Chairman, President &CEO
Hooper Holmes, Inc.
Revenue: $210 million
Employees: 2,500 +
Hooper Holmes is a leading provider of health information services for the insurance industry. With 200 locations throughout the country, the company’s network of medical professionals conducts physical examinations, testing and personal health interviews for applicants for life and health insurance. And the company’s numbers are impressive — Hooper ended 1998 with four quarters of double-digit revenue growth, and sales this year alone are expected to grow 13 percent.
Spearheading this growth is James McNamee, Hooper Holmes’ chairman, president and chief executive officer. McNamee has spent his entire business career with Hooper Holmes, working his way up the corporate ladder. He joined the company in 1968, after earning a B.S. in Business Administration from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. His first position with Hooper Holmes was as a field representative in the Denver branch office.
After holding various positions in field and corporate sales and marketing administration, he was appointed president and chief operating officer in 1983 and then president and chief executive officer the following year. He was named chairman of the board in 1996.
McNamee earned an M.B.A. in Marketing Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1973. A third-generation Irish American, he is a member of the Irish American Partnership. He is the recipient of FDU’s Pinnacle Award and Regis University’s 1999 Outstanding Alumni Award. He is married with three grown sons.
Scott G. McNealy
Chairman, President &CEO
Revenue: $11.7 billion
“I want Sun to be controversial,” declares Scott McNealy, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Sun Microsystems. “If everyone believes in your strategy, you have zero chance of profit.”
It’s this maverick philosophy that has propelled Sun, a company McNealy helped found in 1982, to become the quintessential Silicon Valley success story. In just 15 years, the company has become the leading global supplier of networked computer systems, and for more than a decade, McNealy has been advancing Sun’s vision and slogan: “The network is the computer.”
Listed in the Fortune 500, Sun was described by Fortune as the best qualified company to “seed the growth of the Internet.” According to Business Week, Sun Microsystems “can claim to be the only pure player in the business.”
The Wall Street Journal says the California computer company “has long been praised for its accomplished, if cocky, management team and a history of innovation,” and adds that despite dire predictions to the contrary, Sun Microsystems is still “alive and prospering, to a degree that astonishes many skeptics.” This is mainly attributable, says the Journal, to Java, the computer language that Sun is pushing to challenge Microsoft’s dominance.
McNealy is a native of Columbus, Indiana, and graduated from Harvard with a degree in economics. He also earned an M.B.A. at Stanford University. He is married with one son.
Thomas E. Moloney III
Revenue: $125 million
Employees: 359 +
As president of Fabergé Inc., Thomas Moloney has taken the original concept of Carl Fabergé — the art of creating objets d’art for royalty — and built a family of related products with the same elegance and cachet.
Moloney’s background has been a logical progression to this position of heading up a prestigious worldwide franchise. As vice president of global marketing for the Elizabeth Arden Division of UniLever since 1990, he utilized his unique strategic skills in product development, marketing sales and manufacturing to establish working relationships with the renowned designers and celebrities associated with his brands. Such personalities include Elizabeth Taylor, Karl Lagerfeld, Pierre Cardin and Geoffrey Beene.
Prior to this position, Moloney was vice president tot global marketing and general manager of the PFW fragrances division of Hercules, Inc. He has studied at Alfred University in Alfred, New York, the State University of New York at Albany and Ramapo College in Ramapo, New Jersey.
Moloney is a second-generation Irish American — both his mother’s and his father’s families come from County Clare. He is a member of the Irish Business Organization and makes quarterly trips to Ireland, maintaining close ties with his extended family there. He holds both American and European citizenship.
George C. Moore
Targus Information Corporation
When George Moore formed his own company, Targus Information Services, in 1993, he moved from the world of international consulting to information technology. Targus specializes in intelligent call-processing solutions for telecommunications applications.
In 1976, Moore joined CACI, an international consulting company, where he was responsible for the development of the demographic and marketing information systems that later became industry standards.
Eight years later, he cofounded National Decision Systems (NDS), the first U.S. company to develop and market a new generation of marketing information work stations with databases stored on CD-ROM.
Moore sold NDS in 1990. He also owns a company named Erne Heritage Holdings, which in turn owns Belleek, Galway Irish Crystal and Aynsley China Ltd. Moore also controls Ravensdale Investments, a venture capital company whose holdings include three rapidly growing information technology companies (besides Targus).
A graduate of University College Dublin and George Washington University, Moore is married with three children.♦