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05/21/17
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
May’s guest speaker was Leonard S. Schleifer, MD, PhD, Founder, President & CEO, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers and manufactures medicines for serious medical conditions. Elizabeth Nabel, President of Brigham Health, sat down with Leonard who discussed the need for drug companies to focus more on research, and less on earnings. He added, “We don’t just say we want to do research. Research is our ethos.” Regeneron spends more than $1.5 billion annually on research and development. Founded in 1988, Regeneron’s total revenues in 2016 was $4.86 billion and has over 5,500 employees.
04/16/17
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
April’s guest speaker was Denise M. Morrison, President & CEO of Campbell Soup Company, a global food company specializing in soups and simple meals. Morrison outlined three main changes she expects in coming years related to food, which she called "future commerce," "limitless local" and "better-dot-me." She added, “The future will continue to be more complex and more challenging, but with change and complexity come opportunity.” “If you look closely, the future is in plain sight—you just simply have to pay close enough attention to the signals.” Founded in 1869, Campbell Soup is headquartered in Camden, N.J., with annual sales of approximately $8 billion and has over 18,000 employees.
03/12/17
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
March’s guest speaker was Edward Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines, Inc. Mr. Bastian discussed how he revitalized Delta by focusing on its employees. By introducing a profit-sharing philosophy, Delta’s 80,000 employees’ earnings increased by 80%. He also offered his views on the future development of airlines, including efforts to appeal to the millennial generation. Mr. Bastian mentioned a recent meeting with President Trump and discussed the relationship between airlines and politics. Delta Air Lines is one of the world's largest airlines by traffic. Delta serves more than 180 million customers each year and offers service to 323 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Delta’s adjusted net income for 2016 was $604 million.  
02/13/17
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
February’s guest speaker was Steve Easterbrook, President and CEO of the fast food giant McDonald’s. Mr. Easterbrook discussed the disruption of new technologies on traditional businesses like food service. He said, “Do you wait to get disrupted or do you try to become the disruptor within the industry?” Mr. Easterbrook is making his company the “disrupter” through participation in initiatives like UberEATS and ApplePay. He also spoke about the success of the "breakfast all day" innovation, and their experimental home delivery program. McDonald’s Corporation has a net worth of 92.5 billion dollars, owns 36,615 restaurants in 119 countries, and serves 68 million people every day.
12/19/16
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
December's guest speaker was Edward D. Breen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont, a global science company organized into five product lines: Agricultural Products, Food & Personal Care, High Performance Materials, Industrial Biotechnology, People & Process Safety and Polymers & Fibers. Raj Gupta, Chairman of Delphi Automotive, sat down with Edward Breen who discussed the importance for chief executives to create honest relationships within their companies. He focused his discussion on three important themes: openness, strategy, and politics. Dupont, founded in 1802, has over 50,000 employees and has products in more than 90 countries.
10/17/16
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
October’s guest speaker was Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world’s leading producers and providers of entertainment and information. Mr. Iger, interviewed by Robert Kraft, Chairman of the New England Patriots and longtime friend, discussed the most important leadership qualities one should have when running a company with more than $50 billion in annual revenue. Mr. Iger also said they are trying to “figure out what technology’s role is in distributing the great content that we have… and it’s almost not enough to have all that stuff unless you have access to your consumer.” The Walt Disney Company, founded in 1923, has over 185,000 employees and has operations in more than 40 countries.
05/22/16
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
May’s guest speaker was David Abney, Chairman and CEO of United Parcel Service of America (UPS), the world's largest package delivery company and provider of supply chain management solutions. Mr. Abney discussed how adapting to changes in technology has been essential to UPS throughout its history. He said “…we either embrace change, embrace technology and the trends we face, or someone's going to do it for us."  UPS delivers packages each business day for 1.5 million shipping customers to 7.9 million receivers in over 220 countries and territories and has a net worth of $90 billion.
