Senior Editor at Large, Fortune Magazine
Co-Anchor, Wall Street Week with Fortune

Geoff Colvin is a leading thinker, writer, broadcaster, and speaker on today's most significant trends in business. As a longtime editor and columnist for Fortune Magazine, he has become one of America's sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership and management, the shareholder value imperative, corporate governance, the infotech revolution, and related issues. As co-anchor of Wall Street Week with Fortune on PBS, he speaks each week to the largest audience reached by any business television program in America.

The global debate on corporate governance and shareholder value, which has become particularly intense in recent months, has been a central interest of Geoff's for the past deacade. In addition to directing Fortune's coverage of the issue for several years, he has served on the National Association of Corporate Directors' Blue Ribbon Commission on CEO Pay, whose influential report has helped shape compensation policy at hundreds of companies. He has spoken on governance and shareholder value at the Directors' Institute at the Wharton School, at the Kellogg School, and at corporate gatherings in the U.S. and the U.K. He has also advised Japan's Ministry of Finance on the issue.

Geoff has recently co-authored (with Columbia University professor Larry Selden) the provocative book Angel Customers and Demon Customers, published by Penguin Putnam. Its powerful new analysis of how most companies fail to understand their customers, and as a result leave huge amounts of profit and shareowner value on the table, is already changing the way companies in a wide array of industries are being managed.

As a speaker, Geoff has engaged hundreds of audiences around the world. He is a skilled on-stage interviewer whose subjects have included Bill Gates, Rudolph Giuliani, Jack Welch, Steve Case, Richard Branson, Ted Turner, Peter Drucker, H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, and many others. He is the regular lead moderator of the Fortune Global Forum , and he serves as moderator for the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum in London.

Geoff is one of America's preeminent business broadcasters. In addition to his role on Wall Street Week, he is heard daily on the CBS Radio Network, where he has made over 6,000 broadcasts and is heard by some 7 million people each week. He is a popular guest who has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, CBS's Early Show, ABC's World News Tonight, CNN, PBS's Nightly Business Report, CNBC's Squawk Box (as guest host), and dozens of other programs.

A native of Vermillion, South Dakota, Geoff has a bachelor's degree cum laude in economics from Harvard and an MBA from New York University's Stern School.