Bill Watkins has Seagate pumping but he gets no respect from Wall Street. Cnet’s Charles Cooper has a very good interview and story with and about Bill Wakins, the CEO of Seagate.
I’ve been doing an earnings podcast with Bill for most of the last 6 qtrs and have watched how he’s managed to keep Seagate focused. He’s navigated Seagate through price wars, product changes, big acquisitions, and now a sagging Dow. He’s like Rodney Dangerfield of tech stocks – “he gets no respect”.
Here are some of the earnings podcasts that I’ve done with Bill Watkins. The best part of web 2.0 media is the historical record or archive. Lets take a listen to Bill over the past two years.
Here is the CEO Bill Watkins – story since 2006. On the record with me on his company and his performance. With Seagate generating over $700 million in cash, over $500 million in free cash, no inventories, and double-digit growth, what will it take for Wall Street to wake up. Bill keep on podcasting.