03/27/16
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
March’s guest speaker was Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric (GE), a $130 billion high-tech global industrial company that serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 327,000 people worldwide. Mr. Immelt discussed the recent move of GE’s global headquarters to Boston's Seaport District and plans to create 4,000 jobs in the Boston area. Mr. Immelt said “Boston's 'astounding' startup scene and the plethora of universities were key factors in the decision.”
02/07/16
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston

February’s guest speaker was Brian Cornell, Chairman and CEO of Target Corporation, the second largest general merchandise retailer in America. Mr. Cornell’s talk emphasized the customer experience, focusing on the need to treat all customers as guests and embracing the shift to digital shopping while treating the brick-and mortar-stores as fulfillment centers that are a key part of customer satisfaction.

12/11/15
Dave Sorin, the managing partner of McCarter’s East Brunswick office and the head of the Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice, discusses a nation-wide investor and accelerator, Y Combinator, and the concept of SAFEs: Simply Agreements for Future Equity.
12/09/15

Dave Sorin, the managing partner of McCarter’s East Brunswick office and the head of the Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice, discusses solutions to pre-money valuation for small businesses started by entrepreneurs and venture capitalists and delves into convertible note financing transactions.  

12/08/15
Dave Sorin, the managing partner of McCarter’s East Brunswick office and the head of the Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice, discusses how to raise financing for a new business. Sorin explains why “not every great idea is a business, and not every business is a financeable one.”
12/06/15
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
December’s guest speaker was Travis Kalanick, Co-Founder & CEO of Uber Technologies, a ride-sharing service available in more than 300 cities and 68 countries around the world. Uber has more than 5,000 employees, and is approaching a net worth of $70 billion. Mr. Kalanick discussed the continuing evolution of the company with their beta project, “UberPool,” which matches a client with another rider heading in the same direction. UberPool riders split the cost, and reduce emissions and traffic congestion – further challenging the necessity of owning a car.
12/06/15
Dave Sorin, the managing partner of McCarter’s East Brunswick office and the head of the Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies, practice lays out the basics of starting a business. In the video, Dave discusses raising capital through friends and family, angel investors, venture capital funds, customers, and strategic partners. He explains that in exchange for capital, investors are sometimes given an equity stake in the company based on a pre-money valuation of the company.
10/26/15
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
October’s guest speaker was Ryan Lance, Chairman and CEO of ConocoPhillips, one of the world’s largest independent gas exploration and production companies. The Texas-based company has a market capitalization of about $65 billion and employs more than 18,000 worldwide. Mr. Lance discussed the current state and future of the oil and gas industry, commenting that for various renewable energies to supplant oil and gas, renewable energy would need to increase supply from its 13% in 2012, to 35% by 2040. He projected that with a world of seven billion people, growing to nine billion by 2040, we're going to need every source of energy available to fuel the economy.
09/21/15
06/14/15
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
June’s guest speaker was Kevin A. Plank, Chairman and CEO of Under Armour, one of the world’s most successful performance footwear, apparel and equipment makers. Mr. Plank spoke about his company’s growth from a specialty T-shirt line headquartered in his grandmother’s Georgetown basement into a multibillion dollar sports apparel giant. Under Armour's 2014 annual revenue was $3 billion and the company's current market capitalization is about $17 billion. Under Armour has 125 stores in the U.S. and plans to open over 100 more in the next year.

 

04/26/15
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
April's guest speaker was Mark Hurd, Chief Executive Officer of Oracle Corporation, a leader in database software for more than three decades. Mr. Hurd spoke about keys to innovation in both product and employee development, as well as the next big thing in technology (not the cloud) and challenges facing companies today.
03/31/15
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Our guest speaker is Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Express Company, the world's largest card issuer by purchase volume, with an average of $33 billion in annual revenue. For over 30 years, Mr. Chenualt has experienced many challenges with the credit card giant and stated that “branding is not what you want to be” but the resultant “customer experience”. AMEX is consistently listed among the best 30 companies worldwide.
12/01/14
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Our guest speaker is Michael D. White, Chairman, President, and CEO of DIRECTV, digital television service provider to 38 million customers in the United States and Latin America, with 2013 reported revenues of $31.8 billion. With a sea change in the availability of videos, Mr. White identifies video and programming content rights to be the next challenge for the satellite programming industry.
