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183: ICYMI - Rob Zicaro on Employee Ownership

ICYMI: Rob Zicaro on Employee Ownership

From February 2018: Bret Keisling is joined by talented musician and songwriter and employee ownership advocate Rob Zicaro, who discusses how his retirement from ESOP Web Industries financed his dream retirement.

This episode originally aired on February 20, 2018, as "Episode 22: Rob Zicaro on Employee Ownership."


Episode 183 Notes

About Rob Zicaro:

Our guest is Rob Zicaro, an ESOP advocate, speaker, and consultant, and a singer-songwriter. He spent 26 years as an employee-owner at Web Industries, and he shares his insider's perspective from his years as an active employee-owner, as well as his current experience enjoying this unique benefit and continuing his career in music (at You can hear his latest single, "All I Want Is a Hit Song" now on Spotify.

Rob offers a lot of food for thought for both current and prospective employee owners, with an emphasis on the importance of developing a culture of communication and mutual respect. You can follow him on Twitter at @RobZicaro for regular employee ownership insights.

As mentioned in the podcast, Rob Zicaro put on his Web employee-owner T-shirt and shared his valuable insights on employee ownership at the "The Future of the American Workplace Conference" on July 26th, 1993 with other participants -- including President Bill Clinton. You can see his speech here on The ESOP Association's YouTube Channel.

About Web Industries:

Web Industries is a contract manufacturing organization serving the aerospace, medical diagnostics, consumer health and hygiene, multi-insulation and wire and cable markets, prides itself on the fact that it is 100-percent employee-owned.

"Web Industries is a 100% employee-owned company, and all of our employee-owners have the opportunity to share in the success of the company. As employee-owners, we also share the responsibility to meet our commitments to our customers, to each other, and to the communities in which we live and work.

Web Industries believes in the power of teamwork and that every business opportunity is a chance to build a lasting relationship. We know that there is a real energy that exists when companies are open, honest, and work together to meet mutual goals. As a company, we thrive on that energy and work to bring it into every product and every project that we touch." [Source: Web Industries, Careers]


We'd love to hear from you! To contact us, find us on Facebook at KEISOP, LLC and on Twitter @ESOPPodcast. To reach Bret, with one "T", email, on LinkedIn at Bret Keisling, and most actively on Twitter at @EO_Bret. Again, that's one "T". This podcast has been produced by The KEISOP Group, technical assistance provided by Third Circle, Inc. and BitsyPlus Design. Original music composed by Max Keisling, archival podcast material edited and produced by Brian Keisling.

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