Top Chief Technology Officers



#1 Chief Technology Officer, Werner Vogels, Amazon

Dr. Werner Vogels is the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of in Seattle, Washington. In charge of driving technology innovation within the company, Vogels has broad internal and external responsibilities. He is the only executive apart from Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos to speak publicly on behalf of He joined Amazon in September of 2004 as the Director of Systems Research.

Prior to joining, from 1994 until 2004, Dr. Vogels was a research scientist at the Computer Science Department of Cornell University. He mainly conducted research in scalable reliable enterprise systems. From 1999 through 2002 he also held a Vice President and Chief Technology position at Reliable Network Solutions, Inc. From 1991 through 1994 he was a senior researcher at INESC in Lisbon, Portugal. Vogels received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.

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AdvisoryCloud produces c-suite executive rankings based on statistical and algorithmic analysis of executive performance across 24 key areas.

Our proprietary methods for evaluating and ranking executives play a key role in the operation of AdvisoryCloud’s global marketplace that connects companies with advisors across 124 industries and 50+ professions. We use our data sets and understanding of executive talent from the rankings to guide our matchmaking process between companies and advisors, ensuring that companies find the advisor best suited for their current challenges and opportunities.

A sample of the 24 categories that we measure:

  • Experience in the role
  • Business results during tenure
  • Board Member Appointments
  • Significant professional achievements
  • Published thought leadership (books, speeches, articles, media mentions)
  • Technology adoption
  • Education
  • Industry/professional reputation
  • Peer recommendations and nominations

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Top CTOs of 2014

This accolade from AdvisoryCloud 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 AdvisoryCloud 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 AdvisoryCloud’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 AdvisoryCloud’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

AdvisoryCloud 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 AdvisoryCloud’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 AdvisoryCloud 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 AdvisoryCloud 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 AdvisoryCloud’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 AdvisoryCloud 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 AdvisoryCloud. 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 AdvisoryCloud as part of this great team. Shaun Mara, CFO, Dean Foods

1. Werner Vogels, Inc.

2. Jeffrey Straubel

Tesla Motors, Inc.

3. Justin Rattner

Intel Corporation

4. Stephen Brobst

Teradata Corporation

5. Chuck Hull

3D Systems Corporation

6. Steve Alexander

Ciena Corporation

7. Victor Jipson

Seagate Technology Public Limited Company

8. John Engates

Rackspace Hosting, Inc.

9. Paul English

Kayak Software Corporation

10. Tayloe Stansbury

Intuit, Inc.

11. Ray Johnson

Lockheed Martin Corporation

12. John Roese

EMC Corporation

13. Paul Mascarenas

Ford Motor Company

14. Matt Grob

QUALCOMM Incorporated

15. J. Augusto de Oliveira

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

16. Jay Kidd

NetApp, Inc

17. Nir Zuk

Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

18. Peter Wolfert

ValueClick, Inc. (part of the Conservant family)

19. Mark Carges

eBay Inc.

20. Tony Melone

Verizon Communications

21. Evan Goldberg

NetSuite Inc.

22. Jeff Kowalski

Autodesk, Inc.

23. Vlad Sejnoha

Nuance Communications, Inc.

24. Larry Berger

Ecolab Inc.

25. Jim Davies

Mitel Networks Corporation

26. Gwenne Henricks

Caterpillar Inc.

27. John Tracy

The Boeing Company

28. Mike Vernal

Facebook Inc

29. Parag Kulkarni

Juniper Networks, Inc.

30. Robert Dobkin

Linear Technology Corporation

31. Sujeet Chand

Rockwell Automation

32. Stephen Trilling

Symantec Corporation

33. Carole McCluskey

Coinstar, Inc. (Outerwall)

34. Darlene Solomon

Agilent Technologies, Inc.

35. Neil Day

Shutterfly, Inc.

36. Dave Stevens

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

37. Dominic Dannessa

USG Corporation

38. Lou Steinberg

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation

39. Pankaj Mehra

Fusion-io, Inc.

40. Jens Greiser

FEI Company

41. Mostafa Ronaghi

Illumina, Inc.

42. Greg Nelson

Eastman Chemical Company

43. Walter Scott

DigitalGlobe, Inc.

44. John Wall

Cummins Inc.

45. Stefan Piesche

Constant Contact, Inc.

46. Ihab Tarazi

Equinix, Inc.

47. John Bruno

NCR Corporation

48. Sheila Peyraud

Donaldson Company, Inc.

49. I.P. Park

Harman International Industries, Incorporated

50. Karl Triebes

F5 Networks, Inc.

