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Leading in a Downturn
with Jonathan Baliff
CEO of Bristow Group




In part 1 of this 2 part interview with Jonathan Baliff, CEO of $1.7B NYSE-listed Bristow Group, he discusses his experience moving from CFO to CEO during a downturn in the energy industry. Our conversation will explore his priorities around safety, culture and corporate performance and overall leadership.  He will provide advice to CFOs interested in becoming CEOs and to Boards contemplating a CEO succession process.

In part 2 of our conversation, Jonathan shares his experiences going through an intensive CEO succession process at Bristow and will provide advice to CFOs considering the part to CEO and to Boards contemplating a CEO succession process. In Jonathan's  words, "What got you here isn’t necessarily going to get you there."

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Since July 2014, Jonathan Baliff has been the CEO of the Bristow Group, a $1.7B company providing fixed and rotary wing air service to the global off-shore energy industry. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as CFO for four years. He has also been the head of strategy at NRG Energy and a member of the global energy group at both JP Morgan and Credit Suisse. Baliff attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, and later obtained his master’s in foreign service. He was an aviator in the United States Air Force, flying the F-4G Phantom in the first Gulf War. He retired with the rank of Captain.

Program Disclaimer

The only purpose of the podcasts is to educate, inform and entertain. The information shared is based on the collection of experiences of each of the guests interviewed and should not be considered or substituted for professional advice. Guests who speak in this podcast express their own opinions, experience and conclusions, and neither The Leadership Lyceum LLC nor any company providing financial support endorses or opposes any particular content, recommendation or methodology discussed in this podcast.

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