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Work of Tomorrow: November 19, 2018

Host Christian Terwiesch is joined by Kate Gulliver (Global Head of Talent, Wayfair) and Paul Downs (President/Owner, Paul Downs Cabinetmakers Inc.) on the Monday, November 19, 2018 edition of Work of Tomorrow.

Air Date: Monday, November 19, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Kate Gulliver

Air Time: 5:30 pm
Featuring: Kate Gulliver

Paul Downs

Air Time: 6:30 pm
Featuring: Paul Downs

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Kate Gulliver

Global Head of Talent, Wayfair

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Kate Gulliver oversees the Talent team at Wayfair where she is responsible for global human capital management including recruiting, organizational design, talent management, talent analytics, compensation and learning and development. Prior to her role in Talent at Wayfair, Kate managed the company’s Investor Relations function where she drove all communication and relationship development with outside investors, and led the company in their efforts to become publicly traded. Previously, Kate worked as an investor for nearly five years at Bain Capital, the Boston based private equity firm. She started her career in consulting at McKinsey & Company. Kate holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a B.A. from Yale University.
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Paul Downs

President/Owner, Paul Downs Cabinetmakers Inc.

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Paul Downs started making custom furniture in 1986, after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in engineering. Mr. Downs has only one line on his résumé, but he has a wide variety of skills gained in 32 years of running his business. His clients range from individuals and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, all branches of the military, and domestic and foreign governments.  His company employs 22 superb craftsmen, producing all of their work in a 35,000 square foot shop in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania.

 

Mr. Downs is also an accomplished author.  He started his writing career in The New York Times’ “You’re The Boss”blog, and is the author of “Boss Life:  Surviving My Own Small Business”, published in 2015 by Blue Rider Press.

 

Mr. Downs is an experienced public speaker. He has entertained audiences in numerous talks about his life, his books, and his work, both for trade associates and the general population.  He has appeared on more than 40 radio shows and podcasts.

 

Mr. Downs is married, has three sons, and lives in Philadelphia. For relaxation, he rides his bike, plays soccer, makes music, and mulls over his ideas for his next book.
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