Top Chief Financial Officers


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#1 CFO - Mark Loughridge, Formerly of IBM

After retiring at the end of 2013, Mr. Laughridge stands as IBM’s longest-tenured CFO after nearly 10 years in the role.  He began his career at IBM in 1977 as a development engineer and held various types of leadership roles in the company during his 36-year tenure.  As CFO, Loughridge played an essential role in transitioning IBM from hardware to services and software.  Perhaps the most illustrative fact of his career is that since he became CFO in 2004, IBM’s stock is up 114% and earnings have doubled.  He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and completed studies at Ecole Nationale Superieure de Mecanique in Nantes, France.

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  • Industry/professional reputation
  • Peer recommendations and nominations

#2 Karen Hoguet, Macy's

Karen Hoguet was elected chief financial officer of Macy’s, Inc., in February 2009 after having previously worked in several leadership roles at the company.  She is responsible for all of the company’s financial functions, as well as area research.

#3 Donald Blair, Nike

Donald Blair has been the CFO of Nike for more than 10 years, shaping the company’s system of continuous growth.  He is responsible for the company’s finance, investor relations and strategic planning functions.

#4 Joseph Euteneuer, Sprint Nextel

Joseph Euteneuer was appointed Sprint’s chief financial officer in 2011.  He manages the company’s day-to-day financial operations and long-term financial strategy and planning.

#5 Thomas Szkutak,

Thomas Szkutak has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at since joining in 2002 after twenty years with General Electric.


