Top Chief Technology Officers

2014

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#1 Chief Technology Officer, Werner Vogels, Amazon


Dr. Werner Vogels is the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Amazon.com in Seattle, Washington. In charge of driving technology innovation within the company, Vogels has broad internal and external responsibilities. He is the only executive apart from Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos to speak publicly on behalf of Amazon.com. He joined Amazon in September of 2004 as the Director of Systems Research.

Prior to joining Amazon.com, from 1994 until 2004, Dr. Vogels was a research scientist at the Computer Science Department of Cornell University. He mainly conducted research in scalable reliable enterprise systems. From 1999 through 2002 he also held a Vice President and Chief Technology position at Reliable Network Solutions, Inc. From 1991 through 1994 he was a senior researcher at INESC in Lisbon, Portugal. Vogels received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.

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Methodology


ExecRank produces c-suite executive rankings based on statistical and algorithmic analysis of executive performance across 24 key areas.


Our proprietary methods for evaluating and ranking executives play a key role in the operation of ExecRank’s global marketplace that connects companies with advisors across 124 industries and 50+ professions. We use our data sets and understanding of executive talent from the rankings to guide our matchmaking process between companies and advisors, ensuring that companies find the advisor best suited for their current challenges and opportunities.


A sample of the 24 categories that we measure:

  • Experience in the role

  • Business results during tenure

  • Board Member Appointments

  • Significant professional achievements

  • Published thought leadership (books, speeches, articles, media mentions)

  • Technology adoption

  • Education

  • Industry/professional reputation

  • Peer recommendations and nominations


Full Ranking

Top CTOs of 2014


This accolade from ExecRank is a reflection of all of the hard work my five thousand teammates have put in at AOL and I am honored to accept it on their behalf. Arthur Minson, CFO, Time Warner Cable


It is truly an honor to be identified by ExecRank as a leader in the industry. It speaks volumes of the outstanding work done by the investments team at UPS and I find myself extremely fortunate to be associated with such a talented and dedicated group of individuals. Brian Pellegrino, Chief Investment Officer, UPS

I am honored by ExecRank’s recognition among my peer group and feel privileged to be a CMO at this exciting time of customer revolution. Elisabeth Charles, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer at PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.


I very much appreciate ExecRank’s recognition of our work at Thomson Reuters to strengthen the underpinnings of our marketing activities with data-driven intelligence.  I am privileged to work with an exceptional executive team and a marketing organization focused on driving our business to continued success across the globe.


Tobias Lee, CMO, Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting


ExecRank has assembled a ranking of HR Leaders who are helping to shape and transform the organizations and industries of which they are apart.  It is both humbling and an honor to be among those selected. Josh Friedlander, Chief Human Resources Officer, Latham & Watkins LLP


I am pleased to be chosen for ExecRank’s 2012 CMO Ranking. Behind every marketing leader, there is a team. I have been fortunate to have managed an incredible team of marketing professionals who deliver world class marketing and should share in this recognition. Vince Ferraro, CMO, Kodak

Being acknowledged among one's peers is among the most meaningful recognition possible. What an honor to be placed on such a prestigious list alongside some of today's true Marketing thought leaders. Evan Greene, CMO at The Recording Academy



I am grateful for the recognition by ExecRank but realize that it is actually an acknowledgement of the stellar work done by the finance staff at AutoNation, the tremendous leadership provided by Mike Jackson, and the dedication of the thousands of AutoNation associates who deliver world-class customer experiences everyday at our stores.

Michael Short, CFO, AutoNation


I’m honored by the recognition and pleased to be counted among a roster of CMO’s managing some of the finest brands in the world. Diane Dietz, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, SAFEWAY INC.


