check out this interview below! Helios HR: What’s your biggest challenge today and how are you overcoming it? Ajay Batish: It is not a new challenge, but it’s the most important one...

How a Small Government Contractor Can Become a Great Place to Work

October 29, 2014

*** Guest post authored by Amit Puri, President and CEO of Ingenicomm, Inc.***  “Why be a great place to work?” I’m often asked why I care so much about making Ingenicomm an amazing place to work.  If the company is quantitatively successful – winning new contracts, increasing revenue and profits,...

Leadership Spotlight: Connie Maniscalco

October 13, 2014

When did you first know you wanted to be in the HR Field? Connie: While working in New York City, I earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from NYU. I had an opportunity to speak with a classmate one evening who, like me, was also working while getting her...

Leadership Spotlight: Saná Rasul

September 8, 2014

Helios HR: HR Girlfriends is a professional and social networking organization for female HR professionals in Washington, D.C. What inspired you to create this group? Saná: “I have been an HR practitioner for about half of my adult mature working career and one of the things that I quickly...

CEO Spotlight: Catherine Meloy of Goodwill of Greater Washington

July 14, 2014

This month we interviewed Catherine Meloy, CEO of Goodwill of Greater Washington. Catherine and her team at Goodwill won an Apollo Award this year in the nonprofit category, Hercules for having outstanding employee engagement initiatives. Catherine has many years of leadership experience and shares advice on what it takes to be...

CEO Spotlight: Joe Mancuso of Workuments

May 12, 2014

Entrepreneur, Joe Mancuso is a successful CEO to four organizations. You read that correctly—FOUR! In this interview, we asked Joe how he gets his incredible motivation. Attributing his motivation to always being a problem-solver, Joe shares how in fact, he was simply trying to solve a problem when he...

CEO Spotlight: Joe Martore of CALIBRE Systems

April 14, 2014

This month we interviewed Joe Martore, CEO of CALIBRE Systems. As they celebrate their 25th year of operations, Joe shares the success of CALIBRE is directly related to their corporate employee-ownership culture which focuses on their values, their customers and taking care of their employees. Read more about their...

CEO Spotlight: Jeff Handy of Fulcrum IT

March 10, 2014

It had not yet been 24 hours since the acquisition of Forgentum, Inc and Jeff Handy of Fulcrum IT, spent his morning with us discussing his passion for employee engagement. What we found to be most impactful was Jeff's emphasis on the importance of having an employee engagement plan,...

CEO Spotlight: Sid Chowdhary of Credence Management Solutions

February 10, 2014

When Kathy Albarado, President and CEO, spoke to Sid one afternoon she found him to speak with passion about his convictions with recurring themes of always operating with intention, applying a constant focus, and making an impact to those around him

CEO Spotlight: Alan Meltzer of The Meltzer Group

January 13, 2014

This month, Helios interviewed our partner Alan Meltzer, CEO of The Meltzer Group, a leading benefits broker based in Bethesda. While The Meltzer Group is known for their integrity and hard work, they are equally recognized for their philanthropy. Learn how they have instituted an Employee Giving Fund and...

CEO Spotlight: Kathy Albarado on Leadership

November 18, 2013

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with our founder, President, and CEO of Helios HR, Kathy Albarado to pick her brain on leadership. As Kathy’s passion is working with enlightened leaders to build a culture that attracts, retains and engages exceptional people, I wanted to find out...

CEO Spotlight: Joe Mechlinski of entreQuest

October 14, 2013

This month we interviewed, Joe Mechlinski, CEO and co-founder of entreQuest and New York Times Bestselling Author of Grow Regardless: Of Your Business's Size, Your Industry or the Economy…and Despite the Government! We thought during this time of economic hardship, Joe might have ideas on how we can continue...

Leadership Spotlight: Shirl Jenkins, SVP of IntelliDyne

September 9, 2013

Read the news lately? You’ve probably heard about IntelliDyne’s new leadership or one of the several awards they’ve recently received. This month Senior Vice President, Shirl Jenkins, shares why their programs are receiving tons of recognition as an outstanding workplace environment, healthiest employer, and how they’ve become successful leaders...