Jennifer Pellet

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.


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Former CEO of Campbell Soup, Doug Conant, On Rules for Leaders

Doug Conant had a successful decade as the CEO of Campbell Soup Company. He inherited a floundering company and put the iconic brand back on track — and double-digit gains. Conant says that it’s CEOs who look for and act on every opportunity to deliver authenticity who succeed in engaging employees.

Jennifer Pellet CEO Interviews , Leadership & Strategy September 12 2011

Shareholders Push for “Triple Bottom Line”

Shareholder expectations have evolved, and they’re not just focused on profits. According to an Ernst & Young report, in 2010 most shareholder proposals were resolutions focused on social and environmental issues. And shareholder support of these proposals has increased nine-fold since 2005.

Jennifer Pellet Boards of Directors , Corporate Reputation , Governance/Compliance August 2 2011

Celebrating 2011’s CEO of the Year: Alan Mulally

Last night at the New York Stock Exchange, Chief Executive honored Ford CEO Alan Mulally as 2011′s CEO of the Year. Chosen by a jury of his peers, Mulally received the recognition for his turnaround of the Ford brand. Here are some highlights of the evening.

Jennifer Pellet CEO of the Year July 28 2011
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Southland Industries CEO Ted Lynch: The Seven-Year Stretch

The process of CEO succession planning can be a long one. Just ask Ted Lynch. After a five-year decision making process, Lynch has been named the next CEO of Southland Industries. Here’s the catch, he won’t take the reins for another two years. But despite the wait, Lynch seems to be pleased with the planning process.

Jennifer Pellet CEO Interviews , Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management July 20 2011
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Can Healthcare Be Fixed?

Healthcare reform is a hot topic among politicians and business owners and as CEO of Premier, an alliance of more than 2400 hospitals and 70,000 non-acute healthcare sits, Susan DeVore says that healthcare reform will happen one way or another. Here’s what DeVore sees as the future of healthcare.

Jennifer Pellet CEO Interviews , Health/Benefits July 4 2011
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BioSante CEO Stephen Simes: Leveraging Libido

How does BioSante, a small pharmaceutical company that took in $2.5 million in revenue in 2010, expect to compete in the multi-billion dollar pharma industry? By being patient, outlasting the pharma giants, and introducing a new drug to fill a gap in the market.

Jennifer Pellet CEO Interviews June 16 2011
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Making the United States Less Competitive

The United States has the second-highest overall tax rate for companies in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Chief Executive magazine compares U.S. rates to the rest of the world.

Jennifer Pellet Global Business , Governance/Compliance , Regulatory June 15 2011
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Polycom CEO Andrew Miller: Can You See Me Now?

When Polycom brought in Andrew Miller in May of 2010, he wasted no time in starting to reorganize things. In order to stay up to speed in the quickly-changing video and video conference field, Miller knew that a slow transition wasn’t going to cut it. He changed almost half of the company’s employees and united two of the company’s divisions. As a result, revenue grew by 26 percent in 2010 alone and the company’s stock has doubled over the last year.

Jennifer Pellet Business Software , CEO Interviews , Strategy , Technology June 14 2011
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IBM’s Saul Berman: Where’s the Value?

Working for IBM’s Global Business Services, Saul Berman counsels companies on strategic issues. He has also recently authored the book, “Not For Free: Revenue Strategies for a New World.” How does Berman suggest CEOs safeguard their businesses against disruption? Here’s an answer you might not expect: watch your kids.

Jennifer Pellet CEO Interviews , Innovation , Leadership & Strategy , Strategy June 3 2011
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Tom Harrison, Omnicom DAS CEO, On Entrepreneurs: Born Not Bred

CEO of Omnicom Group’s Diversified Agency Services (DAS), Tom Harrison believes that entrepreneurship is inherent — people are either born with the ability to innovate or they aren’t. Harrison maintains, however, that you can still be successful if you aren’t instinctively entrepreneurial, but you’ll have to compensate.

Jennifer Pellet CEO Interviews , Leadership & Strategy May 31 2011

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