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CFO Michael Fiddelke Readies Target for Digital Future

Target’s Michael Fiddelke has been instrumental in leading the company through one of the more difficult transitions in the retail industry: moving brick-and-mortar business models to the world of online commerce. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the company’s plans, with the retailer’s digital growth increasing 45% year-over-year in 2021…

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PepsiCo’s Newly Minted Chief Sustainability Officer Makes Monumental Pledge

As Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO,) Jim Andrew’s corporate title may not be a household name, but the company he works for certainly is. Since 2016, he’s worked for PepsiCo, one of the most recognizable brands in the world. Named after its flagship product, Pepsi Cola, the company is the second-largest food and beverage business…

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Walmart’s COO Built on Teenage Retail Experience

In a conversation about well-rounded executives in today’s business world, it would be hard not to mention Chris Nicholas. The Chief Operating Officer of Walmart U.S., Nicholas has more than 20 years of international and domestic experience in retail. Among his various accomplishments, he boasts a proven track record leading teams through business transformation initiatives…

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Chipotle’s First Chief Restaurant Officer, Scott Boatwright, Brings Own Secret Sauce

In 2017, Chipotle was looking for ways to improve customer experience at its restaurants – and thus drive revenues – when it found its answer: Scott Boatwright. A senior executive with a ton of industry experience, Boatwright was brought on board as Chipotle’s Chief Restaurant Officer (CRO,) making him the first person to ever serve in such a position during the restaurant chain’s 24 years of existence…

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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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GM-Lifer Mary Barra Steering Auto Giant in EV Race

In 2014, Mary Barra made history when she became the first woman to lead one of the big three automakers in the U.S. But if she was looking for a comfortable job with minimal stress, she was in the wrong industry. Barra, who has since added Chairman to her title, began her reign as CEO of General Motors (GM) right around the time that major car companies found themselves fighting hard just to stay relevant…

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