Quinnipiac University

‘Advice for Young Leaders’ discussion with Deloitte senior partner

Starts February 11, 2021 on 2:00 PM (ET)

Ends February 11, 2021 on 3:00 PM (ET)

Chuck Saia

Chuck Saia, a senior partner at Deloitte, author and board member at Quinnipiac, will discuss “Advice for Young Leaders” as part of “The Way Forward: The Quinnipiac President’s Speaker Series” at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 11.

Saia will talk about his new book, “You Got This Kid! Words of Advice for Young Leaders,” with Quinnipiac President Judy Olian.

All proceeds from “You Got This, Kid!” will be donated to the Saia Family Fund at Quinnipiac University, which benefits Lupus research and environmental sustainability efforts. As an avid fisherman, Saia’s desire for cleaner and healthier fisheries compelled him to earmark a portion of the proceeds from “You Got This, Kid!” for environmental sustainability studies. Proceeds will also be used to help find a cure for Lupus, a debilitating disease that has significantly impacted the Saia family.

The virtual event is free and open to the public.


“You Got This, Kid!” challenges young leaders to find the secret sauce that will help them carve their unique paths through the corporate jungle. Drawing on 30 years of experience, Saia makes seven unforgettable analogies between the business world and the animal kingdom, from developing an armadillo’s thick skin to spotting scorpion-like managers to building a team of dolphins.

Saia enjoys leveraging his more than 30 years of experience to provide insights on purpose-driven leadership, risk, reputation and regulatory management, strategy and corporate governance to C-Suite executives, board members, young leaders and professionals.

Select roles, past and present, that Saia draws on for these conversations include:

  • As a board of trustee member of Quinnipiac University and chairman of the Futures Committee, providing support to the president and management team to achieve their goals.
  • As a mentor, advising many current and future leaders, helping them make critical career and life decisions.
  • As CEO of Deloitte’s US Risk and Financial Advisory practice, the largest of its kind in the world, setting the strategic vision and execution protocols to elevate the profile of the practice and its professionals, disrupt the marketplace with new technologies and better execute on a global scale.
  • As Deloitte’s Chief Risk, Reputation and Regulatory Affairs Officer, he and his team are creating a strategic risk function through building a new governance and reporting model, implementing a risk and reputation sensing program, creating and leading the firm’s crisis response approach, setting forth strategic initiatives, including enhancing the firm’s cyber posture, and serving as Deloitte’s interface with its regulatory bodies.
  • As Deloitte’s Global Data Insights business leader, creating a vision for a new business to enable the monetization and transformation of data assets into revenue, profits and clear market advantage.
  • Leading various other businesses and strategic initiatives for Deloitte and being the lead partner for some of Deloitte’s largest and most complex clients.

Saia is a frequent author and contributor to many publications, including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Fortune. He also speaks regularly on topics relating to purpose-driven leadership, business risk, innovation and technology.

“The Way Forward: The Quinnipiac President’s Speaker Series” features thoughtful conversations about today’s social, economic and health challenges, and the trailblazing ideas that will drive solutions for tomorrow.

For more information, call (203) 582-8652.


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