August’s Lunch and Learn took an insider’s look at the Strategy Department. Kevin Gallagher (Senior Analyst) and Alex Leo (Associate Director) explained the responsibilities of the multifaceted Strategyand New Product Development team and reviewed skills and traits that make individuals a good match for a career in the department. As Kevin and Alex pointed out, the team doubled its head count in under a year. Some attendees were certainly interested to see if their traits would lend to success in a future career with Strategy!
The work in Strategy makes for an exciting career – the presenters illustrated how they cultivate Hanover’s long-term growth by maximizing existing products and inventing new products. Drawing on real-world examples of new products, like Paragon K12, Alex and Kevin demonstrated how each idea goes through careful research, development, and concept testing in collaboration with the market. Various questions rounded out the informative Lunch and Learn!