CEO Changes

Sallie Mae Appoints Steven McGarry As CEO

Market Watch - April 18, 2014

Sallie Mae, formally SLM Corporation, today announced the appointment of Steven McGarry as executive vice president and chief financial officer of the future holding company of Sallie Mae Bank. The appointment will take... Read »

Mozilla Names Interim CEO

c net - April 15, 2014

Mozilla named former Chief Marketing Officer Chris Beard a board member and its new acting chief executive, as the nonprofit tries to move beyond a political firestorm and reconnect with the users critical to the success of... Read »

Rolex Names New CEO In Corporate Shakeup

Businessweek - April 15, 2014

Rolex will make its third change in top leadership since 2008, naming Jean-Frederic Dufour to become chief executive officer of the 109-year-old maker of Swiss timepieces. Read »

Mozilla Appoints Its Former CMO As Interim CEO

Tech Crunch - April 14, 2014

After Brendan Eich’s short tenure as Mozilla’s CEO, the organization today announced that it has appointed Chris Beard as its new interim CEO while it looks for a long-term replacement. Read »

Did Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Deserve To Be Removed?

Forbes - April 14, 2014

First, though, there’s a matter that we should all be clear about: Brendan Eich was not fired. After his appointment, there was backlash from the Mozilla Community. He came under pressure to resign and he did. The Mozilla... Read »

Steve Koonin Named CEO Of Atlanta Hawks

LA Times - April 14, 2014

Senior Turner Broadcasting executive Steve Koonin has been named chief executive of the Atlanta Hawks basketball team. He'll be in charge of operations for both the National Basketball Assn. franchise and its home court... Read »

Chimerix CEO Resigns Amid Media Firestorm

Forbes - April 10, 2014

A month after brokering a new Phase III trial of Chimerix’s investigational antiviral drug, company CEO Kenneth I. Moch has been replaced and will be pursuing other interests. The company announced yesterday that Moch has... Read »

Kirstin Dolan Promoted To Cablevision CEO

Reuters - April 10, 2014

Kristin Dolan, a Cablevision executive who is also married to Chief Executive Officer James Dolan, will become chief operating officer, the cable TV provider said on Wednesday. Read »

Burberry Names Creative Leader As New CEO, Signaling Industry Shift

Businessweek - April 9, 2014

For years, fashion and luxury-goods companies have resisted putting creative and commercial control in one pair of hands. With the appointment of Christopher Bailey as chief executive officer, Burberry Group Plc aims to... Read »

KBR Names Stuart Bradie As New CEO

WSJ - April 9, 2014

KBR, Inc. today announced that Mr. Stuart Bradie has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of KBR, Inc., effective June 2, 2014. Mr. Bradie succeeds Mr. William "Bill" Utt, who is retiring. It is also intended... Read »

Barclays’ John Vitalo Named As Atlas Mara CEO

Businessweek - April 8, 2014

Robert Diamond named former Barclays Plc colleague John Vitalo as chief executive officer of his African financial-services company, Atlas Mara Co-Nvest Ltd. Vitalo, 49, has been Barclays’s Middle East and North Africa CEO... Read »

Vonage CEO Marc Lefar To Step Down

Tech Crunch - April 8, 2014

Home VoIP pioneer Vonage is looking for a new chief after its longtime CEO announced his retirement. Marc Lefar joined Vonage in 2008, and the company today announced he will step down after his replacement is found. His... Read »

Bacardi CEO Ed Shirley To Retire

WSJ - April 8, 2014

Bacardi Ltd. on Monday said the liquor company's Chief Executive Ed Shirley intends to retire, leaving the post after just over two years in that role. A successor to Mr. Shirley, who also served as president of the... Read »

Mozilla: We Are Activists For The Web, Not An Activist Organization

NYT - April 7, 2014

Brendan Eich resigned as chief executive of Mozilla after a barrage of public criticism for his support of California’s Proposition 8 ban on same sex marriage, less than two weeks after he was named top executive of the... Read »

Global Fertilizer Potash Names New CEO

Businessweek - April 7, 2014

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. Chief Executive Officer Bill Doyle, who fended off BHP Billiton Ltd.’s hostile takeover bid for the Canadian fertilizer producer only to later lose a price war with a Russian rival, will... Read »