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Finding background information on your favorite executive.

by Gregor Smart

Looking for some background information on your favorite executive?  The Kirstein Library is here to help.  In this post I’ll highlight three.

Biography Resource Center:

Try searching our Biography Resource Center.  Below is a sample search on “Mark Zuckerberg”.  In addition to his bio you will also see links to news, magazines, and video content.

Credo Reference:

Another resource worth checking out is Credo Reference. Below is a sample screen shot for a search on “James Dimon.” This resource will pull biographical information from sources such as, 1000 CEOs,


Mergent Online:

Finally, Mergent Online is a great resource for executive data.  Below, I have searched by company name, selected the “Executives” tab and viewed “Key Officers.”


Clicking on “James Dimon” will give biographical information and compensation history.




Speaking of rich executives, if you’d like to see a some rankings, check out the following from Forbes:



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