David Robinson - Wave 1

   
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David Robinson


Vice President, Business Development
Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies

(Now VP Client Innovation - Pitney Bowes)

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Pitney Bowes, Inc. is a technology company which engages in the provision of products and solutions in the commerce industry. It offers information management, location intelligence, and customer engagement products and solutions and also provides shipping, mailing, fulfillment, returns and cross-border ecommerce products and solutions that enable the sending of parcels and packages across the globe.

Pitney Bowes° is the registered trademark of the Pitney Bowes Corporation.

Transitioning into my First General Manager's Job for a Business Recently Acquired by a Large Parent Corporation

I was promoted from International Sales to my first General Manager’s job for a company still very much in its start up phase. The company had also been recently acquired by a much larger corporation, Pitney Bowes. I was concerned that my learning curve was steep and demands for performance in my new role were immediate.

I selected Gary Myszkowski to serve as my executive coach during this period. I liked his style of give-and-take. We connected quickly. Gary helped me analyze the typical growing pains of a start up business and prioritize my efforts as the business’ leader. He also helped me make the transition from operating in a free-standing business to establishing influential relationships within the larger corporation.

Gary’s experience as an executive in a large corporate environment was quickly apparent and valuable to me. Through the ups and downs of managing a start up to stability, Gary’s expertise as a business psychologist also allowed to me to develop new insights into how to change or improve my own thoughts and leadership style to achieve business results.

Now that I have been promoted to a corporate marketing executive role, I intend to continue to partner with Gary to make that transition successful. I recommend Gary as an executive coach to anyone who needs a knowledgeable and supportive business partner, sounding board, and catalyst for professional growth in their corner.

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