The Idaho Business Review celebrated some of the state’s top finance professionals on Oct. 11 at the annual Excellence In Finance awards event.
Fifteen honorees – top performers in the banking, corporate, investment and professional financial sectors – were recognized during a luncheon at Boise Centre.
“Our Excellence in Finance program began in 2013 as the name implies, we are honoring those who have achieved the highest level – of excellence – in their careers,” said IBR Associate Publisher Cindy Suffa at the awards presentation. “Our field of honorees is diverse, representing a spectrum of companies like Lamb Weston, Scentsy, Kount and the city of Meridian.”
Dave Myers, founder and CEO of Apex Leaders, a primary research firm focused exclusively on the needs of private equity, delivered a keynote address that highlighted the features of a positive company culture.
“Winning teams are about balance and so are businesses,” Myers said, stressing that successful companies hit a balance between outstanding culture and disciplined performance.
Myers also described three features of healthy companies: minimal politics and confusion, a high degree of morale and productivity, and very low turnover among good employees.
“The bond between colleagues is the single most important multiplier,” Myers said.