The Perth Leadership Institute Management Team
- Dr. E. Ted Prince - Founder and CEO
- Bill Haldane - Board member
- Neil Voorsanger - Partner, Product Development
- David Williams - Vice President for Information Technology
- Rebecca Prince - Company Secretary and CFO
Dr. E. Ted Prince is CEO and Founder of the Perth Leadership Institute, a research-based company which provides programs to senior executives in large corporations worldwide focusing on behavioral finance in leadership and business acumen in leadership utilizing innovative new approaches. Dr. Prince is a globally renowned expert in the area of leadership and financial performance and in the development and use of formal assessment instruments for assessing and developing business acumen in executives and managers.
Dr. Prince is the author of The Three Financial Styles of Very Successful Leaders; Strategic Approaches to Identifying the Growth Drivers of Every Company, published by McGraw Hill in New York in 2005, which sets out a revolutionary approach to leadership performance and business acumen. The book was published in Traditional Chinese by McGraw-Hill in Taiwan in 2006 and in Simplified Chinese by Ewin Books/McGraw-Hill in China, also in 2006 and republished by China Financial and Economic Publishing House in 2012 in Beijing. It was voted amongst the top imported books in China by a top panel of Chinese publishing associations in 2007. The book was published in India by Tata McGraw-Hill in 2008.
Dr. Prince is also the author of Business Personality and Leadership Success: Using the Leadership Cockpit to Improve Your Career and Company Outcome" published on Amazon Kindle and the Barnes and Noble Nook in 2011 and also published in Chinese by China Financial and Economic Publishing House in Beijing in 2012.
Dr. Prince is the architect of the Perth Leadership Outcome Model™, the basis for the Institute’s innovative business acumen and financial impact programs, which it conducts in corporations worldwide. This model, developed by Dr. Prince, is based on extensive field research with senior executives. It has led to the development of several innovative online assessment instruments by Perth to assess and measure the business acumen and financial and valuation impact of executives and managers.
Dr. Prince has numerous publications in the area of leadership, management, human resources, business strategy and technology in academic and professional publications in the US, China and the UK such as MIT’s Sloan Management Review, the Review of Accounting and Finance, Human Resources Management International Digest, Chief Learning Officer Magazine, CFO Magazine, the American Academy of Financial Management, Leadership Excellence and many others,. He is also a regular columnist for the prestigious Peking University Business Review published by the Guanghua School of Management and also for the Chinese-language magazines, The China Times, China New Time and Top Capital (all published in Beijing) and has published in numerous other Chinese-language publications such as China New Economics and Finance, China Business Management Review, China Business Review, and China Corporate Finance. His work has been widely-reviewed in publications such as Harvard Business Review’s Working Knowledge, Forbes Magazine, Financial Executives Magazine, Business Finance Magazine, CFA Magazine, Inc.com, HR World and so on as well as in other Chinese-language business publications.
Dr. Prince is a frequent speaker at industry conferences for senior executives, including CEOs and senior human resources and other executives. These include CFO conferences for KPMG, asset management executives conferences run by Institutional Investor Magazine, the Association for Corporate Growth, the Human Resources Planning Society, the Society for Human Resource Management, the American Society for Training and Development and numerous others. In additional he has been the keynote speaker for numerous conferences in China including at CEO conferences run by Manager Magazine. KBC seminars and by other organizations. He has spoken at numerous Chinese universities including Peking University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Sun Yat Sen University, Remin University, the China Europe Internal Business School and at many others. He has also taught financial leadership at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Dr. Prince has had extensive operating background over a period of 20 years at the CEO level in both public and private companies. He was Chairman and CEO of Clearstory, Inc. (formerly INSCI Corp), a Boston-based public (NASDAQ) software company, a role in which he served for a period of almost 6 years. He also served as President and CEO of the national computer services company, Computer Power Group (New York, (later acquired by Spherion) as well as other companies in the US and the UK. He has consulted with numerous companies and has served on the boards of many others. He has had extensive experience in the mergers and acquisitions field and has acquired many companies in both the US and overseas including Europe and Asia.
