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Carl Taylor - Chief Operating Officer

Carl Taylor has thirty years of experience providing professional services to a wide variety of clients. He started his career with a major public accounting firm conducting accounting, audit, and tax engagements on behalf of clients in the banking, manufacturing, coal, textile, and hospitality industries. He moved to a major management consulting firm where he managed engagements in financial analysis, strategic and business planning, operations analysis, organization evaluation, and litigation support. His industry experience included telecommunications, utilities, banking, manufacturing, retail, health care, and the public sector. During his tenure in the consulting field, Carl became more involved with the people side of the business world, including recruiting and career development. He developed an appreciation for the critical role informed, motivated people play in any business environment.

In 1984, Carl established his own executive search practice. He has successfully completed searches for large public companies and small privately held organizations. He has worked with clients in the manufacturing, construction, engineering, financial services, health care, energy, utilities, accounting, and management consulting industries. He has successfully identified and attracted individuals for senior level leadership roles, key team members, and one of a kind specialty positions. The pursuit of this career has given Carl the opportunity to speak with thousands of people from a wide range of organizational backgrounds. He has seen the challenges and frustrations companies experience when they must find key personnel in a tight labor market. He knows that those companies which distinguish themselves with genuine employee focused programs will have a much greater likelihood of success in continuing to attract and retain the people they need to grow and prosper. Among Carl's most successful clients is a 100% ESOP owned company with open book management which experiences far less turnover and much higher employee tenure and loyalty than other companies in its industry.

Carl received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas and his MBA in Finance from the University of North Texas.

Carl, his wife, Nell, and their two daughters live in Dallas, Texas. Carl and Nell are very involved in all of their children's activities, and they currently serve as chairmen of the children's school $20+ million capital campaign.

Carl Taylor
ESOP Association
NCEO Kelso