Jack Welch began his career with the General Electric Company in 1960, became its eighth Chairman and CEO in 1981, and was named "Manager of the Century" by Fortune magazine in 2000. Upon retiring from GE in 2001, Mr. Welch published his autobiography Jack: Straight from the Gut, an international bestseller; his second international bestseller, Winning, was published in 2005 and written with his wife Suzy Welch. For the past decade, Mr. Welch has been active as a special partner with the private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice, an advisor to IAC/InteractiveCorp, and a popular public speaker addressing audiences around the world. In 2010, he founded the Jack Welch Management Institute, a fully accredited online MBA program with 900 students.
Suzy Welch is a bestselling author, television commentator, and noted business journalist. Her last book, the New York Times bestseller 10-10-10, presents a decision-making strategy for success at work and in parenting, love, and friendship. After graduating from Harvard Business School, Mrs. Welch worked at the management consulting firm Bain & Company, before becoming an editor at the Harvard Business Review. She is on the advisory board of the Jack Welch Management Institute and actively engaged with several nonprofit organizations promoting animal rights.