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Phil Wahba


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Past articles by Phil:

How JetBlue’s CEO plans to expand its national reach—with or without the Spirit merger

He intends to broaden JetBlue's reach—with or without Spirit. → Read More

With eyes on Nike and Adidas, New Balance’s CEO has plans to double in size and become a $10 billion brand in a few years

The running brand is racing to catch up with Nike. → Read More

Why JPMorgan’s marketing chief says today’s CMOs must think like CFOs and CEOs to drive growth

The bank has a "very targeted" marketing approach. → Read More

Bosses are trying to lure workers back to the office with a free, coveted perk: quiet and privacy

Big employers want to lure workers back with new office touches like noise dampening. → Read More

Few retail execs have what it takes to be CEO anymore—and it’s a troubling sign of a failing industry

Boards are struggling to find permanent CEOs to head retail companies. → Read More

Neiman Marcus’s CEO is done wooing the less than wealthy as luxury heads for a slowdown: ‘We are no longer about selling everywhere on the price spectrum’

The luxe retailer gets almost half of its sales from only 2% of customers. → Read More

Chobani’s CEO urges companies facing labor gap to hire refugees: ‘You will have the most loyal and motivated workforce you’ve ever seen’

"You will have the most loyal and motivated workforce you've ever seen," says Chobani's CEO. → Read More

Veterans can fill the skills gap bedeviling corporate America, says Wounded Warrior Project CEO: ‘It’s a case of out of sight, out of mind’

Companies misperceive what veterans bring to the table, says Wounded Warrior Project's CEO. → Read More

Why 2022 will go down as ‘the year where everything changed’ for climate tech

“We’re really at an inflection point for climate tech," said Bill Gross, Heliogen CEO, at a Fortune dinner in Las Vegas. → Read More

Why Lime’s CEO thinks cars are his true business rivals—not other scooter companies: ‘Our competition is getting a family to give up that second car’

Lime is headed to its first profitable year yet, banking on people's desire for green transportation. → Read More

An unlikely leadership factory is minting future female Fortune 500 CEOs

PepsiCo helped the CEOs of Dick's Sporting Goods, Land O'Lakes, and Hershey rise to the top. → Read More

16 former PepsiCo executives are now Fortune 500 CEOs. Here’s how the food and beverage giant became an incubator for leaders

The maker of fizzy drinks and chips is a CEO factory. → Read More

Hilton’s CEO is banking on pumpkin spice waffles, Paris Hilton, and Peloton to keep its post-pandemic momentum going: ‘People are spending more disposable income on experiences and travel’

The hotel chain is cashing in on the Hilton heiress's brand to win over younger customers. → Read More

Pearson’s CEO is bringing the textbook giant into the future by tracking readers’ habits: ‘We can tell the author that no one reads chapter four or that they should double down on animation in chapter six’

The textbook giant is tracking readers' consumption habits to inform its educational offerings. → Read More

Walgreens retail chief wants to make health care consultations as simple as a drugstore run: ‘There is a need for alternative care settings’

Walgreens wants retail stores to be a one-stop shop for snacks, pharmacy pickups, and doctor visits. → Read More

Climate change is a financial risk for most companies. At AccuWeather, it’s a financial win: ‘I like snow. It’s good for business,’ says its CEO

"I like snow. It's good for business," says founder and CEO Joel Myers. → Read More

CEOs focused on stakeholder capitalism take umbrage at ‘woke CEO’ label and say it’s just good business

Hitting ESG goals and being a good corporate citizen is about good business, not being woke, leading CEOs say. → Read More

This 33-year-old Wall Street wunderkind is the CEO of P.F. Chang’s, and he’s giving the chain a complete makeover: ‘We’ve remodeled about 80% of the fleet’

He's the rare Black CEO in corporate America, leading the $1 billion restaurant chain. → Read More

Fender’s CEO says guitars aren’t dead. And he credits the diversity of players and the pandemic for their revival: ‘We’re pushing a billion dollars in annual sales’

"We're pushing a billion dollars in annual sales," says CEO Andy Mooney. → Read More

The former CEO of Walmart U.S. left the $300 billion retailer to lead Air New Zealand. Just days in, business screeched to a halt: ‘We went from doing $100 million a week to nothing’

Air New Zealand chief Greg Foran explains how he navigated the pandemic as a rookie airline CEO. → Read More