“My management philosophy has always been getting the wrong people off the bus.”– Wayne Berson
In this episode, Ashutosh Garg engages in an insightful conversation with Wayne Berson, CEO- BDO USA and Chairman- BDO International. Berson is a public accounting professional and the Chairman of an 11 billion-dollar company.
Berson reminisces about the three key milestones in his life. He addresses the challenges faced while running a global business that stretches out to more than 160 countries. He shares the breathtaking story of building BDO USA from being a 600 million dollar company to a 2 billion dollar organization. Berson shares tips about how to manage a business in different cultures.
The highly successful CEO puts forth the qualities a good CEO must have. He explains what he looks for when hiring a person. Berson emphasizes the importance of building a sustainable business. He shares insights and less-known secrets about acquisition. He attempts to define his unique style of leadership. The corporate virtuoso defines success meticulously. Before concluding, he gives advice to young individuals starting their careers in accounting.