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Dan Gertrudes founded GrowthLab five years ago with Steven Byler, now president, managing partner and chief operating officer. The Providence-based company works with startups on growth plans and this year hired several new staffers. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Create culture of risk-taking

Dan Gertrudes | GrowthLab Financial Services Inc.CEO and managing partner As business leaders, our goal is to generate growth and to continuously innovate. As business...

The virtues of servant leadership

Kelli J. Armstrong | Salve Regina University president I was drawn to Salve Regina because of its mission, which flows from the inspirational values of...
Eagle Scout Tim McCandless was named CEO and scout executive of the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America in 2016. The council serves nearly 13,000 youths, including girls welcomed into Scouting earlier this year. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Communicate, ‘rephrase and repeat!’

Tim McCandless | Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America, CEO and scout executive Girls have participated in our Exploring and Venturing programs for decades but...
Dr. James E. Fanale has served as CEO and president of Care New England since Jan. 1, 2018, when he replaced the retiring Dennis D. Keefe. He’s since focused on rebuilding CNE’s finances, establishing an aggressive strategy for stabilization and growth while leading a team of more than 7,000 staff and clinicians. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Commitment fuels success

Dr. James E. Fanale | Care New England CEO and president Health care is very challenging in the Northeast, even more so here in Rhode...
Rich Small has spent more than a decade with Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, originally 
as its chief financial officer. 
When a strategic reorganization 
took place in March 2016, he was asked to lead the Cumberland-
based company as CEO. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Share internally to stay on track

Rich Small | Neurotech Pharmaceuticals Inc. CEO By training, I am a certified public accountant with a professional history focused in raising capital, strategizing and...
After years working as a controller in various industries, including construction and law, Lorena Voyer last year started Controlled Solutions Inc. The Warwick firm offers outsourced controller services and has grown quickly, allowing her to hire three staffers. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Cultivate ‘invested partners’

Lorena Voyer | Controlled Solutions Inc. president While businesses may not have the financial resources or workload to hire staff, they still need to have...
After a long career as a banking executive and four years at Brown University as chief development officer, Neil D. Steinberg joined the Rhode Island Foundation in 2008. He has served as CEO and president of the public charity ever since, leading a host of initiatives in education and health affecting communities across the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

We can all be civic leaders

Neil D. Steinberg | Rhode Island Foundation CEO and president Leadership is not an executive title. Leaders do not have to be anointed, trained or...
Joseph R. Perroni started as a group sales representative at Delta Dental of Rhode Island 26 years ago. The Rhode Island native worked his way up to chief sales officer and, finally, CEO and president, when Joseph A. Nagle retired in July. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Make R.I. ‘a better place’

Joseph R. Perroni, Delta Dental of Rhode Island CEO and president Here are a few guiding principles I’ve followed that I think are important for anyone to...
In 1983, Lynn Singleton was named president of the Providence Performing Arts Center and successfully reversed the then-struggling theater’s financial fortunes. Attendance at PPAC has increased from 57,000 that first year to nearly 500,000 this year. During his tenure, he and PPAC have received widespread recognition, including several Tony Awards for production. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘You win with good people’

J.L. “Lynn” Singleton | Providence Performing Arts Center CEO and president Here are some thoughts I have consistently found to be true over my decades...
Cortney Nicolato returned to her native Rhode Island last fall to lead United Way. Cultivating strategic partnerships is a theme of her career and a guiding force today as she leads work that changes lives and strengthens the community – work that calls for putting individual agendas aside to solve large-scale problems. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

United, Rhode Island wins

Cortney Nicolato | United Way of Rhode Island CEO and president What I love most about our state and the people in it: Rhode Islanders...
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