Ranking CEOs is a tough task. There are numerous ways to gauge the success of CEOs and in many cases a company’s success or failure has more to do with outside circumstances than with decisions made by it chief executive. You can look at earnings growth, sales figures, dividend payouts… the list goes on and on. A new service provided by Chiefist.com, uses a proprietary system that uses a variety of metrics to rank the CEOs of U.S. traded companies going back to mid 2010. Let’s take a look at the companies run by the top five rated CEOs per the Chiefist ranking system.
Michael Fowlkes is a financial writer who has been with the Fresh Brewed Media family since 2004. Over the course of his tenure with Fresh Brewed Media, he has worn many hats, including portfolio manager, options analyst, and writer. Michael received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in Accounting and got his start in finance working as a stock trader for six years at Chase Investment Counsel in Charlottesville, Va.