When Leadership Really Matters Video Interviews

Role models in transformative leadership
We are living through a period of disruption unlike any in recent history, where businesses are struggling to navigate and leaders are facing unprecedented challenges and pressures. The need for role models who can meet disruption head-on and balance the responsibilities and new challenges of leadership is paramount.

In this series of 1:1 conversations, Ted Bililies, Chief Talent Officer of AlixPartners and Managing Director of the Transformative Leadership practice interviews a select group of renowned founders and CEOs who embody the key qualities of a transformative leader.
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Meet Dawn Zier

Dawn Zier is an independent board director and accomplished CEO best known for engineering a remarkable turnaround of the iconic brand, Nutrisystem. During her six years as CEO, she created a multi-brand strategy focused on digital transformation and innovation that doubled revenues and resulted in a seven-fold surge in operating income. In 2017 and 2018, Nutrisystem was named a Fortune Top 100 Fastest Growing Company and was subsequently acquired in 2019.

Ms. Zier currently serves on the Board of Directors for Spirit Airlines, The Hain Celestial Group, Purple, and Prestige Consumer Healthcare. Her accomplishments have been chronicled in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Philadelphia Inquirer. She holds an MBA and MS degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ms. Zier is a frequent keynote speaker at national conferences and major universities on future-focused leadership and corporate governance.  Read more about Ms. Zier.

Dawn Zier is an independent board director and accomplished CEO best known for engineering a remarkable turnaround of the iconic brand, Nutrisystem. During her six years as CEO, she created a multi-brand strategy focused on digital transformation and innovation that doubled revenues and resulted in a seven-fold surge in operating income. In 2017 and 2018, Nutrisystem was named a Fortune Top 100 Fastest Growing Company and was subsequently acquired in 2019.

Ms. Zier currently serves on the Board of Directors for Spirit Airlines, The Hain Celestial Group, Purple, and Prestige Consumer Healthcare. Her accomplishments have been chronicled in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Philadelphia Inquirer. She holds an MBA and MS degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ms. Zier is a frequent keynote speaker at national conferences and major universities on future-focused leadership and corporate governance.  Read more about Ms. Zier.

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Meet Stan Bergman

Stan Bergman is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., a Fortune 500 company and the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental and medical practitioners.

Mr. Bergman serves as a board member or advisor for many institutions, and is the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor; the CR Magazine Corporate Responsibility Lifetime Achievement Award; the 2017 CEO of the Year award by Chief Executive Magazine; Honorary Doctorates from The University of the Witwatersrand, Western University of Health Sciences, Hofstra University, A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Case Western Reserve University and Farmingdale State College (SUNY); and Honorary Fellowship from King’s College London-Dental Institute and the International College of Dentists.  Read more about Stan.

Stan Bergman is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., a Fortune 500 company and the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental and medical practitioners.

Mr. Bergman serves as a board member or advisor for many institutions, and is the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor; the CR Magazine Corporate Responsibility Lifetime Achievement Award; the 2017 CEO of the Year award by Chief Executive Magazine; Honorary Doctorates from The University of the Witwatersrand, Western University of Health Sciences, Hofstra University, A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Case Western Reserve University and Farmingdale State College (SUNY); and Honorary Fellowship from King’s College London-Dental Institute and the International College of Dentists.  Read more about Stan.

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Meet Tamara Lundgren

Tamara Lundgren is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Schnitzer Steel Industries and a member of the Board of Directors of Ryder System, Inc., the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Lundgren is also a member of the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, having been appointed by President Obama in 2016 and re-appointed by President Trump. She is also a member of the Selection Committee for the annual CEO of the Year award. Read more about Tamara.

Tamara Lundgren is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Schnitzer Steel Industries and a member of the Board of Directors of Ryder System, Inc., the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Lundgren is also a member of the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, having been appointed by President Obama in 2016 and re-appointed by President Trump. She is also a member of the Selection Committee for the annual CEO of the Year award. Read more about Tamara.

Meet the host

Ted Bililies is an internationally-recognized expert on leadership and organization development. He advises investors, CEOs, and boards globally to help them select the right leaders for key roles and to position those leaders and their teams for value creation. Ted is often consulted on challenging succession issues and when boards of directors need to make strategic leadership change. Read more about Ted.

Ted Bililies is an internationally-recognized expert on leadership and organization development. He advises investors, CEOs, and boards globally to help them select the right leaders for key roles and to position those leaders and their teams for value creation. Ted is often consulted on challenging succession issues and when boards of directors need to make strategic leadership change. Read more about Ted.