The Republican left office this month after 12 years as governor because of term limits. The spot still makes some lists of the best ads in Super Bowl history. Don't show this again. But it was offset to some extent by a lawsuit alleging that the company's top executives misled investors about the firm's financial condition and failed to adhere to generally accepted accounting principles. Brown later said in a conference call that he did not learn about EDS's disappointing earnings until September, , only days before communicating the news. Less than two years later, EDS reported a major shortfall in earnings, linked to the Navy deal and others like it that the company won with bids that left little room for unexpected costs. As investor confidence waned, Brown went on a six-city road show.
EDS fires Dick Brown
EDS' renewed effort to establish a strong corporate image began with the cat herders spot during the Super Bowl. EDS simply looked forward to August and September to provide the "uplift" it needed. It alleges that Brown and others, including chief financial officer James Daley, were involved in drafting, producing, reviewing and releasing misleading statements in press releases and Security and Exchange Commission filings about the company, violating federal securities laws. Today HP has 4, employees in North Texas and maybe 1, more who work at home and report to operations elsewhere, the company said. Brown wanted Uzzi to make EDS a household name.
EDS takes Cable & Wireless chief exec Dick Brown | V3
If you are a subscriber login here. Chances are, it won't stop there, either. The company never showed much interest in the budding market for the Internet and e-commerce. He retired as chairman and chief executive officer of CBS Corporation formerly Westinghouse Electric Corporation in December , after leading it through one of the most comprehensive transformations in corporate history. Be respectful, keep it clean and stay on topic.
Ex-Michigan governor hopes to open doors for struggling company. Still, the difficulties with the Continental account pointed to deeper systemic problems within EDS. Jordan to the top spot. By Bill Breen long Read. I also heard of one person in Australia who attempted to after being cut. In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters.