Home Depot: Introducing Li’l Franky

Home Depot has a new CEO!

His name is Frank Blake, but just who is he?

From Frank’s Executive Vice President Bio on Home Depot’s website:

    Frank previously served as deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a role similar to that of chief operating officer in the private sector. There, he was a leader in departmental policy decisions and managed DOE’s annual $19 billion budget. Prior to that, Frank served in a variety of executive roles at General Electric….
    Frank’s public sector experience also includes having served as general counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), deputy counsel to Vice President George Bush, and law clerk to Justice Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court…
    He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a jurisprudence degree from Columbia University School of Law.

Let’s all give a big welcome to L’il Franky. He’ll need it, because due to the backlash over his predecessor “Big Bob” Nardelli’s huge golden parachute, Franky was not offered a severance package. Also, rather than making 25.7 million dollars a year, Li’l Franky’s maximum salary (plus bonuses) is only 8.9 million. Poor Li’l Franky. —MEGHANN MARCO

Home Depot Paying CEO ‘Low’ $8.9M Salary [Yahoo! ]


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  1. damn, i feel so bad for the guy.

  2. Fatlimey says:

    Don’t feel sad for him. By the looks of that picture he needs to work on his flair – at least 15 pieces. You know the rules.

  3. Grrrrrrr, now with two buns made of bacon. says:

    Yeah, he definitely needs his 15 pieces of flair..of course, more is encouraged. 15 is just the mininum.

    Is it just me or does he look like Bob the Builder?

  4. bones says:

    As I read his bio, a guy with no hardware or retail experience who is a Bush kiss-butt gets 9 million a year to what, screw the stock holders and defraud the public to make company bribes to the republican party? Great move. We all know how well the Dept of Energy works, look at gas prices.

  5. mrwilson says:

    He may not have “hardware experience,” but it’s not like he’s going to be advising customers on what kind of power saw to buy. And he was a GE exec, so he’s been in the private sector before. And they don’t let just anybody clerk with Supreme Court justices. I’m not saying he’s worth $9 mil, but that’s a pretty good resume.