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William Perez States Sales Experience Is Important To Gain Understanding of Customers

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William Perez

  • President, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
  • male
  • Hispanic
  • 1947 (Age: 73 years old)
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Biography

William D. Perez succeeded William Wrigley, Jr. II as CEO of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, the world's largest chewing-gum manufacturer. He is the first person outside the Wrigley family to head the 116-year-old company.

Previously, he succeeded Phil Knight as CEO of Nike, Inc and served from November 2004 until his announcement on January 23, 2006 that he was resigning from Nike due to disagreements with Nike founder and chairman Philip Knight over how to run the company. Previous to his position at Nike, Perez worked for eight years as president and CEO of S. C. Johnson & Son.

Bill Perez received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a graduate degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Yes I did start in sales and I would encourage all of you if you are interested in the marketing career, it's very difficult to get a marketing position out of an undergrad program, very difficult. I would say 10% of you will probably have that opportunity to go directly into marketing but if you g...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 5 William Perez Discusses Professional Experience In Family and Non-Family Run Companies
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Video 3 of 5 William Perez States Companies Need To Balance Cost and Customer When Marketing Internationally
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Video 4 of 5 William Perez Discusses How Wrigley Makes A Decision To Enter Foreign Market
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Video 5 of 5 William Perez Discusses Innovation and Opportunity In Asian Markets
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