The accolades for Skechers Chairman and CEO Robert Greenberg keep rolling in.
ExecRank, a social-networking platform that connects executives with companies seeking to fill top-level posts, listed Greenberg as No. 17 on its list of top U.S. CEOs at mid-cap companies.
The ranking — which includes 400 CEOs — is compiled using the firm’s 24-point methodology, which measures aspects such as a CEO’s experience, business results during tenure, significant professional achievements, company earnings-per-share growth this year and industry/professional reputation.
Greenberg is the only footwear-company CEO to make the top 20.
“I would feel much better if there was a check coming in the mail for the recognition!” Greenberg joked in response to his ranking on the list. “But actually, [I feel] wonderful — especially considering the other successful footwear companies in our enormously challenging industry, and I was chosen.”
At the FN Achievements Awards earlier this month, Greenberg took to the stage to receive the Manolo Blahnik Lifetime Achievement Award.
In addition to a slew of stellar earnings releases in 2015, Skechers has been taking the shoe industry by storm with high-profile collaborators — the latest of whom include boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and pop singer Meghan Trainor — as well as its buzzy international moves. This year, the company opened wholly owned subsidiaries in Latin America and Central Eastern Europe.
“[I think I made the ExecRank list] because of the popularity and phenomenal growth of our brand and company over the last three years,” Greenberg told Footwear News.
“Persistence, hard work and desire” are among the qualities Greenberg said he brings to his leadership role at Skechers.
This year’s ExecRank list is dominated by CEOs of retail, food and consumer brands, with Rite Aid Chairman and CEO John Standley landing the No. 1 spot. The CEOs of Buffalo Wild Wings, Restoration Hardware, ViaSat Inc. and GoPro rounded out the top five.