Celebrating Susan McGalla as the Leading Corporate Business Woman

Susan McGalla’s advice on women’s success in the workplace

Considering that women deal with lower wages and unequal treatment in the workplace, it is no wonder that there is a lack of feminine presence at the executive level in the corporate world on wikimedia.org. With there being far more male executives then women executives, various measures have been taken to provide relief from the obstacles by both the government and nongovernmental organizations. Even with standing the current challenges in the corporate workplace, powerful women, like Susan McCalla, have emerged as powerful leaders under the umbrella of corporate firms while managing to branch off and executes independent business ventures.

Susan McGalla started her career by working at Joseph Horne Company. After eight years, she left to work for American Eagle Outfitters. Mustang into her worth at the principles and diligently working towards her goals, McGalla worked her way up to become the Pres. and CMO for American Eagle Outfitters’ flagship American Eagle brand. Later, Susan McGalla was promoted to position of the Presidency and Chief Merchandising Officer for the entire company. After achieving such an astounding accomplishment, McGala part ways with the corporation and founded a private consulting firm based in Pittsburgh that served the financial investments and retail industries. In January 2011, an aggressive offer from Wet Seal convinced her to walk away from thats business and become the CEO of the company. After a few years, McGalla left wet seal and founded P3 Executive Consulting, LLC and became a consulting expert.

Read more: Susan McGalla As A High Performing Business Woman In The Corporate World

In addition to running her own successful business, Susan McGalla serves as the Director of Strategic Planning and Growth for The Pittsburgh Steelers. While in that position, Susan McGalla has shown excessive competence and diligence in the retail and clothing sector. In fact, while working in her executive position, she managed to attract prestigious executives within the finance sector who employed McGallas’ Marketing talent to create profitable streams of income from product merchandising, branding and talent management.

Because of her persistence, versatility and diligence, McGalla has not only paved her path to the top of the executive ladder, she emerged as a respected force to be reckoned within the corporate world. High-level executives of Fortune 500 companies nationwide recognize her executive strength and seek her services continuously. These women are taking a stand and declaring their success by working through the obstacles and exposing their innate potential. In the case of McGalla, that hard work definitely pays off. Source: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1115635

Malini Saba: From East Asia To The Rest of The World Through Entrepreneurship

When at the age of 19, Malini Saba made her way to the US for the first time, she had modest expectations: to have a taste of the world beyond her hometown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The future, however, has turned too bright, she not only got to know about America but has set her foot on just about every corner of the globe and made investments as a mark that ‘she was there.’

Malini currently sits as the Chairman of her own Sabin and is one of the world’s top investors of South Asian origin. Saban maintains a mix of investment interests globally such as techie firms in the US, real estate in India and Australia and oil and gas in China. She was also recently appointed the CEO of Ipswich Chamber of Commerce.

Saba has never tested life of employment. For over 25 years since she set up home in San Francisco in the 1990’s, she has only run her own business. She has managed to invest in 22 different businesses across the globe.

In a recent Interview on IdeaMensch, Malini Saba attributes her achievements a risk-taking attitude always ‘taking the bull by its horns’. She looks at market trends and goes against the tides by doing the complete opposite. To her, its all about predicting where the world will be 3-5 years and strategically creating the right context for taking full advantage of the trends. She describes herself as a venture capitalist who uses Saban as a vehicle to retain varied investment interests worldwide.

Saba advises entrepreneurs to always trust their gut and believe in themselves. Her thinking, she says, has always been influenced by Steve Jobs. She admires the way he stood his ground even getting himself thrown out of his company and later getting back and making it greater than before. Challenges are imminent for entrepreneurs especially at the start-up stage, and this is what makes it important to turn all hurdles that come one’s way into success.

Success to Malini Saba is not just about accumulating wealth. She has also been involved in philanthropy, donating handsomely to humanitarian causes. She started a non-profit organization, “Stree: Global Investment in Women” in 2001. The organization is all about transforming the way low income, at-risk women, and children, see themselves and their roles in society. The organization was inaugurated by Bill Clinton and Jordan’s Queen Noor.

