There are a multitude of skill sets required to successfully achieve a business owner’s vision, each practiced daily and each with its own level of importance. Perhaps the most important of these skills is hiring, onboarding and motivating the right people who will be instrumental in achieving the vision. American author and lecturer on the subject of company sustainability and growth, Jim Collins said, “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.”
At Junction Creative Solutions (Junction), we share the idea that hiring great people impacts virtually every aspect of an organization, from company culture and values to the ability to innovate, adapt, and remain focused on achieving the vision. Building a team of qualified associates makes it possible for a business to differentiate itself from the competition, establish a credible brand, and deliver a superior customer experience.
“Junction, for nearly a decade, remains focused on building a team of talented professionals to not only drive our business but also our clients forward,” comments Julie Gareleck, CEO & Managing Partner, Junction Creative Solutions (Junction). “As Junction’s portfolio continues to expand, the need for qualified people with the skills to manage and execute multi-faceted, integrated strategies and solutions has been a critical area of focus.”
Susan Lynam, a former Account Manager for a Global Healthcare Company and an entrepreneur, has enabled Junction to improve its internal and external processes to better serve our clients. With nearly 2 decades of expertise in business management, logistics, and operations, Junction is excited to have Susan as a valuable member of the team. “Susan’s insights and experience have made a significant impact on our business in the last year. Her professionalism and positive approach to problem-solving have made her an asset to our team,” comments Julie.
Kai Weber, a marketing veteran, has successfully built corporate marketing teams and managed complex marketing initiatives for a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley. Kai, as a Strategic Account Manager, will be focused on new client acquisition and account management. In her role, she will work to expand opportunities for Junction and contribute to the growth of the firm. “Kai brings a unique viewpoint to Junction’s team. In her previous roles, she was the client working with agencies. This insight will help Junction provide an unmatched client experience.”
Growth, while positive, can have its own challenges. As purveyors of strategy, Junction is taking a page from its own playbook. “As we grow our team, we have to be sure that we have the right folks in the right seats to drive this business forward. In an environment with a multi-generational, technology focused mindset, finding top talent is especially difficult although not impossible.”