I am extremely honored, humbled and grateful for the recognition by ExecRank for making the TOP CMO for 2012. I truly realize that it is a combination of many things and want to recognize that my professional path led me to MonaVie. Jeff Cohen, CMO, MonaVie


I am honored to be included in ExecRank’s listing of top CFOs, particularly because I consider this to be a testament to the capabilities and accomplishments of Avis Budget Group’s outstanding finance team around the world. David B. Wyshner, SEVP & CFO, Avis Budget Group, Inc


Working on an iconic American brand like Reader’s Digest, with the full support of RDNA’s management team and a dynamic sales and marketing team made this ranking possible. Thank you Execrank for this recognition, and thank you to my team. Mark Josephson, Vice President & Chief Sales Officer, Reader’s Digest


I am grateful to the nominating committee of ExecRank for this tremendous honor Peter E. Holmes, Ph.D. CMO Celanese Corporation


It is an honor to be among this distinguished group of financial leaders on ExecRank. It is really a reflection of the expertise and dedication of the en tire team at Land O’Lakes. Daniel Knutson, CFO, Land O’Lakes


The Dean Foods team has done a tremendous job turning around the business and maximizing shareholder value. It is an honor to be recognized by ExecRank as part of this great team. Shaun Mara, CFO, Dean Foods


1. Werner Vogels


Amazon.com, Inc.




2. Jeffrey Straubel


Tesla Motors, Inc.




3. Justin Rattner


Intel Corporation




4. Stephen Brobst


Teradata Corporation




5. Chuck Hull


3D Systems Corporation




6. Steve Alexander


Ciena Corporation




7. Victor Jipson


Seagate Technology Public Limited Company




8. John Engates


Rackspace Hosting, Inc.




9. Paul English


Kayak Software Corporation




10. Tayloe Stansbury


Intuit, Inc.




11. Ray Johnson


Lockheed Martin Corporation




12. John Roese


EMC Corporation




13. Paul Mascarenas


Ford Motor Company




14. Matt Grob


QUALCOMM Incorporated




15. J. Augusto de Oliveira


Cypress Semiconductor Corporation




16. Jay Kidd


NetApp, Inc




17. Nir Zuk


Palo Alto Networks, Inc.




18. Peter Wolfert


ValueClick, Inc. (part of the Conservant family)




19. Mark Carges


eBay Inc.




20. Tony Melone


Verizon Communications




21. Evan Goldberg


NetSuite Inc.




22. Jeff Kowalski


Autodesk, Inc.




23. Vlad Sejnoha


Nuance Communications, Inc.




24. Larry Berger


Ecolab Inc.




25. Jim Davies


Mitel Networks Corporation




26. Gwenne Henricks


Caterpillar Inc.




27. John Tracy


The Boeing Company




28. Mike Vernal


Facebook Inc




29. Parag Kulkarni


Juniper Networks, Inc.




30. Robert Dobkin


Linear Technology Corporation




31. Sujeet Chand


Rockwell Automation




32. Stephen Trilling


Symantec Corporation




33. Carole McCluskey


Coinstar, Inc. (Outerwall)




34. Darlene Solomon


Agilent Technologies, Inc.




35. Neil Day


Shutterfly, Inc.




36. Dave Stevens


Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.




37. Dominic Dannessa


USG Corporation




38. Lou Steinberg


TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation




39. Pankaj Mehra


Fusion-io, Inc.




40. Jens Greiser


FEI Company




41. Mostafa Ronaghi


Illumina, Inc.




42. Greg Nelson


Eastman Chemical Company




43. Walter Scott


DigitalGlobe, Inc.




44. John Wall


Cummins Inc.




45. Stefan Piesche


Constant Contact, Inc.




46. Ihab Tarazi


Equinix, Inc.




47. John Bruno


NCR Corporation




48. Sheila Peyraud


Donaldson Company, Inc.




49. I.P. Park


Harman International Industries, Incorporated




50. Karl Triebes


F5 Networks, Inc.




51. Sophie Vandebroek


Xerox Corporation




52. Edmond Mesrobian


Expedia, Inc.




53. Kriss Herrin


Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.




54. Andreas Kotowski


OSI Systems, Inc.




55. Prakash Bedapudi


Lennox International Inc.




56. Subbaiah Malladi


Exponent, Inc.




57. Dean Tremaine


Pason Systems Inc.




