Young Presidents’ Organization
J. Randall (“Randy”) Waterfield is chairman of the Waterfield Group. He also serves on the boards of several other businesses and organizations. One of the organizations J. Randall Waterfield has worked with in a number of capacities is the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
This exclusive group is aimed at business owners who have reached a pinnacle in their careers before the age of 45. Young men and women who grew their own companies to become industry leaders are invited to become a part of this global network of business leaders. Meetings and events are held several times per year for this group of executives to share ideas on how to be leaders in their business as well as the community.
The organization often invites renowned business and world leaders to speak to its members. YPO awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award to President George W. Bush in September 2015. In an exclusive interview conducted by Randy Waterfield, the president discussed leadership and his family life after the presidency, in addition to giving insight on current events.
As chairman of Waterfield Group, J. Randall (“Randy”) Waterfield has years of experience in the financial services industry. The company now has diversified its offerings to include services in real estate, community banking, technology, and asset management. J. Randall Waterfield is continually looking for new companies to acquire to strengthen the company’s portfolio and outlook.
In 2015, Waterfield Technologies, LLC, also owned by Randy Waterfield, announced it was acquiring the software company Chrysalis Software, LLC. Chrysalis Software is most known for its Avaya line of technology-based office automation supplies. The company specializes in computer telephony integration as well as systems using integrated voice response technologies.
The merger was meant to expand both companies’ services in their contact center platforms. Both companies already have a niche in the customer service industry. The merger has potential to make the new company a leader in new solutions in office software development.
J. Randall Waterfield is an accomplished financial services executive who serves as the chairman of the Waterfield Group, which has billions of dollars of assets under management. In January 2015, J. Randall Waterfield’s enterprise software firm Waterfield Technologies, LLC, announced its acquisition of Chrysalis Software, Inc.
Chrysalis Software is a contact-center, sector-focused, professional services, and software company. A particular standout among Chrysalis Software’s line of products is the Avaya suite, which includes workforce management and contact center software, as well as voice-response systems with applications spanning diverse industries. Verticals served span the energy, health care, retail, and financial markets.
The merger of the two companies was characterized as significantly expanding revenue potential through increased market share and improved efficiencies. In addition, Mr. Waterfield’s executive team gained solutions providing capacities in several configurations, with hosted, on-site, and hybrid applications. Their competencies in delivering robust, secure, innovation-driven customer service applications were also significantly expanded.
A longtime diversified financial and technology services executive, J. Randall Waterfield chairs the Waterfield Group. In addition, J. Randall Waterfield sits on the board of Red Oak Partners, LLC, which invests primarily in high-performance, small- and micro-cap companies.
In 2014, Red Oak Partners joined with the Waterfield Group in investing in Kensington Vanguard National Land Services. Kensington subsequently acquired two Washington, D.C.-area enterprises, Clear to Close Settlement Services and New Era Title, both of which had head offices in northern Virginia. After the acquisition, operations of both were consolidated in a new office in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
New York City-based Kensington Vanguard’s move had the primary aim of expanding into the robust Washington, D.C., commercial real estate market, which represents billions of dollars in value. Led by Randy Waterfield and his investment team, the acquisition came in tandem with plans to expand Kensington Vanguard’s presence nationwide. The firm had already moved into the Dallas market, with other markets in Texas and Florida under consideration.
Young Presidents’ Organization
Waterfield Group Chairman J. Randall “Randy” Waterfield has served the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) in multiple capacities, first as the Chairman of its New York City chapter, then Chairman for the Northeastern U.S. Region, and now on the organization’s International Board. With the support of experienced professionals like J. Randall Waterfield, the Young Presidents’ Organization provides an opportunity for business leaders to engage with each other, networking to build leadership skills and community ties.
In addition to exclusive business events on local, regional, national, and international levels, members of the Young Presidents’ Organization have access to educational programs that focus on business, personal, and social impact issues. In this way, YPO promotes the principles of community, respect, and confidentiality among some of the world’s most respected leaders.
YPO is an invitation-only group, and those considered for admission meet specific criteria. Among these, prospective members must have attained the position of president, CEO, or chairman of a significant corporation before age 45, and must have a recommendation from at least two preexisting members. Membership, which is kept confidential, comprises a network of nearly 23,000 business people and their direct family members.