Top Chief Compliance Officers



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 CCOs of 2013

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


  1. Daniel Goldstein, Pitney Bowes Inc.
  2. Fred White, CIFC Corp.
  3. John Ramirez, Bexil Corporation
  4. Shane Elsbury, American Equity Investment Life Holding Company
  5. Gene Hull, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  6. Greg Woodson, Colgate-Palmolive Company
  7. Patrick Conroy, TICC Capital Corp.
  8. Cary Schaefer, Fidus Investment Corporation
  9. Sarah McCafferty, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
  10. Beth Colling, The Babcock & Wilcox Company
  11. Jay Cohen, Assurant, Inc.
  12. David Palamz, Colony Financial, Inc.
  13. Tom Mielke, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  14. Linda Newborn, Deere & Company
  15. Laura Kennedy, SAIC, Inc.
  16. Saverio Mirarchi, Northern Trust Corporation
  17. Norman R. Sherman, Horace Mann Investors, Inc
  18. Mike Whitcomb, Union Pacific Corporation
  19. Phyllis Skene-Stimac, MoneyGram International, Inc.
  20. Tom Rus, M&T Bank Corporation
  21. Cynthia Patton, Amgen Inc.
  22. Mark Kleinman, Pioneer Natural Resources Company
  23. Jim Pyle, Stewart Information Services Corporation
  24. Wendy Jones, Alaska Air Group, Inc.
  25. Paul Jones, Harley-Davidson, Inc.
  26. Patti Russell, Becton, Dickinson and Company
  27. James Evans, MEDNAX, Inc.
  28. Dee Brown, TECO Energy, Inc.
  29. Phillip Clendenin, AmSurg Corp.
  30. John Brynga, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.
  31. Laurene Horiszny, BorgWarner Inc.
  32. Richard Petrocelli, Saratoga Investment Corp.
  33. Craig Morford, Cardinal Health, Inc.
  34. Anne Nobles, Eli Lilly and Company
  35. Elizabeth Moran, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
  36. Laura Merten, Walgreen Co.
  37. Michael Lewis, Collectors Universe, Inc.
  38. Christine Connolly, Dollar General Corporation
  39. Kerry Demitriou, IntercontinentalExchange, Inc.
  40. Greg Brazaitis, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
  41. Regis Becker, PPG Industries, Inc.
  42. Joe Traficanti, United Natural Foods, Inc.
  43. Sherri Kuhlmann, Molson Coors Brewing Company
  44. Susanne Denby, National Financial Partners Corp.
  45. Rankings Update.
  46. Rich Bowles, Merck & Co., Inc.
  47. Joe Beacom, Landstar System, Inc.
  48. David Korn, Zep Inc.
  49. Martin Baker, The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.
  50. Frank Nardolillo, MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.
  51. Mark Darrell, The Laclede Group, Inc.
  52. Kevin McMahon, Calpine Corporation
  53. Matt Fitzgerald, BlackRock, Inc.
  54. Daniel Gilligan, Kohlberg Capital Corporation
  55. Mark Johnson, CNO Financial Group, Inc.
  56. Tom Auriemma, Penn National Gaming, Inc.
  57. Charles Christofilis, First Republic Bank
  58. Judy Martinez, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  59. Samuel Lee, Northeast Utilities
  60. Doug Lankler, Pfizer Inc.
  61. Mai Shiver, Wells Capital
  62. Gretchen Hiley, Crawford & Company
  63. Dennis Algiere, Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.
  64. John Homier, NGP Capital Resources Company
  65. Robert Masters, Acadia Realty Trust
  66. Janne Wissel, Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc
  67. Jon Walton, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated
  68. Sonny Cave, ON Semiconductor Corporation
  69. Jeffrey Guldner, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation
  70. Garin Bergman, IDEX Corporation
  71. Dan Chapman, Parker Drilling Company
  72. Karen Kissinger, UNS Energy Corporation
  73. Ellen Harmon, ATMI, Inc.
  74. Sherry Williams, Halliburton Company
  75. Mark Osborne, UMB Financial Corporation
  76. Jeffrey Suhanic, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
  77. James Sanders, FXCM Inc.
  78. Kathleen Dixon, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc.
  79. Lew Schwartz, Gartner, Inc.
  80. Jason Hollander, Diebold, Incorporated
