SalesForce CEO Marc Benioff Awarded Best Chief Executive Officer of 2017

SalesForce CEO Marc Benioff awarded best chief executive officer of the year. Comparably is publishing annual Best Places to Work 2017 lists this week, starting with the 50 Top Ranked CEOs in the United States (for large and mid/small companies).  The winners are based on the CEOs that had the highest scores, as rated by their employees (as of 11/17/2017) on  Congratulations to all the winners!

The results and full methodology below.

Best CEOs (Top Ranked from Large Companies)Marc Benioff, SalesForce, Best CEOs 2017, Comparably, Brian Halligan, HubSpot,

  1. Marc Benioff, SalesForce, San Francisco, CA
  2. Brian Halligan, HubSpot, Cambridge, MA
  3. Brad Smith, Intuit, Mountain View, CA
  4. Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn, Mountain View, CA
  5. Satya Nadella, Microsoft, Redmond, WA
  6. John Pope, Jive Communications, Orem, UT
  7. Hisayuki Idekoba, Indeed, Austin, TX
  8. Adam Miller, Cornerstone OnDemand, Santa Monica, CA
  9. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, Menlo Park, CA
  10. Spencer Rascoff, Zillow, Seattle, WA
  11. Reed Hastings, Netflix, Los Gatos, CA
  12. Glenn Johnson, Insight Global, Atlanta, GA
  13. Sundar Pichai, Google, Mountain View, CA
  14. Alex Shootman, Workfront, Lehi, UT
  15. Tim Cook, Apple, Cupertino, CA
  16. Shantanu Narayen, Adobe, San Jose, CA
  17. Mark Clemens, Golden Hippo Media, Woodland Hills, CA
  18. Aneel Bhusri, Workday, Pleasanton, CA
  19. John Legere, T-Mobile, Albuquerque, NM
  20. Richard D. Fairbank, Capital One, Mclean, VA
  21. Stewart Butterfield, Slack, San Francisco, CA
  22. Aaron Skonnard, Pluralsight, Farmington, UT
  23. Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase & Co, New York, NY
  24. Jensen Huang, Nvidia, Santa Clara, CA
  25. Jeff Bezos, Amazon, Seattle, WA
  26. Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat, Raleigh, NC
  27. Alan Trefler, Pegasystems, Cambridge, MA
  28. Craig Jelinek, Costco, Issaquah, WA
  29. Mary T. Barra, General Motors, Detroit, MI
  30. Lewis Cirne, New Relic, San Francisco, CA
  31. Bill McDermott, SAP, Newton Square, PA
  32. Milton Johnson, HCA Holdings, Nashville, TN
  33. Julie Sweet, Accenture, New York, NY
  34. Pat Gelsinger, VMware, Palo Alto, CA
  35. Jack Dorsey, Square, San Francisco, CA
  36. Mikkel Svane, Zendesk, San Francisco, CA
  37. Gene Hall, Gartner, Stamford, CT
  38. Dan Rosensweig, Chegg, Santa Clara, CA
  39. Brian Chesky, Airbnb, San Francisco, CA
  40. Kenneth Lamneck, Insight, Tempe, AZ
  41. Brad Jackson, Slalom Consulting, Seattle, WA
  42. Omar Ishrak, Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN
  43. Michael R. Bloomberg, Bloomberg, New York, NY
  44. Niraj Shah, Wayfair, Boston, CA
  45. Brandon Beck, Riot Games, Los Angeles, CA
  46. Logan Green, Lyft, San Francisco, CA
  47. Robert A. Iger, The Walt Disney Company, Burbank, CA
  48. Chuck Robbins, Cisco, San Jose, CA
  49. Edward Stack, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Coraopolis, PA
  50. Andrew Anagnost, Autodesk, San Rafael, CA

Some of the best CEOs aren’t always from the largest companies, but from up-and-coming startups and smaller businesses. That’s why we scanned our database to unearth 50 chief executives from small to midsize companies who received top marks from employees who submitted anonymous ratings on Scroll down to find out which leaders made the cut.

