Who Is Meg Whitman, CEO Of NewTV?

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Who Is Meg Whitman, CEO Of NewTV?
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Investing.com - Meg Whitman marks three months on the job as the CEO of NewTV in June, the new mobile video content company.
Leading a startup is nothing new for Whitman, who spent 10 years at the helm of the Internet auction site eBay, nor is taking on a new challenge.
Raised in suburban New York, Whitman, 61, received an undergraduate degree in economics from Princeton University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
In 1979, she started her corporate career at Proctor & Gamble, the first of six companies in 20 years. Stints at Bain & Company, Stride-Rite, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), FTD and Hasbro followed.
In 1998, she joined eBay, where she settled down. As CEO and then chairman, Whitman grew the company to 15,000 employees and $8 billion in revenue by the time she left in 2008.
She took a break from business and became active in politics. Whitman made an unsuccessful run for governor of California in 2010, and later played key roles in the presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney, John McCain and Chris Christie.
In 2011, she was hired as CEO of Hewlett-Packard to lead a turnaround of the struggling tech giant. Her restructuring efforts, included a split into two separate companies. She left the firm to mixed reviews in 2017.
Outside the corner office, Whitman has spent much of her career serving on the board of directors of other companies. She is unusually well-traveled for an executive of her stature. But as Whitman wrote in her book, The Power of Many: Values for Success In Business and in Life: "Success demands action."

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