Press Release

AlixPartners and Chief Executive Magazine partner on 2017 CEO of the year selection process, which named Henry Schein's Stanley Bergman CEO of the year

May 10, 2017

AlixPartners’ Ted Bililies, Ph.D., Exclusive Advisor to the Selection Committee, Will Speak at Fete Honoring Bergman and 160 Top CEOs

AlixPartners, the global advisory firm, offered congratulations today to Stanley Bergman, CEO of Henry Schein, who was named Chief Executive magazine’s CEO of the Year. Ted Bililies, AlixPartners’ Managing Director, Chief Talent Officer, and Global Head of Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, served as the exclusive advisor to the CEO of the Year selection committee. The committee is a group of peer CEOs from Marsh & McLennan, NCR, Grand Reserve Inns, Caret Group, XLR-8, Deloitte, RR Donnelley, EY, Schnitzer Steel, AT&T, and the Yale School of Management. Dr. Bililies will also address 160 top CEOs and guests at the award ceremony, to be held at the New York Stock Exchange.

As an expert in best practices for CEO selection and success, AlixPartners advised the CEO of the Year selection committee in weighing a multitude of variables and criteria to identify the year’s best CEO. CEOs are nominated for the CEO of the Year Award by their peers via a ballot through Chief Executive magazine and online at The 10 most frequently nominated CEOs are considered finalists.

“AlixPartners has assisted hundreds of companies in selecting new CEOs, assessing their leadership capabilities, and ensuring that they and their teams are positioned for success,” said Ted Bililies. “I was happy to offer my executive assessment expertise to assist the CEO of the Year selection committee to clearly identify the leader that has best-increased productivity, operational efficiency and market share, while lowering costs and executive turnover. We also weighed less tangible but vital leadership attributes such as vision, talent and diversity commitment, and integrity, and Stanley Bergman was determined to be a most worthy recipient for this prestigious award.”

The CEO of the Year is presented on the cover of the summer issue of Chief Executive magazine and the winner will be feted at the CEO of the Year Award Dinner and Celebration held annually each summer at the New York Stock Exchange.

"Ted Bililies and the team at AlixPartners have quickly become trusted advisors to the CEO of the Year Selection Committee," said Marshall Cooper, CEO of Chief Executive Group. "Their deep expertise and insights have provided additional depth to the process of evaluating elite executive talent."

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