Stanton Chase Partner talks Company Transformations in their 'Gamechanger' Series

Today’s fast-paced and more globally interconnected business environment creates the need for leaders who not only make significant improvements to their respective businesses, but are capable of re-engineering how a business or a whole industry runs. Stanton Chase, a leading global executive search firm, works with these game changers on a daily basis.

GAMECHANGERS from Stanton Chase presents these leaders, their history and how they became a game changer. In the second video of this series, Kalle Soikkanen, Partner at Stanton Chase Helsinki, talks to Kari Kauniskangas, President and CEO of Fiskars Corporation.

Fiskars was established as an ironworks business in Finland in 1649, and it has grown to be a leading consumer goods company with brands including Gerber, Waterford, Royal Doulton, and more. Kari Kauniskangas, President and CEO of Fiskars Corporation, discusses the major transformation of his company that began in 2008. He discusses the journey of transformation that Fiskars has undergone and what this has meant for organizational strategy, structure, leadership, and more. He underscores the “absolutely vital choices” made while identifying and recruiting top talent, whether from within or outside the company. Kauniskangas’ pivotal role at Fiskars over the past eight years undoubtedly makes him a GAMECHANGER in today’s executive ranks.

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