CEO Turnover Report

2014 March CEO Report: 366 Q1 CEO Changes, Most Since Q3 2008

Turnover among the nation’s chief executive officers rose 9.8 percent in March, as 123 CEOs left their posts during the month. Last month’s departures brings the first-quarter total to 366, the most in a single quarter since 408 left their posts in the third quarter of 2008, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

2014 February CEO Report: 112 CEOs Out, 243 YTD

Turnover among the nation’s chief executive officers declined 14.5 percent in February, as 112 CEOs left their posts during the month. While last month’s total was down from 131 CEO departures in January, it was the heaviest February turnover since 2010 when 132 changes were recorded, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

2013 November CEO Report: 94 CEO Changes, Health, Gov't Lead

After four consecutive months in which departures among the nation’s chief executive officers totaled more than 100, the pace of turnover declined somewhat in November, with 94 CEOs announcing their exits during that month. That is 9.6 percent fewer than the 104 who left their post in October, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

2013 October CEO Report: Over 100 CEO Exits In October

Turnover among the nation’s chief executive officers declined slightly in October as 104 planned CEO departures were reported, down 2.8 percent from the 107 in September, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

The October total was down 3.7 percent from the same month a year ago when 108 were recorded. Challenger has now tracked 1,053 CEO changes so far this year, 5.3 percent more than the 999 departures announced in the first ten months of 2012.

2013 September CEO Report: 107 CEOs Out, Highest Quarterly Total Since Q4 2008

Turnover among the nation’s chief executive officers declined slightly in September as 107 planned CEO departures were reported, down 5.6 percent from the 113 in August, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

The September total was up 12.6 percent from the same month a year ago when 95 were recorded. This marks the third consecutive month in which CEO changes outpaced the same month last year.

2013 August CEO Report: 113 CEO Changes in August, Includes Microsoft, Groupon

Turnover among the nation’s chief executive officers remained elevated in August as 113 planned CEO departures were reported, including notable retirement announcements from Steve Ballmer at Microsoft and John Surma at U.S. Steel Corp.

Challenger has now tracked 842 CEO changes so far this year, 5.8 percent more than the 796 recorded in the first eight months of 2012.

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2013 July CEO Report: Turnover Surges to 128

Turnover among the nation’s chief executive officers surged to the highest level in more than three years last month as 128 announced their departures. The July total was up 36 percent from the 94 CEO exits recorded in June, according to the latest report on CEO turnover released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

July departures increased 54.2 percent from a year ago, when 83 CEO changes were recorded. It was the highest monthly total since February 2010, when 132 CEOs left their posts.

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