Tech's Top Turnaround Artists

By Bloomberg Rankings and Marcus Chan - 2013-10-18T00:20:24Z

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16. Scott Howe, Acxiom

Before: Acxiom's total return was 35.9 percent in the two years before the company announced Scott Howe would be the new CEO. By comparison, the S&P 500's total return was 45.1 percent during that same period.

After: Since Howe's appointment in July 2011, Acxiom's stock had a total return of 147.8 percent as of Oct. 11. By comparison, the S&P 500 had a total return of 35 percent during the same period.