The Savvy CEO™, a newsletter published by The Nielsen Group, provides provides the free exchange of ideas and reflection on the art of exceptional management.

Summer, 2004

Jerry Cirino is CEO of SourceOne, the largest distributor of medical imaging equipment, supplies, accessories and service in the United States. As the leader in medical imaging distribution, the company’s capabilities extend far beyond supplying barium, film, chemistry, processors, darkroom accessories and other products essential to the radiographic area of the healthcare system.   (click here to read the full issue).

Winter, 2004

“Thriving in the Global Economy,” the second Savvy CEO forum, features five leaders in global business from who share their thoughts and answer questions on how to effectively compete in the international marketplace...   (click here to read the full issue).

Fall, 2003

Karen A. Sweeney, Vice President and General Manager of Turner Construction for Northeast Ohio, is our latest Savvy CEO. Turner provides building services to institutions that recognize the value of a partner who works diligently and creatively to find the best possible solution for each particular project. With 2002 construction volume of $6.2 billion, Turner ranks first or second in major segments of the construction industry– performing work on more than 1,500 projects each year...  
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Spring, 2003

Carmen Policy, President & CEO of the Cleveland Browns, has earned a reputation as one the preeminent executives in professional sports. He spent eight years with the San Francisco 49ers before being tapped by Al Lerner to create the Browns expansion organization in 1998. Mr. Policy is responsible for building the total organization: front office and football team...  (click here to read the full issue).

Tips and Advice

The very best way to retain executives is to create a strong team of people who believe in the business and in their ability to achieve the desired results, coupled with a vibrant pay system that rewards executives for reaching company goals in both the short and long term.

Your vibrant pay system should include providing a way for your key executives to acquire wealth. Acquiring wealth is a primary goal for most executives and will help cement your executives’ commitment and efforts to your company.

COSE Update
March, 2006


Nothing takes the place of a dynamic company with a committed team that drives together towards the same goals. Providing an excellent incentive program with the opportunity to acquire wealth keeps the committed team together.

Evergreen Financial Quarterly
November, 2005