Category: CEO in Action

Ken Mayhew – William Osler Health System Foundation

Ken Mayhew President and CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation Headquarters: Brampton/Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada Education: University of Toronto, BA First Job: painting houses What I’m Reading: The Orenda by Joseph Boyden Best Advice: Life is short, do your best at everything you do. “We are committed to ensuring that our fundraising efforts, and the staff… Read the full article

Masashi Oka – Union Bank

Masashi Oka President and CEO, Union Bank, N.A., and UnionBanCal Corporation Headquarters: San Francisco, California Education: Bachelor of Law Degree, University of Tokyo; Master of Law Degree, University of Michigan Law School; Member of the New York State Bar First Job: Washing my parents’ car Best Advice: Listen more than you speak, and be yourself.… Read the full article

George Chavel – Sodexo

George Chavel President and CEO, Sodexo, Inc. Headquarters: Gaithersburg, Maryland Education: BA, Albion College First Job: Stock boy on the loading dock of my father’s candy and tobacco wholesale distributorship What I’m Reading: From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership, by Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr. Interests: Playing the piano, golf, and… Read the full article

Jeff Fettig – Whirlpool Corporation

Jeff Fettig Chairman & CEO, Whirlpool Corporation Headquarters: Benton Harbor, Michigan Education: Bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA from Indiana University First Job: Operations Associate at Whirlpool Corporation, 1981 My Philosophy: Luck is the intersection of hard work and opportunity. Best Advice: Treat people right and do what you say. There is no right… Read the full article

John B. Veihmeyer – KPMG

John B. Veihmeyer Chairman and CEO, KPMG LLP Headquarters: New York, New York Education: BBA in Accounting, University of Notre Dame First Job: Working in a warehouse, handling shipments and inventory What I’m Reading: The Speed of Trust by Stephen R. Covey Best Advice: Don’t try to orchestrate every step of your career path. Just… Read the full article

John Hartmann – True Value Company

John Hartmann President and CEO, True Value Company Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois Education: BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; JD, Syracuse University College of Law; Accelerated Leadership Program certificate, Emory University Goizueta Business School First Job: Picking corn on a local farm What I’m Reading: Quantum Leap Thinking by James J. Mapes Best Advice: If you believe… Read the full article

Yue Zhuge – Landscape Mobile

Yue Zhuge Co-Founder and CEO, Landscape Mobile Headquarters: Beijing, China Education: PhD, Stanford University; MS, Stony Brook University First Job: Summer Internship at Intel What I’m Reading: Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger Best Advice: It is okay to aim high, but it is also okay to take your own pace. Producing the… Read the full article

John Wilson – WilsonHCG

John Wilson CEO, WilsonHCG Headquarters: Tampa, Florida Education: Grand Valley State University What I’m Reading: Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves My Philosophy: Hire the best people, not the best performers. You can train people to be better at their job, but not to be better people. Continually engaging Diversity and collaboration… Read the full article

Helena Morrissey – Newton Investment Management Limited

Helena Morrissey CEO, Newton Investment Management Limited Headquarters: London, England Education: MA philosophy, University of Cambridge First Job: Global bond analyst, Schroders Interests: Looking after my nine children What I’m Reading: Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business by John Mackey My Philosophy: Anything is possible Sustaining and meaningful change I see diversity as… Read the full article

Frederica M. Williams – Whittier Street Health Center

Frederica M. Williams CEO and President, Whittier Street Health Center Headquarters: Roxbury, Massachusetts Education: London School of Accountancy and Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Financial Administrators, United Kingdom; Graduate certificate in administration and management, Harvard University Extension School, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Master in Business Administration, Anna Maria College, Paxton, Massachusetts First Job: Working in my mother’s… Read the full article