CEOs in the News

Yahoo’s Former No. 2 Made More Than CEO Marissa Mayer

NYT - April 17, 2014

Henrique de Castro, who was fired in January as Yahoo’s chief operating officer, was paid handsomely for his largely unsuccessful efforts to turn around the company’s flailing advertising business. Based on the proxy... Read »

PepsiCo CEO ‘Pleased’ With Company’s Performance

Forbes - April 17, 2014

The company showed that business is good, delivering stronger than anticipated earnings results. PepsiCo PEP reported $12.6 billion in first quarter net revenue, flat from the same quarter in the prior year but ahead of Wall... Read »

GM’s Barra: ‘We Know The World Is Watching’

Fortune - April 17, 2014

GM CEO Mary Barra announced that the automaker has created a new global product integrity unit to ensure that a "situation like the ignition-switch recall doesn't happen again." Read »

Yahoo CEO Aims To Bring Back Co-Founder

WSJ - April 17, 2014

Yahoo's Chief Executive Marissa Mayer wants to bring back one of the company's co-founders as a director while addressing the biggest need in her boardroom: business veterans with public-company experience. Yahoo nominated... Read »

Microsoft’s Nadella Envisions Cultural Shift Where Data Is King

Entrepreneur - April 16, 2014

You’ve likely heard of artificial intelligence. But in a new post on Microsoft’s company blog, CEO Satya Nadella envisions a revolutionary era of “ambient intelligence.” This is a future in which “nearly all... Read »

How Long Is Too Long To Be CEO?

Washington Post - April 16, 2014

If Jeff Immelt indeed steps down sometime before the expected 20-year mark as CEO of General Electric, his tenure will be unusual. Not for being shorter than average — but actually, for being far longer. Read »

Microsoft CEO Announces New Tools In The Cloud

Tech Crunch - April 16, 2014

This morning in San Francisco, Microsoft announced several new data-focused tools in front of a cadre of customers and partners, not to mention a decent-sized grouping of press. The two new tools worth noting are Azure... Read »

Yahoo CEO Building For Growth As Alibaba Help Set To Fade

Bloomberg - April 16, 2014

Yahoo! Inc.’s Marissa Mayer can’t rely on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. to bail her out much longer, putting the onus on her to accelerate a sales rebound that’s only getting started. Read »

Zuckerberg On Mobile Apps: ‘Facebook Is Not One Thing’

Mashable - April 16, 2014

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company's latest mission is to "unbundle the big blue app" and provide disparate experiences on mobile with or without the Facebook name. Read »

GM CEO: Repairs Are Now Underway

NYT - April 16, 2014

General Motors’ chief executive, Mary T. Barra, reiterated her vow on Tuesday to root out the cause of the long delay in its recall of defective cars and to make sure that safety defects are never again buried in the... Read »

Mt Gox CEO ‘Not Willing’ To Go To America

Forbes - April 16, 2014

Mark Karpeles, the CEO of collapsed Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, has said via lawyers that he is “not willing” to go to America yet, refusing a US court demand to testify in person over the issue. Read »

Mozilla Firestorm Teaches Businesses To Anticipate Challenges

Forbes - April 16, 2014

When a company supports a cause or candidate, it defines itself in a socio-political context, and it must weigh the practical benefits of that positioning – its ever-evolving brand – against negative public reaction from... 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 »

Why Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Is Paying Employees To Quit

HBR - April 15, 2014

Last week, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos released his annual letter to shareholders. As is the case every year, it is a tour de force of ideas and initiatives about the customer experience (Amazon Prime), disruptive... Read »

Macy’s CEO Explains Why He’s Against Raising The Minimum Wage

Business Insider - April 15, 2014

Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren believes that raising the minimum wage would result in fewer jobs for Americans. "What you really have to be careful of is you don’t want to raise the wage and lay people off in order to be able... Read »