About Dick Cross
Dick Cross is a serial CEO; a professional keynote speaker; a best-selling author; founder of
The Cross Partnership Ltd., a 23-year
consultancy centered on driving performance of mid-tier businesses; and a founding member of
Alston Capital Partners, a New York City-based
middle-market private equity firm.
He is currently working on a new book, "60 Minute CEO! Doing a Great Job at the Top is Easier than You
Think," which is planned for a 2013 release.
Dick holds degrees from the University of Virginia, Harvard University and Columbia Business School.
He developed and for many years led the mid-tier presidents course in a Harvard University summer program
Follow Dick on Twitter, @DickCross3, or email him here.
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