Chairman and CEO, Macy's
Who says the department store is dead? This year, Macy's (Fortune 500) CEO Terry Lundgren oversaw the hiring of more than 1,000 young workers straight out of college to add to its 171,000-strong workforce, something that was achieved on the back of the department store's healthy sales. Stores open for more than a year reported a revenue increase of 4%. Columbia Business School recently named Lundgren as one of the winners of the Deming Cup, given to outstanding performers in the business. --OA ,
He's a pro-customer, tightfisted risk-taker who is conditioning Wall Street to embrace his erratic earnings. If you're running a business with high margins - watch out.