51. Sophie Vandebroek

Xerox Corporation

52. Edmond Mesrobian

Expedia, Inc.

53. Kriss Herrin

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.

54. Andreas Kotowski

OSI Systems, Inc.

55. Prakash Bedapudi

Lennox International Inc.

56. Subbaiah Malladi

Exponent, Inc.

57. Dean Tremaine

Pason Systems Inc.

58. Sam Rehman

EPAM Systems, Inc.

59. Mike LaJoie

Time Warner Cable Inc.

60. Larry Dubois

ATMI, Inc.(acquired by Entegris)

61. Guy Wollaert

The Coca-Cola Company

62. Mark Merrill


63. Eugene Roman

Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited

64. John Michelsen

CA, Inc.

65. Stan Weller

Zep Inc.

66. Marc Hale

Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc.

67. Keerti Melkote

Aruba Networks, Inc.

68. Stephen Yablonski

Globecomm Systems Inc.

69. Frederick Palensky

3M Company

70. Neil Sielgel

Northrop Grumman Corporation

71. Jeremy Delinsky

athenahealth, Inc.

72. Ray Roberge

Praxair, Inc.

73. Samuel Fuller

Analog Devices, Inc.

74. Randall Ledford

Emerson Electric Co.

75. Jon Lauckner

General Motos Company

76. Kevin Lynch

Adobe Systems Incorporated

77. Stan Kreydin

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

78. Jukka Varris


79. Brian Lawrence

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.

80. David Rowe

XPO Logistics, Inc.

81. Nitin Kapoor

Echo Global Logistics, Inc.

82. Bruce Kelly

NetScout Systems, Inc.

83. Jim Harding

Henry Schein, Inc.

84. Chris Satchell

Nike, Inc.

85. David Beltz

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

86. Paolo Pirjanian

iRobot Corporation

87. Greg Dixon

ScanSource, Inc.

88. Joe Burton

Plantronics, Inc.

89. David Mohler

Duke Energy Corporation

90. Fred Dillman

Unisys Corporation

91. Brian Stevens

Red Hat, Inc.

92. Michael Xie

Fortinet, Inc.

93. Patrick Worfolk

Synaptics Incorporated

94. Jay Stein

Hologic, Inc.

95. Ben Tsai

KLA-Tencor Corporation

96. Cynthia Arnold

The Valspar Corporation

97. Ivo Bolsens

Xilinx, Inc.

98. Mike Bahorich

Apache Corporation

99. Hege Kverneland

National Oilwell Varco, Inc.

100. Karen Tegan-Padir

Progress Software Corporation

101. Ramanath Ramakrishnan

Eaton Corporation

102. Peter Burke

STERIS Corporation

103. Steve Humber

Total System Services, Inc.

104. Craig Todd

Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

105. Adam Rogers

The Ultimate Software Group, Inc.

106. Ken Kennedy

CSG Systems International, Inc.

107. Hans Stork

ON Semiconductor Corporation

108. David Morse

Corning Incorporated

109. Bruce Brown

The Procter & Gamble Company

110. Sanjay Krishnamurthi

Informatica Corporation

111. Bob Daigle

Rogers Corporation

112. Pirooz Parvarandeh

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

113. Mark Stoddart

Linamar Corporation

114. John McDonald


115. Edwin Marcial

IntercontinentalExchange, Inc.

116. Chris Progler

Photronics, Inc.

117. Jeffrey Kent

Cineplex Inc.

118. David Guthrie

Premiere Global Services, Inc.

119. Mike Sharkey

Signature Bank

120. Anthony Deighton

Qlik Technologies, Inc.

121. Robert Steenberge

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated

122. Ken Day

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

123. Peter Engel

The Marcus Corporation

124. Ken Moss

Electronic Arts Inc.

125. William Pence

AOL Inc.

126. Basam Saliba

WebMD Health Corp.

127. John Huston

Parametric Technology Corporation

128. Zining Wu

Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

129. Lincoln Wallen

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

130. Jim Smith

Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

131. Charles Linberg

ACI Worldwide, Inc.

132. Jean-Paul Bardyn

Semtech Corporation

133. Mark Miller

ViaSat, Inc.

134. Luis Spinelli

Coherent, Inc.

135. Jim Stewart

United Community Banks, Inc.

136. Greg Goff

Morningstar, Inc.

137. Robert Davis

QLogic Corporation

138. Bruce Baude

CNO Financial Group, Inc.

139. Pete Hartley

Amedisys, Inc.

140. Scott Dyer

Corus Entertainment Inc.

141. John Grabowsky

AeroVironment, Inc.

142. Mark Forbes

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.