Madeleine Brand Presents Andy Wirth in How the Drought Will Affect Ski Resorts

California cut back on its water usage by 27 percent last month compared to two years ago and now El Nino is on everyone’s mind with storms on the way which has everyone looking forward to winter according to Madeleine Brand from “Press Play with Madeleine Brand” on KCRW radio. Learn more about Andy Wirth:  http://andywirth.com/

I recently came across this interview from the “Press Play with Madeleine Brand” program and I had to dig deeper when I heard about the concern of drought and how it is impacting our ski resorts.

Recently ski resorts in California have suffered the driest winters in recorded history which resulted in many resorts ending the ski season early.

Madeleine Brand interviewed Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings in Olympic Valley, CA, near Lake Tahoe to find out how this affected his ski resorts. Andy Wirth answered the big question: “how will the drought affect the ski resorts?”

Andrew Wirth is the CEO of Alpine Meadows of Tahoe Inc and has served as the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Corporation since August, 2010. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University and has also attended the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

Accredited to be an all around good guy, Andy has a great passion for nature and the great outdoors and has helped develop grand ideas to help Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley.

Andy Wirth has previously fought wild land fire down in northern mexico and used to be a ranger. So it is not far stretch to say that Andy has vast knowledge pertaining to the current climate conditions and how they are affecting the ski resorts.  Read more: How Will the Drought Affect California Ski Resorts?

With the question hanging in the air as to will the resorts be resilient in the face of drought Andy Wirth has assured us that their ski resorts will survive this drought and many more for years to come if it comes to that.

Andy Wirth informs us that this past winter was a tough one and the drought resulted in just over 20 percent fewer skiers than previous years. Wirth goes on to say “The capital structure is solid, we remained profitable. We are not as profitable as we could have been even in an average snow year but we can very much survive.”

Andy Wirth states that skiers will still be able to experience plenty of fun no matter what the weather brings. Skiers will still have enough snow whether they have authentic snow or, as they have been looking more into, the artificially made snow.

Madeleine posed the question if this continues for years to come that some ski resorts will see no more snow and have to build new business models.

Andy Wirth responds that they are looking to build their summer business more between meetings, weddings, etc and he assures that they are very busy.

Anthony Marsala Reach Milestone with Madison Street Capital

Anthony Marsala is the President and Chief Executive Officer of one of the fastest growing investment bank, Madison Street Capital. With an overwhelming experience of over 15 years in the field of investment banking, Marsala has led and managed the firm’s worldwide presence in Asia, Europe and Africa. At Madison, he manages the analytical team that perform all valuations work for the firm’s mergers & acquisition and finance clients.


In a recent news by Chicago Tribune, Anthony Marsala was announced to be part of the Mergers and Acquisition Annual Emerging Leaders Award 2016. Being a member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, Marsala was chosen alongside other 40 Nominees who had achieved extraordinary success in litigation consulting, mergers and acquisition, business valuation, expert witness testimony, financial forensics and related profession.


Marsala and the other nominees were endorsed by NACVA and the Consulting Training Institute (CTI), organizations founded on superior quality, the spirit of pioneering with visionary leaders across the fields of finance and accounting, excellence, and financial consulting profession.

Anthony Marsala was selected from a pool of 125 designated nominees after reaching extraordinary advances in the field of mergers and acquisition. Throughout last year, he featured in a series of profiles in The Value Examiner, NACVA’s Association News, press releases, QuickReadBuzz Blog among other distributions.


Marsala has reviewed an extensive number of transactional engagements and business valuations, primarily focusing on early stage middle market ventures. He has worked on engagements in the staffing, pharmaceutical, technology, manufacturing, biotechnology, energy, and wholesale and distribution sectors, just to name a few.


Marsala earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Information System from the Loyola University of Chicago.  He is also a member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).


About Madison Street Capital


Madison Street Capital is the largest middle market investment bank in the world. It is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and has established offices in Asia, Africa, North America and Europe. The company offers a variety of financial services including hedge fund administrative services, financial asset management services, corporate advisory services, private equity fund administration services as well as valuations for financial reporting.

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