June 25, 2019

Best CEOs for diversity

Dalvin Brown

Incidents of workplace bias aren't hard to come by.

Every year, thousands of workers file complaints with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — the agency created to eradicate discrimination on the job and investigate workers’ grievances. And high-profile cases abound of employees filing lawsuits against companies citing unfair and unequal treatment.

As minorities, allies and bottom-line focused execs work to diversify organizations that have failed to welcome and support all workers, it's important to spotlight the companies that seem to be getting it right.

That's according to the compensation, culture and career monitoring website Comparably, which released a list of the top-ranked CEOs for diversity on Tuesday based on ratings from a pool of ethnically diverse employees.

"I think anytime you have a leadership team that’s diverse itself, whether ethnicity or sexual orientation, that trickles down," said Comparably's CEO Jason Nazar, who added that the many of the CEOs on the list "make a very public commitment to diversity and inclusion, making sure that those are fairly represented across the company."


Best CEOs for diversity, 50 small/mid-size companies:
Ranked highest to lowest.

1. Giuseppi Incitti Sitetracker (Palo Alto, CA)

2. Mahe Bayireddi Phenom People (Ambler, PA)

3. Jeffrey Rubenstein SmartProcure/GovSpend (Deerfield Beach, FL)

4. Ariel Cohen TripActions (Palo Alto, CA)

5. Shafat Qazi BQE Software (Torrance, CA)

6. Robert Wahbe Highspot (Seattle, WA)

7. David Cancel Drift (Boston, MA)

8. Anant Kale AppZen (San Jose, CA)

9. Oleg Rogynskyy People.ai (San Francisco, CA)

10. Harry Glaser Periscope Data (San Francisco, CA)

11. Steve Carlson ForwardLine Financial (Woodland Hills, CA)

12. Brew Johnson PeerStreet (Manhattan Beach, CA)

13. Karl Mehta EdCast (Mountain View, CA)

14. Renaud Laplanche Upgrade (San Francisco, CA)

15. Francis Davidson Sonder (San Francisco, CA)

16. Rami Sass WhiteSource (New York, NY)

17. Alexander Austin Branch (Redwood City, CA)

18. John Beatty Clover Network (Sunnyvale, CA)

19. Andrew Peterson Signal Sciences (Culver City, CA)

20. Sean Kelly SnackNation (Culver City, CA)

21. Chris Bennett Wonderschool (San Francisco, CA)

22. Steve Elliott AgileCraft (Austin, TX)

23. Howard Brown RingDNA (Sherman Oaks, CA)

24. Sarah Nahm Lever (San Francisco, CA)

25. Vineet Jain Egnyte (Mountain View, CA)

26. Jason Brown Tally Technologies (San Francisco, CA)

27. Sujata Varma Diverse Lynx (Princeton, NJ)

28. Daniel Chait Greenhouse Software (New York, NY)

29. Amit Jnagal Infrrd (San Jose, CA)

30. Dustin Moskovitz Asana (San Francisco, CA)

31. Ed Sattar QuickStart (Austin, TX)

32. Charles Ramsey Sauce Labs (San Francisco, CA)

33. Cedric Bru Taulia (San Francisco, CA)

34. Timo Rein Pipedrive (New York, NY)

35. Iyad Tarazi Federated Wireless (Arlington, VA)

36. Tim Chen NerdWallet (San Francisco, CA)

37. Amir Reiter CloudTask (Miami Beach, FL)

38. Kylie Wright-Ford Reputation Institute (Boston, MA)

39. Brady Brim-DeForest Theorem (Encino, CA)

40. Gleb Polyakov Nylas (San Francisco, CA)

41. Chris Hulls Life360 (San Francisco, CA)

42. Greg Besner CultureIQ (New York, NY)

43. Kerem Baran Boomset (New York, NY)

44. David Baszucki ROBLOX (San Mateo, CA)

45. Simon Anderson Mission (El Segundo, CA)

46. Adam Traidman BRD (San Francisco, CA)

47. Larry Gadea Envoy (San Francisco, CA)

48. Stefan Batory Booksy (San Francisco, CAv

49. Peter Swaniker Ximble (Carlsbad, CA)

50. Christian Gormsen Eargo (San Jose, CA)

Comparably Awards are derived from sentiment ratings provided by employees who anonymously rated their CEOs on Comparably.com between June 7th, 2018 and June 7th, 2019. There were no fees or costs associated with participating, nor was nomination required. The answer to each question was given a numerical score and then compared to companies of similar size across the U.S. Additional weight was given to scores at companies with more participation from their employee base.

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