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AmerisourceBergen CEO David Yost: Banking on a Robust Service Offering

Caught between rising costs for healthcare and increasing pressure on margins, pharmaceutical distribution companies continue to report increased revenues year after year. The reason lies in providing competitive services to customers, identifying competitive products and leveraging a timely information database. David Yost, president and CEO of Valley Forge, PA-based pharmaceutical distribution company AmerisourceBergen, says, “With margins being so low, it ...

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Caritas Christie Health Care CEO Ralph de la Torre: From Scrubs to Pinstripes

The recession has not been kind to most businesses but hospitals have fared worse. Although healthcare costs have gone up 10 percent per year in recent years, shooting national costs to 17 percent of GDP, up to one-third of total hospital costs are said to be wasted or spent inefficiently. Many patients in poorer areas cannot afford necessary treatment and ...

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QlikTech CEO Lars Bjork: Swedish Sensation

When Lars Bjork joined the nascent business intelligence software company QlikTech in 2000, it was a tiny entity with 35 people and $2 million in revenues based in Lund, Sweden. Bjork came aboard as CFO, but his role proved much broader.“In a company of that size, your title may be CFO, but you’re a jackof- all-trades,” says Bjork, who took ...

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IHS CEO Jerre Stead: The Reluctant CEO

When Jerre Stead agreed to step in and aid an ailing IHS back in 2000, it was on one condition: “I said, I’ll be happy to be chairman, but I’m not going to do CEO again,” recounts the 65-year-old, who had left the chairman and CEO role at Ingram Micro. a scant six months earlier.For a while he kept his ...

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Pricelock CEO Bob Fell: Pumping Protection

Wouldn’t it be nice to pay $1.50 per gallon of gas when prices at the pump are $1.99 and up? Or how about having price protection on fuel for your company’s fleet of delivery or service vehicles – or offering it to employees? That’s the premise behind Pricelock, a growth-stage company looking to couple technology and price-protection hedging strategy to ...

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U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey: How the Army Manages Transformation

Like any large, complex organization that must adapt to new realities, the U.S. Army seeks to knock down silos and rethink the way it looks at itself. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., talks about what it takes to modernize a 1.1 million person organization, where getting people to embrace change is the key.

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