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Perrigo Co.: John Hendrickson (CEO)

Posted by on Dec 30, 2017 in 2017 contender, Healthcare & Social Assistance | 0 comments

Perrigo Co.: John Hendrickson (CEO)

Why this is a big quit: After 27 years of producing every item in your medicine cabinet (and CEO since 2016) at Perrigo, John Hendrickson bids farewell to the ubiquitous pharmaceutical company that you actually never heard of. But look in your bathroom (or your friend’s read more

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Jamaican Olympic Team: Usain Bolt (Gold Medalist)

Posted by on Dec 30, 2017 in 2017 contender, Recreation & Sport | 0 comments

Jamaican Olympic Team: Usain Bolt (Gold Medalist)

Why this is a big quit: The fastest man alive will walk away from racing. Usain Bolt first sprinted on to the world’s meme-verse in the 2008 Olympics 100 meter final in Beijing. In a competition among the best of the best, Bolt quickly distanced himself from the p read more

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GoDaddy: Blake Irving (CEO)

Posted by on Dec 30, 2017 in 2017 contender, Technology & Media | 0 comments

GoDaddy: Blake Irving (CEO)

Why this is a big quit: Blake Irving will no longer be the master of his domain at GoDaddy. Irving assumed the role of CEO of the domain-hosting company (or better known as that company with Danica Patrick in their commercials) in 2013. During his tenure, GoDaddy double read more

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Infosys: Vishal Sikka (CEO)

Posted by on Dec 29, 2017 in 2017 contender, Technology & Media | 0 comments

Infosys: Vishal Sikka (CEO)

Why this is a big quit: When Vishal Sikka became the first non-founder CEO at Infosys, the second largest tech company in Asia, he implemented the “Zero Distance” strategy to address clients’ perception of a lack of innovation. Since he took the helm Inosys shares rose read more

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Hewlett Packard: Meg Whitman (CEO)

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in 2017 contender, Electronics | 0 comments

Hewlett Packard: Meg Whitman (CEO)

Why this is a big quit: One of the highest-profile women in Silicon Valley, Meg Whitman, is stepping down as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The former candidate for California governor (not Arnold Schwarzenegger) engineered one the largest breakups in the tech read more

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John Wiley and Sons: Mark Allin (President and CEO)

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in 2017 contender | 0 comments

John Wiley and Sons: Mark Allin (President and CEO)

Why this is a big quit: The global publishing company that specializes in academic planning is waving goodbye to President and CEO, Mark Allin, as he is stepping down for family reasons. Allin, joined the company with acquisition of Capstone Publishing (which he founded read more

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Laureate: Doug Becker (CEO)

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in 2017 contender, Education Services | 0 comments

Laureate: Doug Becker (CEO)

Why this is a big quit: Laureate Education has one more alumnus to add to its list. Doug Becker is taking his cap and gown and stepping down from his role as President and CEO of the Baltimore for-profit university system. In 1991 Becker acquired, Sylvan Learning System read more

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Caterpillar: Doug Oberhelman (CEO)

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in 2017 contender, Construction | 0 comments

Caterpillar: Doug Oberhelman (CEO)

Why this is a big quit: After 41 years at the heavy machinery company, and the last 7 at the helm, Doug Oberhelman decided to call it quits. Under Oberhelman, Caterpillar’ sales and revenue blossomed to its highest ever in 2012. Oberhelman was known for taking bold risk read more

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AkzoNobel: Ton Büchner (CEO)

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in 2017 contender, Manufacturing (Industrial) | 0 comments

AkzoNobel: Ton Büchner (CEO)

Why this is a big quit: The multinational chemicals company is unfortunately saying goodbye to their CEO, Ton Büchner.  Büchner, CEO since 2012, stepped down in July due to health reasons just weeks after fighting off a €27bn takeover assault on the company. Since joini read more

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Equifax: Richard Smith (CEO)

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in 2017 contender, Finance & Insurance | 0 comments

Equifax: Richard Smith (CEO)

Why this is a big quit: The exodus of top level managers of the credit reporting company amid the massive data hack grew by one with the departure of CEO, Richard Smith. Prior to the data breach, Smith, deservedly so, received a lot of credit during his tenure. Under Ri read more

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