July CEO turnover report numbers are up; total number of departures still below 2019

Chief Executive Officer turnover rose to 125 in July, up 37% from the 91 exits reported in June, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

The number of CEO departures is almost equal to the 124 reported in July 2019. So far this year, 788 chief executives have left their posts, 7.3% lower than the 850 CEO changes reported between January 2019 and July 2019.