What You Don't Know About Your CEO


How accurate is this description of your company's CEO: He's 55 years old, went to an Ivy League School or the University of Wisconsin for an undergraduate degree and majored in engineering. Oh and of course, he's a white male.

According to research done by SpencerStuart, those are some of the most common traits of CEOs of S&P 500 companies. They took a look at the age, education and work experience of the chief executive officers of some of the biggest U.S. corporations. Apparently, the traditional image of the "man" at the top of the corporate ladder still holds true.