Tech's Top Turnaround Artists

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

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13. Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat

Before: Red Hat's total return was down 21.8 percent in the two years before the company announced Jim Whitehurst would be the new CEO. By comparison, the S&P 500's total return was 22 percent during that same period.

After: Since Whitehurst's appointment in December 2007, Red Hat's stock had a total return of 125 percent as of Oct. 11. By comparison, the S&P 500 had a total return of 30.2 percent during the same period.