The Top Ten CEOs at U.S. Tech Companies

By Dennis McCafferty
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They're constantly seeking opportunities for global expansion, while still paying careful attention to company matters closer to home. They are extremely wealthy—frequently hobnobbing with world leaders and A-list celebrities—but many of them have lunch with employees in the corporate cafeteria. Some have traditional technology backgrounds, but others came up through business departments. (One of them, John Donahoe II of eBay, started as a union worker at the Schlitz beer distribution company.) They are the top tech company CEOs in America, as compiled by Glassdoor. In this case, the people on the list were ranked by employees, who posted reviews of these executives on Glassdoor. Many of the reviews speak to a CEO's technology vision and business savvy, while others provide insights about their people skills. For example, one employee wrote this about Riverbed Technology's Jerry Kennelly: "Couldn't possibly be any nicer of a human being." Glassdoor is an online career community that posts user-generated content, including company-specific salary reports, ratings and reviews. This list is based on more than half a million company reviews shared on Glassdoor over the past 12 months.

This article was originally published on 2014-04-08
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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