Melanie C. Nolen

Melanie is research director for Chief Executive Group and research editor for Corporate Board Member and Chief Executive magazines. She has two decades of experience writing for the corporate and financial industry across Canada and the United States. She is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

CEOs, CFOs Predict ‘Red Wave’ In Congress and Strong Inflation for...

Dow 40,000? GOP Congress? Inflation soaring? We asked America’s business and finance chiefs to roll out the crystal ball for the year ahead. Here’s what they see.

CEO Optimism Ticks Up In December

Chief Executive’s December CEO Confidence Index finds a slight increase in optimism, although most of America’s business chiefs say they don’t anticipate conditions to improve much in 2022.

CEO Optimism Falls To 12-Month Low In October

Chief Executive’s latest reading of CEO sentiment shows growing number of CEOs disillusioned with short-term economic recovery, as list of issues disrupting business continues to grow.

CEO Confidence Continues To Slide In September As Labor, Washington And...

Chief Executive’s latest poll finds U.S. CEOs increasingly concerned that labor shortages and Biden-era policies will stall chances to rebound from the pandemic.

CEO Confidence Falls In August To Pre-Vaccine Levels Amid Covid Spikes...

Chief Executive’s latest poll of U.S. CEOs finds growing concern that a potential third wave of the pandemic, along with increasing taxes and inflation, will strangle the economy.

July Poll Finds CEO Confidence Rebounding To Multi-Year High 

Chief Executive’s latest poll of U.S. CEOs finds surging optimism, as buoyant consumer demand and return-to-office policies swamp inflation worries. 

Capturing Growth In The Year Ahead

In a new report, some 500 CEOs and business leaders share their plans for M&A and the challenges and successes with deal-making in the current environment.

Shifting Into Growth Gear

A survey of more than 250 CEOs shows business leaders are bracing for unprecedented growth in a post-Covid world—and a newly released report shows how they’re planning to achieve that.

Corporate Board Members Grow Confident In 2021 Economic Recovery

Corporate Board Member's latest poll of U.S. public company directors shows increased optimism about business in 2021, betting on a successful vaccine rollout and a return to political stability—although many remain cautious over the potential for increased taxes and new regulations.

CEO Confidence Rebounds In December To Pre-Election Levels

Chief Executive’s latest poll of more than 250 CEOs finds optimism in 2021 business conditions back on track after plunging in November in the immediate wake of the election.
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New Poll: CEOs Find Challenges In Using Customer Data To Drive Innovation

Ability to harness and sort through data for meaningful insights remains a hurdle, many say. “The key is...finding what is actually relevant.”


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In Poll, Majority of CEOs Say Hybrid Work Is Here to Stay for 2022. Full Virtual? Not so Much

Almost all the CEOs we surveyed in May say they will work in at least partially hybrid mode for the rest of the year—versus just 7 percent who said they'd be fully remote.