In May and June of 2021, Chief Executive Research sent surveys to the readers of Chief Executive magazine and to select segments of our online database of CEOs. 1,466 companies responded to the survey.
SUMMARY: WHO WE SURVEYED AND WHAT THEY DO
Strong representation across key segments:
All company revenue size segments from <$2 million to $1 billion+
All ownership types were targeted: Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, Family Businesses, as well as Private Equity-backed, Venture Capital-backed and Other Investor-Owned companies
Significant data across 20 industry groups
All major regions of the U.S.
Significant data across location; market sizes ranging from less than 25,000 to more than 1 million
Most CEOs are successfully leading their companies
87.7% of companies surveyed were profitable in 2019 (47.8% enjoyed EBITDA margins >10%)
48.3% grew revenues in the past year. 40.3% experienced declining revenues in the past unprecedented year, where many companies were innovating to overcome the challenges presented by Covid-19.
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