58. Sam Rehman


EPAM Systems, Inc.




59. Mike LaJoie


Time Warner Cable Inc.




60. Larry Dubois


ATMI, Inc.(acquired by Entegris)




61. Guy Wollaert


The Coca-Cola Company




62. Mark Merrill


NETGEAR, Inc.




63. Eugene Roman


Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited




64. John Michelsen


CA, Inc.




65. Stan Weller


Zep Inc.




66. Marc Hale


Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc.




67. Keerti Melkote


Aruba Networks, Inc.




68. Stephen Yablonski


Globecomm Systems Inc.




69. Frederick Palensky


3M Company




70. Neil Sielgel


Northrop Grumman Corporation




71. Jeremy Delinsky


athenahealth, Inc.




72. Ray Roberge


Praxair, Inc.




73. Samuel Fuller


Analog Devices, Inc.




74. Randall Ledford


Emerson Electric Co.




75. Jon Lauckner


General Motos Company




76. Kevin Lynch


Adobe Systems Incorporated




77. Stan Kreydin


Wyndham Worldwide Corporation




78. Jukka Varris


ABB Ltd




79. Brian Lawrence


Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.




80. David Rowe


XPO Logistics, Inc.




81. Nitin Kapoor


Echo Global Logistics, Inc.




82. Bruce Kelly


NetScout Systems, Inc.




83. Jim Harding


Henry Schein, Inc.




84. Chris Satchell


Nike, Inc.




85. David Beltz


Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.




86. Paolo Pirjanian


iRobot Corporation




87. Greg Dixon


ScanSource, Inc.




88. Joe Burton


Plantronics, Inc.




89. David Mohler


Duke Energy Corporation




90. Fred Dillman


Unisys Corporation




91. Brian Stevens


Red Hat, Inc.




92. Michael Xie


Fortinet, Inc.




93. Patrick Worfolk


Synaptics Incorporated




94. Jay Stein


Hologic, Inc.




95. Ben Tsai


KLA-Tencor Corporation




96. Cynthia Arnold


The Valspar Corporation




97. Ivo Bolsens


Xilinx, Inc.




98. Mike Bahorich


Apache Corporation




99. Hege Kverneland


National Oilwell Varco, Inc.




100. Karen Tegan-Padir


Progress Software Corporation




101. Ramanath Ramakrishnan


Eaton Corporation




102. Peter Burke


STERIS Corporation




103. Steve Humber


Total System Services, Inc.




104. Craig Todd


Dolby Laboratories, Inc.




105. Adam Rogers


The Ultimate Software Group, Inc.




106. Ken Kennedy


CSG Systems International, Inc.




107. Hans Stork


ON Semiconductor Corporation




108. David Morse


Corning Incorporated




109. Bruce Brown


The Procter & Gamble Company




110. Sanjay Krishnamurthi


Informatica Corporation




111. Bob Daigle


Rogers Corporation




112. Pirooz Parvarandeh


Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.




113. Mark Stoddart


Linamar Corporation




114. John McDonald


Chevron




115. Edwin Marcial


IntercontinentalExchange, Inc.




116. Chris Progler


Photronics, Inc.




117. Jeffrey Kent


Cineplex Inc.




118. David Guthrie


Premiere Global Services, Inc.




119. Mike Sharkey


Signature Bank




120. Anthony Deighton


Qlik Technologies, Inc.




121. Robert Steenberge


Teledyne Technologies Incorporated




122. Ken Day


Dot Hill Systems Corp.




123. Peter Engel


The Marcus Corporation




124. Ken Moss


Electronic Arts Inc.




125. William Pence


AOL Inc.




126. Basam Saliba


WebMD Health Corp.




127. John Huston


Parametric Technology Corporation




128. Zining Wu


Marvell Technology Group Ltd.




129. Lincoln Wallen


DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.




130. Jim Smith


Digital Realty Trust, Inc.




131. Charles Linberg


ACI Worldwide, Inc.




132. Jean-Paul Bardyn


Semtech Corporation




133. Mark Miller


ViaSat, Inc.




