David C. Novak
|David C. Novak|
David C. Novak at the 2012 George McGovern Leadership Award Ceremony.
|Alma mater||University of Missouri|
|Known for||Yum! Brand's|
Novak received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He served as an account supervisor on Frito-Lay products (Doritos and Tostitos) for Tracy-Locke Advertising in Dallas, TX before becoming the VP of all F-L products at the agency. Novak is a Christian and has been a member of Southeast Christian church.
Novak served as Yum! Brand's chief executive officer (CEO) from 1999 - January 1, 2015. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Pepsi-Cola North America, and Executive Vice President of Marketing and National Sales for the Pepsi-Cola Company.
Novak is credited with the invention of Crystal Pepsi.
Novak has been an Independent Director of JPMorgan Chase & Co. since 2001. He also serves as a Director of Bank One Corporation. He was named 2012 Chief Executive of the Year by Chief Executive magazine.
In 2016, Novak launched OGO (O Great One!]) Enterprises, the "world's first recognition brand" on a mission to convince people of the usefulness of recognizing what others have done and close what he has dubbed the "global recognition deficit."
- Novak, David C. (2007), The Education of an Accidental CEO, Crown Business, ISBN 9780307393692
- Novak, David C. (2012), Taking People with You, Portfolio Hardcover, ISBN 1591844541
- Novak, David C. (2016), O Great One! A Little Story About the Power of Recognition, Portfolio Hardcover, ISBN 0399562060
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- "David C. Novak: Executive Profile & Biography". Bloomberg. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
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- "David C. Novak to step down as Yum chairman/CEO". Lane Communications Group. May 1, 2014. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
- Jargon, Julie (May 1, 2014). "Yum Says Novak to Leave CEO Role, Become Executive Chairman". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
- Jones, Del (November 7, 2007). "Even good CEOs can pick the wrong direction". ABC News. USA Today. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
- Donlon, J.P. (July–August 2012). "The Recognition Leader". Chief Executive (259): 24–32. ISSN 0160-4724.
- "OGO (O Great One!)". whosyourogo.com. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
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