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A Wall Street CEO who started out as a Walmart cashier shares his best careers advice

Rachel Butt
Kevin Turner, Citadel Securities

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Kevin Turner is on the move.

The former Microsoft chief operating officer is joining Citadel Securities as chief executive officer.

He will also be the vice chairman of parent company Citadel, which manages $24 billion as of June.

Prior to Microsoft he worked his way up at Walmart, starting as a cashier while in college and later becoming CIO responsible for many of the company's industry-setting technology initiatives. He later became CEO of Sam's Club.

In a video by Citadel Securities released Thursday, Turner revealed the one thing he has learned over his varied career. 

"I learned a long time ago, it's not the people you work for that determines your success, it's the people you work with," he said. "And being able to get the very best out of them I think is critical from my standpoint."

Here is Turner (emphasis ours):

"We all work very very hard in business. When you think about business in that aspect, there's lots that goes on in the day. There are lots of meetings, celebrating of results, challenging performance...there are lots of tactics that goes into a business model. When our work is done, the one thing that we're going to remember and hopefully be remembered for, was our relationship with other people. And having that bond with other people and inspiring them to do their very best work, is what I aspire to do at Citadel."

Here's the video:


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