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Rodger O. Riney
Rodger O. Riney

Rodger O. Riney (born 1946) is the CEO and founder of Scottrade, an online discount brokerage firm headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Early life:

Riney was born in 1946 and was introduced to the stock market by his grandparents after giving him 10 shares of a stock. He attended college in the 1960s and worked in the financial services industry. He interned at Edward D. Jones & Company.

Riney earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Missouri. He and his wife, Paula, are members of Kirkwood Baptist Church in St. Louis County, Missouri.

Scottrade:

After the deregulation of the brokerage industry in 1975, Rodger saw an opportunity to provide lower commission trades. In 1980, he founded Scottrade in Scottsdale, Arizona under the name of Scottsdale Securities.

In 1982, Scottrade branched out from Scottsdale, Arizona, promoting discounted commissions for trades placed by telephone. Riney introduced internet trading in the 1990s. Scottrade has over 500 branch offices nationwide and offers managed services for clients who are seeking fee based advice. The company offers a full range of banking services to retail clients and makes commercial loans to small business.

Riney’s management methods are described as conservative. He stated his intention to maintain private ownership and is against merging. In 2013 Scottrade was cited as 53rd in the top 100 companies to work for.

Roman Abramovich
Roman Abramovich

He is the owner of Millhouse LLC. He started out by stealing fuel intended for the Russian Army. He then made different investments, from doll making to providing bodyguard services. He is also the owner of the London-based football club called Chelsea. He is one of the richest men in Russia.

Ronald Perelman
Ronald Perelman

He is the owner of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. He has investments in different industries and fields, from cigar, makeup, cars, photography, camping, security, lottery, banks and even comic books. He is also one of the largest donors to charity every year.

Ronish Baxter – CEO Suncom Infotech

Ronish Baxter is an entrepreneur from India who is also the CEO of Suncom Infotech. He hails from New Delhi, India and has been associated with this organization from November 2011 i.e more than 7 years. Prior to joining this company, he has been associated with some renowned cloud computing companies and has had a quite successful career in terms of both success and achievement.

Growing up in New Delhi, he completed his schooling from the Shri Ram School and was even the captain of his school cricket team. From a very young age, he showed interest towards entrepreneurship and was always a very bright boy as told by his teachers. He completed his business management studies from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s College of Business. After completing his studies, he left for India and started his entrepreneurial journey.

Since his present company Suncom Infotech Pvt. Ltd. is associated with IT Consulting, Managed IT & Security Services and Interactive Services for organizations in the enterprise and government sectors therefore he has to always be at par with the latest developments in the industry. Ronish Baxter feels that the industry has changed substantially over the years and the way it is advancing at this stage, there will be a time when India will be recognized as one of the global leaders in terms of technology innovation and new growth strategies.

When it comes to his family, Ronish Baxter has grown up in a very strict and disciplined environment since his father was a general in the Indian army. His mother was a teacher. Ronish Baxter gives credit to his success to such an upbringing which helped him to understand what’s really important in life and focus on the job at hand. He is presently married and has two daughters.

Ronish Baxter-Suncom Infotech CEO
Ross McEwan
Ross McEwan

Ross Maxwell McEwan (born 16 July 1957) is a New Zealand banker, who has been the chief executive officer (CEO) of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS), a FTSE 100 company since 1 October 2013, succeeding Stephen Hester.

Early life and education:

McEwan was educated at Hastings Boys’ High School, Hastings, followed by Massey University, where he completed a degree in business studies and human resources, despite having failed an accountancy module twice.

Career:

McEwan’s first top management position was as Chief Executive of Axa New Zealand from 1996 to 2002. He had spent the previous ten years at National Mutual New Zealand, 51% acquired by Axa in 1995. McEwan was then appointed CEO of First NZ Securities, the stockbroking arm of First NZ Capital Securities, the New Zealand affiliate of Credit Suisse Group.

In 2003 McEwan was hired as group executive for retail banking services for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). He had been expected to become the next CEO of CBA, but was passed over for the post in 2011.

McEwan joined RBS in August 2012 as head of retail banking. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in October 2013. It was expected that he would move the bank away from investment banking and reduce its international exposure, to focus more on UK retail banking.

