Planet Leadership

By Eric Thurston

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This is planet leadership, the podcast that enables leaders of associations and nonprofits to grow their organization and achieve their missions. In the episodes of this podcast, your host Eric Thurston will interview leaders in associations and nonprofits about leadership. In his role as a CEO of a midsize, dynamic software company, Eric has access to just some amazing leaders with some amazing stories. He works closely with associations and nonprofits and the unique challenges they face as organizations. The podcast is called Planet Leadership because we are going to talk to people that are literally trying to change the planet. When you look at associations and how they are advocating for their members, they face many challenges, some being budget, people, resources, public scrutiny, and public accountability. Why do some of them do it better than others? That's what this podcast will talk about. How do you build a great culture? How do you build a great team to scale an organization to potentially change the world? How do leaders transition from other industries to associations and nonprofits? Go to www.ThePlanetLeadership.com to learn more about how you can grow your association or nonprofit. Please subscribe, rate and review planet leadership, wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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Episode 02: Getting to Know Your Host, Eric Thurston, with Guest Interviewer Oscar Aparicio
25:32

Eric Thurston has enabled many of the world’s leading organizations to leverage technology solutions to drive business performance. At Personify, he led the company through a founder transition, a major product rewrite and has transformed the organization into the market leader of constituent management and engagement solutions. In 2018, he led Personify’s acquisition of events software provider a2z, the company’s third acquisition under Eric’s guidance, and successfully positioned Personify to be sold from its private equity sponsor Rubicon Technology Partners to Pamlico Capital. Eric is committed to creating a suite of complementary best-in-breed solutions that help Personify’s clients achieve their missions. He has a wealth of experience in the software industry, serving in leadership roles at Mitratech, P2 Energy Solutions, Oracle and SAP. Eric lives in Austin and enjoys boating, hiking and fishing with his family.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Oscar introduces himself and discusses his work at Personify, and he shares his enthusiasm for the San Francisco 49ers
  • Eric shares how he became the CEO of Personify, a mid-sized software company whose products are primarily designed for associations, charities and nonprofits
  • Eric discusses his background in the software industry and the private equity world, and he shares how he was tapped to take over Personify when the founder left
  • Eric talks about his work at Personify and discusses the challenge of taking over an existing business with an established culture
  • Eric reviews some of the acquisitions he has made with other companies, and he shares how he has successfully integrated those acquisitions
  • Eric talks about how he developed his personal mantra, “Invest in people and they will change the world”
  • Eric discusses the importance of failure and the benefits that come from learning from your mistakes
  • Eric explains how he defines leadership, and he shares the kinds of stories he plans to share in future episodes

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Jul 10, 2019
Trailer: Welcome to the Planet Leadership Podcast, with host Eric Thurston
04:00

Eric Thurston has enabled many of the world’s leading organizations to leverage technology solutions to drive business performance. At Personify, he led the company through a founder transition, a major product rewrite and has transformed the organization into the market leader of constituent management and engagement solutions. In 2018, he led Personify’s acquisition of events software provider a2z, the company’s third acquisition under Eric’s guidance, and successfully positioned Personify to be sold from its private equity sponsor Rubicon Technology Partners to Pamlico Capital. Eric is committed to creating a suite of complementary best-in-breed solutions that help Personify’s clients achieve their missions. He has a wealth of experience in the software industry, serving in leadership roles at Mitratech, P2 Energy Solutions, Oracle and SAP. Eric lives in Austin and enjoys boating, hiking, and fishing with his family.

 

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Meet your host, Eric Thurston, and learn about his role as the CEO of a dynamic mid-sized software company
  • Why Eric decided to launch the Planet Leadership podcast as a way to share unique stories of business leaders, associations and nonprofits that aren't being told elsewhere
  • Why the podcast was named Planet Leadership to reflect its goal of sharing stories of people and organizations who are trying to change the planet
  • Why nonprofit organizations, who are doing incredible work, also face remarkable challenges they have to overcome
  • Why the private equity world is another area the podcast will cover, featuring interviews focused on building a great culture, scaling, team building, and rebranding
  • What Eric and his team look for in a company when considering an acquisition, and how they integrate an acquired organization into their own

 

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Website: www.theplanetleadership.com

Jun 18, 2019