More than 1,000 CEOs stepped down during the first three quarters of 2019

-During the first three quarters of 2019, 1,160 CEOs left their positions, according to the staffing firm Challenger, Gray, & Christmas.
-This figure exceeds the number of CEOs who departed during the same nine-month span at the height of the 2008 recession (which saw 1,132 CEO departures).
-The tech sector has seen the second-highest number of CEO departures, with 154 executives in that industry leaving their positions.
-In the first week of December, four CEOs announced their resignations: Susan Desmond-Hellmann at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Oscar Munoz at United Airlines, Larry Page at Alphabet, and Mark Okerstrom at Expedia.

More than 1,000 CEOs stepped down during the first three quarters of 2019, according to a report published by the staffing firm Challenger, Gray, & Christmas — 1,160 executives, to be exact.

Here are the 35 most noteworthy CEO departures of 2019 thus far:

35. Susan Desmond-Hellmann — Gates Foundation

34. United Airlines — Oscar Munoz

33. Expedia — Mark Okerstrom

32. Alphabet — Larry Page

31. SoulCycle — Melanie Whelan

30. Gap — Art Peck

29. McDonald’s — Steve Easterbrook

28. Wells Fargo — Tim Sloan

27. David’s Bridal — Scott Key

26. Overstock — Patrick Byrne

25. Under Armour — Kevin Plank

24. Care.com — Sheila Lirio Marcelo

23. AutoNation — Carl Liebert

22. PG&E — Geisha Williams

21. Kraft Heinz — Bernardo Hees

20. Blue Apron — Brad Dickerson

19. HP — Dion Weisler

18. UnitedHealthcare — Steve Nelson

17. Guess — Victor Herrero

16. Mozilla — Chris Beard

15. Boingo Wireless — Dave Hagan

14. REI — Jerry Stritzke

13. Bed, Bath & Beyond — Steven Temares

12. Mattress Firm — Steve Stagner

11. Warner Bros. — Kevin Tsujihara

10. Rite Aid — John Standley

9. Burlington Stores — Tom Kingsbury

8. Best Buy — Hubert Joly

7. New York Post — Jesse Angelo

6. Colgate-Palmolive — Ian Cook

5. MetLife — Steven Kandarian

4. eBay — Devin Wenig

3. Juul — Kevin Burns

2. Nike — Mark Parker

1. WeWork — Adam Neumann

More at:

www.businessinsider.com/biggest-ceo-departures-wework-juul-ebay-warner-bros-metlife-2019-10