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Merck Insider Caroline Litchfield Lands Top CFO Position

Considering that internal promotions to the role of CFO at Fortune 500 companies are not uncommon, it was not hard to fathom why Caroline Litchfield was chosen to take over the most senior financial position in her company last year. Litchfield, who received her Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Leicester, has been with healthcare giant Merck her entire professional career…

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Bobby Murphy: Snap Inc.’s Billion Dollar Monk

As co-founder and chief technical officer of the social media company Snapchat, Bobby Murphy is one of Silicon Valley’s great success stories. Despite his efforts to maintain a low-profile, which includes only giving a handful of interviews over the years, the 34-year-old software engineer is no stranger to the tech industry’s limelight…

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From Ukraine with Love: Vlad Shmunis Creates Tech Empire by Connecting People

From an early age, Vlad Shmunis had a passion for technology and solving problems. Little did he know that this combination would lead to becoming one of the most successful CEOs in the world. In the 1970s, Shmunis and his family immigrated from Ukraine to the U.S., where the budding software engineer eventually earned a master’s degree in computer science…

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COO Steve Ashley Turns 8th Grade Job into Lifelong Passion

Steve Ashley isn’t just the President and COO of Shop.com, he’s one of the main reasons why the business has become a global powerhouse among e-commerce sites. In fact, he has been helping to build the business ever since he was in the 8th grade. The year was 1992 and the company was called Market America, a marketing and product-brokerage company headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina…

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Bert Bean Offers Insight into Recipe for CEO Success

Bert Bean is living proof that hard work pays off. As Chief Executive Officer of Insight Global, he is responsible for a $3.3 billion staffing company with more than 4,000 employees working across 63 offices in the U.S. and Canada. Far from an overnight success, Bean’s journey to the top started more than 17 years ago. In 2005, he joined the organization as an entry level recruiter…

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CTO Aristotle Balogh Finds Cozy Home at Airbnb

Airbnb’s CTO, Aristotle Balogh, was on his way to medical school when he discovered his passion for coding while studying at The Johns Hopkins University. This was during the mid-1980s, when the field was still in its infancy, but Balogh knew that he’d found his calling. After switching from his pre-med major, he quickly earned a bachelor’s and master’s in electrical and computer engineering…

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