Brad Blum and Bob MockPresident and Executive Vice President (Operations), respectively, Olive Garden Restaurants, Orlando. Age: Blum, 42; Mock, 44. Schooling: Blum has a master's degree in business from Northwestern Univ. Why they are rising: Blum, a professional manager, won plaudits for marketing acumen at Cereal Partners Worldwide, a joint venture between General Mills and Nestlé that quickly grew to nearly a billion dollars in sales. Mock, who has worked for Darden since 1969, is a ...

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