John Foresi Named One of Glassdoor’s 2021 Top CEOs


We are proud to announce that John Foresi has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award honoring the Top CEOs in 2021 in the U.S. Small & Medium Business Category!

Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, released its annual awards recognizing the Top CEOs, which highlights top leaders that employees love working for in countries throughout North America and parts of Europe. With approximately 750,000 small & medium businesses in the US, this segment represents a significant component of the approximately 1.5 million employers reviewed on Glassdoor internationally. John Foresi ranked #18 in the U.S. for this prestigious award with a 99% approval rating among a very large peer group. The average CEO approval rating is 73%. In the context of 2020’s turmoil, this is an especially remarkable achievement and is a reflection of Venterra team members’ trust in him as a leader, even during challenging times.

Glassdoor Logo - 2021 Top CEOsWhen employees submit reviews about their employer on Glassdoor, they are asked to rate several factors tied to their employment experience. These include rating sentiment on their CEO’ and other senior managers’ leadership. Specifically, when rating their CEO on Glassdoor, employees are asked to report whether they approve, disapprove, or have no opinion about their CEO’s performance.

“Over the past year, company leaders around the world faced unprecedented challenges to support employees during the COVID-19 crisis. Now, the employees have spoken and it’s clear that these CEOs excelled and found new ways to support their people when the world of work flipped upside down,” said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor Chief Executive Officer. “Through a challenging year, it’s inspiring to see Top CEOs who, according to their employees, adapted to change, redefined visions and led with transparency while putting the health and safety of employees first. I extend my sincerest congratulations to this year’s Employees’ Choice Award winners.”

“It’s an honor to have been named a Glassdoor Top CEO for a second time. I’m thrilled to know that our team members continue to appreciate and have trust in the decisions of Venterra’s senior leaders. Given that this year’s recognition is based on anonymous reviews received throughout a trying ordeal, it’s especially meaningful. While this is an individual recognition among CEOs, this award is truly the result of an ongoing company-wide team effort that has resulted in Venterra’s unique company culture driven by the passion of all of our Venterra team members. I’m privileged to be part of such an amazing group and would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to everyone at Venterra for their continued dedication and for providing me with the inspiration to work hard for the amazing team that we have.” – John Foresi

Venterra Chairman, Andrew Stewart added, “Congratulations to John on this award! As John noted, while this is an individual recognition, we both acknowledge that this award speaks to the incredible enthusiasm and engagement of everyone on the Venterra team who have created a culture and a workplace that John and I are grateful to be a part of. Every day we are humbled by the efforts and results of team members who bring a unique passion to their responsibilities that is truly inspiring.”

We are excited to accept this exceptional accolade and look forward to partnering with our many great leaders and employees to make Venterra an even better place to work in the future.

This is our fifth award from Glassdoor as John was also named a Top CEO in 2018, and Venterra has been recognized in 2016, 2017, and 2021 as one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work. You can explore Venterra employee reviews from our Glassdoor profile and can keep up with Venterra and our senior leaders, including John, by following/connecting on LinkedIn2021 Top CEOs - Horizontal Logo

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