Company: Yale School of Management
Added: February 2012
Twenty-six years ago, Sir Martin Sorrell had already built a successful career. He was a top official at the global advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, driving many of the acquisitions that helped propel the firm to the top of the industry. But, as he told an audience at Yale SOM on February 21, "I wanted to run my own business." He saw an opportunity in Wire and Plastic Products, a small British company.