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Ropella Now Partnering with the Jericho Group!

PosterRopella is proud to welcome Michael Goehring to our Board of Advisors. Mike served as a Special Agent of the United States Secret Service for 21 years, with assignments in the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia Field Offices, the U.S. Secret Service Training Academy in Washington, D.C., and the Vice Presidential Protective Division in Washington, D.C. Mike's many and varied assignments included protection of five U.S. Presidents. He is also the co-owner and President of The Jericho Group.

The Jericho Group is a team of seasoned, knowledgeable advisors dedicated to delivering critical, effective security strategies and services. Their network of associates is a deep resource of highly experienced authorities in areas of physical and electronic security, protection, and crisis management.

Preview Patrick Ropella's new book, The Right Hire, outlining the SMART system.

"With over 30 years of experience in C-suite executive recruiting across industries, I would recommend this book to any organization serious about finding and hiring the best talent in the market. The Right Hire presents penetrating insights into the recruiting process along with practical tools to drive recruiting to the next level to build the best team in the business, whatever your business may be."

David Hoffmann,
Founder, Chairman, and CEO of DHR International, a Top 5 retained executive search firm


"The Right Hire offers a great perspective on a critical topic! Using the principles and practices set forth in The Right Hire will mean the difference between success and failure."

Marshall Goldsmith,
Million-selling author of the New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There

Watch the Executive Briefing Preview!

The Ropella Group, in partnership with the Applied Science Foundation for Homeland Security (ASFHS) in Bethpage NY, is hosting a compelling 3-Day training event entitled Leadership Before Corporate Crisis.

Consider the staggering impact of a true Corporate Crisis - we have! In this riveting, intense, best-practices filled event, you and your colleagues will be immersed in an exciting, out-of-your-seat leadership experience that includes video, self-assessments, group discussions, and dynamic facilitation.

The purpose of this program is to prepare senior and mid-level supervisors and managers in the prerequisite skills and attributes necessary to successfully plan, manage, and lead organizations and companies in times of challenge. It is applicable for all leaders, managers, and supervisors who are preparing for higher levels of responsibility.

Learn more about the course objectives HERE!

Former Microsoft Executive Joins Ropella - Launches Consultant Match Division!

John Prumatico, formerly of Microsoft, has recently joined the Ropella Group to launch the new and improved Ropella Consultant Search division. Ropella has refined the same evaluation techniques used in executive search practice over the last twenty years to effectively match consultants with client needs, and will serve functional areas such as Marketing & Sales, Strategic Planning, Commercial Development, R&D, etc. With John leading the way, Ropella Consultant Match is headed for even greater success and more extensive service offerings.

John Prumatico comes to Ropella from Microsoft, where he was the Director of Human Resources. He began his career in organization development with Westinghouse Nuclear where he was part of the company's leadership development team of in house consultants and trainers. John has a bachelor's degree in Management and OD from the University of West Florida and earned certifications in facilitation, leadership and training from Scientific Methods, MOHR Development and the Harvard Business School's Strategic Human Resources Executive Program.

Ropella Now Contributing to Life Science Leader!

The Ropella Group contributes to a wide variety of Business and Industry publications, and the newest publication to feature Ropella content is Life Science Leader. Last month's article by Mr. Patrick Ropella can be viewed HERE, and covers valuable leadership topics such as branding, employee aligning, and corporate culture. Check out the many other articles and material the Ropella Group has furnished to publications around the globe!


Recent Ropella White Papers

Always providing the best in leadership and business content, the Ropella Group recently released four new white papers which will provide valuable insight and information on a variety of topics. Ropella's President of Leadership Transformation, Harry LeBoeuf, authored Essential Leadership Traits, a unique look at what makes a truly great leader in the modern world. Patrick Ropella recently put the finishing touches on a trilogy of Virtual Reality white papers exploring the developing world of social media, including a specific look at LinkedIn and Facebook. Be sure to check out these NEW white papers for cutting-edge information and advice on the issues most crucial to your success:

Essential Leadership Traits
Virtual Reality:
Tips to Optimize Your Virtual World
Virtual Reality:
Powering Up Your LinkedIn Network
Virtual Reality:
How to Avoid Getting Fired Over Facebook


August 2011

SOCMA's 8th Annual Chemical Industry Golf Tournament

Join SOCMA members and guests who play every year in this charity scramble tournament. SOCMA is hosting a one-day golf tournament to raise money for the American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program. Proceeds will help sponsor scholarships for qualified applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry or chemical engineering and students seeking degrees in chemical technology. Play, network and support a worthy cause! SOCMA is a strategic partner of the Ropella Group. Click HERE for more information about this event.

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Strategic Partnership
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InnoMark Solutions Group are specialists in product management, product branding, product marketing and in creating effective processes to develop new products and penetrate new markets.

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Join Ropella's Social Networks!

In addition to reading our Ropella Blogs, you can now Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, and Connect with us on LinkedIn!


Testimonials for Patrick Ropella's The Right Hire!

The Right Hire, by Patrick Ropella

"Patrick Ropella's The Right Hire provides, for an extremely sensitive subject and potentially costly area of corporate life, a light, easy-to-understand, and hugely helpful system for how to do it right the first time. This book should be standard curriculum for all managers and executive committees."

Darrell W. Gurney, Founder, author of Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters and Never Apply for a Job Again! Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest

Click here to read what other business professionals are saying about
The Right Hire!

Let's Get Together

We're planning on attending upcoming industry events:

Leadership Before Corporate Crisis
August 24, Bethpage, NY

September 12-15, 2011 Long Branch, NJ

International Biorefining Conference & Trade Show
September 14-16, 2011 Houston, Texas

SOCMA's 8th Annual Chemical Industry Golf Tournament
September 27, 2011, Malvern, PA

Cleaning Products 2011
October 5-7, 2011 Washington, DC

October 10-12,2011 Las Vegas, NV

Supply Side West
October 10-14, 2011 Las Vegas, NV

October 15-19, Los Angeles, CA

Leadership Transformation Experience: For Emergency Response Personnel
October 17, Bethpage, NY

Solar Power International
October 17-20, Dallas, TX

October 23, Tampa, FL

BioProcess International
October 31st-November 4th,2011
Long Beach, CA

2011 AIChE Northeast Regional Conference at the ChemShow
November 1-3, New York, NY

Advanced Biofuels Markets
November 9-10, 2010 Boston, MA


If you're planning on attending, let us know and we'll get together and review your recruiting, retention and development strategies.



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