Going from four employees to four hundred
1591_ 7/28/14 - A devout people person, he started life out as an accountant but felt like it wasn't a good fit, although he was CFO for Pillsbury Foods and that's where he was introduced to the world of international business. We'd like to introduce you to Gerald (Gerry) Van Eeckhout, Ernst & Young Hall of Fame Entrepreneur. His passion is people, "For me it's all about people", said Gerry. The last company he founded, "I started with four employees here in Denver, and by the time I retired we had 400 employees in ten countries and we were listed on NASDAQ, being very successful. So, I love the cultures, the integration of a variety of things. I just like new and challenging things. I can't play the same golf course twice." Of course, with that attitude, he failed retirement... Gerry's career spanned 50 years. More recently, he's been the CEO of a couple of companies for 20 years in Denver and then retired ten years ago. Now he's busy on corporate boards, in Minneapolis with a medical technology business, one in Las Vegas in the medical electronic information business, and one in Beijing in the wireless internet media business. ...there's more...
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LISTEN TO: Gerald D. Van Eeckhout, Chairman, Evergreen Enterprises, LLC, EY Entrepreneur Hall of Fame
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