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7 Questions with Michael Pilos

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7 Questions with Michael Pilos

Name: Michael Pilos

Current title: CMO

Current organisation: FirePro

Michael holds a Bachelor’s in Business and a Master’s in Communications from ULM, U.S.A. He also holds an MBA from Warwick. He has a wide experience in Operations, Digitization and Marketing.

He has built his career on the premise of Marketing Strategy and as such he has proved to be a valuable asset to global companies in retail, technology, finance, education and consulting.

At FirePro, Michael is responsible in designing and developing in-house Marketing capabilities as well as implementing Marketing Communications. His mission is to protect and increase FirePro's Brand Equity in the minds of all stakeholders across the world.

7 Questions with Michael Pilos


1. What have you found most challenging as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise?

The effort of synthesizing diverse ideas and opinions for a common goal. This also goes hand in hand with maintaining a healthy culture.

2. How did you become a CEO or executive of a large enterprise? Can you please briefly tell the story?

It has been a gradual process of continuous development, dedication and education.

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

I plan the grand strategy and follow my team leaders on a tactical basis. The primary key and driver is picking up the right people for the right job. Micromanagement can never get you sustainable results.

4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

Hiring character and training skills.

5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

"The road less traveled" The book provides a solid understanding of the fact that we are responsible in passing the right and proper messages to other humans. It is also required that we are aware of our own self and thus act responsibly out of that knowledge. This is the ultimate personal mission of life and leadership.

6. How do you build leadership capacity in a large enterprise?

You built the right culture and the rest takes care of itself

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise so far?

The emotions shared out of integrating multiple people to bring a new idea to fruition. That is a great feeling of accomplishment. Of course this scenario took place several times.... but some products feel pretty amazing when completed. Having people sharing stories of how that product positively affected thousands of people around the world is an amazing feeling.

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