David L. Sokol
Mr. Sokol, 60 years old, has founded three companies in his career to date, taken three companies public and as Chairman and CEO of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company; he sold the company to Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. in 2000. Mr. Sokol continued with Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., until he retired in March, 2011 in order to manage his family business investments.
Mr. Sokol currently sits on two corporate boards and is a member of the executive committee of the board of directors of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. Over Mr. Sokol’s 38 year career, he has chaired five corporate boards and over a dozen charitable or community boards.
Sokol’s business philosophy, based upon vision, strategy and six operating principles is described in a book he authored in 2008, Pleased But Not Satisfied. It is a simple business model with a definite focus on developing future leaders.
Teton Capital, LLC is headquartered in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and is a family holding company which oversees investments in the banking, manufacturing, consumer products, energy, real estate and technology businesses.
Mr. Sokol splits his time between his grandchildren, business, skiing, hunting and mountain climbing.
chair & CEO Teton Capital LLC; fmr Berkshire Hathaway: chair & CEO, NetJets; chair, Mid-America Energy Holding Co.