Executive Q&A: Dr. Jeff Sperring of Seattle Children’s on Racing to Turn Breakthroughs Into Cures
"The best outcomes happen when you support employees to empower their best ideas."
This story appears in the July 2018 issue. Click here for a free subscription. Seattle Childrens Hospital, which has 7,530 employees and is ranked fifth in the nation in quality, has seen its clinical and research efforts expand rapidly in recent years. Building Hope, its eight-story, $305 million hospital expansion in Laurelhurst, was completed in…
Executive Q+A with Jim Kerr of D.A. Davidson Companies
CEO learned some tough lessons early in life.
With grit and determination, Jim Kerr, who never finished college, has helped build D.A. Davidson Companies, a Great Falls, Montana-based employee-owned firm, into a financial services powerhouse with 1,330 employees in 22 states and $44 billion under management. EARLY YEARS: I grew up in Oregon, where my dad made and lost several fortunes doing everything…
Executive Q+A: PitchBook CEO John Gabbert
If this is the golden age of data mining, John Gabbert has PitchBook well positioned.
Since John Gabbert created PitchBook Data in 2007, the company’s database has become indispensable to venture capitalists, equity investors and a broadening base of customers that includes consultants and salespeople. EARLY DAYS: I grew up in a small town near the Bay Area but my family later moved to Redmond. I worked my way through…