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J. Clifford Hudson
J. Clifford Hudson

J. Clifford Hudson (born 1954, Dallas) is an American business executive best known for serving as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Oklahoma City-based Sonic Corp. He also serves as a trustee of the Ford Foundation and was a past chairman of the board of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Personal life:

Hudson is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and Georgetown University Law Center. He is married to Dr. Leslie Hudson, a public health professional and former associate professor at the University of Oklahoma, with whom he has two sons. In his spare time, he has been a member of the Sonic Tones, an eight-member band made up of senior executives of the Sonic Corporation, which competed in the 2003 Battle of the Corporate Bands at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

Career:

After graduating from law school, Hudson practiced law. After several years as a practicing attorney he was hired as the head of the legal department for Sonic Corp in 1984. He became president and chief executive officer in 1995, and was named chairman in January 2000. During his tenure, the company has grown from a nationwide total of 1,428 locations in 1995 to more than 3,500 today, with locations in 43 of the 50 US states. In addition, average drive-in sales have increased by 65% and system-wide sales from $880 million to $3.5 billion. The company’s enterprise value has grown from approximately $200 million to more than $1.0 billion.

Philanthropy:

Hudson is a member of the board of trustees of the Ford Foundation and is a past chairman of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He is also chairman of Georgetown University Law Center’s Board of Visitors and has served as chairman of the Oklahoma City Public School Board of Education. In 1994, he was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve as chairman of the Board of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and served until 2001. In addition to this he has served on numerous boards related to Oklahoma City including MAPS for Kids—a $700 million school revitalization program. From 1999 through 2008, Hudson was engaged in a rebuilding plan and turnaround effort of the Oklahoma City Public Schools in which he co-chaired the MAPS for Kids campaign. Hudson has also presented the city’s schools substantial monetary contributions of his own, including $500,000 toward a rehabilitation of the auditorium at Northwest Classen High School, his alma mater.

Awards and Honors:

Hudson received the 2004 Silver Plate – Foodservice Operator of the Year Award from International Foodservice Manufacturers Association, and the 2000 Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators (MUFSO) Golden Chain Award from Nation’s Restaurant News. He has been a guest on various national business programs including CNBC’s Mad Money, Squawkbox and Power Lunch, as well as various Bloomberg news programs. In 2009, he was placed on the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools Hall of Fame for his longstanding service. In 2001 Hudson received the University’s Regents Award from the University of Oklahoma and, in 2011, the University of Oklahoma conferred to him an honorary doctorate degree in humane letters as a “civic leader and supporter of education”.

 

John P. Surma
John P. Surma

John P. Surma (born 1954 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American businessman. He was the executive chairman of the board of United States Steel Corporation. Surma retired as CEO of U.S. Steel effective September 1, 2013, and Chairman effective January 1, 2014, positions he held since 2004.

Biography:

Surma received his Bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1976 from Pennsylvania State University, following which he joined Price Waterhouse, in 1987, he was admitted as a partner. In 1983 Surma was picked for Ronald Reagan’s Executive Exchange Program in Washington, D.C., where he worked with the Federal Reserve Board.

In 1997 he was hired at Marathon Oil, then a subsidiary of U. S. Steel, as the senior vice president for finance & accounting. In 1998, he became president of Speedway SuperAmerica, a subsidiary of Marathon, and in 2001 he became president of Marathon Ashland Petroleum, another subsidiary. When U. S. Steel and Marathon separated at the end of 2001, he stayed with U. S. Steel as vice chairman and chief financial officer.He became president of U. S. Steel in March 2003, and chairman of the board as of February 2006.

Among his current posts Surma is chairman of the International Iron and Steel Institute, vice chairman of the American Iron and Steel Institute and a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers. As the vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of Pennsylvania State University, Surma informed longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno late at night, and over the telephone, that he had been terminated without a hearing amid the media firestorm in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. Surma became chairman of the Penn State Board of Trustees three days later when Chairman Steve Garban resigned his position. In January 2012 he relinquished the position to The Bank of New York Mellon executive Karen Peetz, but he has continued to serve on the board. Surma served as a director of BNY Mellon until April 2012. In 2011 his reported compensation as a director of BNY Mellon was $216,575.

