In this episode of Championship Leadership, we are excited to welcome Alec Hudnut, Managing Partner at Vici Partners. He shares a captivating story about his involvement in the early days of e-learning and underscores the critical role of timing in achieving success. Additionally, Alec delves into the workings of his consulting firm, Vici Partners, and their unique approach to aiding medium and large companies in boosting their profitability through a combination of listening, observing, and empathizing. Furthermore, they emphasize the incredible value of maintaining a beginner’s mindset when tackling challenges, devoid of preconceived notions.
Listen in to Alec’s fascinating journey and the invaluable lessons he imparts. Tune in and let his story inspire and guide you towards your own path to success.
In This Episode:
[3:25] What does Championship Leadership mean to Alec Hudnut?
[5:02] Who is Alec Hudnut, and what brought him to where he is today?
[9:14] Leaders that have influenced him.
[10:49] His vision, future plans, and the impact he wants to make.
[13:10] A turning point of his life.
[16:25] Episode takeaways.
About the Guest
Alec has over 25 years of experience in executive level management and strategic consulting. At Green Dot Bank, he served as the GM of Revenue overseeing the $550 million prepaid card business. Earlier, Alec has served as the CEO of various firms including EvoRetail, a visual pattern recognition technology company; Evolution Robotics, Inc., a robotics software company; and University Access, an early online learning company. As a consultant at McKinsey & Co. he specialized in serving large banks and energy resource companies. He began his career as an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Alec earned his MBA at Harvard Business School and his BA in Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead Scholar. He holds various software and systems patents.
“Part of being a champion is you got to get the timing right.”
“The best kind of consulting is listening, looking, feeling and identifying.”
“If you listen well and carefully, you’re much more likely to impact the profitability of the company.”
“When you get a good business case and you get good consensus Bill, the idea is much more likely to actually get done and come in with meaningful value for the company.”
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