CEO

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.

CEO EXITS PLUNGE 34% IN FEBRUARY TO 87

Turnover among the nation’s chief executive officers plunged 34 percent in February, as 87 CEO departures were announced, down from 131 in January, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

The February total was 7.4 percent lower than the same month a year ago, when announced CEO departures totaled 94.

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