Category: James Post

J.B. Hunt gives $5 million to NWA children’s hospital

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette James Post, Questrom School of Business Past pediatric patients sporting orange caps and hard hats held up signs reading “$5 million” on stage at J.B. Hunt Transport Services headquarters Thursday to highlight the most recent donation to Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s Northwest Arkansas campus in Springdale… Expert quote: “Having three big companies located […]

Martin Meehan will remain a director of troubled Sage Bank

Boston Globe (subscription required) James Post, Questrom School of Business The incoming president of the University of Massachusetts, Martin T. Meehan, will continue to serve as a director of a small Lowell bank that federal and state regulators recently cited for weak management and board oversight… Expert quote: “The board should have discovered some of […]

Fewer CEOs Are Being Fired and That’s Good News for Shareholders

Bloomberg James Post, Questrom School of Business For every company such as Target Corp. or Sanofi that ousted its top executive last year, there were many more like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Ford Motor Co. where the transition was planned, saving shareholders billions of dollars… Expert quote: “Investors like stability and predictability where possible. During […]

Ford hires investment banker Casea to lead investment strategy

Chicago Tribune James Post, School of Management Ford said Tuesday it has hired veteran auto analyst and investment banker John Casesa to lead the carmaker’s global strategy, creating a senior adviser position to Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields… Expert quote: “Casesa has a lot of credibility with people who know the industry and he’ll be […]

Let Them Eat Burgers

Bloomberg James Post, School of Management Shake Shack shook up Wall Street on Jan. 30. With investors eager to buy into New York restaurateur Danny Meyer’s thoroughly modern vision of a burger joint (complete with beer and wine), the company was able to sell its shares for more than it originally planned. And the stock price […]