Best-Selling Author John Mattone to Co-Author Forthcoming Book on Leadership

The author of seven books on leadership, talent, executive coaching and succession planning, John Mattone is widely acknowledged as one the world’s leading authorities on leadership, talent and culture.

Harrisburg, PA, November 09, 2014 – One of the world’s leading authorities on leadership, talent and corporate culture is teaming with the Managing Editor of The CEO Magazine to co-author a forthcoming book, “Cultural Transformations: Lessons on Leadership & Corporate Reinvention from the C-Suite Elite” (Wiley & Sons, 2016).

John Mattone, a best-selling leadership author, leading C-Suite coach, speaker and top-ranked independent leadership consultant, and Nick Vaidya, Managing Editor of The CEO Magazine, will co-author the book.

By using engaging CEO “fireside” chats, this book will expose current leaders of all levels, emerging c-suite executives, and future leaders to the unique insights, thoughts, beliefs, values, character success stories, setbacks, failures, and lessons learned of some of the world’s most successful CEOs. The book will also show how these successful CEOs have leveraged what they’ve learned about themselves as the critical foundation to their creating and sustaining powerful and positive organizational cultures.

“It is our premise that creating and sustaining a winning culture in any organization starts at the top with CEOs and senior leaders who possess a strong and vibrant ‘inner-core’, which includes their character, values, beliefs, thinking patterns, and emotional make up,” says Mattone.

Having already received commitments from one of the world’s top female executives, Kathy Mazzarella, Chairman, President & CEO of Fortune 500 Graybar and Juan Carlos Archila , CEO of Claro Colombia, Mattone and Vaidya are currently lining up interviews other top international CEOs who have earned a reputation for being a leaders of character and leading positive transformation in their respective businesses.

“The 25 leaders who are selected for inclusion in the book will be the best-of-the-best CEOs who are leaders of character and who have proven to be positive leaders of transformation in their organization,” says Mattone.

The authors are donating 50 percent of their earned royalties on the book to breast cancer research, too. Mattone notes that his wife, Gayle, is a two-time breast cancer survivor and continues to be a tremendous inspiration to him and their four-adult children.

The author of seven books on leadership, talent, executive coaching and succession planning, John Mattone is widely acknowledged as one the world’s leading authorities on leadership, talent and culture. He advises Fortune 1000 CEO’s and senior leadership teams on how to create and sustain a “game-changing” leadership and talent culture that drives superior operating results. He is a powerfully engaging, internationally-acclaimed keynote speaker and top ranked CEO executive coach. He was nominated for the prestigious 2013 Thinkers50 Leadership Award, which recognizes the global thinker who has contributed most significantly to our understanding of leadership over the last two years. He appears on 2013 Thinkers50 “Guru Radar”, which recognizes the fastest rising stars in the field of leadership and he is currently recognized by and Leadership Excellence Magazine as one of the world’s top independent leadership consultants, executi ve coaches, and speakers. He is the co-author of one of the most respected studies of leadership and talent management in the world, “The Trends in Leadership Development and Talent Management, which is published bi-annually by Pearson. He was recently appointed Distinguished Senior Fellow of one of leading business schools in the world, the Hult International Business School.

In addition to his work at The CEO Magazine, Vaidya works with senior executives at large and smaller firms. After MBA and PhD research in Psychometrics, Nick has spent over 15 years helping firms like eBay, Dell, Microsoft, Trilogy, IBM, etc. as well as SMBs improve revenue & profitability. He conducts seminars on sales, marketing, and strategy. In past roles he served the Strategy Team with the Office of the Chairman at an F-50 firm as a Senior Advisor. Later he was responsible for leading the profitability & pricing team for almost half of the company. He headed the consulting team at Advertising Agency Avenue A / Razorfish in Seattle and worked for OC&C Strategy Consultants in Boston. Nick started his career in a sales and sales management role with a TATA company. He has been an entrepreneur since 2002 starting with Teleologies – a database marketing firm.

CEOs interested in being profiled in the book can contact Mr. Mattone at 321-279-4416 or; or contact Nick Vaidya at 512-772-3701 or

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AuraPortal to Participate as Platinum Partner at the National Conference in Bucharest

The conference, held on October 9 in Bucharest, Romania, will feature the most renowned representatives of the BPM community worldwide, including the IT research analysts from Gartner who will engage in talks, tutorials and scientific discussions.

Woburn, MA, November 09, 2014 – AURA (, a global provider of AuraPortal Business Process Management (BPM) software, has announced its participation in the BPM Eastern Europe Conference in Bucharest. This event, held annually, covers all aspects of BPM, including theory, models, techniques, architectures, systems and empirical studies.

AuraPortal has been distinguished with great advantage over its competitors by Ovum in its Decision Matrix report and by other renowned analyst firms.

Cristobal Toro, AuraPortal Executive Manager for Eastern Europe will actively participate in the training workshops, solution provider (real-life case studies), Success Stories (end-users and providers) and face-to-face consultation meetings in order to present the best about the Business Process Management concepts and about the technology that it supports.

Moreover, AuraPortal will sponsor the practical workshop about BPM conducted by ABPMP Romania (Association of Business Process Management Professionals) of which Cristobal Toro holds the rank of Vice President.

AURA is a global BPM (Business Process Management) software provider delivering a solution that creates, without the need of IT programming, Business Process Workflow Execution Models. AuraPortal is 100% Web-based, and is complementary to existing ERP and CRM systems.

AURA has a presence in 40 countries with more than 300 customers including, among others: Walmart, Toyota, General Motors, Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos), Carrefour, ArcelorMittal, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Danone, INCAE, Kimberly-Clark, Yamaha, Royal KPN, Bristol-Myers Squibb, etc., as well as many Government Agencies and Departments in several countries. All of these customers benefit from maintenance contracts.

It is headquartered in Europe and has an executive branch in North America (Florida). It also has offices in several countries and a vast network of partners who locally attend customers throughout the world.

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Cristina Siscar
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Woburn, MA 01801-7472