OAKLAND, California, November 17, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Evan edwards was named CEO of Project Equity, a national leader in the movement to harness employee ownership to maintain thriving local business communities, honor the legacy of owner-sellers, and tackle income and wealth inequalities. Edwards was selected for his visionary leadership and business acumen acquired during his career, including the past five years as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Business Engagement at Project Equity.
Edwards has played a critical leadership role at Project Equity during a period of growth in which it has grown through partnerships including localities, cities and counties, government agencies, nonprofit organizations. profit-making and professional associations through California and in targeted regions through United States.
“We are at an inflection point in the history of our country and also of our organization,” said Edwards. âToday marks a crossroads on our roadmap to resilience: we saw during the worst of COVID how employee-owned businesses were significantly more resilient. Now we are seeing employees leaving their jobs in unprecedented numbers in search of better jobs that present meaningful opportunities. Now more than ever, our communities need resilient businesses that provide quality jobs, which in turn create financial resilience for workers and their families. At Project Equity, we are focusing more on increasing employee share ownership to help achieve this vision.
Prior to joining Project Equity, Edwards spent more than two decades working with start-up and early-growth companies and in nonprofit leadership. His work in identifying, cultivating and leading partnerships has helped companies in multiple technology sectors to evolve. Edward’s background allows him to bridge the gap between the private and non-profit sectors, which is essential to the growth of employee ownership among companies and as an area of ââeconomic development.
Co-founders of Project Equity Alison lingane and Hilary abell have led Project Equity for the past ten years. Today, Evan edwards Rise to CEO role as the organization moves into its next chapter of growth. The co-founders remain in essential roles focused on the development of the field of employee shareholding.
âProject Equity will now play a more active role in engaging with policymakers, government agencies and other stakeholders to advance employee ownership,â said co-founder Abell. “We see the interest in employee ownership growing, and it is time to include it in our national vision for a fair economic recovery.”
âThe future is bright for employee ownership, and we have huge opportunities ahead of us right now. As a field and as an organization, we must pull the levers of awareness, engagement of the private and public sectors, capital and policies for large-scale employee ownership â, shared the co- Lingane founder. âIt’s time to trigger this critical phase of growth for our organization, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have someone with Evan’s talent as our first CEO. “
With employee recruitment and retention being such a critical need for businesses, employee ownership offers a model for attracting and retaining people over the long term. And, for retired business owners, it preserves their legacy while offering a sale of the business to the market, on their own schedule without having to seek out an outside buyer.
A company’s transition to employee ownership can promote business continuity, preserve good jobs and rebuild local economies. This helps the businesses and the communities in which they are located to thrive for generations to come.
Jim Caponigro, Project Equity, 1 5106124466, email@example.com
Alison lingane, Project Equity, 5106124466, firstname.lastname@example.org
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