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Financial execs to discuss global business leadership

A pair of top financial executives will discuss leadership in today’s changing global business environment Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

John W. Bachmann, senior partner with Edward Jones, and John H. Sykes, founder of JHS Capital Advisors, will speak from 2 – 3 p.m. in Lumpkin Auditorium, located on the 8th floor of the Moore School.

Their talk, titled “Global Leadership/Global Preparedness” is free and open to the public. For more information, call 803-777-7311 or visit

Bachmann began his career at Edward Jones in 1959, working in retail investment, product marketing, strategic planning, corporate finance and technology. In 1980, he succeeded Edward D. “Ted” Jones Jr. as managing partner of Edward Jones. During his tenure, Bachmann grew the firm from 200 offices in 28 states to 9,000 offices throughout the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom. He is a former chairman of the Securities Association and chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Bachmann was the Moore School’s first distinguished executive in residence.

Sykes has more than 33 years of business and community leadership. He is chairman of JHS Capital Holdings Inc. and founder and chairman emeritus of Sykes Enterprises Inc; he retired in 2004. He has earned numerous awards for entrepreneurship, including Florida Entrepreneur of the Year, Innovator of the Year and Florida Free Enterpriser of the Year. He serves as chairman of NorthStar Banking Corporation and NorthStar Bank and is a member of the board of trustees of the University of Tampa.

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 02/14/11 @ 4:10 PM | Updated: 02/21/11 @ 10:45 AM | Permalink

Global Leadership/Global Preparedness

  • What: Talk, sponsored by Darla Moore School of Business
  • Who: John W. Bachmann, senior partner with Edward Jones, and John H. Sykes, founder of JHS Capital Advisors
  • When: Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2 – 3 p.m.
  • Where: Lumpkin Auditorium

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