We are pleased to announce The Software Report’s third annual Top 50 SaaS CEOs awards. In 2019, we received an astounding number of nomination submissions that provided meaningful insight into the inner workings of some of today’s most successful SaaS companies. We read through every last bit of commentary submitted on behalf of each nominated CEO to form the most accurate picture we could of the individual’s leadership qualities. In many cases, we were genuinely moved by what we read. Some CEOs are almost super human in their ability to execute in business – to communicate an inspiring vision, to design an effective corporate strategy and to consistently achieve performance targets, all while ensuring each and every employee knows s/he truly matters to the organization.
The 50 CEOs named to this year’s list are exceptional for many reasons, however, we honed in most closely on the following attributes – integrity, intellect, drive, emotional intelligence, organizational culture and operational skill. While it was very challenging to assign a ranking since each CEO was deserving of the utmost recognition, we were able to rely on the quality and consistency in the commentary submitted on behalf of the candidates. We also separated the awardees into two equal categories based on the size of their organization thinking the CEOs were more comparable to each other within each category versus taken as a whole. For CEOs managing organizations exceeding 500 to 1,000 employees, we termed them “Masters of Scale”. And for those at the helm of companies up to 500 employees, we termed them “Growth Leaders”.
Please join us in congratulating The Top 50 SaaS CEOs of 2019.
10. Eran Ben-Shushan
Eran Ben-Shushan is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bizzabo, an all-in-one event success platform. Eran is the consummate high growth executive with a self-discipline one might find in someone with a military background; in fact Eran had previously been in the Israeli Air Force where he rose through the ranks. Yet operational skill is only part of the story, Eran is a great communicator and has been known to give inspiring talks on the vision for Bizzabo as well as the company’s mission. He also genuinely cares for each employee, making himself equally available at both company locations in New York and Tel Aviv.
“Eran is the perfect example of a CEO that genuinely believes in the power of his people. He forms connections with his team and provides an environment of transparency and honesty. He leads by example and encourages each person to challenge themselves to grow with Bizzabo’s support,” is just one of the many glowing remarks Eran’s colleagues offered.
Launched in 2012, Bizzabo provides event organization solutions through the cloud, which conference organizers can use to create websites, market their events, sell tickets, and execute other event related tasks. Under Eran’s leadership, Bizzabo has attracted thousands of clients across the globe. Before co-founding the company, Eran served as the CEO of the Rosh-Pina Convention, and he was a team leader and systems engineer at Elbit Systems. He served in the Israeli Air Force for 9 years achieving the rank of Major. He was educated at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, where he graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s in business and entrepreneurship.