March 28, 2021
TiiCKER’s Sweet 16 CEOs Competition and Sweepstakes, a contest that pits CEOs – representing both their alma maters and the publicly traded companies they lead – against each other while offering chances to win valuable prizes, pits the head of a major insurance provider against the head of a global retail giant.
Tipping off in Round 1, Thomas Wilson, Chair, President and CEO of Allstate Corp. (Tii:ALL) will represent the University of Michigan Wolverines against UCLA and Brian Cornell, Board Chairman and CEO of Target Corp. (Tii:TGT). Let’s take a look at the tale of the tape:
Wilson has been CEO of Allstate since 2007 and became Chair of its Board of Directors in 2008. He has held key leadership positions at the company since 1995, including all major operating units. He has led investments in innovation, improving efficiency, restructuring for the long term, investing in people and ensuring Allstate is a positive force in America. He has managed corporate risk and return to withstand the 2008 global financial crisis, adapt the homeowners business to significant increases in severe weather-related losses, lead the industry in the use of telematics, and expand into protection plans and identity protection. A native of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, Wilson holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.
Cornell is responsible for Target’s global business, including the company’s more than 1,900 U.S. stores, digital properties and more than 350,000 team members. He joined Target in August 2014 after more than 30 years in escalating leadership positions at leading retail and global consumer product companies, including three CEO roles and more than two decades doing business in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America. His past experience includes time as both a vendor partner and a competitor to Target, and he brings insights from those roles to the company today. Named as CNN's Business CEO of The Year in 2019, Cornell graduated from UCLA in 1981.
Check back for results, recaps and the next set of matchups! Sweet 16 CEOs Competition winners will be chosen based on a variety of factors tied to company performance. The best part is you can win too! In the spirit of March Madness, tell us which team you are cheering for and why you are cheering for them. You will be entered for a chance to win one of four Benzinga.com Essential memberships for 12 months. That’s a $1400 value EACH. Click here to participate. See official terms.
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