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Episode Info: Add the ASHER Sales Sense skill to your Alexa capable device to play the most recent or choose from a list. It’s often been said that the hardest thing for business leaders and owners to do is get good help. Hiring goes on all the time, but too often it goes south. Dream candidates can turn into nightmares and they are expensive and complicated to separate once they’re in the system. What’s most important in hiring salespeople? Experience? Aptitude? Culture? What does one experienced CEO of a highly successful business value most? ----more---- The January 2nd Asher Sales Sense Podcast, “Two Things CEOs Should Look for in Hiring Top-Performing Salespeople” with host John Asher features Karen Caplan, President, and CEO of Frieda’s Specialty Produce in Los Alamitos, California.  She’s the eldest daughter of produce trailblazer Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan, founder of Frieda’s Specialty Produce and the first woman to own a produce company in the U.S. Karen is now herself a produce industry leader. She was the first female chairperson of the United Fresh Produce Association and the first female president of the Southern California-based Fresh Produce & Floral Council. She has served on numerous boards and leadership positions, including as chairman of the USDA Fruit & Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee and board member of the Federal Reserve Bank, Los Angeles branch, and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Make 2020 a banner year for your company by taking the advice of a CEO dedicated to life-long learning and applying her proven methods to achieve business success.  Tune in on January 2nd to hear CEO band business leader Karen Caplan reveal how she built a dominating salesforce in a commodity marketplace. This could be the most rewarding half-hour you’ll spend all year. About John's guest: Karen Caplan knows jack…fruit, among many other exotic fruits and vegetables. After all, produce is in her blood.  The eldest daughter of produce trailblazer Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan, founder of Frieda’s Specialty Produce and the first woman to own a produce company in the U.S., Karen graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and Business Management and entered into the family business.  Now the co-owner, president, and CEO of Frieda’s, Karen is a produce industry leader. She was the first female chairperson of the United Fresh Produce Association and the first female president of the Southern California-based Fresh Produce & Floral Council. She has served on numerous boards and leadership positions, including as chairman and vice-chairman of the USDA Fruit & Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee and board member of the Federal Reserve Bank, Los Angeles branch, and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Karen currently serves on the boards of the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation, CSU-Cal Poly Pomona Dean’s Advisory Board, and UC Davis Agricultural...
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