In Conversation with Morton H. Meyerson: Redefining Leadership
May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
TBHF Alumni Association presents
In Conversation with
Morton H. Meyerson: Redefining Leadership
OPEN EXCLUSIVELY TO TBHF ALUMNI MEMBERS
Registration is Required / Free — PLEASE LOGIN TO REGISTER
The Texas Business Hall of Fame Alumni Association invites you to join us on May 26th for an intimate conversation with incoming TBHF Legend, Morton H. Meyerson.
MORTON H. MEYERSON
Chair, 2M Companies
Chair & CEO Perot Systems
Chief Technology Officer, GM
President & Vice Chair, EDS
TBHF Induction Year, 2021
Morton will be discussing how and why, after decades of successfully leading organizations, he radically shifted his approach to leadership. Morton served as President and Vice Chair of Ross Perot’s EDS, overseeing 50,000 employees. After EDS was sold to GM, he became the Chief Technology Officer of GM. It was a few years later when Morton teamed up with Perot again, this time becoming chair and CEO of Perot Systems, that he realized his previous approach to leadership would no longer work. By challenging the status quo, he was able to create a company culture that prioritized its employees’ and customers’ satisfaction, without compromising on financial success and growth, eventually leading Perot System to over $1B in revenue. Morton will be sharing how he came to this revelation and the actionable steps he took as a leader to create impactful change across the company at all levels.
This event is offered exclusively to our TBHF Alumni and there will be a question and answer portion, so come prepared to ask Morton questions about effective leadership, brand values, and company culture.
Morton is currently chair of 2M Companies, a family office he established in 1983, and of The Morton H. Meyerson Family Foundation. Meyerson joined Ross Perot’s startup, EDS, as a systems engineer trainee in 1966, rising to become President and Vice Chair. In 1984, Meyerson played a significant role in the sale of EDS to General Motors, becoming the Chief Technology Officer of GM. In 1986, he left GM to focus on private investing, working closely with Richard Rainwater and coaching Michael Dell during the formative period of Dell Computer. In 1992, he again teamed with Perot, becoming Chair and CEO of Perot Systems. Meyerson retired in 1998, and has since focused on investing through 2M Companies, his family office. He spends significant time pursuing an active giving program through his family foundation, which is funded by his private investments.