About Chief Executive
Chief Executive Group has been in business for over 42 years and is dedicated to helping CEOs, senior executives and boards of directors grow their businesses. We accomplish this by providing real-world best practices, unbiased data, insightful analysis and meaningful peer interactions.
We improve the effectiveness of CEOs and the organizations they lead by:
- Providing practical content in the pages of Chief Executive and Corporate Board Member magazines and on our websites, ChiefExecutive.net and Boardmember.com
- Hosting exclusive events for CEOs, senior executives and board members to network, learn and share ideas with peers
- Bringing CEOs together with their peers by facilitating industry-specific CEO peer group meetings through Chief Executive Network
- Producing proprietary research that gives CEOs and Boards of Directors unique insights into data and trends that help them effectively lead their organizations
We believe that capitalism may be the most important factor in spreading human health and prosperity around the globe. By producing what people want and need in innovative ways, capitalists satisfy our everyday demands, create jobs, raise standards of living, extend lifespans and more.
CEOs and Board Members are the cornerstones of the free enterprise system, and we help them do their jobs better to the benefit of their customers, employees, shareholders and themselves.
Chief Executive Group is headquartered in Stamford, CT and has offices in Nashville, TN and Kansas City, MO.
About the Authors
Managing Director, Chief Executive Research
Wayne oversees the team at Chief Executive Research and is Chairman of its parent company, Chief Executive Group. He is an experienced researcher and management consultant. He started his career as a consultant with Bain & Company and became the Chairman of Monitor Group’s west coast and Asian practices. He was also CEO of Kennedy Information where he launched their research group and Chairman of Pyramid Research, a global research and consulting firm. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Business School.
Research Director, Chief Executive Research
Melanie is director of research for Chief Executive Group. She oversees custom and proprietary research projects across the firm and acts as research editor for Chief Executive magazine and Corporate Board Member magazine. She has a background in finance and investing, having worked for some of Canada’s largest banks and asset management firms and having served as head of communications for Mercer’s Investment division in Montreal and Toronto. She is a graduate of Université de Montreal and is currently based in Franklin, Tennessee.