The Way We Work Series

From Strategy to Execution: How Corporations Can Leverage an Agile Workforce

October 11, 2019 
7:30 - 10:00 a.m.


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The pace of change is faster today than it’s ever been before, and it’s as slow as it will ever be again. This creates opportunity for startups, and enormous threats for large companies. In fact, 52% of the S&P 500 has disappeared over the past 15 years, and all projections suggest that disruption will only be faster going forward.

Companies have to shift the way they work so they can optimize for speed to enable customer centricity, innovation, and efficiency. This means a different, more streamlined way of going from strategy to execution and connecting into a new workforce comprised of employees and the broader globe of talent.

Join Pat Petitti, CEO of Catalant, to learn more about how the biggest companies in the world are changing the way they work.

The Way We Work is a series that examines the future of work and the implications for the business community and individuals in a time of changing demographics, growing technology, and increasing globalization. Created in partnership with Antenna, a Minneapolis-based marketing consultancy, and the Carlson School of Management, The Way We Work brings together thought leaders, companies, and individual workers for dynamic dialogue around relevant topics.

Hosted At:

Carlson School of Management, 3M Auditorium
321 Nineteenth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55442


Cost covers admission to our keynote presentation, panel discussion, breakfast
$10 – Students
$25 – Alumni
$35 – General Admission


7:30 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Program and Q&A
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Open Networking (optional)

The Way We Work

Patrick Petitti

Patrick Petitti

CEO - Catalant Technologies

Pat Petitti is the co-founder and CEO of Catalant Technologies, the market leader enabling companies to get mission critical work done faster. Forward-looking executives partner with Catalant to transition to an agile operating model and access the skills and expertise they need to rapidly innovate and stay ahead of disruption.

More than 30 percent of the Fortune 100 use Catalant’s best practices and platform to frictionlessly access and deploy talent, ranging from employees to over 50,000 independent consultants and 1,000 boutique firms in Catalant’s Expert Marketplace. Anonymized data from leading companies train Catalant’s AI-powered skills matching and recommendation engine, inform its best practices, and surface intelligent insights that get smarter over time.

Based in Boston, Catalant serves thousands of clients, including GE, Hess, and Unilever, as well as countless others on a confidential basis.

Petitti is also co-author of a book titled, Reimagining Work: Strategies to Disrupt Talent, Lead Change, and Win with a Flexible Workforce, which lays out a vision and path for a new relationship between global companies and talent.

Prior to founding Catalant, Petitti was a consultant at negotiation and conflict management consulting firm Vantage partners, and before that at Booz Allen Hamilton. Petitti received his BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is a Bostonian born and raised.

Brendon Schrader

Brendon Schrader [Host]

Founder/CEO - Antenna

Brendon Schrader is the Founder/CEO of Antenna, a Minneapolis-based company that is changing the way people work by providing best-in-class marketers on demand. He is also the Founder/Publisher of, a content and media platform for independent workers. Brendon’s insights on independent consulting, the gig economy, the changing nature of work have been highlighted in Inc. magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, and the Huffington Post. He holds an MBA from the Carlson School of Management, and an MEd from the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development.

About Antenna:
Antenna is a leader in bringing top marketing professionals to corporations and nonprofits for project-based consulting, interim leadership, and staff augmentation engagements. With headquarters in Minneapolis, Antenna draws from its private community of experienced marketers to provide clients with on-demand resources—both individuals and teams. Antenna’s vision is to fundamentally change the way marketing teams get work done by helping clients balance the flexibility and expertise required by today’s modern marketing organization.

Questions? Contact Carlson School Alumni Relations at or 612-625-1556.

The Way We Work

Created in partnership by Antenna, a Minneapolis-based marketing consultancy, and the Carlson School of Management, The Way We Work brings together thought leaders, companies, and individual workers for dynamic dialogue around relevant topics.

Brandon Peele
Marketing Evangelist
Imperative (former)

Lora Geiger
Leadership Coach & Senior Manager

Julie Burton

Marcia Droege
Director of Facilities and Real Estate
Land O’Lakes

James O’Reilly
Life Time Work

Jim Vos

Cali Williams Yost
CEO & Founder
Flex Strategy Group

Jonah Stillman
Entrepreneur, speaker, and writer
Author of Gen Z @ Work

Diane Mulcahy
Consultant, advisor, speaker, and writer
Author of The Gig Economy

Nicholas Whittall
Managing Director
Accenture Strategy, Talent and Organization