Franklin, his father, was a successful lawyer who collected money from mortgages. Emily, his mother, was an abolitionist who supposedly was part of the “underground railroad”. Frederick was the youngest of eleven children. He attended many different levels of private schooling, eventually making his way into the Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. After finishing there, he was accepted into the Harvard Law School; being expected to follow in the footsteps of his father.
In 2001 when Buis was promoted to president of Clayton Europe she made increasing operational efficiency her priority. During the next seven years Europe became the major growth engine for Clayton, and increased the company’s global seven from 33% to 45% by 2009. Europe’s growth became stagnant when the recession hit in 2008/2009. This crisis triggered strategic adjustments and management changes in the U.S. and European operations. The CEO, Briggs told Buis that “he saw Europe as a continued source of growth.
Born on July 23, 1936 in Sacramento California. Anthony McLeod Kennedy was the second child born to Anthony J. Kennedy and Gladys McLeod. His father started as a dock worker in San Francisco then worked his way through law school to form himself as a lawyer and lobbyist in the California legislature and his mother was active in civic affairs (Grimm, French, and Pak). Since a young age he came in contact with outstanding politicians and developed sympathy for the whole world of government and public service. An honor student for his high school years at McClatchy High School in Sacramento, California, Kennedy graduated in 1954(Grimm, French, and Pak).
Three years later, he graduated from the Harvard Law School. Chenault began working at the law firm of Rogers & Wells in New York City following his graduation from Harvard. He soon moved on from the firm. After a brief stint in legal practice, he joined Bain & Company as a consultant. American Express Chenault joined American Express in 1981.
Houston Architect: Richard Keating Richard Keating is a well known Houston Architect. He is best known for his skills and experience in making strategic design decisions in the most cost-effective manner. He worked his way up from being an ordinary architect, helping out with big projects, to being the owner of his own company, designing his own projects. Richard graduated from the University of California Berkeley in 1968. After finishing a year on an excavation in Greece, he told his mentor in Architectural History that he wanted to pursue a PhD in that field.
He later returned to his alma mater, where he briefly taught; but he discovered he could make more money, and further progress his newly forming style, while painting portraits on the street. It was during his time on the streets that he made connections with American embassy workers, and also his first show in Coburg, Germany where nearly all of his displayed paintings sold; he later packed up his belongings and left to Los Angeles where 20 of his works were being exhibited; beginning his "American Odyssey." (http://vladimirkush.com) In Los Angeles, Kush worked in a quaint, rented home garage, but was unable to show off his work due to lack of funds. But, after returning to painting portraits on the street ( this time on the Santa Monica pier,) Kush raised enough money to purchase a ticket to Maui, Hawaii, or as he titles it, the "Promised Land," (http://vladimirkush.com) and his home to this day. Kush worked as a mural painter of the Whaler's Village Musuem in Maui, but in 1993 a dealer from France noticed the originality and creativeness of his work and organized an exhibition in Hong Kong; the place where Kush's work earned him several later
Andy Pearson a Change of Heart Andy Pearson: A Change of Heart Andy Pearson was born in Chicago on June 3rd, 1925. He and his twin brother graduated from the University of Southern California and immediately joined the Navy at the end of World War II. After serving three years in the U.S. Navy, they enrolled in Harvard Business School where they learned critical skills that would be the foundation for their future business endeavors (Zakomurnaya, p.1). Mr. Andy Pearson had a brief stay at Standard brands before he joined the consulting firm of McKinsey & Co. He quickly rose from associate to senior director and was in charge of the firm’s marketing practice.
Gerstner became a close, trusted confidant to Robinson. So, it made perfect sense for Robinson to hire Lou Gerstner to revive the fledgling TRS business once Robinson took over as chairman and CEO of American Express. In 1978, Gerstner left McKinsey to join AMEX and head the charge card division as an executive vice president. During his ten years with AMEX, he became president of the parent company and chairman and CEO of American Express Travel Related Service Company. During his tenure at AMEX membership increased from 8.6 million to 30.7 million.
The decision to start working for this bank was mainly because the CBI offered him to work and earn his MBA in Corporate Finance simultaneously. MacKinnon worked for CBI for eleven years and gradually climbed up the latter in the bank, over the years he held more and more responsible positions at CBI. Then in 1992 the Corporate Bank International merged with Merchant Bank of Canada and Mr. MacKinnon was offered and accepted a position at managing a full service branch of MBC at Saudi Arabia. His new position wasn’t completely new to him – previously he worked abroad in Hong Kong, but it was challenging to say the least. He wasn’t only faced with a matrix organization with many units but was challenged to solve a serious people problem that was left unresolved from the previous management.
The rise of Sol Kerzner Born August 23rd 1935 in the poor Johannesburg suburb of Troyeville, to Russian Jewish immigrants, Sol Kerzner was the youngest of four children. He attended Wits University where he earned a degree in chartered accountancy – he was also a welterweight boxing champion at the University. After getting his degree he moved back to Durban and joined one of the largest accountancy firms where by age 25 he was named a junior partner. His parents owned a boarding house in Durban so the hospitality trade came naturally to him. Backed by some of his accountancy clients, the first hotel he bought was the Palace Hotel.