E4 Former Honeywell chairman and CEO, David Cote is a legendary business executive and now executive chairman of Vertiv Holdings.
During his time at Honeywell, shares rose 282%, more than double the S&P 500's growth in that period. And its market capitalization soared from $20 billion to nearly $100 billion. The organization had over 130,000 employees, of which, I was one.
He is also the author of the book Winning Now, Winning Later. In the book he writes about how you can hit your short-term goals without sacrificing long-term growth as a leader. He shares a simple, paradigm-shifting method of achieving both short-and long-term goals.
Cote was also elected to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, served as a founding member of the steering committee of the Campaign to Fix the Debt.
Cote was named Vice Chair of the Business Roundtable (BRT) in 2011 and chaired its Energy and Environment Committee.
In 2010, Cote was named by President Barack Obama to serve on the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Simpson-Bowles Commission).
He holds many awards including being named CEO of the Year from Chief Executive Magazine as well as a World’s Best CEO by Barron’s for five consecutive years.
Cote earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of New Hampshire.