Stepping into the top spot at the footwear maker in 2008, the former banker boosted margins, expanded into new categories, and has grown sales and profits every quarter since,
despite a consumer spending slump. Photographed at Madden headquarters in Long Island City, N.Y.
In his own words: "I got tired of the banking thing. I sort of had this long-standing interest in working for a company that, as my dad would say, actually does something."