CNBC and YPO (Young Presidents' Organization) have an exclusive editorial partnership consisting of global Chief Executive Networks. These Networks are made up of a sample of YPO's top executives from who run companies that collectively generate $6 trillion in annual revenues. We reached out to some of these executives to hear how they've been impacted by Hurricane Sandy and how they are adapting their business during the recovery.
CEO, First Med EMS
"I operate the 3rd or 4th largest private EMS agency in the U.S. and we had 15 units deployed to assist FEMA (in New Hanover, NJ). Our offices along the eastern seaboard fared very well from Washington, DC to Charleston SC - luckily. Our private equity backers based in New York City have been in the dark for the last two days. Our company was lucky this time round and have been able to provide great assistance to FEMA. I believe this to be an important role which we are happy to assist in – it is not a small feat to rally the resources required to deal with a nature disaster such as this."