Richfield, MN

Over the past year, Robert Willett has enjoyed a front-row seat to Best Buy founder Richard Schulze's efforts to buy back the retailer. Willett, a former CEO of Best Buy International who developed the company's Best Buy Mobile format, advised Schulze, former CEO Brad Anderson, and former president Al Lenzmeier on the buyout campaign and helped develop a business plan to revitalize the retailer. Schulze is now chairman emeritus, while Anderson and Lenzmeier serve on the board.

Since retiring from Best Buy in 2010, Willett has put his experience to good use.

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