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Jeffrey Hollender Seventh Generation
Jeffrey Hollender founded Seventh Generation, the manufacturer of ‘green’ cleaning products, in 1988. After scaling it to a $150 million cleaning empire, Hollender sidestepped into the role of chairperson in June 2009, and was then permanently let go in October 2010. “As organizations grow, so do their managerial requirements,” said Peter Graham, Seventh Generation’s board chairman, in a letter to company employees at the time. Former Burt’s Bees CEO John Replogle took over in 2011.