Melanie C. Nolen

Melanie C. Nolen
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Melanie is research editor for Corporate Board Member and Chief Executive. 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.

CEO Optimism Drops In November Amid Election Results And Covid Spike

A new poll of more than 200 chief executives finds deep concern over the incoming Biden administration—and the dangerous direction of the pandemic.

Executive Compensation in 2021: The Most Important Thing Private Companies Should...

If you don't have a formal, long-term incentive program for your executives, it's past time to create one.

CFOs Optimistic About 2021 Economy, Inaugural Strategic CFO Confidence Index Finds 

Our new survey of more than 300 CFOs shows finance chiefs optimistic for the future—with some important caveats. 

Surmounting Obstacles To Organizational Change In The Covid Era

A recent survey of more than 300 CEOs and business leaders highlights growing concerns about their ability to pivot amid Covid constraints.

CEO Optimism For 2021 Plateaus In October Amid Contentious Election And...

Chief Executive’s October polling of nearly 500 CEOs finds CEOs cautious on the eve of the Presidential election.

CEO Confidence In 2021 Economic Recovery Strengthens In September

In a survey of more than 600 CEOs, 4 out of 5 forecast a positive business environment by this time next year—if a vaccine is found and the presidential election goes off smoothly.

CEO Optimism Ticks Up In August, As More Businesses Predict A...

A survey of nearly 500 U.S. CEOs shows an increasing number of companies planning for renewed growth in the months ahead—if the nation comes together to overcome the challenges of Covid.

July Survey Finds CEO Optimism On Economy Nearing Pre-Crisis Levels

Chief Executive’s July survey of 326 U.S. CEOs shows an increase in optimism about the 2021 economy. But the November election may be the monkey wrench.

New Study Finds Covid Fueling Double-Digit Drop In 2020 CEO Pay

Preliminary data from a Chief Executive survey of nearly 1,500 private companies across the U.S. reveals plunging CEO pay in 2020—and a double-digit increase in companies projecting negative EBITDA.

Covid-19 Spikes CEO Involvement In Spending Decisions, New Study Finds

Investments carrying greater risk and increased scrutiny from board members and other stakeholders are both contributing factors.
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CEO Optimism Drops In November Amid Election Results And Covid Spike

A new poll of more than 200 chief executives finds deep concern over the incoming Biden administration—and the dangerous direction of the pandemic.