International Leadership Week
Marc Verhage speaks about the challenges he faced and values and strengths that helped him lead TriVector during a pandemic as the company presidentNovember 19, 2021
- Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of TriVector’s staff had to transition from working on site to working remotely. How did this impact your leadership style?
One key component of my leadership style has always been to build relationships along the lines of communication, mostly face to face, which has been challenging. However, keeping our office open and continuing our company tag-ups with other face-to-face meetings helped address that issue under COVID. I truly enjoy the relationship I have with Trivector’s employees and want to continue to enhance that relationship in the days ahead.
- What tools and skills did you find most valuable during this past year?
The best tools I have are our strong and capable managers and highly skilled office staff that support the multitude of challenges we face with COVID, company growth, and employee retention. An important skill I gained from my dad, who was once a business executive, is to surround yourself with the best talent and ensure they are doing the right job in the right seat.
- What values are most important to you as a leader?
Our TriVector values (Integrity, Family, Commitment, Excellence, Innovation, and Community) are my most important values, and they have not changed since we started the company in 2008.
- What has been your greatest take away in filling the role of TriVector’s president?
Remaining strong in my Christian faith and belief in Jesus Christ continues to be my guide through challenging times, while I believe this is a great foundation for any leadership position that one may take or conduct. You must nurture and grow in it each day to make you stronger and stronger with any challenge. It has been a rewarding three years, and I have learned a lot about myself and others.