I have a simple test that I occasionally use to figure out if an executive is a reasonable leader. It’s one that is useful sometimes (organizational situations may make this a difficult test to pass). That test is; do any former employees follow the executive to his/her new company. Now this test is really a single attribute test – it highlights whether employees will follow someone to a different company (hence the ‘leader’ title). It DOESN’T test for the reasons behind the employee moves, quality of the leadership, or the direction of the migration (did the employee follow the leader or did the leader pay the employee to follow).
Adlucent, a leader in retail search marketing and analytics, today announced the appointment of Angela Vasquez as Chief Financial Officer. Vasquez brings more than 15 years of strategic financial leadership to Adlucent, including senior roles at technology leaders Dell, Vignette and McAfee. In her new role, she will lead all aspects of Adlucent’s financial, legal and human resources operations as the company continues to rapidly expand its retail client base and performance-based marketing and analytics solutions.