10/31/14
Wylie Donald, a partner in the Insurance Coverage group at McCarter & English, counsels and litigates on insurance coverage and environmental matters. In this video, Wylie discusses the need to be proactive when it comes to managing your cybersecurity. Cyber threats present specific risks to utilities and other companies in the electricity sector – and despite the critical disruptions many of them can cause, cyber risks are not covered by most commercial general liability policies or other risk covers.

There is no one-size-fits-all cyber insurance policy. But there are measures you can take to determine the types of risks you face, ascertain your level of coverage, and secure the right insurance to cover your vulnerabilities.
10/05/14
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Our guest speaker is John Hammergren, Chairman, President and CEO of the McKesson Corporation. McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 15th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company providing health information technology, medical supplies, and care management tools. The company had sales of $122 billion in 2013. Mr. Hammergren discusses the need to change the trajectory of spending in this country, otherwise the entire revenue of the country will be spent on health care by 2050.
09/24/14
Harley Lewin a partner at McCarter & English discusses the leading issues facing global brands today.
05/04/14
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Our guest speaker is Mark Parker, CEO of Nike, Inc., the world's leading innovator in athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories. Mr. Parker describes his 35-year career with Nike from his first job as a footwear designer in Nike’s Exeter, NH, facility in 1979 to becoming only the third chief executive officer in the company’s history in 2006.  Mr. Parker also discusses what drives Nike's global mission: To Bring Inspiration and Innovation to Every Athlete* in the World (*if you have a body, you are an athlete).
04/06/14
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Our guest speaker is Thomas Falk, Chairman and CEO of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a $21 billion personal care corporation that produces mainly paper-based consumer products. Concerned with keeping ahead of his competitors by focusing on continuous innovation, Mr. Falk emphasized the need for growing and utilizing the best talent available on a global scale.
03/16/14
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Our guest speaker is Adam Silver, newly appointed commissioner of the NBA. In his first formal address as commissioner, Mr. Silver discusses the impact of mobile devices and social media on the NBA’s fan base, how the use of new technologies can spur growth, and the NBA’s strategy for becoming the dominant sports business on an international scale.
02/09/14
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Our guest speaker is Bill McDermott, Co-CEO of SAP, a leading provider of enterprise application software, with a reported total global revenue of more than 22 Billion in 2012. Mr. McDermott is the first American CEO of SAP. Mr. McDermott discusses his rise from Delicatessen operator to CEO and the challenges the Company faces in reducing data complexity and making it usable in real time.
12/08/13
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Our guest speaker is James J. Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, the Nevada based gaming and hospitality company. The second largest gaming company in the world by revenue in 2009, Mr. Murren discusses his company's evolution since the effects of the recession, and hopes of building a resort casino in Springfield, Mass. He estimates the casino in Springfield would create 3,000 permanent jobs.
10/27/13
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
This week’s guest speaker was Steve Holliday, the current CEO of National Grid. Mr. Holliday provided an interesting overview of the history of the company and the challenges it faces in the 21st century in terms of aging infrastructure, energy supplies and dealing with extreme weather events. The aspirational goal of lowering overall energy needs and the need to embrace alternative energy resources rounded out a vibrant (and humorous) presentation.
10/15/13
06/16/13
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
This week's guest speaker is Daniel F. Akerson, Chairman & CEO of General Motors Company, Inc. GM is among the world's largest automakers. Mr. Akerson recognizes that although GM is well on its way to recovery, it still has a long way to go. He discusses GM's investment in breakthrough innovations and projects further inclusion of alternative energy sources and fuel saving technologies.  He states that the U.S. needs a comprehensive energy policy, echoing Royal Dutch Shell Chairman Peter Voser’s remarks at the March presentation.
