The Vaya Group Partners with Global Spirits Company Beam Inc. for Talent Development Business Wire CHICAGO -- June 11, 2013 The Vaya Group, a full-service talent management consultancy, announced today that Beam Inc.—one of the world’s largest premium spirits companies—has selected The Vaya Group to help develop and grow Beam’s high-potential leaders for senior roles in the organization. The partnership, which includes comprehensive talent assessment and executive development, will provide Beam with a clear strategy for further developing key talent while fostering the company’s culture and strengthening employee engagement. “As we continue to build on our rich 200-year heritage and further accelerate our business performance, developing the leadership skills and capabilities of our key leaders is a critical part of our talent strategy,” said Sue Gannon, Vice President Talent, Culture and Organizational Development for Beam. “By investing in the continued growth and development of our most talented individuals, we can help drive more value, growth and results for our business, brands and people.” As part of the partnership, The Vaya Group will help enhance Beam’s high-potential talent program by clearly defining the competencies, behaviors and potential needed to achieve excellence in each executive leadership position. In addition, The Vaya Group will assess Beam’s key executives and leaders using performance metrics closely tied to Beam’s core competencies and business strategy. The process includes feedback and customized development plans to help ensure that Beam’s most critical talent is prepared for executive roles now and into the future. “Maintaining a strong leadership pipeline is the key to driving sustainable growth in today’s global organizations,” Gannon added. “By more clearly articulating what ‘great’ looks like for leaders across Beam, we can take our performance to the next level.” “We’re thrilled to partner with Beam and help them develop a more robust talent pool for executive leadership roles,” said Paul Eccher, co-founder and principal of The Vaya Group. “Along with the reinvention of several other talent management strategies in recent years, their decision to supercharge their succession planning for senior executives well positions Beam for future success.” For more information about The Vaya Group, visit www.vayapath.com. About Beam Inc. As one of the world’s leading premium spirits companies, Beam is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including Jim Beam Bourbon, Maker's Mark Bourbon, Sauza Tequila, Pinnacle Vodka, Canadian Club Whisky, Courvoisier Cognac, Teacher's Scotch Whisky, Skinnygirl Cocktails, Cruzan Rum, Hornitos Tequila, Knob Creek Bourbon, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Larios Gin, Whisky DYC and DeKuyper Cordials. Beam is focused on delivering superior performance with its unique combination of scale with agility and a strategy of Creating Famous Brands, Building Winning Markets and Fueling Our Growth.Beam and its 3,400 passionate associates worldwide generated 2012 sales of $2.5 billion (excluding excise taxes), volume of 38 million 9-liter equivalent cases and some of the industry’s fastest growing innovations. Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEAM and is included in the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI World Index. For more information on Beam, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamglobal.com and www.drinksmart.com. About The Vaya Group: The Vaya Group is a boutique talent management consultancy that applies science and precision to the art of talent assessment and development. Founded in 1997 by Dr. Paul Eccher and Dave Ross, The Vaya Group works closely with clients to understand their business operations, deliver sage advice and provide tailored, quality solutions that improve productivity and profitability. Driven by their passion for helping business leaders and organizations achieve the behavioral, cultural and leadership changes necessary for talent sustainability, The Vaya Group’s team of close-knit consultants operate as an extension of their clients’ business. In August 2011, The Vaya Group was nominated to Inc. magazine’s annual list of the 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. For more information, visit www.vayapath.com. Contact: Mulberry Marketing Communications Nicole DiVito, 312-664-1532 email@example.com
The Vaya Group Partners with Global Spirits Company Beam Inc. for Talent Development
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