TB? Someone outside?
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I don't know who competitive rep is, but the idea that Pearson has any kind of growth ahead of it by sticking with the current strategy is beyond laughable. The last thing you do when your company is tanking is double-down on current strategy! There is no evidence that this decade-old push to digital will ever change professorial minds and if the strategy is to wait for current professors to retire and die then there is a long, long road ahead. C-Level leaders do not go away without reason - when the captains abandon ship, consider that fair warning. Enjoy your coming layoffs, folks!
I agree 100%! "Competitive Rep" seems to have the right vision and the ability to turn this ship around and lead Pearson into a profitable future. I wonder if he's open to accepting the challenge. He seems to be doing very well in his current role.
A distant second choice would be BK. Former CEO of Knewton and MHE. He just " gets it", and has the credibility and gravitas required.
The only person qualified to replace JF would be the “competitive rep,” from one thread below about number of people working at Pearson.
He’s the only person I have heard that has less understanding of the industry than JF & KC. That fact alone over qualifies him.
Pearson needs fresh eyes on this problem. One of the biggest issues in my view is that the same id–ts who caused the predicament that Pearson is now in, are the same people trying to solve it. JF moving on is a good start, but a good house cleaning at the top needs to happen in order to right this ship.
Don't see how TB could stay should he be passed over. His fingerprints are all over the last 15 years of failing strategy. RB too.
AH (CTO/COO) would seem the front-runner from inside, now that CW has decided to Brexit the company, but given the job ahead, I can’t fault anyone for taking a pass on following JF. That there wasn’t a succession plan in place is telling.