CXO Conversation Podcast

Creating the President role for yourself at 32 years old

After Travelers Insurance acquired several companies, as a Director, Stephen Brown wrote a transition memo and proposed he lead the initiative.  His superiors countered by promoting him to President, relocating him to California and told him to run the whole thing. 

Stephen speaks to:

  • Experience of going from Director to President overnight and how he prepared

  • Overcoming self-doubt by continuously learning and improving

  • As a 32-year-old, leading an older C suite Generation

  • Advice 55-year-old Stephen would give to 32-year-old Stephen

Stephen went from Director to President overnight and never looked back. He’s been a CEO ever since and in this intimate interview, shares those experiences and lessons learned. 

Thank you to ACG Denver for being a sponsor of CXO Conversations Podcast.  Association for Corporate Growth in its role as the hub of the middle market business community for quality networking, education and events. Connections are made, deals are formed and thought leadership is exchanged.  


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