134. Luis Spinelli


Coherent, Inc.




135. Jim Stewart


United Community Banks, Inc.




136. Greg Goff


Morningstar, Inc.




137. Robert Davis


QLogic Corporation




138. Bruce Baude


CNO Financial Group, Inc.




139. Pete Hartley


Amedisys, Inc.




140. Scott Dyer


Corus Entertainment Inc.




141. John Grabowsky


AeroVironment, Inc.




142. Mark Forbes


Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.




143. Ralph Beck


Modine Manufacturing Company




144. Jim Gratzek


SunOpta Inc.




145. Robert Hansen


Albany International Corp.




146. Suresh Vishnubhatla


PharMerica Corporation




147. Balan Nair


Liberty Global, Inc




148. Jerry Cristoforo


State Street Corporation




149. Mark Melvin


ePlus inc.




150. Ken Hansen


Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I, Ltd.




151. Tony Scarfo


Sonus Networks, Inc.




152. Ed Kleinert


FirstMerit Corporation




153. Ulrich Hefter


ROFIN-SINAR Technologies Inc.




154. Michael Koechlin


Hittite Microwave Corporation




155. Jonathan Bollers


SAIC, Inc.




156. Om Nalamasu


Applied Materials, Inc.




157. Greg Goudy


TCF Financial Corporation




158. Ray Kilmer


Alcoa Inc.




159. Howard Rhodes


OmniVision Technologies, Inc.




160. Yuvinder Kochar


The Washington Post Company (Graham Holdings)




161. Peng Xiao


MicroStrategy Incorporated




162. David Rutledge


Lattice Semiconductor Corporation




163. Dan Kinzer


Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc.




164. Brad Kummer


Cogent Communications Group, Inc.




165. Michael Wilson


Community Bank System, Inc.




166. Stephen Kaufman


Schawk, Inc.




167. Rich Leonard


Aetna Inc.




168. Charles Rau


Forest City Enterprises, Inc.




169. Paul Kennard


Aviat Networks, Inc.




170. Johan Vandoorn


Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.




171. Eng Goh


Silicon Graphics International Corp.




172. Nina Bhanap


QuinStreet, Inc.




173. Slim Souissi


Novatel Wireless, Inc.




174. John Burba


Molycorp, Inc.




175. Alan Strauss


NII Holdings, Inc.




176. Kristen Blum


J. C. Penney Company, Inc.




177. Saied Tehrani


Spansion Inc.




178. Cadir Lee


Zynga Inc.




179. John Glowacki


Computer Sciences Corporation




180. Muhammad Hussain


Cavium, Inc.




181. Will Brige


TransAlta Corporation




182. Giancarlo Currarino


Owens-Illinois, Inc.




183. Martin Scott


Rambus Inc.




184. Drew Morin


TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.




185. Raffi Garabedian


First Solar, Inc.




186. Phil Lessner


KEMET Corporation




187. David Meitz


Investment Technology Group, Inc.




188. Manoj Kulkarni


Career Education Corporation




189. Todd Davis


Choice Hotels International, Inc.




190. Rômulo Pontual


DIRECTV




191. Mark Moshayedi


STEC, Inc.




192. Arvin Danielson


Intermec, Inc.




193. Jack Waters


Level 3 Communications, Inc.




194. Burt Kaliski


VeriSign, Inc.




195. Charles Cheevers


ARRIS Group, Inc.




196. Patricia Verduin


Colgate-Palmolive Company




197. Jeremy Turner


The Shaw Group Inc.




198. Jim Walsh


AECOM Technology Corporation




199. Michael Miotto


Credit Acceptance Corporation




200. Mark West


Raven Industries, Inc.




201. Jeff Young


FactSet Research Systems Inc.




202. Linda Gallacher


V.F. Corporation




203. Frank Ellermeyer


McDonald's Corporation




204. William Butterfield


Xerium Technologies, Inc.




205. Craig Harper


Belo Corp.




206. Bob Wagner


Tupperware Brands Corporation




207. Byung Yi


InterDigital, Inc.




