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Episode 063 – Steven Malony, CEO, Belkin

On this episode of the Executives’ Exchange we are honored to be joined by a versatile role model who broadened his mindset abroad Steven Malony, CEO of Belkin. He is known for his many different roles and international experience which make him a strong and well-rounded business executive. Hear how a new perspective can really help strengthen and form a leader. This episode was recorded in front of a live audience on October 3, 2023.

00:00 – Intro
0:57 – Steven’s personal background
2:53 – How he got into Sales
5:06 – Career timeline
6:38 – Advice for international assignments
8:22 – Which experience best prepared you for your role as CEO?
9:38 – Transition to CEO
12:23 – Company rebranding
14:16 – What is next for technology?
15:53 – How to know what technology to invest in next?
18:01 – How Falcon decided to go into audio products
20:49 – Managing working with competitors
22:40 – Word from our sponsor, Shure
23:32 – How COVID-19 affected business strategies
29:42 – Energy efficiency and sustainability
36:18 – Advice for CEOs
40:40 – How he prioritizes company initiatives
42:00 – His favorite product
43:00 – Outro

Episode Link: Belkin

Guest Host: Chris Corley, Chief Commercial and Operating Officer, CDW
Producer: Eva Penar, Chief Content & Communications Officer, The Executives’ Club of Chicago 

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