2017 Owler Top Rated CEO Awards are based entirely on input from the Owler Community, which has contributed over a quarter million CEO ratings in the last year alone.
When signing up for Owler, users have the option to verify their accounts. Currently, 85 percent of Owler’s active users are verified business professionals, which means they have verified email addresses with their employer’s domain.
Owler’s proprietary CEO scoring algorithm serves relevant questions to the right users. In an analysis of contributions, Owler determined that 90 percent of CEO ratings were cast by highly informed users—either company employees, competitors, or other company followers. 2017 Owler Top Rated CEO Awards provide a complete market view of a CEO’s rating, which breaks down into an average of:
Market view of CEO ratings:
Across the 15 million company profiles on Owler, there are currently 167,000 companies with CEO information. Owler Community members and Owler’s data team continuously add new CEOs to Owler as new companies are formed, leadership teams change, and people update company profiles. Community members have the opportunity to vote on any CEO that is featured on Owler. When voting on a CEO, members have the option to rate a CEO as “positive,” “neutral,” or “negative.” These appear as a happy face, neutral face, or unhappy face.
Owler distributes 1,000 awards across the 167,000 CEOs on their platform, awarding the top 0.60 percent of CEOs.
CEOs qualify for an award based on their industry and city (of their headquarters), and include a total of 25 industries and 49 cities plus Silicon Valley. To be included in the 2017 Owler Top Rated CEO Awards, a city must be home to the headquarters of at least 5,000 companies.
The following industries and cities are included in the 2017 Owler Top Rated CEO Awards:
Cities and regions will include:
- Silicon Valley
- San Francisco
- New York
- San Diego
- Los Angeles
- New Delhi
- Cambridge, MA
- Washington, DC
- Portland, OR
- Charlotte, NC
- Columbus, OH
- Burlington, MA
- Kansas City, MO
- Las Vegas
- Salt Lake City
- Jacksonville, FL
- San Antonio
- Fort Worth
- Birmingham, AL
Industries will include:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Consulting & Business Services
- Creative Agencies
- Energy & Utilities
- Food & Beverages
- Hardware & Equipment
- Industrial Goods
- Internet of Things
- Media & Entertainment
- On Demand Economy
- Personal & Household Goods
- Pharma & Biotech
- Real Estate & Construction
- Retail & Ecommerce
- Transportation & Warehousing
- Travel & Hospitality
To qualify for an award, companies must have at least 10 votes toward their CEO rating. These 10 votes can come from both employees and nonemployees, which includes competitors, followers, and other unrelated users. Our proprietary algorithm ensures that CEOs obtain a positive consensus to earn a perfect score. Only current CEOs with ratings of 80 or higher will be considered for the 2017 Owler Top Rated CEO Awards.
In the case of a tie between two or more CEOs, the CEO with the most votes will secure the higher rating.
If, after all calculations are finalized, Owler reserves the right to exclude any CEO based on unethical, harmful, or otherwise negative behavior by the CEO and/or company management. Additionally, a CEO may be excluded if there is any reason to distrust the integrity of their rating.
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