  81. Deborah Hoffman, UIL Holdings Corporation
  82. David F., Virtus Investment Partners, Inc.
  83. Al Liu, VeriFone Systems, Inc.
  84. Stephen Weinstein, RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
  85. Phil Rudolph, Jack in the Box Inc.
  86. Jennifer Painter, MRV Communications, Inc.
  87. Dick Green, Bob Evans Farms, Inc.
  88. Robert Brewer, Office Depot
  89. Susan McGovney, City National Corporation
  90. Tim Stearns, Envestnet, Inc.
  91. Tom McKeever, Actuate Corporation
  92. Anne Mullally, Stryker Corporation
  93. Laurel Gramming, Brown & Brown, Inc.
  94. Michael Nieman, NorthWestern Corporation
  95. Ken Fernandez, Reddy Ice Holdings, Inc.
  96. Don Delano, Artio Global Investors Inc.
  97. Joe Traficanti, United Natural Foods, Inc.
  98. Brian Oswald, Prospect Capital Corporation
  99. Samuel Flax, American Capital, Ltd.
  100. Steve Mahon, MTS Systems Corporation
  101. Mark Flynn, Virtus Investment Partners, Inc.
  102. Leonard David, Henry Schein, Inc.
  103. Michael Zubovich, Unisys Corporation
  104. Peter Buchler, Orion Marine Group, Inc.
  105. Tony Bellezza, Rite Aid Corporation
  106. Patricia Clarey, Health Net, Inc.
  107. Helen Touchton, MB Financial, Inc.
  108. Scott Harvey, Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc.
  109. Nick Singh, Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
  110. Jamon Jarvis, NatureÕs Sunshine Products, Inc.
  111. Vicki Baue, Cosi, Inc.
  112. Nate Cagle, Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc.
  113. John McDonald, Toll Brothers, Inc.
  114. Bruce Byrnes, The Navigators Group, Inc.
  115. Sandy Williams, American Electric Power Company, Inc.
  116. Mary Kipp, El Paso Electric Company
  117. Carol Forsyte, Air Lease Corporation
  118. Sharon Hartman, PharMerica Corporation
  119. Gary Ckodre, The MenÕs Wearhouse, Inc.
  120. Mary Leahy, Journal Communications, Inc.
  121. David Heller, Edison International
  122. Anthony Dell, Ares Capital Corporation
  123. Joan Stafslien, CareFusion Corporation
  124. Tim Woodard, McDermott International, Inc.
  125. Todd Carver, Teradata Corporation
  126. Marian Durkin, Avista Corporation
  127. Darrem Lippoldt, Volcano Corporation
  128. John Blevins, BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation
  129. Brian Shore, MRC Global Inc.
  130. Todd Kuehl, Legg Mason, Inc.
  131. Sheryl Newman, Lender Processing Services, Inc.
  132. Steve DeGiusti, PostRock Energy Corporation
  133. Chris Fawzy, Woodward, Inc.
  134. Jane Lewis-Raymond, Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc.
  135. Warren Mondschein, CommVault Systems, Inc.
  136. Cuan Coulter, State Street Corporation
  137. Pat Taylor, Western Alliance Bancorporation
  138. Brent Walters, Gardner Denver, Inc.
  139. Charles Lestage, Hercules Offshore, Inc.
  140. Laureen Seeger, McKesson Corporation
  141. Mike Jines, GenOn Energy, Inc.
  142. Brett Scharback, International Speedway Corporation
  143. Michael Keller, Cardtronics, Inc.
  144. Scott Lerner, B&G Foods, Inc.
  145. Mark Sullivan, MModal Inc.
  146. Nanette Horner, Empire Resorts, Inc.
  147. Jean Lim, Hanmi Financial Corporation
  148. Tod Reichert, MCG Capital Corporation
  149. Tracy Morris, Capital Southwest Corporation
  150. Bruce Taten, Cooper Industries plc
  151. Dawn Smith, VMware, Inc.
  152. Paul Shlanta, AGL Resources Inc.
  153. David Williams, Innospec Inc.
  154. Michael Lanza, Selective Insurance Group, Inc.
  155. Tom McHugh, Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
  156. David Fusco, Virtus Investment Partners, Inc
  157. Eleanor Schmidt, Cardinal Financial Corporation
  158. Rodger Stout, Main Street Capital Corporation
  159. Ranking Update
  160. Frank Walker, FBR & Co.
  161. Jody Dietel, WageWorks, Inc.
  162. John Ramirez, Winmill & Co. Incorporated
  163. Stan Stern, Track Data Corporation
  164. Martha Duncan, Parametric Technology Corporation
  165. Sean Elliott, CARBO Ceramics Inc.
  166. Linda Colwell, Weyerhaeuser Company