143. Ralph Beck

Modine Manufacturing Company

144. Jim Gratzek

SunOpta Inc.

145. Robert Hansen

Albany International Corp.

146. Suresh Vishnubhatla

PharMerica Corporation

147. Balan Nair

Liberty Global, Inc

148. Jerry Cristoforo

State Street Corporation

149. Mark Melvin

ePlus inc.

150. Ken Hansen

Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I, Ltd.

151. Tony Scarfo

Sonus Networks, Inc.

152. Ed Kleinert

FirstMerit Corporation

153. Ulrich Hefter

ROFIN-SINAR Technologies Inc.

154. Michael Koechlin

Hittite Microwave Corporation

155. Jonathan Bollers

SAIC, Inc.

156. Om Nalamasu

Applied Materials, Inc.

157. Greg Goudy

TCF Financial Corporation

158. Ray Kilmer

Alcoa Inc.

159. Howard Rhodes

OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

160. Yuvinder Kochar

The Washington Post Company (Graham Holdings)

161. Peng Xiao

MicroStrategy Incorporated

162. David Rutledge

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

163. Dan Kinzer

Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc.

164. Brad Kummer

Cogent Communications Group, Inc.

165. Michael Wilson

Community Bank System, Inc.

166. Stephen Kaufman

Schawk, Inc.

167. Rich Leonard

Aetna Inc.

168. Charles Rau

Forest City Enterprises, Inc.

169. Paul Kennard

Aviat Networks, Inc.

170. Johan Vandoorn

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

171. Eng Goh

Silicon Graphics International Corp.

172. Nina Bhanap

QuinStreet, Inc.

173. Slim Souissi

Novatel Wireless, Inc.

174. John Burba

Molycorp, Inc.

175. Alan Strauss

NII Holdings, Inc.

176. Kristen Blum

J. C. Penney Company, Inc.

177. Saied Tehrani

Spansion Inc.

178. Cadir Lee

Zynga Inc.

179. John Glowacki

Computer Sciences Corporation

180. Muhammad Hussain

Cavium, Inc.

181. Will Brige

TransAlta Corporation

182. Giancarlo Currarino

Owens-Illinois, Inc.

183. Martin Scott

Rambus Inc.

184. Drew Morin

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

185. Raffi Garabedian

First Solar, Inc.

186. Phil Lessner

KEMET Corporation

187. David Meitz

Investment Technology Group, Inc.

188. Manoj Kulkarni

Career Education Corporation

189. Todd Davis

Choice Hotels International, Inc.

190. Rômulo Pontual


191. Mark Moshayedi

STEC, Inc.

192. Arvin Danielson

Intermec, Inc.

193. Jack Waters

Level 3 Communications, Inc.

194. Burt Kaliski

VeriSign, Inc.

195. Charles Cheevers

ARRIS Group, Inc.

196. Patricia Verduin

Colgate-Palmolive Company

197. Jeremy Turner

The Shaw Group Inc.

198. Jim Walsh

AECOM Technology Corporation

199. Michael Miotto

Credit Acceptance Corporation

200. Mark West

Raven Industries, Inc.

201. Jeff Young

FactSet Research Systems Inc.

202. Linda Gallacher

V.F. Corporation

203. Frank Ellermeyer

McDonald's Corporation

204. William Butterfield

Xerium Technologies, Inc.

205. Craig Harper

Belo Corp.

206. Bob Wagner

Tupperware Brands Corporation

207. Byung Yi

InterDigital, Inc.

208. Robb Fraley

Monsanto Company

209. Michael Sajor


210. Kent Buchanan

Harris Corporation

211. Lisa Bachmann

Big Lots, Inc.

212. David Edwards

Avery Dennison Corporation

213. Monique Rodgers

Sysco Corporation

214. Chris Holt

CBRE Group, Inc.

215. Steve Riley

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

216. Michael Dunn

Dex One Corporation

217. Mike Schaefer

Tennant Company

218. James Aralis

Microsemi Corporation

219. Ghilad Dziesietnik

Electronics for Imaging, Inc.

220. Steve Vollmer

Las Vegas Sands Corp.

221. David Westman

BancFirst Corporation

222. Rodney Lefever

Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.

223. Chip Bennett

PrivateBancorp, Inc.

224. Bryan Martin

ManTech International Corporation

225. Rod Ehrlich

Wabash National Corporation

226. Phil Barrett

RealNetworks, Inc.

The higher one climbs on AdvisoryCloud’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 AdvisoryCloud 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 AdvisoryCloud 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 AdvisoryCloud 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 AdvisoryCloud 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 AdvisoryCloud’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 AdvisoryCloud, 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 AdvisoryCloud 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