Senior Editor at Large, Fortune
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
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.