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As editor-at-large at Chief Executive magazine, Jennifer Pellet writes feature stories and CEO roundtable coverage and also edits various sections of the publication.

Making Private Equity Work

You need an influx of operating cash to tap into a growth opportunity for your business. Private equity firms flush with the green stuff need to invest it. The concept has all the makings of the perfect symbiotic relationship. But in the private equity sphere things are rarely so simple, agreed CEOs representing both private equity firms and portfolio companies, ...

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DIY Brand Building

Tom Duncan The Challenge. You’re a manufacturing company looking to make headway in a market saturated with established brands. Like you, your competitors operate cost-efficient manufacturing facilities in China, so competing on price is not an option. What’s more, several peer brands are owned by the very retail channels you’re hoping to sell through—fiercely territorial players unlikely to give prime ...

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Positec CEO Tom Duncan: DIY Brand Building

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Based in Suzhou, China, $350 million Positec Tool was once primarily a contract manufacturer, making private label tools for home improvement chains like Home Depot and Lowe’s, as well as brands like Black & Decker. Here Chief Executive interviews Positec CEO Tom Duncan.

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Covance: Tactics for Talent Troubles

Covance’s Joe Herring Innovation has always been near and dear to pharmaceutical heavyweights, such as Pfizer and Eli Lilly, whose very lifeblood depends on minting a steady flow of new drugs for their in-patent pipelines. In the past, as long as they achieved that goal, the industry had little trouble justifying the sprawling campuses, plush salaries and pension plans, and ...

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Covance CEO Joe Herring: Tactics for Talent Troubles

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Contract research organizations (CROs), like Covance, have benefitted from once cost-be-damned pharmaceutical companies' new focus on budget. Chief Executive interviews Joe Herring, CEO of $2.8 billion Princeton, N.J.-based Covance, which focuses on driving cost and time out of the development process.

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