Management Turnover as Change Agent

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

2nd Quarter Executive Turnover Remains Slow - Inkling of Shift Arises

Executive turnover in the second of quarter of 2010 continues to decline as the financial crisis and the related recession still impact executives at companies large and small. While overall worker employment has remained a serious problem, companies have done little to change top executives during the economic crisis. This is not to say there have not been major executive changes at public companies but rather the totals have been lower than in the past. Investors need to keep on top of executive changes as a way to monitor their investments or investments they might be considering.

Second quarter 2010 CEO and CFO overall changes both dropped 16% when compared with the second quarter totals for 2009. Overall C-level changes (defined by Liberum as covering board of directors, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs, presidents, EVPs, SVPs down to VPs) for the second quarter of 2010 dropped a whopping 37% when compared with the second quarter of 2009. The drop in C-level changes for the second quarter of 2010 was much smaller when compared with the first quarter total for 2010 - the drop was only 7%. The percentage drops for CEO and CFO changes for the second quarter were also much smaller when compared to the first quarter of 2010 than the totals for the first quarter of 2009. Below are three separate graphical representations of the quarterly change totals for CEO, CFOs and C-level executives.

Quarterly Comparison CEO Change Totals - http://sheet.zoho.com

Quarterly Comparison CFO Change Totals - http://sheet.zoho.com

Quarterly Comparison C-level Change Totals - http://sheet.zoho.com