Renaud Laplanche, CEO and founder of Lending Club.

LendingClub founder talks about avoiding past mistakes at Upgrade

More than two years after his ouster from LendingClub, Renaud Laplanche still owns millions of dollars worth of stock in the company he created, even though he’s since started a rival online lender that’s rapidly growing. “I still very much believe in the company and the people who work there,” Laplanche told CNBC. For his […]

Barstool Sports founder and CEO discuss company's Yelp-like pizza app

Barstool Sports founder and CEO discuss company’s Yelp-like pizza app

It all started with a slice and a camera. At least that’s how Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini describes the birth of One Bite, her company’s pizza-reviewing app that has seen a meteoric rise since Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy started casually reviewing pizza parlors. “Dave likes to talk about pizza, so that’s really where […]

Richard Qiangdong Liu, founder, chairman and CEO of JD.com, at the initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq exchange on May 22, 2014 in New York City.

JD.com founder Richard Liu arrested in Minnesota

Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images A woman stands next to signage incorporating the logo of JD.com, and the company’s mascot ‘Joy,’ at the company’s headquarters in Beijing, China. BEIJING — The billionaire chief executive of one of China’s largest online retailers was arrested Friday in Minnesota on a charge of criminal sexual conduct […]

Papa John's founder John Schnatter

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter lashes out at CEO Steve Ritchie 

In the latest development of the current crisis facing Papa John’s, ousted founder John Schnatter on Monday made a slew of accusations against Chief Executive Officer Steve Ritchie for causing the company’s poor performance. Those allegations, which Schnatter detailed in a letter addressed to franchisees on the website “savepapajohns.com,” blamed Ritchie for “bad financial decisions, […]

Papa Johns addresses customer outrage in first ad since founder ousted

Papa Johns addresses customer outrage in first ad since founder ousted

Papa John’s isn’t pulling any punches with its first new advertisement since its founder John Schnatter was ousted as chairman last month. On Friday, the beleaguered pizza chain published a video on social media that addressed outrage customers expressed following comments made by Schnatter in November about the National Football League and, more recently, his […]