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Devin Wenig
Devin Wenig

Devin Norse Wenig (born 1966) is an American business executive; the president and CEO of eBay.

Early life:

Devin Norse Wenig was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, the son of Carol Wenig of Dix Hills, Long Island, and Dr. Jeffrey Wenig, a toxicologist, and founder and chief executive of Nastech Pharmaceutical Company of Hauppauge, Long Island.

Wenig holds a BA degree from Union College and a JD degree from Columbia University School of Law.

Career:

Aged 23, and following his father’s unexpected death, Wenig took over as CEO of then-struggling Nastech Pharmaceutical, raising $5 million in venture capital. After a year, he recruited a professional manager and joined the law firm Cravath Swaine & Moore.

In 1993, Wenig joined Reuters, where he remained until 2011, becoming the company’s No. 2 executive. From June 2006 to April 2008, Wenig was COO and a board member of Reuters Group plc. From April 2008 to August 2011, Wenig was CEO of Thomson Reuters Markets, the largest division of Thomson Reuters Inc.

Wenig joined as president of eBay’s Global Ebay Marketplaces Business Unit on 6 September 2011. When Wenig joined eBay, it had 99 million active users. During his time as marketplace chief, this rose to nearly 160 million, by focusing on “m-commerce”, shopping on mobile devices.  In October 2014, it was announced that once the eBay/Paypal demerger was complete, Wenig would become CEO of eBay, replacing John Donahoe. Wenig took over as CEO in July of 2015 after eBay spun off PayPal.

Personal life:

On 28 March 1993, Wenig married Cindy Lee Horowitz, a lawyer, and fellow graduate of Columbia University School of Law. Rabbi Jack Bemporad officiated at the Huntington (Long Island) Jewish Center.

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Dick Costolo
Dick Costolo

Full Name       :          Dick Costolo

Born                :          10th – Sep – 1963

Zodiac Sign     :          Virgo

Birth Place      :          Royal Oak, Michigan

Country           :          USA

Education       :          University of California Berkeley,University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Occupation     :          Former CEO Twitter

Industry          :          Internet

Networth        :          $300 Million
Synopsis:
Being named among the very few and quoted in top magazines and articles on Tech, Dick Costolo is one of the most influential and modish tech CEOs of the current era. Born in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA on September 10, 1963, Costolo was more inclined towards improvisational comedy during his early days. During his childhood in Detroit suburbs, he learned to program computer games.Costolo graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in computer and communication sciences in the year 1985. During his incumbency at the University he also joined as ‘brother’ in the social fraternity Phi Gamma Delta.

In order to fulfill the requirements of the University curriculum, he took theater classes. His performance and dedication to everything he was associated made him very popular on campus.Upon graduating from the University, Costolo turned down many job offers and joined Annoyance Theater improve troupe in Chicago in improvisational comedy.
Early Career:
His passion let alone his interest kept on fluctuating and eventually he gave up the comedy sector and joined a consultation firm Andersen Consulting for 8 years, where he was employed as a senior manager in product and technology groups.While his association in the seminary, he was responsible for developing the first application on Web-based enterprise training.After his first corporate experience, he founded two organizations later. He co-founded Door Networked Media – a web based design and development consulting company and SpyOnlyIt – a webpage monitoring service.
Career:
Both of his initiatives were acquired by Digital Knowledge Assets in the year 1996 and 724 Solutions in 2000, respectively. Despite losing the hold on his initiatives, Costolo never looked and kept on working with the same determination and passion.In the year 2004, Costolo, along with his other colleagues, founded FeedBurner – a web feed management provider. His initiative was directed to assist bloggers, syndicate their content. Soon after the start-up, FeedBurner was acquired by the search engine giant, Google in the year 2007 for a hefty $100 million.

 

Post the acquisition of his company, Costolo was hired by Google on a permanent basis. At Google, he was employed in the Ads team as Group Product Manager where he was responsible for various social media ads. Howeverin July 2009, Costolo left Google and few months later the Chief Executive of Twitter, Evan Williams, offered him to join as CEO on a temporary basis. While the full-time CEO, Williams was on paternity leave, Costolo ended up joining as COOthat fall. Although he was doing pretty well, with Twitter shares touching new heights, Williams stepped down a year later and Costolo ascended as the CEO of Twitter Inc.
Career Highlights:
His success was reaching new stature and in the year 2011, newly elected President of the US, Barack Obama appointed Costolo in the NSTAC – Homeland Security. His interest and determination toward his work earned him fame and numerous respected positions at leading firms and organizations.In the year 2013 he was referred to as one of Silicon Valley’s most influential CEOs by Business Insider. TIME Magazine named in among the 10 Most Influential US Tech CEOs.

Dieter Zetsche
Dieter Zetsche

Dieter Zetsche (born on May 5, 1953 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a German businessman and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars since 2006 as well as member of the company’s Board since 1998.