In February–March 2014, McEwan attracted press coverage for his view that “free banking” (no current account charges for customers in credit) would have to end sooner or later, and that this would in turn lead to greater transparency from the banks about how they funded their operations.

On 25 February 2015, RBS announced that McEwan would forgo a share award worth £1m saying that he did not want his pay package to “be a distraction from the task of building a great bank”. He is still expected to be paid £2.7m despite turning down the award. The announcement came the day before the bank, which is 80% owned by the UK government, was due to release annual results widely expected to be disappointing following a series of fines by banking regulators for failures including for failing to stop manipulation of the foreign exchange market.

Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch

Keith Rupert Murdoch (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian-born American media proprietor. His father, Keith Arthur Murdoch, had been a reporter and editor and a senior executive of the Herald and Weekly Times newspaper publishing company covering all Australian states except New South Wales. After his father’s death in 1952 Keith Rupert Murdoch declined to join his late father’s registered public company and created his own private company, News Limited. Murdoch thus had full control as Chairman and CEO of Global Media Holding Company News Corporation, now the world’s second-largest media conglomerate, and its successors, News Corp and 21st Century Fox, after the conglomerate split on 28 June 2013.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Murdoch acquired a number of newspapers in Australia and New Zealand, before expanding into the United Kingdom in 1969, taking over the News of the World, followed closely by The Sun. Murdoch moved to New York City in 1974, to expand into the U.S. market; however, he retained interests in Australia and Britain. In 1981, Murdoch bought The Times, his first British broadsheet, and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1985 to satisfy the legal requirement for U.S. television ownership.

In 1986, keen to adopt newer electronic publishing technologies, Murdoch consolidated his UK printing operations in Wapping, causing bitter industrial disputes. Murdoch’s News Corporation acquired Twentieth Century Fox (1985), HarperCollins (1989), and The Wall Street Journal (2007). Murdoch formed the British broadcaster BSkyB in 1990, and during the 1990s expanded into Asian networks and South American television. By 2000, Murdoch’s News Corporation owned over 800 companies in more than 50 countries, with a net worth of over $5 billion.

In July 2011, Murdoch faced allegations that his companies, including the News of the World, owned by News Corporation, had been regularly hacking the phones of celebrities, royalty, and public citizens. Murdoch faces police and government investigations into bribery and corruption by the British government and FBI investigations in the U.S. On 21 July 2012, Murdoch resigned as a director of News International. On 1 July 2015, Murdoch left his post as CEO of 21st Century Fox. Murdoch and his family own both 21st Century Fox and News Corp through the Murdoch Family Trust.

Early life:

Murdoch was born Keith Rupert Murdoch on 11 March 1931 in Melbourne, Australia to Sir Keith Murdoch (1885–1952) and Elisabeth Joy Greene (later Dame Elisabeth Murdoch) (1909–2012), daughter of Rupert Greene. He is of English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Murdoch’s parents were also born in Melbourne. Keith Murdoch was a war correspondent and later a regional newspaper magnate owning two newspapers in Adelaide, South Australia, and a radio station in a faraway mining town. Later in life, Keith Rupert chose to use Rupert, the first name of his maternal grandfather.

Keith Murdoch the elder asked to meet with his future wife after seeing her debutante photograph in one of his own newspapers and they married in 1928, when she was aged 19 and he was 23 years older. In addition to Rupert, the couple had three daughters: Janet Calvert-Jones, Anne Kantor and Helen Handbury (1929–2004). Murdoch attended Geelong Grammar School, where he was co-editor of the school’s official journal The Corian and editor of the student journal If Revived.He took his school’s cricket team to the National Junior Finals. He worked part-time at the Melbourne Herald and was groomed by his father to take over the family business. Murdoch read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Worcester College, Oxford in England, where he supported the Labour Party, stood for Secretary of the Labour Club and managed Oxford Student Publications Limited, the publishing house of Cherwell. After her husband’s death from cancer in 1952, Elisabeth Murdoch did charity work, as life governor of the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne and established the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. At the age of 102 (in 2011), she had 74 descendants. Murdoch completed an MA before working as a sub-editor with the Daily Express for two years.