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Top CFOs 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. Mark Loughridge, IBM
2. Karen Hoguet, Macy’s
3. Donald Blair, Nike
4. Joseph Euteneuer, Sprint Nextel
5. Thomas Szkutak,
6. Patrick Pichette, Google
7. Frank D’Amelio, Pfizer
8. Stacy Smith, Intel
9. Arthur Minson, Time Warner Cable
10. Richard Galanti, Costco Wholesale
11. John Hartung, Chipotle
12. David Wajsgras, Raytheon
13. Gary Fayard, Coca-Cola
14. Paul Clancy, Biogen Idec
15. Robert Lloyd, GameStop
16. Byron Pollitt, Visa
17. David Goulden, EMC Corporation
18. John Martin, Turner Broadcasting System
19. David Meline, 3M
20. Alan Graf, Jr., FedEx
21. David Wyshner, Avis Budget Group
22. Jeffery Howells, Tech Data Corporation
23. Daniel Comas, Danaher
24. Safra Catz, Oracle
25. David Anderson, Honeywell International Inc
26. Ruth Porat, Morgan Stanley
27. Catherine Lesjak, Hewlett-Packard
28. Patrick Doyle, DirecTV
29. Christopher Swift, Hartford Financial Services Group
30. Robert Manly, Smithfield Foods Inc.
31. John Stephens, AT&T
32. F. Clay Creasey, Jr., Toys “R” Us
33. Jeffrey Edwards, Allergan
34. James Sawyer, Praxair , Inc.
35. Dan Florness, Fastenal
36. Peter Kellogg, Merck
37. Carl Berquist, Marriott International
38. Neil Williams, Intuit
39. Frank Mergenthaler, Interpublic Group
40. James Lusk, ABM Industries Inc.
41. Robert Swan, eBay
42. Patricia Yarrington, Chevron
43. Joseph Householder, Sempra Energy
44. Peter Oppenheimer, Apple
45. William Giles, AutoZone Inc.
46. Steven Shebik, Allstate
47. Robert Knight, Jr., Union Pacific
48. Caroline Dorsa, Public Service Enterprise Group
49. Michael Angelakis, Comcast
50. Judy Brown, Perrigo Company
51. Kurt Kuehn, United Parcel Service
52. Bruce Tanner, Lockheed Martin
53. Janet Clark, Marthon Oil
54. Patricia Bedient, Weyerhaeuser
55. Frederick Sutherland, Aramark
56. Virginia Wilson, TIAA-CREF
57. Samuel Strickland, Booz Allen Hamilton Holding
58. Peter Klein, Microsoft
59. Kevin March, Texas Instruments Incorporated
60. Thomas Webb, CMS Energy
61. Theodore Crandall, Rockwell Automation
62. Michael Short, AutoNation
63. Robert Edwards, Safeway
64. Frank Calderoni, Cisco Systems
65. Robert Schriesheim, Sears Holdings
66. James Rasulo, Walt Disney
67. R. Bruce McDonald, Johnson Controls
68. Joseph Martinetto, Charles Schwab
69. Paul Jacobson, Delta Air Lines
70. Jonathan Thayer, Exelon
71. Joseph Ianniello, CBS
72. Thomas Freyman, Abbott Laboratories
73. Steven Blank, NuStar Energy
74. Wade Miquelon, Walgreen
75. R. Chris Kreidler, Sysco
76. Paul Reilly, Arrow Electronics
77. Peter Wilver, Thermo Fisher Scientific
78. John Gerspach, Citigroup
79. Hugh Johnston, PepsiCo
80. Frank Dellaquila, Emerson Electric
81. Kevin Farr, Mattel
82. Warren Jenson, Acxiom Corporation
83. Leo Denault, Entergy Corporation
84. Robert Eulau, Sanmina-SCI
85. Jeffrey Craig, Meritor
86. Linda Huber, Moody’s Corporation
87. Frank Connor, Textron
88. Joe Cooper, Big Lots
89. Christopher Holland, C.R. Bard, Inc.
90. Larry Venturelli, Whirlpool
91. Richard Fearon, Eaton
92. W. Randall Fowler, Enterprise Products Partners
93. James Mackey, Ally Financial
94. Ellis Cousens, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
95. Donald Templin, Marathon Petroleum
96. Judy Bruner, SanDisk
97. Mark Thresher, Nationwide
98. Darren Wells, Goodyear Tire & Rubber
99. Richard Veldran, Dun & Bradstreet Corporation
100. Mark Buthman, Kimberly-Clark
101. Robert Hoglund, Consolidated Edison
102. Paul Farr, PPL
103. Joseph Capezza, Health Net
104. John Callahan, Jr., McGraw-Hill
105. Phillip Roe, Vanguard Health Systems
106. Paul Herendeen, Warner Chilcott
107. Jeffrey Henderson, Cardinal Health
108. Andrew Cecere, U.S. Bancorp
109. Lawrence Cash, Community Health Systems
110. Scott Scheirman, Western Union
111. Thomas Donahue, Federated Investors, Inc.
112. Biggs Porter, Fluor Corporation
113. Timothy Sloan, Wells Fargo
114. Michael Van Handel, Manpower
115. Kathy Willard, Live Nation Entertainment
116. Robert Shanks, Ford Motor
117. R. Milton Johnson, HCA Holdings
118. Brian Tierney, American Electric Power
119. Paul Huck, Air Products & Chemicals
120. Thomas Tran, WellCare Health Plans
121. Mark Pompa, Emcor Group
122. David Herzog, American International Group
123. Dominic Caruso, Johnson & Johnson
124. Brian Gladden, Dell
125. Scott Goldenberg, The TJX Companies , Inc.
126. Patrick Grismer, Yum Brands
127. Stuart Burgdoerfer, Limited Brands
128. Charles Bancroft, Bristol-Myers Squibb
129. Brian Domeck, Progressive
130. Michael Monahan, Pitney Bowes
131. Lauralee Martin, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.