He was born while his father, Herbert Zetsche, a civil engineer, was temporarily in Turkey for a dam construction project. The family returned to Germany in 1956. Dieter Zetsche attended school in Oberursel (near Frankfurt am Main) and studied electrical engineering from 1971 to 1976 at the University of Karlsruhe; he graduated as an engineer. He completed his doctorate in engineering in 1982 at the University of Paderborn.

With Daimler-Benz:

He joined Daimler-Benz in 1976, working in the research department. In 1981, he became Assistant Development Manager at the Vehicles business unit. He became a member of the mlerChrysler’s Board of Management in 1998 and served as the President/CEO of Chrysler Group from mid of 2000 to December 31, 2005, where he was credited with a turnaround of DCX’s American operations. Since January 1, 2006, he succeeded Jürgen Schrempp as Chairman of DaimlerChrysler (now Daimler AG), being succeeded in the position of Chrysler Group CEO by Thomas W. LaSorda.

He was the main influence behind the demerger of Daimler and Chrysler in 2007, which ended in the newly formed Daimler AG.

Dieter Zetsche is credited with bringing significant core changes to the Mercedes-Benz company in an effort to turn around a decade long downward spiral in product quality and customer satisfaction. He was named in Time Magazine’s 2006’s list of 100 most influential people.

Awards:

Dieter Zetsche was awarded “Entrepreneur of the year” in 2008 from the German media.

Controversy:

Zetsche was investigated for the involuntary manslaughter of a 27-year-old engineer who died in an accident caused by an intern on one of the firm’s test tracks. The newspaper Stuttgarter Zeitung reported earlier that the parents of the engineer felt the company should not have put the intern behind the wheel of a fast car on a test track. However, it was generally agreed that the public prosecutors were over-reaching their prosecutorial authority in holding Zetsche responsible, as he was not responsible in any way for regulating the limits of interns’ activities while at the company.

Dmitry Rybovlev
Dmitry Rybovlev

He controls Uralkali, one of the largest producers of potash fertilizers in the world. He is a director of Magnetic, a medical enterprise that specializes in the magnetic therapy method developed by Rybovlev’s father.  He lost more than half his money after a bitter divorce with his wife in 2010.

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Dominic Barton
Dominic Barton

Dominic Barton (born 1962) is a Canadian management consultant. He has been managing director of McKinsey & Co since 2009.

Early life:

Dominic Barton was born in 1962 in Kampala, Uganda, where his father taught at a theology college and his mother was a nurse.He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA Honours in Economics and pursued an MPhil in Economics as a Rhodes Scholar at Brasenose College, Oxford University.

Career:

Barton was one of six students from a high school class of 200, in Sardis, British Columbia, to attend college. After studying Economics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, he won a Rhodes Scholarship to attend Oxford University. He began his career as a currency analyst at Rothschild.

He joined McKinsey’s Toronto office in 1986 and had a difficult time making partner, saying “It took me three times before I was elected a partner….I was working hard and I was rejected….it was a bit of a slap in the head.” From then on, he said, “my bar will be higher than McKinsey’s.”

In the late 90s he made the counterintuitive career move of relocating to Korea to develop McKinsey’s practice in the region. Barton enjoyed close relationships with the president and government of South Korea.He subsequently parlayed those relationships into a role running McKinsey in Korea from 2000–2004 and then McKinsey in Asia from 2004-2009. Barton’s experience in Asia ultimately made him a strong candidate in the firm election as global managing director.

In 2010, Barton was made an honorary fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford. He is also on the board of the University of Oxford Said Business School. Some of his contemporaries from Oxford include: William O’Chee, David Cameron, Andrew Feldman and Guy Spier.

He is the author of China Vignettes: An Inside Look at China, a trustee of the Rhodes Trust and the Brookings Institution, and Chairman of the International Advisory Committee to the President of South Korea on National Future and Vision. He is a Commissioner for the Global Commission on Internet Governance. He is a member of the International Advisory Board at the Blavatnik School of Government (University of Oxford) and of the Board of Trustees of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology on the 24th of June 2016.

Donald Bren
Donald Bren

He is the Chairman of the Irvine Group. He is also considered as one of the wealthiest real estate developers in the United States. He is also an active supporter of charitable organizations, donating more than $1 billion to different foundations.

Doug McMillon
Doug McMillon

Full Name       :          Carl Douglas McMillon

Born                :          12th – Oct – 1966

Height             :          176 CMS ( 5 Feet 9 Inches )

Birth Place      :          Memphis Tennessee

Country           :          USA

Education       :          University of Arkansas Fayetteville, University of Tulsa Oklahoma

Occupation     :          CEO

Industry          :          Business, Food & Beverage, Fashion & Retail

Networth        :          $26 Million

Some people reach great heights in their career in a short period of time. When a person sets out thinking that there is nothing such as impossible, they tend to achieve great heights.  One such success thinking personality is C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Walmart. He is called Doug by many of his employees and people who know him.
Childhood:
Doug was born in 1966 in Memphis Tennessee to Morris and Laura McMillon. Today he is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Walmart Stores Inc. He achieved this status and success in his career in a span of 5 decades. The journey was not simple and required a lot of hard work and focus into what he was doing.
Beginning:
Doug began his career with Walmart as an associate in one of the distribution centers. He was still pursuing his studies for an MBA degree from University of Tulsa in 1991. He started working so that he could pay his college tuitions.

