the mind4 series: on getting it: people are the advantage

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GCA Studios Presents

GCA Host Jane-Scott Cantus, Managing Principal and General Counsel of The ILEX Group. The ILEX Group provides advisory services to corporate clients in the areas of innovation-led growth strategies, governance and leadership, advocacy, government relations and strategic communications and board and executive search.

the mind4 series™, hosted by jane-scott cantus, is a series of one-to-one interviews with c-suite executives who have used their particular expertise to create competitive advantages for their organizations.

In this episode, on getting it, people are the competitive advantage, Jane-Scott interviews fellow GCA Game Changer Curt Gray, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration, BAE Systems, Inc.  Jane-Scott explores Curt’s exceptional career from a serendipitous beginning to his becoming one of the true strategic chief human resource officers (part 1), how human capital strategies should be the anchor and driver of corporate strategy (part 2), how to implement predictive analytics (spoiler: “pick one critical skill to start” and adopt a mindset of “what will make your business work”) (part 3), adopting an integrated leadership approach to M&A strategies based on lessons learned from 28 acquisitions (part 4), and best practices for anticipating and planning for the impact that a new CEO has on an organization, its strategy and its culture (part 5).

Whether you watch the full video or specific segments, it is readily apparent that Curt Gray has a mind4 strategy ● leadership ● talent.

About Jane-Scott Cantus

mind4Jane-Scott Cantus is the Managing Principal, Strategic Services and General Counsel of The ILEX Group, a veteran-owned small business providing strategic communications, government relations and lobbying services to a range of organizations from Fortune 500 corporations to start-up companies in the aerospace/defense, energy, industrial, technologies and transportation arenas. Concurrently, she serves as Principal Member of ILEX Leadership Associates, LLC, a woman-owned small business registered to do business with the federal government and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Ms. Cantus earned her B.A. from Duke University, her MBA from UVA Darden School of Business, and her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.  She is a member of the Virginia State Bar.

To learn more about GCA member Jane-Scott Cantus, visit her GCA Spotlight

About Curt Gray

mind4Curt Gray is senior vice president, Human Resources & Administration for BAE Systems, Inc., responsible for all human resources and employment-related activities for the company’s U.S.-based businesses, which employs approximately 32,000 employees in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, and Israel, and generated 2016 sales of $10 billion. He brings an impressive record of accomplishments in the aerospace & defense industry to his position. His background encompasses a broad array of businesses including information & communications, commercial airplanes, and both commercial and defense electronics.

Gray holds a bachelor’s degree in personnel administration from the University of Colorado, and an MBA and a master’s degree in organization development from Pepperdine University.

To learn more about GCA member Curt Gray, visit his GCA Spotlight here.

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