In an interview with Inspirery, Clayton Hutson talked about his professional career in the music industry. He says he grew up with a love of music and wanted to make it his career. In order to make this happen he attended college at Central Michigan University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theater design. He then attended this school’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and got a master’s degree in business administration.
Once Clayton Hutson was out of school he started working in the live entertainment industry. While his love was music he first had to get experience in the industry however he could. This led to him working on Billy Graham’s national tours where he was a member of the sound team. With enough experience he was able to move over to his true passion, rock and roll, and develop his career further there. He took on a number of roles in order to expand his marketable skills. This included all aspects of sound engineering as well as the management of live performances. Once he had developed his skills enough he was able to start his own business which he has successfully managed for more than a decade.
He says that he has now traveled all over the world on various tours. Clayton Hutson says one of his most extended tours was with Garbage which took place all over Europe, Australia, and North America. He cites as one of his biggest accomplishments handling the automatic rigging system that was used on One Republic’s biggest tour. He has now successfully designed, produced, and managed tours for some of the biggest names in the music world such as Kid Rock, Pink, and Kelly Clarkson.
As for acquiring new clients, Clayton Hutson says that he relies quite a bit on word of mouth. His past clients often refer his services to others in the industry. He also has friends in the industry who offer up his name when someone is looking to start up a tour. He says when he first started his own business it was during the recession so things were pretty tough getting started. He says he was fortunate, though, to land some good clients before too long and it wasn’t too long before his company was generating a profit. He says a willingness to work hard combined with consistency has enabled him to find success as a business owner. Learn more: http://www.g1limited.com/news.php?id=46
Helane Morrison is Chief Compliance officer of Hall Capital Partners, LLC. Hall Capital Partners is the largest advisory firm in San Francisco. It’s with this firm that she was able to gain notoriety and trust as a leader in the compliance arena. She has been instrumental in creating an environment of regulatory compliance, accountability and integrity among members of the corporate world.
One of Morrison’s primary tasks is recommending mutual fund and financial advisors as well as brokerage funds to her corporate clients. She and her staff put these resources through a rigorous investigative process. It’s important that they are reliable and trustworthy financial resources that can be used to manage her clients’ money. To insure that the best choices are being referred, the resources that are suspected of anything improper are subjected to disciplinary actions ranging from simple corrections to criminal prosecution.
Before starting her career in compliance she worked at the law firm, Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Falk and Rabkin. For ten years she practiced law focusing on business litigation, private securities, corporate investigations and SEC issues. In 1991, she made partner and resigned five years later in 1996. To capitalize on her growing expertise in the field of compliance, her next position was in the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Enforcing compliance in corporate America is her focus probably because she has a strong background in the field. She was the Regional Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from 1999 to 2007 working out of San Francisco. During her tenure, she oversaw fraud cases against the top executives of Fortune 500 companies. A case she was instrumental in bringing to a just conclusion was the prosecution of American Amicable, an insurance company accused of selling faux securities to 50,000 military personnel. Her territory covered five North Western states which included northern California, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Alaska. Throughout her employment with the SEC, she worked with government agencies and financial corporations handling business matters and legal issues.
Helane Morrison is at the pinnacle of a promising career in compliance. As she climbs the corporate ladder, there appear to be many more opportunities for her to aspire to and obtain. She has earned the appreciation of her peers and the leaders in the industry.