CEO Changes

CEO Of Russia’s Biggest Social Media Site Flees The Country

Yahoo! - April 24, 2014

The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady... Read »

Wal-Mart Cuts Board To 14 Members As Former CEO Leaves

Bloomberg - April 24, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retail chain, announced the retirement of two directors, including former Chief Executive Officer Lee Scott, shrinking its board to 14 members. Scott, who ran Wal-Mart from 2000 to... Read »

5 Things The New Ford CEO Must Do

USA Today - April 23, 2014

Ford Motor finally will make two things official: CEO Alan Mulally's retirement date (he never planned to stay past year-end), and COO Mark Fields' ascension into the CEO job. Mulally, who came from Boeing in 2006, almost... Read »

Ford Promotes Insider Mark Fields To CEO

NYT - April 22, 2014

Ford Motor has picked Mark Fields, its chief operating officer, to succeed Alan R. Mulally as the next chief executive of the company, according to a person with knowledge of the move. The selection of Mr. Fields would... Read »

GitHub Co-Founder Quits Following Harassment Allegations

Entrepreneur - April 22, 2014

Tom Preston-Werner, one of the co-founders of San Francisco-based GitHub -- a social network for software engineers -- has decided to resign from the company he helped start. Preston-Werner's departure from comes after a... Read »

Taking The Helm At Ford Will Be A Tall Order For Mark Fields

Fortune - April 22, 2014

Mark Fields, who has been the heir apparent to Alan Mulally, may soon be designated Mulally's successor as chief executive officer of the Ford Motor Company. Read »

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 »