03/24/13
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Peter Voser, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which is currently ranked #1 on the Fortune Global 500.  Mr. Voser discusses our energy system and offers insightful ideas on how to transform it to meet our rising energy needs.  He estimates that by 2030, we should expect demand for critical resources like water, energy and food to have risen by 40%-50%.  To meet those needs without significant environmental detriment, energy companies need to work together and play an active role in transforming the energy system.
02/10/13
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
David M. Cote, Chairman & CEO of Honeywell International, a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures solutions to address some of the world's toughest challenges.  Mr. Cote discusses the troubling U.S. debt and creative ways to address this issue, including entitlement reform and tax reform.
12/02/12
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Dan Amos is Chairman and CEO of Aflac, the largest provider of supplemental insurance in the US and the largest overall insurance provider in Japan.  Mr. Amos explains how in just a few years a duck transformed a sleepy company into one of the world's most recognized and admired brands.
10/28/12
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
John Stratton, President, Verizon Enterprise Solutions. Verizon Communications is a Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues. Mr. Stratton described ways in which Verizon is responding to the “incredible pace of technology,” and how the company is using its investments in broadband and mobile technologies to transform huge sectors of the economy. Verizon is pursuing new ways of solving some of society's most compelling issues such as health care.
09/23/12
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Marijn Dekkers, Chairman, Bayer AG. Mr. Dekkers speaks about the challenges of cutting health care costs while continuing to invest in innovation.
06/11/12
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Larry Merlo, CEO of pharmacy giant CVS Caremark. Mr. Merlo trumpets CVS's in-store clinics as one possible solution to a an increasingly stressed US healthcare system.
05/02/12
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
This week's speaker is Ed Clark, CEO of TD Bank Group, one of the largest banks in North America. Mr. Clark spoke of embracing  new banking reforms which would mean that the government would never again be in a position of bailing out a failing bank.
03/11/12
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Christopher Viehbacher, Chief Executive Officer of Sanofi-Aventis, the fourth largest seller of prescription drugs in the world. Mr. Viehbacher talks about the critical need for "disruptive" innovation in the health care industry.
02/23/12
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Gary Loveman is the CEO of the world's largest casino company, Caesar's Entertainment. Mr. Loveman offers a rousing defense of the fast growing worldwide gaming industry and, drawing on his Ph. D. in Economics from MIT, describes how the application of science and analytics to the gambling business has helped casinos flourish.
11/22/11
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Gerald Hassell, Chairman and CEO of BNY Mellon, the world's largest deposit bank, with some $26 trillion in assets under custody and administration. Mr. Hassell gives a compelling and sobering description of the "new reality" of global financial markets.
10/22/11
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Charles E. "Ed" Haldeman Jr., chief executive of the taxpayer-backed mortgage giant, Freddie Mac. Mr. Haldeman speaks about the Obama administration's new effort to help millions of troubled homeowners re-finance their loans.
09/22/11
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David Barger, President and CEO of JetBlue Airways. Mr. Barger speaks about JetBlue's strategic focus on providing superior customer service and plans to expand throughout the U.S., despite the challenges presented by the rising cost of fuel.
06/11/11
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Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T defended AT&T's proposed $39 Billion acquisition of rival T-Mobile. Mr. Stephenson said the combination would help fast-track the deployment of a new technology which will dramatically improve cellphone download speeds.
05/11/11
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, is one of the country's most admired business leaders, responsible for Pepsi's 19 separate billion dollar plus brands. Ms. Nooyi speaks about the importance of talent management and of her own folksy tricks for bonding key executives to the Pepsi mission.
03/11/11
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Les Hinton, the CEO of the Dow Jones Company, owner of the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Hinton speaks about the rapid migration of journalism to mobile devices, and the challenge of getting readers to pay for it.
01/15/11
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Ellen Kullman, Chairman and CEO of Dupont, one of the world's oldest and largest chemical companies. Ms. Kullman addresses Dupont's role in increasing global farming productivity to feed the world's growing population.
12/15/10
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Severin Schway, CEO of the Roche Group - one of the world's leading healthcare companies. Mr. Schway addresses the dramatic advances in molecular biology and genetics that are paving the way for "personalized healthcare."