However, he had an inbuilt business acumen that came in use for the merchandising department of Walmart. Soon, Doug was handling several responsibilities in Sam’s Club and other departments of Walmart.  He had gained tremendous experience in apparel, food and other merchandise of the super store. With his expertise of 22 years and the experience he gathered in the industry, it was more than sufficient for him to progress and lead the giant super mart as the CEO.
Career:
Doug never set out on the career path thinking that he would one day lead a huge chain of supermarket which has centers across the world.  He started small, but he invested his education and expertise in building the name of the company further. Doug is also known to have solely promoted the sales of the company to over $46 Billion.

” In the world there is a debate over inequity, and sometimes we get caught up in that.” – Carl Douglas McMillon

Today, when someone asks him about the secret of his success, Doug says that he is a merchant deep down his heart and that makes him understand the customers and their needs. Even now, he  involves himself in micromanaging the merchandising needs of the company whenever he finds time.
Achievements:
As a person Doug is not very vocal about his personal life and only wants to bring to light his achievements. He is married to Shelley and has two sons, Blake and Spencer. Doug has not let his success rule his life. Instead he has shared a lot of his knowledge by delivering speeches at many business meetings to promote young entrepreneurship.

Here is a Brief Summary of his Saga with Walmart

1984: Summer associate at Walmart Distribution Center

2009: President and CEO of Sam’s Club

2013: President and CEO of Walmart

Doug Parker
Doug Parker

William Douglas “‘Doug” Parker is an American businessman who is the current Chairman and CEO of American Airlines Group, Inc., the parent company of American Airlines.

Early life and education:

Parker grew up in Michigan and received a BA in Economics from Albion College (1984). He then received an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University (1986), where American Airlines offered him a job after a campus interview.

Early career:

Parker was a financial analyst at American Airlines from 1986 to 1991, where he was a member of then CEO Robert Crandall’s, “Brat Pack”, alongside Thomas W. Horton (former CEO President and Chairman of American), C. David Cush (CEO of Virgin America) and Ben Baldanza (former CEO of Spirit Airlines).

Parker joined Northwest Airlines in 1991 and was tasked to help create a team that would systematically figure out where the airline was making and losing money. Tracking profits flight-by-flight in such detail at that level was a first for Northwest.

Parker became Chief Financial Officer of America West Airlines in 1995 after returning to USA, and because then-CEO Bill Franke wanted to train him to be a CEO, Parker moved around between finance, sales and operations. Parker was named Chairman and CEO in September 2001, 10 days before the 11 September terrorist attacks. Under Parker, America West was the first of several airlines to win post-9/11 federal loan guarantees, saving the airline from a second bankruptcy.

US Airways career:

America West and US Airways merged in 2005, with Parker continuing as CEO of the combined company. US Airways made an unsuccessful bid to merge with Delta Air Lines as it was in bankruptcy protection in 2006, faltering as Delta rallied workers and creditors against the hostile bid. Creditors rejected the bid in early 2007. US Airways also attempted a merger with United Airlines in 2008 and in 2010, but United ultimately merged with Continental Airlines.
American Airlines career
In 2012, US Airways launched an effort to merge with American Airlines, while American’s parent company, AMR Corporation, was in bankruptcy protection. US Airways took the unprecedented step of securing tentative contracts with American’s labor groups, while AMR was still pushing to exit bankruptcy. That deal closed on 9 December 2013, and Parker was named CEO of the combined company, which became the world’s largest airline.

Personal life:

Parker lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Gwen Parker, and three children. In 2007, Doug Parker pleaded guilty to his third DUI and was sentenced to 1 day in jail. After his conviction, shareholders questioned if the company should have disclosed Parker’s two previous DUI arrests.

Awards and appearances:

2015 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Southwest region.
Commencement address at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, 10 May 2013

Douglas R. Oberhelman
Douglas R. Oberhelman

Douglas R. Oberhelman (born February 25, 1953) is an American businessman. He is the CEO of Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Illinois.

Early life:

Oberhelman was raised in Woodstock, Illinois, where his father was a John Deere salesman. Oberhelman attended Millikin University, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1975.

Career:

Oberhelman joined Caterpillar shortly after his college graduation in 1975. He became a Caterpillar Vice President in 1995, serving as Chief Financial Officer from 1995 to 1998. He succeeded Jim Owens as CEO on July 1, 2010 and as Chairman of the Board on November 1, 2010.

He sat on the board of Ameren until April 27, 2010. He served as Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Business Council in 2013 and 2014.

In September 2009, he was elected to the Board of Directors of World Resources Institute.

Personal life:

His wife, Diane Oberhelman, is chairwoman of Cullinan Properties Ltd.

In 2011 Oberhelman earned a salary of $16.9 million, a sixty percent increase from his earnings the previous year.