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Fast Company: Leaders Plan to Keep Pandemic-Era Innovations in the Workplace

Raines’ Managing Director and Fast Company Impact Council member, Lisa Mann, was recently quoted in a Fast Company article, 7 Leaders Reveal What They’ll Retain from their Pandemic Workplaces. The article features a range of responses from business leaders on innovations in the workplace they plan to keep in a post-pandemic world. Lisa discusses the launch of Raines’ Advisory practice during the pandemic and how it grew out of a desire to better serve Raines’ clients.

See an excerpt of the article below and read the full version as published by Fast Company.

Our [executive search] business came to a complete halt. What we did was think about how we can be more useful to our clients, and we wound up launching a new business that we call the Advisory. Before all the social justice issues were happening in the country, we launched a DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) business, as well as assessment and succession planning. We took the time to be innovative by thinking about what our clients want and need.

Lisa Mann in Fast Company, June 2021

Lisa Mann is Raines’ Chief Marketing Officer and Managing Director for Raines’ Consumer practice. Lisa has over 25 years in the CPG industry including as the former Global President of the $7B PepsiCo Global Nutrition Category and EVP and CMO of KIND Healthy Snacks. For more information on finding the right leader for your organization, reach out to Lisa Mann at

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