Surma is involved with education and community development in Pittsburgh.

Surma became an honorary member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) in 2006.

Surma received the American Iron and Steel Institute’s Elbert Gary Medal in 2006.

Surma retired as chief executive officer of United States Steel on August 31, 2013. He will continue to serve as executive chairman of the board of directors until December 31, 2013 when he will retire from the company and the board.

Compensation:

While CEO of United States Steel in 2008, John P. Surma earned a total compensation of $11,130,689, which included a base salary of $1,218,336, a cash bonus of $3,250,000, stocks granted of $4,174,028, options granted of $2,233,336, and other compensation of $254,989.

In 2009 he requested a 20% salary reduction and more than 60% reduction in his compensation package citing the difficult business environment. From June 6, 2008 to May 31, 2013, with Surma at the helm, US Steel’s stock value plummeted by 89%.

Pittsburgh Penguins:

Surma is a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League with a share estimated in 2012 of $2 million.

John Rishton
John Rishton

John Frederick Rishton (born 21 February 1958) was the CEO of Rolls-Royce, which he joined as CEO in March 2011 and left in July 2015.

Biography:

Rishton read economics at Nottingham University.

He joined Ford Motor Company and worked with the company for 15 years, qualifying as an accountant and later becoming finance director of the company’s Portuguese and Spanish operations. He joined British Airways in 1994 as the head of finance for the United States division. He became its chief finance officer in 2001. When the September 11 attacks took place, he was recognized for encouraging a program to re-structure the company and reduce its debt. He left BA in September 2005. Rishton joined Ahold in January 2006 as finance director and in November 2007 became head of the retailer replacing Anders Moberg. In March 2011, he was appointed Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce.

On 22 April 2015 it was announced that Rishton would retire on 2 July 2015, and has been succeeded by Warren East as CEO of Rolls-Royce.

Family:

Rishton has three children, all boys, born in 1993, 1995 and 1997.

John Strangfeld
John Strangfeld

John R. Strangfeld is an American businessman. He is the current Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Prudential Financial.

Career:

Strangfeld has been with Prudential since July 1977, serving in various management positions, including the executive in charge of Prudential’s Global Asset Management Group since 1996, Senior Managing Director of The Private Asset Management Group from 1995 to 1996, and Chairman at PRICOA Capital Group (London) Europe from 1989 to 1995. Strangfeld is also a member of the Raven Society, the oldest and most prestigious honorary society at the University of Virginia. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Education:

Strangfeld received a B.S. in Business Administration from Susquehanna University and an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Compensation:

While CEO of Prudential Financial in 2008, John Strangfeld earned a total compensation of $16,302,184, which included a base salary of $970,769, a cash bonus of $3,300,000, stocks granted of $7,207,765, and options granted of $4,678,905.

Jack Dorsey
Jack Dorsey

Jack Patrick Dorsey is CEO of Twitter. He was born in November 19, 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the son of Tim and Marcia Dorsey. He is of English and Italian descent. While dealing with dispatching as a software engineer, Dorsey moved to California. In 2000, Dorsey began his organization in Oakland to dispatch messengers, taxicabs, and crisis administrations from the Web. In July 2000, expanding on dispatching and propelled partially by LiveJournal and by AOL Instant Messenger, he had the thought for a Web-based real time status/short message communication service.

His dad worked for an organization that created mass spectrometers and his mom was a homemaker. He was raised Catholic, and his uncle is a Catholic minister in Cincinnati. Dorsey enlisted at the University of Missouri–Rolla in 1995 and went to for two plus years prior to moving to New York University in 1997, however he exited two years after the fact, one semester short of graduating. He concocted the possibility that in the long run became Twitter while learning at NYU. In 2012, Dorsey moved to the Sea Cliff neighbourhood of San Francisco.