In his current work, Dr. Prince conducts leadership programs focusing on finance in leadership, behavioral finance and business acumen for senior executives focusing on their financial and valuation impact at leading companies worldwide. He is also a leadership and business acumen coach to senior executives and CEOs in some of the world’s largest corporations. These programs focus on assessment, development and on selection of senior executives and well as on development and improvement of the financial and valuation impact of senior leadership teams, high potentials, general managers and senior financial managers.
In addition to his work with the Perth Leadership Institute, Dr. Prince holds the positions of Visiting Professor at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics where he teaches finance in leadership and for a number of years was a Visiting Professor in Entrepreneurship at the University of Florida.
Dr. Prince holds a BA First Class Honors degree in languages and political science from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and MA and Ph.D., degrees in political science from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Bill Haldane works with the Perth Leadership Institute to integrate executive selection, recruiting and development in large corporations with the Institute's leadership approaches. Bill is also President and Founder of Haldane Diogenes, an executive recruiting firm in New York. Bill was formerly a Director and Partner at Heidrick & Struggles, based in the New York office, and a member of their Consumer, Industrial, and International practices.
Bill's search activity spans senior management in natural resources, pharmaceuticals, and consumer products, as well as marketing and communications. He has successfully completed assignments at the Chief Executive, Chief Operating, Chief Financial Officer, and Director levels for Fortune 500 companies, and has gained exposure to the business community in North and South America, the U.K., Europe, Australia, and South Africa. Consumer clients have included American-Italian Pasta, Colgate-Palmolive, Pennzoil, Philip Morris, and Pillsbury, where he put in most of the senior management team.
Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles in 1992, Bill was an Executive Director of Russell Reynolds Associates. Previously he was in advertising as a Senior Vice President at McCaffrey & McCall and before that at Doyle, Dane, Bernbach, working on P&G, Heinz, and Borden. Other career experience includes three years in sales management with Wedgwood China and Galway Crystal in the United States, and one year in marketing with Simon Engineering in England.
Born and raised in Belfast, Bill received Bachelor of Business Studies and Master of Arts degrees from Trinity College, Dublin. He also studied at the College of Law in England. Bill serves as a Trustee of the Trinity College, Dublin Fund, as an advisor to New Millennium Beef, and has worked actively for peace and jobs in Northern Ireland.
Neil Voorsanger is Partner, Product Development to the Perth Leadership Institute. In this role he consults on the development of our test instruments and their integration into the corporate training and development environment. Mr. Voorsanger brings over 30 years of executive training and development expertise. He has assisted executives in leadership training, and providing private coaching for career advancement. He has been a speaker on executive training and development for numerous industry associations including the American Management Association, the National Retail Merchants Association, and the National Distributor's Association. Mr. Voorsanger was responsible for product development for the Xerox Learning Division, Xerox Corporation. He has published numerous articles, such as for the Wall Street Journal ("The 10 Principles of Succeeding in an Organization"). Mr. Voorsanger graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in psychology (learning theory).
David Williams is Vice President for Information Techynology in the Perth Leadership Institute. In this role he is responsible for developing and supervising the IT infrastructure for Perth's services, including systems for assessments and for the management of assignments, clients and consultants. Mr. Williams has worked in the software industry for 20+ years in project management and training. He software engineering background includes developing advanced computer-based management systems for the paper and metal industries and for student administration within the higher education sector. He has conducted training for software industry professionals throughout Florida and at several international conferences. His entrepreneurial experience includes starting up a software company in the area of higher education systems
Mr. Williams graduated from the University of Florida with a BS and ME in engineering. His graduate work involved neural networks and decision systems.
Rebecca Prince is Board member and Company Secretary and CFO for the Perth Leadership Institute. She has had a background as a financial executive and CFO in globally-based companies. She has also had consulting experience across a range of industries and clients, specializing in the financial services and energy industries. Her consulting experience includes corporate governance and leadership engagements, including facilitating Board self-assessments and conducting Board off-sites for large corporations. Other engagement experience has covered risk management, internal and regulatory audit, Sarbanes Oxley, Basel II operational risk implementation, stakeholder engagement and corporate sustainability.
Rebecca holds degrees in Liberal Arts and Law from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia; and a a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australia (formerly the Securities Institute of Australia). She has held consulting positions in Andersen, Ernst and Young and most recently Protiviti, which included a one-year transfer to Protiviti's office in Shanghai, China.