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February 1, 2021

Fortune 500 CEO Walt Rakowich Shares Unconventional Lessons For Leading In Tough Times

Walt Rakowich is a leadership speaker,thought leader  and former Chief executive officer of Prologis, a global real estate company. He assumed the role of CEO in 2008.


When the company was at a very challenging point in its history.  He sits on the boards of several non profit organizations and is the author of the new book Transfluence - how to lead with transformative influence in today’s climates of change


During the economic downturn, the Prologis stock had dropped from over $70 per share to approximately $2 per share in 10 months, making it the third-worst performing company in the S&P 500.


After Walt joined as CEO, he quickly implemented a change in culture through transparency, orchestrating a dramatic turnaround and restoring its position in the industry.


In addition to speaking to audiences on a range of leadership topics, Walt also serves on a number of corporate and philanthropic boards.


Before starting his business career, Walt attended the Pennsylvania State University where he received his BS in accounting. He went on to earn his MBA from Harvard Business School.


In his free time, Walt enjoys traveling, mentoring youth and participating in a wide range of community service initiatives. He and his wife Sue have two adult children and reside in Colorado.


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