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James J. Greco
James J. Greco

James Joseph Greco (born January 4, 1958) is an American businessman and entrepreneur. Currently, he serves as the President and CEO of Pilgrim Holdings and the President and COO of Newk’s Eatery. Prior to joining Newk’s, Greco held numerous other executive positions in the food service industry including Chief Executive Officer and President of Sbarro, Chief Executive Officer of the restaurant group Le Duff America, Chief Executive Officer of Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc., Chief Executive Officer of Fieldbrook Farms Corporation, and Chief Operating Officer of Natural Country Farms.

Early years and personal life:

Greco was born in New Haven, Connecticut and grew up in nearby Hamden, Connecticut. He graduated from Hamden High School in 1976, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Georgetown University in 1980, and a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, in 1983. Additionally, Greco has completed International Studies at City University, London, England.

Greco is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Florida Bar Association. As well as being active on the Board of Advisors for the Lender School of Business at Quinnipiac University, Greco also serves on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Food Bank, the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach County Food Bank, and the Board of Directors of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce. Greco is the father of two sons, and resides in Delray Beach, Florida with his wife.

Early career:

After graduating from law school, Greco served as a partner in Connecticut-based Greco and Greco law firm from 1983 to 1991, specializing in consultation to and representation of real estate and corporate clients.

Greco executed one of his first turnarounds at Ellington, Connecticut-based Natural Country Farms, a manufacturer of private label and food service fruit juices, where he served as Chief Operating Officer for five years.

Following Natural Country Farms, Greco served for seven years as Chief Executive Officer of Fieldbrook Farms, a $100 million manufacturer of private label ice cream in Dunkirk, New York. A team of investors, led by Greco, took over a failing Fieldbrook Farms and named Greco Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, he successfully designed and executed a strategic plan to turn the company around. Greco’s efforts resulted in a doubling of profits and a large increase in productivity.

Laura J. Alber
Laura J. Alber

Laura J. Alber (born September 7, 1968) is an American businesswoman and currently the Director and CEO of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. since May 26, 2010, as well as its company president since July 2006. Ms. Alber previously served as President of the Pottery Barn brand, a subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. from February 11 2002 to 2006. She was responsible for the Pottery Barn Merchandising and Pottery Barn Kids stores.

Biography:

After acquiring a BA in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, she spent several years with The Gap, Inc., Contempo Casuals, and as a small business owner.

Williams-Sonoma:

She joined Williams-Sonoma in 1995 as a buyer in the Pottery Barn subsidiary brand and later rose to President of that division, serving in that capacity from 2002 to 2006. Alber moved to the newly created role of President of Williams-Sonoma in 2006 where she continued her lead of Pottery Barn and the company’s global supply chain, logistics, and Middle East expansion.

In 2010 she was elected to the company’s board and named as CEO, replacing retiring W. Howard Lester. At that time, she was the 10th highest paid woman in U.S. business, with an estimated compensation of $13,555,412. In 2011, the San Francisco Business Times named her one of the most influential women in San Francisco.

Personal:

She is married with three children and a member of the Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s advisory board.

Lon R. Greenberg
Lon R. Greenberg

Lon R. Greenberg has been CEO of UGI Corp. for 14 years, and Chairman of UGI for 13 years.

Career:

Greenberg has been employed with UGI for 20 years, serving previously in the roles of Senior Vice President — Legal and Corporate Development and as Corporate and Development Counsel. Prior to his employment with UGI, Greenberg served in the roles of President, CEO, Chairman, and Director of AmeriGas Propane, Inc. Greenberg also serves on the board of directors and the compensation committee of Aqua America, Inc.

Compensation:

While CEO of UGI in 2008, Lon R. Greenberg earned a total compensation of $5,720,227, which included a base salary of $1,026,300; a cash bonus of $964,722; stock granted of $2,123,800; options granted of $1,524,000; and other compensation of $81,405. Greenberg ranks 18th within the Utilities sector of Forbes’ special report on CEO compensation.

Lakshmi Mittal
Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Niwas Mittal was born in 15th June 1950 in a Marwadi family. He learned at Shri Daulatram Nopany Vidyalaya, Calcutta from 1957 to 1964. He is an Indian steel magnate, situated in the United Kingdom. He is the Executive Chairman of ArcelorMittal, the world’s biggest steelmaking organization. In 2005, Forbes positioned Mittal as the third-most richest person on the planet, making him the principal Indian resident to be positioned in the best ten in the distribution’s yearly rundown of the world’s most richest people. He is additionally the “57th-most powerful person” of the 72 people named in Forbes’ “Most Powerful People” list for 2015.

He is married to Usha Mittal. They have a child Aditya Mittal and a little girl Vanisha Mittal. Lakshmi Mittal has two siblings, Pramod Mittal and Vinod Mittal, and a sister, Seema Lohia, who wedded Indonesian businessman, Sri Prakash Lohia. Mittal purchased No. 9A Palace Greens, Kensington Gardens, earlier the Philippines Embassy, for £70 million out of 2008 for his girl Vanisha Mittal who is hitched to Amit Bhatia, a businessman and donor. Mittal tossed a luxurious “vegan reception” for Vanisha in the Palace of Versailles, France. Mittal’s home at 18–19 Kensington Palace Gardens—which was bought from Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone in 2004 for £67 million (US$128 million) made it the world’s most costly house at that point.

In 2005, The Sunday Times named him “business person of 2006”, the Financial Times named him “Individual of the Year”, and Time magazine named him “Worldwide Newsmaker of the Year 2006”. In 2007, Time magazine remembered him for their “Time 100” list.  In 2002, Plaid Cymru MP Adam Price acquired a letter composed by Tony Blair to the Romanian Government on the side of Mittal’s LNM Group steel organization, which was currently offering to purchase Romania’s state-claimed industry. In October 2003, the LNM Group prevailing with regards to finishing up the exchange to pry free the Romanian government from the control of steel resources. In 2006-07, Mittal prevailing in an antagonistic takeover bid for Arcelor, which he renamed Arcelor Mittal. In this manner he acquired control of among others the Usinor steel resources of France, the Arbed steel resources of Luxembourg, and the Aceralia steel resources of Spain.

Lisa Su
Lisa Su

Lisa Tzwu-Fang Su was born into the world in November of 1969 in Tainan, Taiwan. She was born in a Taiwanese Hokkien talking family. American business leader and electrical specialist, who is the president and CEO of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Su was designated president and CEO of AMD in October 2014, in the joining the organization in 2012 and holding jobs like senior VP of AMD’s worldwide specialty units and chief operating official. Early in her profession, Su worked at Texas Instruments, IBM, and Freescale Semiconductor in engineering and the executive’s positions.

Su and her husband Dan are situated in Austin, Texas. At 3 years old with her parents Su Chun-hwai and Sandy Lo. Both she and her sibling were urged to contemplate maths and science study as youngsters. Su and Nvidia prime supporter and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang have been portrayed as cousins or niece and uncle; in any case, she has excused these cases as “false”.

In June 1994, Su turned into an individual from the specialized staff at Texas Instruments, working in the organization’s Semiconductor Process and Device Center (SPDC) until February 1995. Working with different IBM configuration groups on the details of the gadget, Su clarified, “my claim to fame was not in copper, but rather I moved to where the issues were”. In 2000, Su was given a year-long task as the specialized partner for Lou Gerstner, IBM’s CEO.