James W. Keyes
Keyes served as the President and CEO of 7-Eleven from 2000 until 2005, retiring upon its sale to Seven & I Holdings Co.. Before that, he also served as CFO and COO of the company during his 21 years at the company.
Keyes was appointed as Chairman and CEO of Blockbuster in 2007. Despite some obvious signs, he was slow to incorporate some initiatives, such as online rentals or kiosks, in lieu of attempting to maintain the in-store business. As such, he was the last CEO and chairman of Blockbuster, Inc., despite the early thoughts that he was the man to turn it around. In 2011, Blockbuster was sold to Dish Network and Keyes was replaced by Michael Kelly, a Dish executive, under the new title of President for Blockbuster.
- "Blockbuster Takes a Big Gulp". Fool.com. Retrieved 2009-03-09.
- "Blockbuster names James Keyes to replace Antioco". USA Today. 2007-07-02.
|This article about a chief executive from the United States is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|