2012 Channel Chiefs: My Greatest Teacher

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Steve Hammond

Director of Global Partner Marketing

Emerson Network Power- Avocent & Liebert Divisions

I’ve been fortunate to have a number of them. But, I’d say the VP of Green Giant (Pillsbury) Marketing. I spent a decade as a Sr. Brand Manager in the food industry and had a great mentor. That mentor guided me to think and see things in a way similar to that of a conductor of a symphony listening it as a whole and in sections – not at the individual instrument player level. Forget the squeaky clarinet and focus on the clarinet section as a whole if problems exist. Deliver meaningful actions today by waking up every day and ask yourself what I’d do differently if I stepped into my job that day – every day. Finally, he installed in me a relentless focus on assessing and solving the root cause of problems.

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