  167. Norm Finch, Zimmer Holdings, Inc.
  168. Sylvia Fry, Westwood Holdings Group, Inc.
  169. Gary Wallace, Natural Health Trends Corp.
  170. Brett Pynnonen, Federal-Mogul Corporation
  171. Nicole Daniel, Albemarle Corporation
  172. Ed Moore, RPM International Inc.
  173. Jill Granat, Burger King
  174. Chuck Boettcher, Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P.
  175. Tabitha Aspling, Ascent Capital Group, Inc.
  176. Ernst Sabo, Lannett Company, Inc.
  177. Jim Nestor, Investors Capital Holdings, Ltd.
  178. Sandy Rhodes, ChicoÕs FAS, Inc.
  179. Justin Clarke, EXCO Resources, Inc.
  180. Preston Wigner, Universal Corporation
  181. Audrey Strauss, Alcoa Inc.
  182. Sarah Richardson, Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation
  183. David Kowalski, Janus Capital Group Inc.
  184. Vince Brockman, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
  185. Allyson Bouldon, Chiquita Brands International, Inc.
  186. Gil Mogavero, JMP Group Inc.
  187. Barry Goldfelder, Loral Space & Communications Inc.
  188. Catherine Makstenieks, Duff & Phelps, LLC
  189. Gautam Shah, Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  190. Jon Kiekhofer, The Ziegler Companies, Inc.
  191. Jean Fitterer-Lance, Boston Scientific Corporation
  192. Jennafer Watson, Layne Christensen Company
  193. Sue Barkal, KEMET Corporation
  194. Michael Cohn, Fortress Investment Group LLC
  195. Jeffrey Blockinger, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC
  196. Dana Goldstein, The Allstate Corporation
  197. Mark Litwin, Southwest Gas Corporation
  198. Seth Morris, Revlon, Inc.
  199. Nils Ericson, Paulson Capital Corp.
  200. Paul Kangas, The TJX Companies, Inc.
  201. Carol Parker, VSE Corporation
  202. Gary Rowen, Celanese Corporation
  203. Gia Sims, Celgene Corporation
  204. Barbara Cormier, BioScrip, Inc.
  205. Karen Anderson, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  206. Jose Sierra, Abbott Laboratories
  207. Dilip Kulkarni, Oracle Corporation
  208. Rankings Update
  209. E. Scott Gilbert, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
  210. Kathryn Taylor, Hanesbrands Inc.
  211. Paul Alexander, Hasbro, Inc.
  212. Scott Schilling, Morningstar, Inc.
  213. Rankings Update
  214. Mark Loper, Coventry Health Care, Inc.
  215. Kimberle Jones, Chevron Corporation
  216. Joe Vitale, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
  217. Jules Lorio, Capital One Financial Corporation
  218. Thomas Kicak, SunTrust Banks Inc.
  219. Christine Blackstone, SVB Financial Group
  220. Dierdre Tunney, The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
  221. Scott Craddock, Corrections Corporation of America
  222. Carol Hampfner, National HealthCare Corporation
  223. Marcia Walker, BancorpSouth, Inc.
  224. Cynthia Helms, Synovus Financial Corp.
  225. John Tarlecon, LavaFlow
  226. Christina Jennings, Valero Energy Corporation
  227. Moria Lowe, The Phoenix Companies, Inc.
  228. Robert McDonald, Exelon Corporation
  229. Kristi Rojohn, FBL Financial Group, Inc.
  230. Paul Tufaro, Evercore Partners Inc.
  231. Kelly Ullom, Kansas City Life Insurance Company
  232. Joseph Nowicki, Spartan Motors, Inc.
  233. Cindy Michel, Apollo Investment Corporation
  234. Carol Chastain, United Community Banks, Inc.
  235. John Rippy, Republic Bancorp, Inc.
  236. Tamara Simon, 1st Source Corporation
  237. Doug Hilditch, S&T Bancorp, Inc.
  238. Carol Adams, Inland Real Estate Corporation
  239. Rankings Update
  240. Michael Wagner, Arrow Financial Corporation
  241. Greg Hinebaugh, First United Corporation
  242. Ibis Ruiz, Great Florida Bank
  243. Dawna Dougherty, BEO Bancorp
  244. John Sullivan, Costco Wholesale Corporation
  245. Emi Donis, Precision Castparts Corp.
  246. Rankings Update
  247. Jerry Meyers, Trinity Industries, Inc.
  248. Bob Heidorn, Vectren Corporation
  249. Peter Ward, AFC Enterprises
  250. Kurt Hartman, Optimer Pharmaceuticals, 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