THE ACADEMY OF BUSINESS STRATEGY - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
DIETMAR GLODDE (EGP) BA
EXECUTIVE GLOBAL PARTNER (EGP)
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: Orlando FL (United States of America)
As early as 14,000 years ago, the first Native Americans began to inhabit the Florida peninsula. Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon started the era of recorded history around 1513 and marked a period of European immigration to Florida. Since that time Florida has had a long history of immigration, including French and Spanish settlement during the 16th century, as well as entry of new Native American groups migrating from elsewhere in the South. Florida was under colonial rule by Spain and Great Britain during the 18th and 19th centuries before becoming a territory in 1822 of the United States. Two decades later, in 1845, Florida was admitted to the union as the 27th U.S. state. In the start of the 20th century, Florida was mostly agricultural and in the 1920’s, large areas were opened up to development by Florida’s new railroads, spurring the Florida land boom. Since World War II, Florida’s economy has become more diverse. Tourism, cattle, citrus, and phosphate have been joined by a host of new industries that have greatly expanded the numbers of jobs available to residents. Electronics, plastics, construction, real estate, and international banking are among the state’s more recently-developed industries.
Florida is home to several major U.S. corporations’ headquarters, major international airports and an interstate highway system exists throughout the state. The university and community college system has expanded rapidly, and high-technology industries have grown steadily. The U.S. space program with its historic launches from Cape Canaveral, lunar landings, and the development of the space shuttle program has brought much media attention to the state. The citrus industry continues to prosper, despite occasional winter freezes, and tourism also remains important, bolstered by large capital investments. Florida attractions, such as the large theme parks in the Orlando area, bring millions of visitors to the state from across the U.S. and around the world. The Visit Florida research department has registered 82.3M visitors in 2010, an increase of 1.7% over 2009. As of 2010, the United States Census Bureau estimates that the state population was 18,8M, ranking Florida as the fourth most populous state in the U.S. This represents a growth over 2000 of 17.6%. Florida offers a cost-efficient alternative to other competitive high-tech states. Land, labor, and capital are more affordable in Florida than in California or New York, for example. In addition, for businesses in certain targeted industries or specialized locations, the state offers additional financial incentives.
For the past few decades, Florida enjoyed rapid economic expansion fuelled by population-driven growth and consistently ranked among the fastest growing states. Now, as Florida emerges from the global recession, it is clear that the trajectory or future growth will, and must, be different. Florida’s economy is only begrudgingly emerging from its deep recession slumber. Job growth turned slightly positive in 2010 and a full recovery is still years away. Housing remains overbuilt and prices are sluggish. The unemployment rate, which looked like it had peaked last spring at almost 12%, has come down slightly to 10.7% in recent months. Florida is working hard to regain its status as a premier location for new and emerging businesses. Florida’s Governor, Rick Scott, is working to address this challenge by slashing the state budget, reforming the state pension system and cutting corporate taxes. The moves are designed to reassure businesses, entrepreneurs and job seekers that Florida will remain a competitive place to do business in the years ahead. Enhancing Florida’s competitive position is imperative to reversing the recent slide in non farm employment and population growth. It is expected that Florida’s economy will gradually gain momentum in 2011 and look for the state to move into recovery mode by late-2012. The economic landscape has changed, however, and new business strategies will need to be adopted for Florida’s economy to flourish again with main focus on the following critical factors determining Florida’s future: (1) Talent and Education Florida’s talented and diverse 9.2 million workers can exceed the expectations of even the most demanding employers. Not surprisingly, Florida’s workforce is ranked No. 1 in the nation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Much credit for the excellent skills of the Florida workforce can be given to the state’s excellent educational institutions and unique workforce training programs. (2) Innovation and Economic Development One of the best ways to stay competitive in today’s global business environment is through innovation. Novel products and services, as well as business models and processes matter now more than ever. That’s why businesses such as yours can benefit from being in Florida. The state is building its innovation economy based on diverse industry clusters, solid corporate presence and emphasis on industry-academic partnerships that can propel technological and operational innovations to new heights. To ensure that your business has the right tools to accelerate innovation, Florida also provides an ecosystem of rich entrepreneurial resources, streamlined regulations and R&D infrastructure. (3) Infrastructure and Growth Leadership No other site in the Western Hemisphere can match Florida’s unique combination of strategic geographic location, state-of-the-art infrastructure, multilingual workforce, and concentration of corporate and financial resources. From Florida, companies can do business globally, both virtually and in the real world. (4) Competitive Business Climate When your business is located in a place with favourable business tax structure, government policies and competitive costs, it is easy to plan for future growth and ensure that your capital investments will be working for your business. Florida ranks among the best states for business thanks to its pro-business state tax policies, competitive cost of doing business and streamlined regulatory environment. The state is proud of its welcoming business climate and competitive advantages. (5) Civic and Government Systems Florida’s government and economic development leaders work together to ensure that the state’s business climate remains favourable to companies of all sizes, including some of the nation’s leading corporations. Florida is working on legislative, fiscal and marketplace initiatives such as insurance tort reform, targeted industry incentives and others. A recent report notes the success in creating a competitive worker compensation market in the state. The state is also one of only a few right-to-work states in the U.S. (6) Quality of Life Florida’s remarkable quality of life attracts both companies and employees to the state. It is one of the state’s biggest assets and it makes Florida one of the best places to live in the United States.
