Author and CEO Lisa Hershman Explains Common Mistakes Most Companies Make With Performance Measurement

Author and CEO Lisa Hershman Explains Common Mistakes Most Companies Make With Performance Measurement

Co-hosts Brad Forsythe and Ray Schilens interview Lisa Hershman, CEO of Hammer and Company. Hershman is a seasoned business professional and author, who brings a wealth of real-world experience and an innovative styleto her position at Hammer and Company. Prior to joining Hammer and Company, Hershman served as Corporate Senior Vice President of Operational Excellence at Avnet, Inc., the world’s largest B2B distributor of electronic components and computer equipment. Hershman’s successful management of Op Ex initiatives in the 72 countries in which Avnet has operations led to her being honored with the 2008 Avnet corporate Chairman’s Award.
Hershman’s global implementation of Hammer principles at Avnet led to an extensive multi-year collaboration between Hershman and Hammer. Her practical experience, engineering background, and engaging presentation style led to her selection as Dr. Hammer’s successor at Hammer and Company.

Previously, she led Process and Resource Development efforts at Brightpoint, a $2 billion provider of integrated logistics services, where she reduced defects per million by 97 percent in 3 months. Her skills as an engineer were honed during her time with General Electric, where she managed a portion of the Seawolf submarine program.

Hershman, co-author of the business guide Faster, Cheaper, Better; The 9 Levers for Transforming How Work Gets Done (rated 8 out of 10 by Inc. Magazine), is an inspirational and sought-after speaker and conference moderator/leader both in the United States and abroad. She is a regular contributor to BusinessWeek and her columns have appeared in and She has appeared as a business expert on Fox Business News, the Jim Bohannon Show, the Ron Insana Show, and other nationally syndicated business radio programs.

Lisa has also been featured addressing current trends affecting women in the corporate world for Fortune Magazine and She served as the Chairwoman of Avnet’s Executive Women’s Forum, as National Secretary of the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation (BPW USA), and as part of the Indiana Commission for Women. She currently serves as a Board Member for CAM-I.

Hershman earned her degree from Clarkson University, studying engineering and industrial distribution.