Sinking fortunes, plummeting stock prices and waning demand for technology products pushed many technology CEOs out the door this year.
Tech CEOs put to the test
So you've taken the helm of a company that's bleeding red ink and cutting employees by the dozens. You've got six months to turn the company around. A challenge, or a suicide mission?
May 3, 2001Waitt retakes the reins at Gateway
With his "I love Gateway" approach, Ted Waitt replaces CEO Jeffrey Weitzen--the man who had replaced him as the top man a little more than a year earlier.
January 29, 2001Koogle: Maybe I'm not the one
When Yahoo was taking a hard look at its future, Tim Koogle questioned whether he was the right person to lead the portal through its next phase. But how is Terry Semel doing?
March 7, 2001Old Economy retreat: Webvan CEO quits
George Shaheen shocked many by leaving Andersen for Webvan back when e-commerce was hot. As it cooled, he resigned, saying a "different kind" of executive was needed at the helm.
April 13, 2001Big task: Excite@Home names chief
Patti Hart becomes the high-speed ISP's fourth CEO since 1995. Though former CEO George Bell resigned in 2000, he completely left the company in April--ahead of its eventual collapse.
April 23, 2001Transmeta hopes three's a charm
The chipmaker forced out Mark Allen, its second chief executive since its initial public offering a year earlier. Will the third chief have better luck? All signs point to no.
November 5, 2001Lost his grip: Yankowski leaves Palm
Carl Yankowski steps down after a brutal year for the handheld maker. Picture being profitable and flush with cash, and then watching your products pile up on retailers' shelves.
November 8, 2001Surprise ending: Levin leaving AOL
Well, it won't take brute force to get Gerald Levin to leave Rockefeller Center, as some had quipped. The 62-year-old will retire in May and calls for a "new era of leadership."
December 5, 2001