Management Turnover as Change Agent

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Recommended Reading - Motorola's Search for Handset CEO

Scott Moritz wrote a recent story for Fortune, entitled, Motorola's Hunt for a Miracle Worker, The Wireless giant's handset business needs a genius to turn itself around. The story outlines a number of possible choices that might be considered for the position. The task ahead for whomever is chosen and decides to take the position is monumental. Below are some of the names Moritz indicated have floated to the surface. Moritz provides more details in his article.

> Anssi Vanjoki, the new markets chief at Nokia (NOK)

> Steve Altman, the president of Qualcomm (QCOM, Fortune 500).

> Dan Akerson is a former top executive with MCI, Nextel, XO, and now at Carlyle Group.

> Ed Breen ran General Instruments, which was purchased by Motorola in 2000.

> Mike Zafirovski is the one-time No.2 at Motorola who's now trying to turn around Nortel (NT).

> Ron Garriques, the former Motorola handset chief who fled to Dell (DELL, Fortune 500) during Razr's fall from popularity.

> Bill Nuti, a turnaround artist who left Cisco to revive Symbol Technologies.

> Ben Verwaayen, the former Lucent chief operating officer who's just spent six years modernizing British Telecom.
If you are interested in Motorola or the industry check out the story.

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