In this episode, we are talking about how to build a great company culture. You may have heard the saying “Culture is King.” Having a great culture gives your company a solid foundation for success in all other areas.

Today, HR Problem Solver’s guest is Trey Thompson, President of Star Industries who has long valued maintaining a strong company culture and believes it is critical to business success. Trey has grown businesses through year over year sales growth, completing successful acquisitions, designing innovative marketing initiatives, and creating scalable processes that manage capex and human capital. As president of a highly successful company, Trey has led teams that increased sales over 35 percent in 12 months while designing and implementing operating and manufacturing processes that dramatically increased net income while improving customer loyalty. He has created and led a start-up company, orchestrating the design and release of eight product lines, while building a successful sales organization that achieved $8 million in sales in three years. Trey believes in developing strong relationships and team synergies that promote a high level of performance and productivity.

Your HR Problem Solver host is Mark Mitford, a strategic HR leader who is business and HR focused. Mark is a management team advisor with 20+ years working as an HR executive in mid-size to Fortune 50 companies. He brings in depth, hands on experience successfully leading and advising company and business leaders through all life cycle stages. Mark is viewed as a key advisor to C-Level Executives and has strengths in Improving Company Culture, Performance Management, Compensation Benchmarking, Employee Engagement, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Coaching, Succession Planning and Mergers and Acquisitions.

During his career, Mark has successfully held HR executive positions in companies such as PepsiCo, Ericsson, Nortel, Telmar, Texas Instruments and Safeco. Mark has also worked for private equity backed organizations, S Corporations, and publicly traded firms and has lived and worked extensively overseas. He has led several Enterprise wide transformations including Cultural Change and IT transformational change at Fortune 500 companies. He holds two Masters’ degrees, one in Organizational Psychology, and an MBA in Strategy and International Management.
In 2013, Mark transitioned from a Corporate HR career to start his own HR Strategic consulting company, HR Catalyst Consulting with the goal of helping small to mid-market companies in growth or change and in need of Human Capital leadership to drive their continued growth and success.