Best CEOs In The United States For 2018
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Best CEOs In The United States For 2018

Marc Benioff of Salesforce has been crowned the Best CEO In The United States For 2018, according to the CEOWORLD magazine, while Satya Nadella and John Legere placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

The CEOWORLD magazine has released its rankings for the “Best CEOs In The United States For 2018,” according to the input of voluntary and anonymous employees who work for them. The 2018 rankings placed Sundar Pichai in 4th ahead of Elon Musk into 5th; while Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen ranked 6th, and Bill McDermott 7th. The top 10 also includes Brad Smith of Intuit (No. 8), Bill McDermott of SAP (No. 9), and Jamie Dimon of J.P. Morgan (No. 10). With Apple chief Tim Cook at No. 11 and Michael Bloomberg at No. 12.

To be eligible for the final ranking, each CEO had to run a company with at least 1,000 employees. The list is compiled using surveys collected throughout the year from employees of companies. Winners came from a range of industries, including technology, retail and consulting. If you had a chance to rank your CEO, what grade would you give them?

Best CEOs in the United States for 2018, according To the employees:

RankCEOCompany
1Marc BenioffSalesforce
2Satya NadellaMicrosoft
3John LegereT-Mobile
4Sundar PichaiGoogle
5Elon MuskSpaceX
6Shantanu NarayenAdobe
7Bill McDermottSAP
8Brad SmithIntuit
9Jamie DimonJ.P. Morgan
10Tim CookApple
11Michael R. BloombergBloomberg L.P.
12Jack DorseyTwitter / Square
13Mary BarraGeneral Motors
14Mark WeinbergerEY
15Lloyd C. BlankfeinGoldman Sachs
16Ajay BangaMastercard
17Lynne DoughtieKPMG
18Wesley G. BushNorthrop Grumman
19Jeff WeinerLinkedIn
20Brian HalliganHubSpot
21Alex GorskyJohnson & Johnson
22Jim KavanaughWorld Wide Technology
23James P. GormanMorgan Stanley
24Cathy EngelbertDeloitte
25Mark ZuckerbergFacebook
26Pierre NantermeAccenture
27Mike MorhaimeBlizzard Entertainment
28Dominic BartonMcKinsey & Company
29Charles C. ButtH E B
30Michael F. MahoneyBoston Scientific
31Colleen WegmanWegmans Food Markets
32Eric S. YuanZoom Video Communications
33Randy BuffordTrilogy Health Services
34Dan T. CathyChick-fil-A
35Steven C. BiltSmile Brands
36Daniel SpringerDocuSign
37Anant YardiYardi Systems
38Simon SegarsARM Holdings
39Lynsi SnyderIn-N-Out Burger
40Christopher NassettaHilton
41Pamela M. (Pam) NicholsonEnterprise Holdings
42James DowningSt. Jude Children's Research Hospital
43Sheryl PalmerTaylor Morrison
44Peter PistersMD Anderson Cancer Center
45Corey Schiller & Asher RaphaelPower Home Remodeling
46Ryan WoodleyProgressive Leasing
47Jonathan H. CorrEllie Mae
48Robert E. SulenticCBRE
49Michael HansenCengage
50Scott ScherrUltimate Software
51Stephen B. BurkeNBCUniversal
52Ed MeyercordExtreme Networks
53Joe GalloE. & J. Gallo Winery
54Akio ToyodaToyota North America
55Ernie HerrmanTJX Companies
56Dara KhosrowshahiUber
57Martin RankinFast Enterprises
58Pat GelsingerVMware
59Robert I. GrossmanNYU Langone Health
60Aron J. AinKronos Incorporated
61Wilson JonesOshkosh Corporation
62Tom ColeRepublic National Distributing Company
63Mark S. HoplamazianHyatt
64John DavisKeller Williams
65Mark G. ParkerNIKE
66Steve BeauchampPaylocity
67Warner ThomasOchsner Health System
68Bob QuattrocchiNorthside Hospital
69Tricia GriffithProgressive Insurance
70Richard D. FairbankCapital One
71Craig B. ThompsonMemorial Sloan Kettering
72Mike McGuireGrant Thornton
73James Reid-AndersonSix Flags
74Dion WeislerHP Inc.
75Brad JacksonSlalom
76John R. StrangfeldPrudential
77Adam NielsenGreat Lakes Caring
78Craig JelinekCostco Wholesale
79Blake W. NordstromNordstrom
80Aneel BhusriWorkday
81Todd GravesRaising Cane's
82Rich TempletonTexas Instruments
83Kevin A. LoboStryker
84Steven J. Corwin, MDNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
85Bernard J. TysonKaiser Permanente
86John ZettelAVI-SPL
87Joseph A. TarantinoProtiviti
88Manny ChiricoPVH Corp.
89Alan D. SchnitzerTravelers
90Preston AtkinsonWhataburger
91Hubert JolyBest Buy
92David S. TaylorProcter & Gamble
93Charles G. KochKoch Industries
94Tim PierceMorrison Healthcare
95Bob FaithGreystar
96David W. NelmsDiscover
97Cutler DawsonNavy Federal Credit Union
98Oscar MunozUnited Airlines
99Tony McDonaldEurest
100Marcus RyuGuidewire
101Ben van BeurdenShell
102Francis deSouzaIllumina

General Methodology on the CEOWORLD magazine’s Best CEOs In The United States For 2018 ranking.

* To establish our list, we collected information and statistics from publicly available sources, research, and survey. Employees were asked to rate CEOs on a scale of 1 “marginal” to 100 “outstanding” or “don’t know.”

* However, this is by no means a comprehensive list, while CEOs above are the CEOWORLD magazine’s “Best CEOs In The United States For 2018,” there may be many other CEOs who are doing excellent work. That includes a relentless focus on doing what’s right for ALL.
* The rankings are the result of a rigorous analytical exercise, incorporating multiple data sources, without relying on company data submissions.
* CEOWORLD magazine conducted its survey from early March to mid-May 2018.
* Magazine invited 97,000 individuals to participate in this year’s invitation-only opinion study.
* We analyzed over 186 large companies (with at least 1,000 employees) during the data collection process.
* The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 97,000 respondents is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse and measurement error——that could affect the results.

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Energetic journalist and broadcaster. Contributing editor. My dream is to have dinner with Richard Branson, Ratan Tata, & Elon Musk. Champagne connoisseur. NYU alumna and Yoga teacher.
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