MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski traveled to Buckeye Nation for a special Morning Joe broadcast from Ohio State University. The program took place in conjunction with the 2014 National Middle Market Summit. Joe and Mika interviewed prominent guests including GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt
“The reason people come to work for GE is that they want to be about something that is bigger than themselves. People want to work hard, they want to get promoted, they want stock options. But they also want to work for a company that makes a difference, a company that’s doing great things in the world” said GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt
Irving-based GE Capital Markets, a subsidiary of GE corporate, announced that Joe Thompson has been hired as its senior vice president. Thompson, who joined the company in April, will lead GE Capital’s equipment finance arm. His experience before GE includes stints at AIG Commercial Asset Finance and Transamerica Equipment Finance. He is a graduate of Texas Tech and holds a master’s of business administration from the University of North Texas.
We have a culture where people are externally focused, humble and learning. This company is always paranoid about competition, always humble. A company of our size should always have a theory about the future in terms of what we want to invest in and what big themes to follow. We invest in emerging market consumers.
Hogan Lovells’ new CEO Steve Immelt has quite a mentor. His brother is Jeff Immelt, the CEO of General Electric, the seventh-largest company in the world according to the Forbes 2000 list. Having run the 305,000 staff conglomerate since 2001, he was just the confidant Immelt needed after being voted in to replace co-CEOs Warren Gorrell and David Harris in December (17 December 2013).