Williams, Stone and Noah Glass helped to establish Obvious Corporation, which then, at that point turned off Twitter, Inc., with Dorsey as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As CEO, Dorsey saw the start up through two rounds of financing by venture capitalists. He supposedly lost his position for going home ahead of schedule to appreciate different pursuits, for example, yoga and style plan. On 16th October, 2008, Williams took over as CEO, while Dorsey became executive of the board. In May 2016, Dorsey reported that Twitter would not include photographs and connections in the 140-character cutoff to let loose more space for text. This was an endeavor to allure new clients, since the quantity of tweets each day had dropped to around 300 million in January 2016 from around 500 million in September 2013 and its peak of 661 million in August 2014.

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James Michael Lafferty
James Michael Lafferty

James Michael Lafferty was born into the world in 1963. He is an American finance manager, speaker, advisor, clinician, and web-based media influencer. He is referred to for his account of beginning as a wellness coach in the Procter and Gamble Company in 1984 and advancing through showcasing to turn into a division CEO for P&G, Coca-Cola, and British American Tobacco. He is additionally an Olympic games mentor, featured subject matter expert and coach, journalist, and ladies’ privileges advocate. Further, he is a long distance runner, a privileged mentor, and specialist at the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association, and on the leading group of the Medical Wellness Association. He upholds Filipino vagrants and ladies’ strengthening programs all throughout the planet. He changed the Management Board of Fine Hygienic Holding, where he as of now fills in as the CEO, to incorporate 30% female individuals.

Lafferty moved on from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati in 1981. He moved on from the University of Cincinnati with a four year certification in brain science and physiology (1985). James Michael Lafferty is hitched to Carol Lafferty and has five kids – Michael, Morgan, Kristen, John-Patrick, and Kenji. Kenji is Lafferty’s just embraced youngster. Kenji was a neglected Filipino vagrant, and after a time of child care with the Lafferty family, was authoritatively received by them.

Lafferty got going his profession as a corporate wellness coach. As an expert olympic style sports mentor, he has trained Olympic-level olympic style sports competitors in the United States, Nigeria, and the Philippines for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. He likewise instructed the Nigerian long distance race group in the 2012 London Olympics.

He instructed 3-time Olympian long jumper, Marestella Sunang who got back from labor in 2014 to establish another public record in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and furnished her with a group specialist, strength mentor, masseuse, dietician and sports therapist, among others. Lafferty has likewise trained Ernest Obiena, Esther Obiekwe, and Kristy Abello – all public level competitors in their different countries. He has helped to establish a long distance race named, “The Bull Runner Dream Marathon” which happens each year.

James Michael Lafferty is right now the CEO of Fine Hygienic Holding. He joined the FHH Board of Directors and formally started his obligations as the CEO in April 2018.

Lafferty started his profession in 1985 with Procter and Gamble, running through different vital positions of authority that incorporate General Manager for the Near East locale, Chief Executive Officer of P&G for Poland and the Baltic States, Vice President of Paper in Western Europe, and CEO of the organization’s activities in the Philippines.

After Procter and Gamble, Lafferty proceeded with his profession venture as the CEO of Coca-Cola Nigeria and as the CEO of British American Tobacco in the Philippines. He additionally functioned as an advisor for P&G, Coca-Cola, HP, Newell Rubbermaid, Nestlé, Microsoft, Intuit, L’Oreal, General Electric, Hershey, Wal-Mart and numerous other Fortune 500 organizations. Lafferty has been granted CEO of the year 8 separate occasions in his profession by different associations and government-partnered relationship, starting at 2021. Lafferty is the victor of the 2019 Burj CEO Of the year Middle East Award just as GCC 2019 CEO of the year, and Daman Corporate Health and Wellness Visionary 2019 Award. He has been recorded in the 2019 Top 50 International CEOs list by Forbes Middle East.

