Top 20 Successful American CEOs March 2023

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Glenn Pacchiana is a lifelong learner. As the President & CEO of Thalle Industries and Corbet Scientific, this native New Yorker has the innate ability to evaluate market change in products and services in collaboration with his employees. His successful collaborations have allowed both of his companies to thrive.

Abu Nasir has been involved in football and sports since the age of 7 as a player, coach, and sports business executive at both grassroots and professional level.

Before taking on the helm of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga as its first female President and CEO, Candy Johnson served in a variety of leadership roles.

Chetan Mogal, an influential entrepreneur, and CEO of BIM Engineering US., L.L.C., forefronts leadership at all levels. He is the driving force behind the products and solutions for iFieldSmart Technologies. Leading by example, he makes sure the organization functions as a single unit through perpetual inspiration and motivation.

Garcia Hanson-Francis is the owner of CADJPro Payroll Solutions. A business payroll, virtual outsourcing, and bookkeeping business. Garcia recently joined BACD’s Expert Network, and as such, we want to share their expertise with you.

Irma Toce became CEO of Londonderry on the Tred Avon in 2014 and brought with her a trailblazing spirit to the intimate residential cooperative community for adults ages 62+. Her first priority was to create better relationships among community residents and staff.

Jessy Tolkan, CEO & President, Drive Agency, is propelled to ideate, support, and put out into the world programs that, at their core, create a better and more sustainable world. By putting people at the center of her work, she roots all aspects of Drive Agency in equity and justice.

Joel Anaya, CEO of OnView Integrated Solutions, has been instrumental in building the company from the ground up. His innovation and vision transformed the way the company has scaled its business.

It is not every day that you meet someone who is as technically gifted in Finance and Accounting as he is in Technology. But such was our luck when we went in search of the Top 20 Dynamic CEOs in the United Kingdom.

Jordan Tinney, Superintendent/ CEO in Surrey School District, has been described as accessible and open. The reason is simple, he is an engaged listener and tries to value what people say and to incorporate it into the school district’s culture.

Jose Ramon Riestra Jr., President & CEO, Empire Management Group, says data analytics, planning, customer focus, and technology implementation are the most critical skills adopted by the company throughout the years that transformed the business and made them who they are today with a strong focus on the future.

A forward thinker, Joshua D. Rogers is always focused on the future. His vision was to introduce a smart, sophisticated approach to investing and wealth building. Since founding Arete Wealth in 2007, he’s done just that.

Uniquely qualified, Kathleen Bodenlos has worked her way up to the executive level in both large corporations and world-renown museums, borrowing best practices from both.

Laurel Werner, Founder, President, and CEO of Kilimanjaro Technology Foundation (aka KiliTech), a non-profit 501(c)3 that provides water for schools and vocation training for women in Tanzania, is an inspiration to other women with her leadership, passion for children’s education, and adventurous spirit.

Keeping a small business going is not for the weak of hearts. While 80% of businesses with fewer than 500 employees make it through Year 1, says the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, just 70% are still functioning at the end of the second year. By the time they reach the five-year mark, just half of the small companies are still in business.

Melanie Koerperich’s desire to help people is a driving force behind her. The CEO of Milrich Virtual Professionals is always looking out for other people, even ahead of herself. She is a generous and compassionate, and extremely organized individual who believes in the tenet of “always be learning.”

A disruptive business and opportunity stem from identifying voids in a specific industry or marketplace. Patrick Michael, Founder & CEO of L.A. Estate Rentals, incorporated a company before Airbnb that dealt with marketing, managing, and representing the finest luxury homes in Los Angeles during the 2008 recession.

Steve Linkhart, CEO of CalFoods Logistics, believes that he possesses one quality that sets the tone for CalFoods Logistics. “When we hire a new team member, there are clear responsibilities that need to be accomplished.