Management bench strength: Tampa Bay boasts two top nationally ranked CEOs
Wake up and good morning. Two area CEOs are getting a big thumbs up as quality managers from a service that measures management capability. It's impressive. Both Alec Cunningham (left), CEO of Tampa's Wellcare Health Plans, and Tim Main (right) CEO of St. Petersburg's Jabil Circuit, rank among the "Best Mid-Cap CEOs" nationwide, according to a service from Chiefist.com. The ranking is elaborated upon here by The Motley Fool.
The rankings go beyond the typical and simplistic measures of a CEO based on just return to shareholders or improvement in share price. Chiefist uses a broader range to evaluate CEO talent.
What are the odds two Tampa Bay area companies of mid-cap size manage to get their CEOs on a top ten list? Kudos to these two managers who steer companies in ultra-competitive fields. My only parochial longing is that the Tampa Bay business community could benefit in more tangible ways from these executives by sharing their talent with the regional economy. That's the trick, of course. These guys are no doubt so well regarded because they are hyper-focused on running superior firms.
- Robert Trigaux, Business Columnist, Tampa Bay Times