Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Make talent your job

Live from the EY Strategic Growth Forum

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Broadcasting live from the EY Strategic Growth Forum, our panelists will discuss the increasing importance for business leaders to make "talent their job".

How to vigorously recruit "high-potentials", focusing on the creation of a high-performance culture, setting clear expectations and establishing high standards for organizational openness and integrity, are just a few topics that will be discussed by these company leaders who have been recognized for their success in this area.



Edward S. Baumstein

President & CEO, SolomonEdwards

Edward S. Baumstein is the CEO and Founder of SolomonEdwardsGroup, LLC, a $160 million national professional services firm focused on accounting, banking, financial and IT services. He brings over 30 years of expertise in the professional services industry. Prior to starting SolomonEdwards in 1999, he was the President and COO of Acsys Inc., a $160 million accounting, finance and IT staffing company that was created and taken public through the roll-up of multiple staffing companies including Acsys Resources ($25 million) where Ed was the President and CEO. He began his career with PriceWaterhouse. Ed is a certified public accountant. He received his BS in Accounting from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He resides in Villanova, Pennsylvania, with his wife and four children.

Robert A. DiMuccio

President, Amica Mutual Insurance Company

Robert A. DiMuccio, Chairman, President and CEO at Amica Mutual Insurance Company, has been an Amica employee since 1991. DiMuccio earned his bachelor’s degree at Providence College. He joined Amica as a vice president in the Accounting Department and was promoted to CEO in 2005. He has earned the insurance industry’s prestigious Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter professional designation. DiMuccio is President of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. In addition, he serves on the boards of the Institute for Business and Home Safety, the Property Loss Research Bureau, the Washington Trust Company and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.

Tom Schoewe

Retired EVP & CFO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Tom Schoewe served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Wal-Mart) from 2000 to 2011. Prior to joining Wal-Mart, Mr. Schoewe worked for Black & Decker Corporation from 1986 to 1999, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 1974 to 1986, Mr. Schoewe worked for Beatrice Companies, Inc., where he was Chief Financial Officer and Controller for Beatrice Consumer Durables, Inc. Mr. Schoewe is a director of KKR Management LLC and Northrop Grumman Corporation. He served as a director of PulteGroup, Inc. (2009 to 2012) and Centex Corporation from 2001 to its 2009 merger with Pulte Homes, Inc. (now doing business as PulteGroup, Inc.).


Nancy A. Altobello

EY Americas Vice Chair, Talent

Nancy A. Altobello is the EY Americas Vice Chair, Talent. She was previously Managing Partner for Assurance and Advisory Business Services in the Northeast for Ernst & Young LLP. Nancy has worked in the firm’s New Haven, Stamford, Boston and New York offices, serving technology, consumer products and insurance clients. She is a member of the EY Americas Operating Executive and its Global Talent Executive Committee. Nancy serves on the Fairfield University Board and is Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. She is a board member and treasurer for MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and The Business Council for International Understanding.