It takes a special breed of person to succeed as a tech company CEO. They must stay on top of the dizzying pace of technology change, while constantly making a solid business case for innovation. They need to lead a workforce of intelligent, distinctive and often nonconformist employees by demonstrating a unique vision for IT. They must find ways to sufficiently reward (either through pay, perks or satisfying job challenges) the most valuable of these team members. And they have to exude a sense of cool, collected confidence, no matter how their company is faring in a fickle, topsy-turvy marketplace.
Given all of this, the following list of the top 10 tech company CEOs represents a best-of-the-best ranking of IT industry leaders who excel at these challenges.
The list was compiled based on a "50 Highest Rated CEOs in 2015" report recently released by Glassdoor. IT companies rose to the occasion here, as three of the top 10 tech CEOs ended up in the top five overall CEO ranking of companies in all industries. The list is based on CEO approval ratings submitted on Glassdoor.com by employees, with each CEO needing to receive at least 100 reviews.
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