12/28/13 – Gurvey’s Law KABC 790

On 12/28/13 Gurvey’s Law on KABC 790 Talk Radio had two special guests Lorne Rubis and Tom Thompson on air discussing a person’s character and beliefs.  This show had personal insight and shed light onto how a person can hold themselves in certain situations.  Gurvey’s Law aired on Saturday 12/28/13 at 5:00-6:00pm on KABC 790 Talk Radio with host Alan Gurvey and his co-host Bailee Rad.




The first guest on Gurvey’s Law was Lorne Rubis who has made his career with his ability to successfully lead organizations through significant change. At US West, where he served as a Vice President / Company Officer, Lorne was one of only seven direct reports to the Chairman, responsible for the strategic planning process, governance and the company’s worldwide total quality initiative.

After a brief but eventful stint at the LA Kings Hockey Club (where, as VP of Business Operations, he improved operations and oversaw the development of Staples Center and its innovative premium seating strategy) he became VP of Sales then Chief Operating Officer at Multiple Zones (now Zones.com). There, he led the transformation of the company from a business-to-consumer to a business-to-business enterprise, realizing dramatic growth in revenue and e-Commerce.

As CEO of Stellar One, he successfully took a privately held Internet protocol TV software company to market. He also served as the President and CEO of Ryzex, a mobile technology services company, who has employees and customers throughout North American and Europe from 2004 to 2012.

Currently Lorne is the Chief People Officer at ATB Financial, an Alberta owned financial services company with headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta. Lorne took on this new challenge in April of 2012 and is once again actively leading a company through significant change as ATB sets out to reach its goals to be number one in local markets, become the local employer of choice while further entrenching itself in the hearts of Albertans. Lorne is also an advisory board member of the Thrive Center for Human Development at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology.

To contact Lorne Rubis or find more information about his books on building character at work and in life, please feel free to visit his website at www.lornerubis.com .

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The second guest on Gurvey’s Law was Tom Thompson who is a native of Winnipeg, Manitobe, Canada who has been a resident in Eagan, Minnesota since 2001.  His family and him are now proud dual citizens of the United States and Canada.  He was a litigation lawyer in Canada from 1975 until 1995, holding practicing certificates in Manitoba and Alberta.  For a number of years, he organized and coached amateur hockey and baseball teams in Winnipeg.  For the last 29 years, he has been employed by National Hockey League teams in the player personnel field.  From 1985 until 1994 he worked as a part time scout for the Calgary Flames, based out of Winnipeg, he then moved to Calgary where he became the Director of Scouting.

When the Minnesota Wild were established as an expansion franchise in 1999, Tom joined them as Assistant General Manager/Player Personnel and moved to Minnesota. Following an ownership change with the Wild, he joined the New York Rangers as a Scout in 2010, still based in Minnesota. He currently remains in that capacity at the present time.

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Bailee Rad and Alan Gurvey in action on air on Gurvey’s Law 790 KABC Talk Radio

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