Peter Ochs, Cally Robertson Everett, Roger Pilc, and Hank Higdon. The audio of this panel discussion was recorded at the Ivy League Congress on Faith and Action. (1:29:30) To download this audio file in an mp3 format to listen to on your computer or portable audio player, please click the download button in the window below:
Peter currently serves as Chairman of Fieldstone, a residential development firm he founded in 1981. He was named national “Builder of the Year” for 1989. As a committed Christian, he sees his faith as an integral part of his business life and his Christian principles are reflected by his participatory management style and value-driven approach to business, including founding the Fieldstone Foundation, which provides leadership programs for non-profit executives. Ochs has been personally active on numerous national charitable boards including Prison Fellowship Ministries, United Way Board of Governors, Wycliffe Seed Company, and The Gathering. Peter and his wife Gail spend most of their time co-chairing their personal foundation, First Fruit Inc., which supports Christian ministries throughout the developing world. He graduated from Princeton University in 1965 and received an MBA from Stanford University. Peter and Gail enjoy spending time with their four daughters’ families.
Cally Robertson Everett
Cally started her career while on a mission trip to Thailand before her senior year of high school. From that experience, she co-founded ITSERA, a company to employ and educate women in underdeveloped communities. After graduating cum laude from Princeton in 2010, Cally continued to pursue her goal of creating a sustainable and innovative company with a social mission full-time. She partnered with non-profit organizations to source and design high-quality products from developing communities but ultimately decided to gain more work experience in a fast-paced startup environment. Cally is currently a Senior Brand Campaign Strategy Manager at Birchbox, a discovery retail platform that helps women and men discover the best in beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products. She helped grow the Campaign Strategy team from 2 to 15 people and designs marketing campaigns for many of the brands that partner with Birchbox. She has lived in New York with her husband for about three years and will be attending Harvard Business School in the fall to continue developing her career.
Mr. Roger J. Pilc has been the Chief Innovative Officer and Executive Vice President of Pitney Bowes Inc. since 2013. Mr. Pilc joined Pitney Bowes from CA Technologies where he held various leadership roles as a Senior Vice President and General Manager. Prior to this he has served as the CEO of Qumas, the COO of System Management Arts, Inc., the CEO of Whale Communications, Ltd, and led other companies. He began his career at management consulting firms Booz Allen Hamilton and McKinsey & Company. Working in New York and London, his client roster spanned telecommunications, finance, consumer goods, defense electronics and aerospace. Mr. Pilc holds a BS in Engineering and a BA in Arts and Sciences from Cornell University, an MS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Hank Higdon is Founder and Chairman of Higdon Partners LLC and has been recognized as one of the top 100 executive search professionals in America. He was the 2010 recipient of the “Gardner Heidrick Award,” the single highest recognition given by the Association of Executive Search Consultants, for distinguished service in the executive search industry. Hank Higdon’s experience in the executive recruiting industry spans over 40 years, the first 15 of which were spent with Russell Reynolds Associates. In February 1986, Hank left to become Chairman and one of the founders of Higdon, Joys & Mingle, Inc., which evolved into Higdon Partners. Hank is a graduate of Yale University, and is a member of Stanwich Congregational Church. He is also a founder and director of Greenwich Leadership Forum, an organization which explores issues of faith and ethics in the workplace. He and his wife Erika live in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Moderator: Alexander Hwang
Alexander Hwang will be serving as moderator for this panel. Alex graduated in 2011 with a degree in Economics from Princeton University, where he was involved with the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship and served as its president during his senior year.
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