Top 10 North American CEOs
By: Kristin Craik
10. John C Martin
John C Martin, Chairman and CEO of Gilead Sciences, has been with the company since 1990 and was appointed CEO in 1996. Martin has a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Chicago and is a member o f the Board of Directors of the California Healthcare Institute.
9. Clarence P Calzalot Jr
Clarence P Cazalot Jr, Chairman, President and CEO of Marathon Oil, has been a member of the Marathon Oil team since March of 2000. Cazalot graduated from Louisiana State University with a BS in Geology and serves on the Boards of Directors of Baker Hughes, American Petroleum Institute, the LSU Foundation and the Greater Houston Partnership.
8. Stephen J Hemsley
United Health Group
Stephen Hemsley, CEO and President of UnitedHealth Group since 2006, joined the healthcare conglomerate in June 1997 and has served as President and COO. Hemsley received his BA from Fordham University and serves as a trustee of the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota as well as Minnesota Public Radio.
7. Jeffery H Boyd
Jeffery Boyd, Chairman, President and CEO of Priceline.com, has been with the company since 2000. Boyd was appointed Chairman in succession of Ralph M. Bahna in January 2013, has been CEO of Priceline since 2002 and President since 2001. Prior to Priceline, Boyd was employed at Oxford Health Plans.
6. George Paz
George Paz, Chairman and CEO of Express Scripts, has been with the company since 1998. Paz provides Express Scripts with “strategic direction to ensure alignment with clients to deliver better, more cost-effective health outcomes for millions of people.” Paz received a Bachelors in Business Adminstration and serves on the Board of Directors for Honeywell, Inc .
5. David M Cote
David Cote, Chairman and CEO, has been with the company since 2002. Prior to Honeywell, Cote served as Chairman, President and CEO of TRW Inc. Cote has significant public policy experience through serving on the bipartisan National Commission in Fiscal Responsibility Reform and the Bipartisan Policy Center – Energy Project.
4. Richard D Kinder
Richard Kinder, Chairman of the Board and CEO at Kinder Morgan, is co-founder of the company, which he formed in February 1997. The company from its beginning with 175 employees has grown to an organization that is valued at $100 billion and employer of more than 11,000.
3. Michael D Fascitelli
Michael Fascitelli, President, CEO and Trustee of Vornado Realty Trust, has been with the company since 1996. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Fascitelli earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering Summa Cum Laude. Fascitelli is also President and Trustee of Alexander’s Inc and is on the Board of Toys “R” Us.
2. Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren, Chairman, CEO and Director of Ralph Lauren, has company roots that reach back to 1967 although the company did not become public until 1997. Today, Ralph Lauren has over 35 boutiques and in 2010, had a total revenue of $5 billion. In 2010, Lauren was declared Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
1. John H Hammergren
John Hammergren, Chairman, President and CEO of McKesson, joined the company in 1996. Hammergren has held a variety of executive positions such as President of Supply Management and EVP for pharmaceutical medical-surgical, pharmacy automation and pharmacy outsourcing. Hammergren was elected President and CEO in 2001 and Chairman in 2002. McKesson, under Hammergren’s leadership, has become a leading provider of healthcare services and IT solutions in the healthcare industry. Hammergren has led McKesson to reach revenues of $123 billion, has expanded the company to new markets and led the company to be ranked as 14 on the Fortune 500. Hammergren also serves on the Board of Directors for Hewlett Packard and is a member of the Business Council and Business Roundtable.