132. Ira Birns, World Fuel Services
133. Isabella Goren, AMR
134. Mark Clark, FirstEnergy
135. Jonathan Peacock, Amgen
136. Kathy Willard, Live Nation Inc
137. Mark Okerstrom, Expedia, Inc.
138. Brian McKeon, Iron Mountain Incorporated
139. W. James Scilacci, Edison International
140. Karen McLoughlin, Cognizant Technology Solutions
141. John Rainey, United Continental Holdings
142. Wesley McDonald, Kohl’s
143. David Simon, Computer Services
144. Randall Weisenburger, Omnicom Group
145. Peter Milligan, Exelis
146. Ellen Wolf, American Water Works Company, Inc.
147. Charles Holley, Jr., Wal-Mart Stores
148. Bruce Thompson, Bank of America Corp.
149. Patrick Ward, Cummins
150. David Navikas, PPG Industries
151. Robert Shearer, VF
152. David Sagehorn, Oshkosh
153. William Scheffel, Centene
154. Lawrence Reinhold, Systemax Inc.
155. Daniel Ammann, General Motors
156. J. Michael Schlotman, Kroger
157. Jon Moeller, Procter & Gamble
158. Deepak Ahuja, Tesla Motors
159. Mark McCollum, Halliburton
160. Derek Kerr, US Airways Group
161. Scott Ullem, Bemis
162. Francis Shammo, Verizon Communications
163. Stuart Parker, United Services Automobile Assn.
164. Michael Koppel, Nordstrom
165. Bradford Richmond, Darden Restaurants
166. Timothy Pearson, Catalyst Health Solutions
167. Robyn Denholm, Juniper Networks, Inc.
168. Frank Perier, Jr, Forest Laboratories, Inc.
169. David Brearton, Kraft Foods
170. Tom Reedy, CarMax
171. Jeffrey Capello, Boston Scientific
172. John Stauch, Pentair, Inc.
173. Mark Powers, JetBlue Airways
174. William Plummer, United Rentals, Inc.
175. Ted Bloom, International Data Group (IDG)
176. Howard Willard III, Altria Group
177. Ann Ziegler, CDW
178. Didier Hirsch, Agilent Technologies
179. Kenneth Meyers, Telephone & Data Systems
180. Craig Ramsey, AMC Entertainment Inc.
181. Gregory Smith, Boeing
182. Troy Alstead, Starbucks
183. Donal Mulligan, General Mills
184. Thomas Adams, Reynolds American
185. Matthew Farrell, Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
186. Frank Vitrano, Rite Aid
187. Robert Martinovich, Oneok
188. Brian Kocher, Chiquita Brands International, Inc.
189. Brian Carney, BI-LO Holding, LLC
190. Eduardo Cordeiro, Cabot Corporation
191. Stewart Ewing, Century Link Inc
192. John Gehring, ConAgra Foods
193. Vasant Prabhu, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
194. Russell Gordon, RPM International Inc.
195. David Wichmann, UnitedHealth Group
196. Sabrina Simmons, Gap
197. David Meador, DTE Energy
198. James Flaws, Corning
199. Gregg Seibert, Cablevision Systems
200. James Beer, Symantec
201. Eric Steigerwalt, MetLife
202. G. Scott Spendlove, Tesoro
203. Ralph Nicoletti, Cigna
204. James Fish, Jr., Waste Management
205. Ronald Dissinger, Kellogg
206. Daryl Bible, BB&T Corp.
207. Aleem Gillani, SunTrust Banks
208. Theodore Dosch, Anixter International
209. Frank Boykin, Mohawk Industries
210. John Olin, Harley-Davidson
211. Stephen Sterrett, Simon Property Group
212. Anthony Hull, Realogy Corporation
213. Edward Rapp, Caterpillar
214. Forbes Alexander, Jabil Circuit
215. Peter Keegan, Loews
216. Mark Sopp, SAIC
217. Glenda Flanagan, Whole Foods Market
218. Kirkland Andrews, NRG Energy
219. Sean Hennessy, Sherwin-Williams
220. Michael Ciskowski, Valero Energy
221. Gregory Hayes, United Technologies
222. Peter Ragauss, Baker Hughes
223. J. Kimo Esplin, Huntsman
224. Raymond Winborne, Jr., First Data
225. Kevin Wampler, Dollar Tree
226. Stephen Hare, The Wendy’s Corporation
227. Mark Garrett, Adobe Systems Incorporated
228. Ray Young, Archer Daniels Midland
229. Christine Komola, Staples
230. Daniel Knutson, Land O’ Lakes
231. Moray Dewhurst, NextEra Energy
232. Scott Parker, CIT Group
233. Patrick Allen, Rockwell Collins
234. Gordon Stetz, McCormick & Company, Incorporated
235. Efrain Rivera, Paychex, Inc.
236. John Mulligan, Target
237. Carol Roberts, International Paper
238. Curtis Espeland, Eastman Chemical
239. Nicholas Noviello, NetApp
240. Peter Hamilton, Brunswick Corporation
241. John Hafferty, Pacer International, Inc.
242. Mike Newman, Office Depot
243. Gary Whitlock, CenterPoint Energy
244. Stephen Forsyth, Chemtura Corporation
245. Joseph NeCastro, Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc.
246. David Denton, CVS Caremark
247. Derica Rice, Eli Lilly
248. Kent Harvey, PG&E Corp.
249. Theresa Wagler, Steel Dynamics
250. Mary Winston, Family Dollar Store

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 who are transforming the enterprise software industry. Jane Hynes, Senior Vice President, Public Relations & Comunications,

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