Webinar | BTG and Drucker Institute

Webinar with Drucker Institute


The world is awash in data on America’s top companies. Too often, however, executives and investors rely on partial metrics to gauge business success or failure. And partial metrics only tell a partial story. The Drucker Institute has brought together five dimensions of corporate performance to create a holistic perspective based on Peter Drucker’s core principles.

Join the Drucker Institute’s Executive Director, Zach First, and Business Talent Group’s EVP & Chief Innovation Officer, Sandra Pinnavaia, for a behind-the-scenes tour of how this system works, and what it means for the companies hoping to make (or climb) the Management Top 250 ranking published by The Wall Street Journal annually.

In this presentation, you’ll learn:

  • Peter Drucker’s principles of corporate effectiveness and their importance
  • The indicators that reveal how well a company adheres to these principles
  • Lessons from the tech sector about why innovation is not the key to success
  • How to use the Drucker Institute’s model to uncover where your industry as a whole stands out—and where it doesn’t
  • One thing you can do differently to take advantage of these insights immediately

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Meet the Speakers

Zach First, Executive Director, Drucker Institute

Zach has been a member of the Drucker Institute team since 2007. Prior to being named executive director, he invented the Institute’s corporate consulting practice and led several core elements of the organization’s strategy, finances and operations. Zach is the author of four articles for Harvard Business Review, and the co-author, with Richard Chait, of “Bullish on Private Colleges,” published by Harvard Magazine. Previously, Zach served as the inaugural assistant dean at Olin College, which was founded in 2000 with a $430 million gift from the F. W. Olin Foundation in order to reinvent engineering education. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College, where his advisor was Lucius Outlaw, Jr. He earned his masters and doctorate degrees in higher education from Harvard University, with Richard Chait as his mentor. He is a trustee and president of the board of the Children’s Center at Caltech, one of America’s leading nonprofit providers of innovative STEM-based early childhood and preschool education. From 2013-2016, Zach was a member of the Board of Advisors at PayScale, creator of the world’s largest database of individual compensation profiles. And from 2009-2011, he was a fellow of the National Forum on the Future of Liberal Education.

Sandra Pinnavaia, EVP & Chief Innovation Officer

Sandra leads BTG’s business innovation work, driving the development of the company’s enterprise relationships with top clients. She brings over 25 years of experience as a business leader, management consultant, and trusted advisor. She began her consulting career at McKinsey & Company. She subsequently built and ran a successful private practice serving major corporations and nonprofit organizations.  Sandra has been with BTG since its launch, focusing on client innovation and transforming the way clients access high end independent talent. She serves as a Trustee to the Bank Street College of Education, one of the top progressive institutions preparing teachers and educational leaders for classrooms and schools nationally. Ms Pinnavaia holds an M.Phil in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, Trinity College, where she was a Marshall Scholar. She is a graduate of the Honors College at Michigan State University.