Profiles

Nealy Blau owns A Mano, a shoe and fashion accessories boutique in downtown Seattle.

Harvey Kanter has taken Blue Nile, a struggling online jeweler, and returned it to a growth trajectory.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a monthly series of miniprofiles featuring local executives “off the clock.”

Leslie Alexandre, whose leadership of the state-funded North Carolina Biotechnology Center helped strengthen that state’s life sciences sector, hopes to revitalize Washington’s biotech sector as CEO and president of Life Science Washington.

Governing a company is different from running one, notes Alaska Air Group board member Phyllis J. Campbell. An effective board asks the right questions, and one that’s diverse makes that possibility more likely.

C-Suite Confidential with Versium Analytics cofounder Kevin Marcus.

The Executive Excellence Awards recognize CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CTOs, executive directors and other inspirational leaders for modeling exemplary behavior in the day-to-day operation of complex corporate ecosystems as well as in the larger context of providing a moral compass.

By the time Roy Whitehead arrived at Washington Federal in the late 1990s as the prospective successor to the savings bank’s CEO, he knew a thing or two about steering a financial institution through tough times.

In Tucker Moodey’s view, it’s comfortable to collaborate among people who share the same skills but more successful when you work across fields.