(Kansas City, October 11, 2017) Kirk Horner, Keegan Jackson, and Bob Maggio of Hollis + Miller (HM) hosted a visit of nine CTL associates to their beautiful new headquarters in the Corrigan Building in downtown Kansas City. Other business leaders who participated in this visit included retired military officers, Mike Riley, Chris Albright, and Brian Fuemmeler. Each provided an overview of their respective transition to the business world and information about their companies and hiring practices. Kirk Horner, President of HM provided detailed information about his company, the challenges of their industry, how they were structured to remain competitive, their work style, and especially their culture.
Keegan Jackson, Vice President of the firm, spoke about how they acquire and retain talent. He noted their use of LinkedIn as a primary recruiting tool. He provided the CTL associates with a detailed view of how he vets, selects, and interviews candidates for various HM positions. Keegan’s revelations were validation of the main teaching points in CTL’s Executive Leadership Transition Program.
Retired colonel Bob Maggio, Educational Operations Manager for HM, facilitated this visit for CTL. He shared with associates his personal transition to HM and reinforced the importance of the firm’s cultural values and their quest to develop leaders within their company.
The key takeaway was the emphasis on culture and how HM continually reinforces their culture through an annual retreat that culminates, after the first of the year, in a presentation of the State of the Firm.
Following their presentations and a brief Q&A session, the HM leadership team provided a visit of their facilities and hosted a networking event for CTL associates and company leadership.