Best CEOs (Top Ranked from Small/Mid-size Companies)Sameer Dholakia, SendGrid, Marc Benioff, SalesForce, Best CEOs 2017, Comparably, Brian Halligan, HubSpot,

  1. Sameer Dholakia, SendGrid, Denver, CO
  2. Timo Rein, Pipedrive, New York, NY
  3. Harry Glaser, Periscope Data, San Francisco, CA
  4. Matthew Gonnering, Widen Enterprises, Madison, WI
  5. Gavan Thorpe, Boostability, Lehi, UT
  6. Howard Brown, RingDNA, San Francisco, CA
  7. Chris Ovitz/Reed Shaffner, Workpop, Santa Monica, CA
  8. Giuseppe Incitti, SiteTraker, Palo Alto, CA
  9. Cyndi Barreda, NetCentrics Corporation, Herndon, VA
  10. Kirk Simpson, Wave Financial Inc., Toronto, ON
  11. Matt Westgate, Lullabot, Providence, RI
  12. Yuri Sagalov, Redbooth, Palo Alto, CA
  13. Bob Ruffolo, IMPACT Branding & Design, Wallingford, CT
  14. Bob Pritchett, Faithlife, Bellingham, WA
  15. Alexander Austin, Branch Metrics, Palo Alto, CA
  16. Rob Vandenberg, Lingotek, Lehi, UT
  17. Hadi Partovi,, Seattle, WA
  18. Alan Rich, Chrome River, Los Angeles, CA
  19. Nick Francis, Help Scout, Boston, MA
  20. Marc Hawk, RevLocal, Granville, OH
  21. Christine Crane, BoldLeads, Chandler, AZ
  22. Cody Sperber, Clever Investor, Tempe, AZ
  23. Mark Leck, The REDX, Orem, UT
  24. Daniel Vetras, Kollective Technology, Bend, OR
  25. Ariel Cohen, TripActions, Palo Alto, CA
  26. Brian Lacey, Mobomo, Vienna, VA
  27. Sam Shank, HotelTonight, San Francisco, CA
  28. Paul Brady, Unitrends, Burlington, MA
  29. Lisa Harp, Harp Interactive, Lombard, IL
  30. Marcus Cobb, Jammber, Chicago, IL
  31. Dave Crumby, Realvolve, Raleigh, NC
  32. Kirill Evdakov, Fasten, Boston, MA
  33. Tom Seery, RealSelf, Seattle, WA
  34. Jon Bischke, Entelo, San Francisco, CA
  35. Lior Div, Cybereason, Boston, MA
  36. Ben Peterson, BambooHR, Lindon, UT
  37. Larry Gadea, Envoy, San Francisco, CA
  38. Mikita Mikado, PandaDoc, San Francisco, CA
  39. Charles Ramsey, Sauce Labs, San Francisco, CA
  40. John Benson, Verisys Corporation, Alexandria, VA
  41. Erick Joseph, Renaissance Electronic Services, Indianapolis, IN
  42. Karl Mehta, EdCast, Mountain View, CA
  43. Brent Bellm, Bigcommerce, Austin, TX
  44. Amrinder Arora, BizMerlin, Vienna, VA
  45. Fred Maglione, OmegaFi, Columbus, GA
  46. Flint Lane, Billtrust, Trenton, NJ
  47. Jeff Tench, New Signature, Washington, D.C.
  48. Ashwin Navin, Samba TV, San Francisco, CA
  49. Sean Kelly, SnackNation, Los Angeles, CA
  50. Vivek Mehra, ParqEx, Chicago, IL


Comparably’s “Best Of” lists are derived from sentiment ratings provided by employees who anonymously rated their employers on during the 2017 eligibility period (1/1/17– 11/17/17). There were no fees or costs associated with participating, nor was nomination required. Large companies are considered organizations with more than 500 employees whereas small/mid-size are businesses with less than 500 employees. The CEOs are ranked in stack order, with #1 representing the highest scored CEO.

References: Report published in Comparably

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