James P.Gorman
James P.Gorman

James Patrick Gorman was born in14 July 1958 in Melbourne, Australia. He is an Australian-American agent who is the administrator and CEO of Morgan Stanley. He was once Co-President and Co-Head of Strategic Planning at the firm. In 2014 he was remembered for the 50 Most Influential positioning of Bloomberg markets Magazine. In September 2009, it was declared he would become CEO of Morgan Stanley in January 2010.

He is one of 10 children. He was educate at Xavier College, and procured his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne, where he was a private part and leader of Newman College. Gorman is a double resident of Australia and the United States and lives in Manhattan. He has two grown-up youngsters. Gorman procured $27 million out of 2019.

In 1982 he joined law office Phillips Fox and Masel (presently DLA Piper) prior to going to the United States to acquire a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School. In 1999, he joined Merrill Lynch in the recently made part of head advertising official. He likewise joined the 19-part chief administration committee. Within two years, he was responsible for Merrill’s financier business. Gorman left Merrill in February 2006 to join Morgan Stanley as the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Global Wealth Management Group (GWMG). In 2009, he made the biggest abundance the executive’s stage around the world when he drove the consolidation and joining of Morgan Stanley’s abundance the board business with Citi’s Smith Barney business. Organized as an amazed procurement, Morgan Stanley bought the rest of the joint endeavor in June 2013, and is a worldwide forerunner in abundance the executives with more than 16,000 monetary consultants and $1.8 trillion in customer resources.

 

James Quincey
James Quincey

James Robert B. Quincey was born into the world in 8th January 1965 in London, England, and lived in Hanover, New Hampshire, US for a three years when his dad was a teacher in biochemistry at Dartmouth College. Is a British financial specialist situated in the United States? In the wake of beginning his profession at Bain and Co, he joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1996 and was subsequently named chief operating officer (COO). He is presently the administrator and (CEO) at the organization.

Quincey and his wife Jacqui have two youngsters child, they are live in Atlanta, Georgia. By age five, they had moved to Birmingham, England. He attended King Edward’s School, Birmingham and has a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from the University of Liverpool. He is fluent in Spanish.

Subsequent to working with Bain & Co and a small consultancy, he joined Coca-Cola in 1996.With Coke he has lived in Latin America and worked for Coke in Mexico, where he drove the procurement of Jugos del Valle. He was leader of the Northwest Europe and Nordics Business Unit from 2008 until 2012. In 2013, he became leader of Coca-Cola’s Europe GroupWhen he was working with Coke from the beginning, Bloomberg says he was instrumental in getting the organization to sell smallest parts.

Jan Koum
Jan Koum

Jan Koum was born in 24th February, 1976 in Kyiv, Ukraine, then in the Soviet Union. He is of Jewish origin. He is a Ukrainian American tycoon business person and software engineer. He is the prime supporter and was the CEO of WhatsApp, a versatile informing application which was procured by Facebook Inc. in February 2014 for US$19.3 billion. In 2014, he entered the Forbes rundown of the 400 most extravagant Americans at no 62, with an expected total assets of $7.5 billion, the most elevated positioned newbie to the rundown that year. As of August 2020, his total assets was assessed at $10.0 billion.

He grew up in childhood in Fastiv, outside Kyiv, and moved with his mom and grandma to Mountain View, California in 1992, where a social help program assisted the family with getting a little two-room apartment, at 16 years old. His dad had planned to join the family later, however he never left Ukraine, and passed on in 1997. Koum and his mom kept in contact with his dad until his death. At first Koum’s mom functioned as a sitter, while he, when all is said and done, filled in as a cleaner at a supermarket. His mom passed on in 2000 after a long fight with malignancy. By the age of 18 Koum got itrested on programming. He enlisted at San Jose State University and at the same time worked at Ernst and Young as a security tester. He additionally joined a gathering of programmers that started in 1996 called w00w00, where he met the future originators of Napster, Shawn Fanning and Jordan Ritter.

