President and CEO play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the President and CEO role. We have selected these President and CEO’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.
Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative President and CEO’s. The list is in no particular order!
President and CEO @ LJ Holdings Investment
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Jon Barfield is president and chief executive officer of LJ Holdings Investment Company LLC, a private investment company. In March 2012, he retired from Bartech Group, Inc. (“Bartech”) where he served since 1981 as president and from 1995 to March 2012 as chairman and president of this industry-leading professional services firm, with headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, delivering talent management and managed service provider solutions to Global 1000 firms. In July 1999, The Wall Street Journal described John Barfield and the company he led for 32 years as one of “America’s greatest success stories.” The company employees and manages the daily work assignments for more than 26,000 associates and more than $2.5 billion in procurement for major employers around the world, making Bartech Group one of the largest, independent talent acquisition and management firms in the United States. During the past five years, Jon previously served as a director of BMC Software, Inc., Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc., Dow Jones & Company, and National City Corp. He has been a director of CMS Energy Corporation since August 2005. Jon also served for many years as chairman of the audit committee of the Princeton University Board of Trustees and he is currently a director of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. He graduated from Princeton University in 1974 and Harvard Law School in 1977. Learn more about Jon Barfield on Crunchbase…
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President and CEO, Imaging at GE Healthcare @ GE Healthcare
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Jan Makela is the President & CEO of GE Healthcare Global Services. Appointed in December 2017, he oversees the global development and execution of GE Healthcare’s service solutions and operations around the globe. Learn more about Jan Makela on Crunchbase…
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President and CEO @ Codegen
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President and CEO @ Decluttr
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President and CEO @ Talia
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Alan Afrasiab is President, CEO, and a founder of Talia Limited. An experienced senior executive with more than 20 years in the information technologies and communications networking industries. He has also held many other executive and advisory roles and served as a member on several boards of directors. Mr. Afrasiab graduated from Manchester with a B.Eng. degree in Biomedical and Bioelectronic Engineering. Learn more about Alan Afrasiab on Crunchbase…
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President and CEO @ Scalable Software
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President and CEO @ Portec Rail Products
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Chairman, President and CEO @ MPT Operating Partnership
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President and CEO @ BridgeHead Software
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Jim has worked in the technology, distribution and consulting markets for more than 25 years in director-level positions. As President and CEO Jim brings his expertise of delivering business growth and profitability to BridgeHead worldwide. He previously was executive vice president of worldwide sales and services at CarbonFlow Corporation. Prior to that, he served as CEO of Extraprise International; divisional vice president of Object Design, Inc.; European director of UIS (one of the companies that formed Sprint) and a number of sales and marketing roles at ICL (now part of Fujitsu). Jim holds an MBA from Henley Management College, as well as a Diploma in Management Studies from Kingston Management College, and a degree from the London School of Economics. Learn more about Jim Beagle on Crunchbase…
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President and CEO @ Galantas Gold
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Roland Phelps graduated from Leeds University in 1976 and is a qualified Chartered Mining Engineer, Geologist and Registrant of the Engineering Council. He has worked in Canada in precious / base metal mining and major mining engineering projects. He has held senior mine management positions in the UK. He is a director and founder of Welsh Gold plc (a small mining company and prestige jewellery brand). He has other investment interests in property and construction. Learn more about Roland Phelps on Crunchbase…
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President and CEO @ Wi SUN Alliance
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Phil Beecher is the President and CEO of the Wi-SUN Alliance, an industry organization which promotes standards-based interoperable wireless communications products for Smart Utility Networks, Smart City and Internet of Things applications, and implements a rigorous testing and certification program to achieve its aims. Phil has extensive experience in wireless communications protocols, standards and testing. He was chairman of IEEE 802.15 TG4g (a wireless standard for Smart Utility Networks), vice chairman of IEEE 802.15 TG4m (TV Whitespace), vice chairman of the WiFi Alliance Smart Grid Task Group, Chairman of OpenSG Edge Conformity Task Group, Contributing Editor to IEEE802.15.4-2006 and has held positions in the U.S. Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Test and Certification Committee, Telecom Industry Association and Bluetooth SIG. He has been an active contributor in the development of communications standards and the specification of test plans for a number of Smart Utility Network standards, including Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Home Energy Management Systems. He is a graduate of the University of Sussex with a degree in Electronic Engineering and holds patents in communications and networking technology. Learn more about Phil Beecher on Crunchbase…
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