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Part 2 of 2 Interview with Jonathan Baliff, CEO of Bristow Group

Leadership Lyceum: A CEO's Virtual Mentor

Release Date: 05/29/2016

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Welcome to the DEBUT of the “Leadership Lyceum: A CEO’s Virtual Mentor” podcast.

This is Part 2 of a 2 part interview with Jonathan Baliff, CEO of $1.7 bln NYSE-listed Bristow Group and his experience of moving from CFO to CEO during a downturn in the energy industry. In our conversation in Part 2, Jonathan will share his experiences of going through an intensive CEO succession process at Bristow and will provide advice to CFOs considering the part to CEO and to Boards contemplating a CEO succession process. In his words what got you here isn’t necessarily going to get you there.

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Biography on Jonathan Baliff

Since July 2014, Jonathan Baliff has been the CEO of the Bristow Group, a $1.7 billion company providing fixed and rotary wing air service to the global off-shore energy industry. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as CFO for four years. He has also been the head of strategy at NRG Energy and a member of the global energy group at both JP Morgan and Credit Suisse. Baliff attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, and later obtained his master’s in foreign service. He was an aviator in the United States Air Force, flying the F-4G Phantom in the first Gulf War. He retired with the rank of Captain.

Your host Thomas B. Linquist is a Partner at leading global executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles.  Over his 15 years in management and leadership consulting he has served a wide array of industrial clients.  This includes leadership assessment and search for chief executive officers, chief financial officers, chief operating officers and boards of directors.  He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and over his 25-year career has served in a variety of roles: as an engineer with Shell Oil Company, a banker with ABN AMRO Bank, and as treasurer was the youngest corporate officer in the 150+ year history at Peoples Energy Company in Chicago.  He is an expert on hiring and promotion decisions and leadership development.  Over the course of his search career he has interviewed thousands of leaders. 

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