In 1997, Koum was employed by Yahoo! as a foundation engineer. He quit school instantly thereafter. Over the following nine years, Koum and Acton worked there together. In September 2007, the two of them left Yahoo! also, required a year off, going around South America and playing extreme frisbee. Both applied to work at Facebook, and both were dismissed. In January 2009, Koum purchased an iPhone and understood that the then seven-month-old App Store was going to generate a totally different industry of applications. He visited his companion Alex Fishman and they spoke for quite a long time about Koum’s thought for an app. Koum very quickly picked the name WhatsApp on the sounds that it seemed like “what’s up”, and after seven days on his birthday, February 24, 2009, he incorporated WhatsApp Inc. in California. WhatsApp was at first unpopular, yet its fortunes started to turn after Apple added pop-up message capacity to applications in June 2009. Koum changed WhatsApp to “ping” clients when they got a message, and soon thereafter he and Fishman’s Russian companions in the space started to utilize WhatsApp as an informing apparatus, instead of SMS. On 9th February, 2014 Zuckerberg requested that Koum dinner at his home, and officially proposed Koum an arrangement to join the Facebook board. After ten days Facebook reported that it was gaining WhatsApp for US$19 billion.

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Jayshree Ullal
Jayshree Ullal

Jayshree V. Ullal was born in 27th March, 1961 in London, and raised up in New Delhi, India. He is an American tycoon financial specialist, president and CEO of Arista Networks, a cloud organizing organization liable for the sending of 10/25/40/50/100 Gigabit Ethernet organizing in the server farm.

Jayshree Ullal through her school years. She in the long run went to San Francisco State University. where she graduated with a B.S. in designing (electrical). She went on to Santa Clara University where she got a graduate degree in science the board. She is hitched to Vijay Ullal. They have two little girls and live in Saratoga, California. Vijay Ullal, presently a financial speculator and financial backer, was president and head working official of Fairchild Semiconductor from September 2012, until November 2014. She is likewise the sister of the late Saratoga City Councilwoman Susie Nagpal, who has an enduring child and girl. Forbes gauges that Jayshree claims about 5% of Arista’s stock, some of which is reserved for her two kids, niece and nephew.

Ullal started her profession with designing and system positions at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Fairchild Semiconductor. She was overseer of internetworking items at Ungermann-Bass for a very long time prior to joining Crescendo Communications. At Crescendo, Ullal became VP of showcasing, working with 100-Mbit/s over copper, the principal CDDI items and original Ethernet exchanging. In September 1993, Cisco Systems gained Crescendo Communications, denoting Cisco’s initial securing and introduction to the exchanging market. Ullal joined Cisco and started work on the Cisco Catalyst exchanging business, which developed from its start, in 1993, to a $5 billion business in 2000. As VP and head supervisor of LAN exchanging in the Enterprise bunch, Ullal was liable for brought together correspondences, IP communication, content systems administration and strategy organizing. She supervised approximately 20 consolidations and acquisitions for Cisco in the venture area. Ullal was in the end named Senior Vice President of Data Center and Switching, detailing straightforwardly to organization CEO John Chambers. Duties incorporated the heading of the particular Nexus and Catalyst Data Center Switching and Application/Virtualization administrations which saw about $15 billion of immediate and circuitous income. Ullal’s vocation at Cisco spread over 15 years. In October 2008, fellow benefactors Andy Bechtolsheim and David Cheriton named Ullal CEO and President of Arista Networks, a cloud organizing organization situated in Santa Clara, CA. Ullal was named by Forbes magazine as “one of the best five most compelling individuals in the systems administration industry today” for her work at Arista Networks. In June 2014, Ullal drove Arista Networks to an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange under the image ANET. Jayshree was named one of Barron’s “Reality’s Best CEOs” in 2018 and one of Fortune’s “Best 20 Business people” in 2019.