10/26/10
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Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America, the largest bank holding company in America. Mr. Moynihan addressed the bank's recent decision to suspend foreclosure sales and what he described as a long, slow economic recovery for the nation.
10/01/10
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Philip Kent, Chairman and CEO of Turner Broadcasting System, one of the world's leading cable television networks featuring such well-known program brands as CNN, HLN, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, and Turner Classic Movies. Mr. Kent speaks candidly of the challenge of producing responsible programming in the face of extraordinary competition for the television viewer's attention.
06/11/10
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
John Chambers, the CEO of Cisco Systems, one of the world's great technology companies, which during the dot come boom was the most valuable company in the world. Chambers spoke about the company's recent significant expansion in Massachusetts as well as the the company's unique decentralized management structure which helps put new initiatives on the fast track.
05/06/10
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Robert Dudley, British Petroleum's Managing Director/Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia. Speaking just days after the explosion and sinking of a BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, Mr. Dudley detailed the extraordinary containment and clean-up effort from this massive oil spill, which, he said, will forever change the offshore drilling industry.
03/25/10
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Phillippe Dauman, the President and CEO of Viacom - one of the world's largest media conglomerates, whose properties include Paramount Pictures and MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. Mr. Dauman described the "global,"technological" and "millennial" trends that are dramatically transforming the media and entertainment business.
02/02/10
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Steve Forbes, President and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes, and the editor-in-chief of the country's most prominent business publication, Forbes Magazine. He is a former Republican candidate for President in 1996 and 2000. Mr. Forbes offers his blunt and humorous take on what precipitated America's current financial crisis and how to fix it.
12/01/09
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Jeffrey Kindler, the Chairman and CEO of Pfizer, Inc., the world's largest research based pharmaceutical company. Mr. Kindler offers his prescription for how corporate America can regain the public's trust.
10/27/09
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James Skinner, CEO of McDonald's Corporation, who worked himself up through the ranks to lead one of the world's most recognized brands, which is still growing. McDonald's serves more than 58 million customers a day, 2 million more than last year. Mr. Skinner today talks about his four keys to management success.
10/18/09
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Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, one of the world's most successful technology companies with revenues of close to $60 Billion and a market cap of close to a quarter of a trillion dollars. Mr. Ballmer gave the audience of 400 Boston area chief executives his assessment of the prospects for a near-term economic recovery and made some bold predictions about seemingly fanciful technological innovations which he insists will become commonplace within the next decade.
05/06/09
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David O'Reilly, Chairman and CEO, Chevron Corporation. Mr. O'Reilly discussed the nation's current and future energy needs and possible solutions for an energy independent future.
03/12/09
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Ken Lewis, CEO, Bank of America. The nation's financial crisis has put Mr. Lewis and his bank on a very public hot seat. In his address Mr. Lewis defends his bank's executive compensation and sports marketing practices and weighs in on when the nation's economy might turn the corner.
02/10/09
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Peter Loscher, CEO Siemens AG, a leader in innovative technology and the 37th largest corporation in the world, discusses his belief that "going green" is the right path to economic prosperity.
12/02/08
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Jim Goodnight, Chairman, President and CEO of SAS discussed his three decades at the helm of the world's leading business intelligence software vendor, and his vision for the future, even in tough economic times.
10/30/08
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, President and CEO of Nokia, the world's largest mobile phone maker describes his vision for the "magical" hand held devices of the future.
10/12/08
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Duncan Neiderauer, CEO, of the New York Stock Exchange, expresses views on the unprecedented series of financial shake-ups in the previous month.

NYSE Euronext (NYSE/New York and Euronext/Paris: NYX) operates the world's largest and most liquid exchange group and offers the most diverse array of financial products and services. NYSE Euronext, which brings together six cash equities exchanges in five countries and six derivatives exchanges, is a world leader for listings, trading in cash equities, equity and interest rate derivatives, bonds and the distribution of market data.
10/09/08
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James McNerney, Chairman, President and CEO of Boeing, the world's largest airplane manufacturer, addresses the challenges and opportunities of globalization.