208. Robb Fraley


Monsanto Company




209. Michael Sajor


ANN INC.




210. Kent Buchanan


Harris Corporation




211. Lisa Bachmann


Big Lots, Inc.




212. David Edwards


Avery Dennison Corporation




213. Monique Rodgers


Sysco Corporation




214. Chris Holt


CBRE Group, Inc.




215. Steve Riley


Riverbed Technology, Inc.




216. Michael Dunn


Dex One Corporation




217. Mike Schaefer


Tennant Company




218. James Aralis


Microsemi Corporation




219. Ghilad Dziesietnik


Electronics for Imaging, Inc.




220. Steve Vollmer


Las Vegas Sands Corp.




221. David Westman


BancFirst Corporation




222. Rodney Lefever


Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.




223. Chip Bennett


PrivateBancorp, Inc.




224. Bryan Martin


ManTech International Corporation




225. Rod Ehrlich


Wabash National Corporation




226. Phil Barrett


RealNetworks, Inc.





The higher one climbs on ExecRank’s list is assuredly correlated to the strength of one’s team. Randy Brandoff, CMO, NetJets


I’m honored to be included amongst such a strong contingent of thought leaders and understand that any recognition is a function of the great team at Intuit Andrew Westergren, Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer, Intuit


It’s an honor to be on this distinguished list of marketing and communications leaders. The ranking is a reflection of the hard work and passion of my colleagues throughout salesforce.com who are transforming the enterprise software industry. Jane Hynes, Senior Vice President, Public Relations & Comunications, Salesforce.com

I am honored to be included with the outstanding leaders in my field in the ExecRank CFO rankings and recognize that neither GameStop nor I would be successful if it weren’t for the thousands of passionate, dedicated associates we have around the world. Rob Lloyd, EVP & CFO, Gamestop


Seeing the outstanding talent assembled here, I can honestly say that it’s an honor to be in the company of the many outstanding communications professionals on the ExecRank list. Any success I have comes from the support of my company and the strength of the communications team that surrounds me each day at MasterCard. Chris A. Monteiro, Group Executive, Worldwide Communications, MasterCard Worldwide


It is great to be included on this terrific list of thought leaders in marketing and see that ExecRank has incorporated criteria that reflect the evolving focus of our work as CMOs. Deborah Meyer, SVP & CMO, Pulte Group


I am honored to be included by ExecRank alongside a distinguished group of leaders in my field. This recognition is a testament to the dedication and expertise of the senior management team and my many exceptional finance colleagues at ABM. Dean Chin, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer, ABM Industries

It is an honor to be recognized for the work we do at Land O’Lakes, Inc on behalf of our member-owners, and to be included in this prestigious group of colleagues and peers. Barry Wolfish CMO, SVP Corporate Strategy, Land O'Lakes, Inc

I am delighted to be included in ExecRank’s 2012 Top CFOs. It is an honor to be among this distinguished group of CFOs. It’s a reflection of the accomplishments of my dedicated team of finance professionals at Ingredion Incorporated. Cheryl Beebe, EVP & CFO, Ingredion Incorporated

While I appreciate the acknowledgement by ExecRank, I view this largely as a reflection of the great Marketing team at Fifth Third Bank, and the historic strength of this organization in executing major initiatives. Larry Magnesen, SVP & CMO, Fifth Third Bank


"I'm honored to be included in the ExecRank CMO rankings for 2013.  It's amazing to join this incredible list of the most talented marketers in the industry today."


Chris Lindner, CMO and SVP Business Development, Sperry Top-Sider

I am excited to be ranked among some of the best marketing minds in the world.  My success is a result of the great work of the Simmons marketing team who is bringing a new level of excitement to an industry that sells the ultimate fix for life's problems - sleep. Jeff Willard, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Simmons Bedding

I’m humbled to be included alongside such a remarkable list of CMOs and brands. Frank Sottosanti, CMO at Protective Life

I am proud of the progress my team has been able to achieve in repositioning Brocade as the clear leader in network solutions for cloud architectures. John McHugh, CMO, Brocade