Resume: L. Dennis Kozlowski
Nov. 16, 1946, Newark, N.J.
Raised in apartment building in blue-collar neighborhood; father was a police detective.
BS, finance and accounting, Seton Hall University, 1968.
Lived at home to save money, played guitar in a band that performed at weddings.
Started as an auditor for conglomerate SCM. Finance jobs at Cabot and Nashua before joining Tyco in 1975. Rose to CEO in July, 1992.
Owns 12.7 million shares, worth some $675 million.
Has minority share in Yankee Nets consortium that owns the N.J. Nets, Devils, and N.Y. Yankees. Rarely attends games.
GOAL FOR TYCO
"Hopefully, we can become the next GE."
Logs 250 hours a year piloting helicopters and a Beech Baron plane, races his antique 130-foot J-class sloop Endeavour.
Divorced; two daughters, who are pursuing MBAs at Harvard and Columbia.