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Applying Lessons from Military Service In Business w/ Richard Crawshay

Roger Knecht

Roger Knecht

President of Universal Accounting Center

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Overview: Applying Lessons From Military Service In Business w/ Richard Crawshay

Your Host: Roger Knecht, president of Universal Accounting Center

Guest Name: Richard Crawshay

After years of service in the military and life experiences Richard shares what he has learned and how it applies in business.  This is a great conversation and adaptation that we all need to hear.

Listen as Roger discusses with Richard the two things that he feels he learned from his military service that he applies daily in his life personally and professionally.  He is spot on!

They also share their thoughts related to helping and serving others.  How it is fulfilling and why we should each find opportunities to give back.

Lastly, you need to hear about the Universal CFO Simulator and how it can help business leaders, accounting professionals learn how to apply strategic business principles in practice and then in real life.

You are going to love it.


About Our Guest: Richard Crawshay

Richard is a Senior Business Executive with 40+ years of experience in general management, operational management, business transformation, program management, outsourcing & organizational leadership. He has been a British Army Officer, a management consultant, an IT executive, and a High School science teacher and is currently the Chief Commercial Officer for PBS. He has worked on 3 continents, operated at account, country, sub-regional, regional & global levels in both the private and public sectors. He has demonstrated significant success in turnaround situations and transformation initiatives with an emphasis on effectives and efficiency. Colleagues would characterize him as an inspirational leader, ambitious but loyal with a laser focus on results and adept at creating the conditions for their individual and collective success. He has honed his skill in being able to rapidly structure problems, design solutions & then implement them. He lives in SW Ontario in Canada with his second wife Maria and has 3 adult children from his previous marriage. He is a keen daily runner who enjoys snow skiing and reading.


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