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EXECUTIVE FOCUS: DEBRA J. ""DEBBI"" FIELDS, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, MRS. FIELDS INC.

VITAL STATISTICS

Where born: California.

Family: Husband Randy and daughters Jessica, Jennifer, McKenzie, Jenessa and Ashley.

Education: Junior College.

Primary products: Cookies.

Primary markets: Cookie lovers worldwide.

Number of employees: Approximately 5,000.

Annual sales: 180 million cookies.

PERSONALITY PROFILE

First "real" job: Third-base foul-line ball catcher for the Oakland A's.

Management style: Warm fuzzies.

Strategy for success: Never give up.

A memorable failure: My exercise program.

Heroes: Tom Peters.

Leisure time and hobbies: Family. Favorite book and movie: "The Little Train That Could." "Gone With the Wind."