Discover why Gus Halas (Chairman of various companies), succeeded in times of crisis by “being God’s idiot”, and which blindspot he discovered during his first business turnaround (14 minute episode).
CEO BLINDSPOTS PODCAST GUEST: Gus Halas. He is a business turnaround expert, who has been the head of 10 different companies and is currently Chairman of various companies (including Kraus Hamdani Aerospace, AXON Pressure Products, and OptimizeRx Corp). He is also sits on the Board of various companies, is a partner in a private equity group, and an outside advisor to JP Morgan’s high-yield and distressed debt group.
In his past career Gus D. Halas was Director at Centaurus Energy, Inc., President & Chief Executive Officer of Marley Cooling Tower Co., President for Central Garden & Pet Co. and President & Chief Executive Officer at Interpet Ltd. (a subsidiary of Central Garden & Pet Co.), Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer for T-3 Energy Services, Inc., President & Chief Executive Officer at Clore Automotive LLC, President at Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Co., Senior Vice President-Customer Support Services at Sulzer Industries, Inc., Partner at White Deer Energy LP and Advisor at Edelman & Guill Energy Ltd.
Gus D. Halas holds an M.B.A. from Imede Lausanne Switzerland and a BS in Physics and Economics from Virginia Tech University.
CEO BLINDSPOTS HOST: Birgit Kamps. She started and sold HireSynergy LLC (an “Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Company” and a “Best Company to Work for in Texas”), held 3 terms as a Board Member of the Gulf Coast Workforce Commission, was the Chair of the Gulf Coast Workforce Education Committee, and is the founder of the CEO Blindspots Podcast and Hire Universe LLC; https://ceoblindspots.com/