In this episode, Steve talks with George Pace about the many hard-fought leadership lessons he’s learned over his career.
George Pace, Founder of Shenandoah Valley Angel Investors, talks with our president, Steve Gilman, about the many hard-fought leadership lessons he’s learned over his career.
George helped pull a community’s largest employer through dire straits and back on the road to success. In recognizing the larger overall effect that his actions as CEO would make on the community at large, he lived a very real leadership lesson: this wasn’t about him. It’s about the employees, their families, the customers, and the community he serves as a leader.
That experience greatly shaped his philosophy around leadership and continues to guide him today. He shares the importance of listening more than you talk, why you should hire people who are smarter than you, and how to empower your team.
About the Guest
Founder of Shenandoah Valley Angel Investors
What He Does
George’s leadership experience as a Senior VP of Marketing for Del Monte Foods and CEO of Rocco, Inc. has made him a sought-after leader on many corporate and nonprofit boards, including Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Summit Financial Group, Shenandoah Valley Organic, Lantz Construction Company, and Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance. He is also the Founder of Shenandoah Valley Angel Investors.
Shenandoah Valley Angel Investors
Words of Wisdom
“At the end of the day, you have to be comfortable in your own skin. Just be open and straightforward, and you’d be amazed. It knocks down a lot of doors.”