Global Partner status (Associate – Executive – Senior): Executive
Country of registration: United States of America
City of registration: Orlando FL
Management and HR Strategy: Leadership & OD, Team & Executive Coaching, Change Management, Cultural Management, Assessment Behavioural Finance and Business Acumen;
Finance Strategy: Turnaround & Restructuring, Profitability Enhancement Programs, Balance Sheet Management;
Business Development: Mergers & Acquisitions/Divestiture, Strategic Partnerships, Internationalization, Financing;
Marketing Strategy: Brand Building in Fast Moving Businesses
INDUSTRY SECTOR EXPERIENCE:
Broadcasting and Media Streaming
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT:
BA Business Management/Economics – University of Applied Sciences, Munich
Certified Coverdale Consultant – Coverdale Team Management
Certified PLOM Consultant – Perth Leadership Institute
Evidence Based Coaching Basics – Fielding Graduate University
International Marketing – London Business School
Financial Management – London Business School
Financial Controller – Deyhle Controller Academy
Advanced Leadership Seminars – Polygram
Communication Skills – Speak First UK
Team Building Skills – Glue Together UK
CLIENTS OR EMPLOYERS:
Coverdale Consulting -
Perth Leadership Institute
The Pension Corporation
Dietmar Glodde helps organizations to cope with the daily challenges of managing, performing, leading and co-operating in an international business context. Leadership definitions, styles and behaviours, development of vision, aims and strategies, project and people management are key success factors in today’s global industries and need to be aligned under the umbrella of mutual understanding and agreement. Being a native German from the Cologne area, Dietmar has held C-level positions in various companies in the global media, entertainment, technology and private equity industry, having worked for leading global companies like Bertelsmann AG, Polygram, Universal and investment companies funded by CALPERS and Jacobs. Having lived and worked in different German cities as Cologne, Munich, Hamburg and Berlin, Dietmar has lived for over four years in Tokyo, Japan, and for several years in Copenhagen (Denmark), Vienna (Austria) and Valencia (Spain). He is a true representative of a multicultural management species, residing in the Greater Orlando Area, Florida. Besides his German native tongue, he is fluent in English and Danish, has achieved the basic business level in Japanese and has a basic comprehension of Spanish and French. Dietmar holds a degree in Business Management/ Economics, Hospitality and Tourism Management from the University of Applied Sciences, Munich. As a continuous learner, he has completed coursework with the Fielding Graduate University focusing on Evidence Based Coaching. Dietmar has gained extensive knowledge in the field of finance, mergers & acquisitions, marketing & sales in fast moving industries, building and marketing the careers (brands) of domestic and international artists like Shania Twain, Elton John, Bon Jovi, U2, The Cranberries, Metallica, Dire Straits, Lionel Richie and many more. Further front line management positions held in operations, start-up and turnaround management positions. Dietmar is a certified consultant for the Perth Leadership Outcome Model (PLOM), a new assessment methodology focusing on business acumen, behavioural finance and the impact on the valuation of a company. He is a certified Coverdale Consultant, delivering OD programs for a variety of global and local clients focusing on skill development in cooperation, teamwork, leadership, cultural integration, team and executive coaching, conflict management and negotiation. This approach is also applied to organizational development and change management, guided by the values of achievement, discovery and humanity, based on the core Coverdale learning principle of experiential development – to cover the theory but the participants learn by doing than just knowing about it. The following comprises a list of major projects successfully executed and managed: Strategic and financial planning RCA acquisition; implementation of the global business of RCA, New York; restructuring of vinyl manufacturing plants in Indianapolis and Weaverville; overhead value analysis RCA, USA; restructuring RCA Italy, France, Spain; restructuring Ariola Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Benelux; restructuring distribution center Morangis, France; Pan-European Distribution analysis Bertelsmann Entertainment (with AT Kearney); development of regional strategy and implementation for BMG Asia/Pacific, based in Japan, with setup of new companies in Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia; restructuring of Japanese joint venture between JVC and RCA; establishment of new joint venture between Bertelsmann and RCA with purchase option 100%, installation of new management; development of strategy and implementation for BMG/Genlyd Denmark, based in Copenhagen; development of new strategy and restructuring of Mercury Records/Polygram, based in Germany; IPO strategy and preparation DoRo, based in Austria; operations and strategy DEAG, joint venture with Springer, Lufthansa, M&A negotiations with global investment companies and global prospect buyers, based in Germany; strategic CFO, implementation of four international companies with various subsidiaries into one unit, exit strategy; M&A management, due diligence for private equity funds based in London; delivery of leadership development and in-house manager academy programs to global clients of the Coverdale organization.
Hong Kong, HK PRC
Global Partner preferred location
City: Orlando FL
Country: United States of America
To contact Dietmar Glodde (EGP), please forward an email to the Academy of Business Strategy.