segunda-feira, 16 de julho de 2012

The Ultimate CEO Twitter List

Sent by Alissa Alvarez (

CEOs: they’re just like us! Well, maybe not just like us, but many of them do something that a lot of us also enjoy: they’re on Twitter.
Whether they’re streaming information about their latest developments or just photos from an afternoon baseball game, we’re seeing more CEOs on Twitter than ever before. Following CEOs on Twitter offers amazing access into what’s gotten their attention, what they think is important, and even the fact that they’re people, too. Check out our list of more than 100 CEOs on Twitter, and be sure to let us know if there are any that we missed!


Most tech CEOs tend to understand the power of Twitter, and as such, this is the most popular category. Legendary tech entrepreneurs, startup celebrities, and even the creators of Twitter itself are on the service.
  • @dickc:
    The CEO of Twitter, Dick Costolo, is obviously an active user on Twitter.
  • @jack:
    Twitter founder Jack Dorsey is on Twitter as well, sharing updates from his work as the CEO of Square.
  • @MichaelDell:
    Follow Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell.
  • @dens:
    Co-founder and CEO of Foursquare Dennis Crowley gets personal on his Twitter account, sharing his interests in soccer and hidden urban art.
  • @timoreilly:
    Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media Tim O’Reilly shares the stories of the alpha geeks on Twitter.
  • @todsacerdoti:
    As the CEO and founder of Brightroll, Tod Sacerdoti shares his insight into digital video advertising.
  • @jamystewart:
    J’Amy Stewart shares her insight as CEO and co-founder of Infonetics, discussing the data industry on @jamystewart.
  • @DrBobParsons:
    You know Bob Parsons as the executive chairman and founder of GoDaddy, but @DrBobParsons has so much more to share with Twitter, discussing his work as the CEO and founder of GoAZMoto, plus his work with The Parsons Foundation.
  • @gazelle_CEO:
    Gazelle CEO Israel Ganot discusses gadget trade-in, smarter consumption, and reCommerce.
  • @Michels:
    Oren Michels, CEO of Mashery, offers insight into API management, services, and more.
  • @dennysantoso:
    Founder and CEO if Danny Santoso tweets all about social fitness, fat loss, and nutrition.
  • @brrhodes:
    IceRocket search engine founder and CEO Blake Rhodes tweets about his insights into social media and the online world.
  • @plibin:
    Find out what Evernote CEO Phil Libin has to say about startups, tech, and of course, taking notes.
  • @jeremys:
    Learn about the industry of online reviews from Yelp co-founder and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman.
  • @artpapas:
    CEO and founder of Bullhorn, @artpapas is an authority on recruiting technology.
  • @SteveWoda:
    Steve Woda is the CEO and co-founder of, offering insight into safety and security online.
  • @brevsin:
    CEO of Boris Revsin discusses the startup life and his love for Boston.
  • @missrogue:
    Tara Hunt, CEO of Buyosphere, discusses her insight into customer service.
  • @missusP:
    Christine Perkett, CEO of PerkettPR shares her view as the head honcho of one of tech’s best PR companies.
  • @matthewjhoward:
    Founder and CEO of ZoomSafer Matt Howard discusses safe driving here on Twitter.
  • @DuncanWierman:
    Duncan Wierman, software CEO, shares his insight into creative online marketing.
  • @apatzer:
    Although infrequent, CEO Aaron Patzer tweets about his work, plus what other, similar startups are doing.
  • @eldsjal:
    CEO and founder of Spotify Daniel Ek offers not just updates on news and features of the service, but also a little customer service and tech support.
  • @Jason:
    Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis loves to talk tech and discuss startups.
  • @RealTonyRocha:
    Twitter celebrity, CEO, and web investor Tony Rocha stays active on his Twitter account with plenty of news and opinion.
  • @davemorin:
    Co-founder and CEO of Path Dave Morin shares developments from his work on @davemorin.
  • @brian_wong:
    Follow Brian Wong, founder and CEO of Kipp, a rewards network for virtual achievements.
  • @photomatt:
    Social media entrepreneur Matt Mullenweg is doing a little bit of everything these days, tweeting about his roles with WordPress, Automattic, Akismet, and more.
  • @jocke:
    Joakim Jardenberg, CEO of Mindpark, shares his influence as a netizen and senior advisor on “stuff that matters” as @jocke.
  • @avneron:
    Boxee CEO Averner Ronen is obsessed with his work, sharing his input as he “spends his days working on boxee” and “spends his nights dreaming of boxee.”
  • @danielbru:
    Daniel Brusilovsky is the founder and CEO of Teens in Tech Labs, as well as associate producer of Olive the Movie.
  • @sethpriebatsch:
    “Chief Ninja” of SCVNGR Seth Priebatsch discusses SCVNGR developments, technology, and more.
  • @Chad_Hurley:
    Follow social media heavy hitter @Chad_Hurley, the CEO of Delicious and co-founder of YouTube.
  • @jerBrightcove:
    Founder and CEO of Brightcove Jeremy Allaire discusses video services and beyond.
  • @gregbrownmoto:
    Chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions isn’t terribly active, but he’s readily available on Twitter as @gregbrownmoto.
  • @bonforte:
    CEO of Xobni Jeff Bonforte discusses how people can email and communicate smarter.
  • @tallboy6:
    Find out what eBay CEO John Donahoe is up to on @tallboy6.
  • @yodera:
    CEO of Webtrends Alex Yoder talks strategic vision in digital marketing on Twitter as @yodera.
  • @Jesse:
    Author, blogger, and consultant Jesse Stay is also the CEO of, tweeting about the latest developments in social interaction.
  • @eugenelee:
    Socialtext CEO Eugene Lee tweets about getting business value out of social software.
  • @corbett3000:
    Peter Corbett, CEO of iStrategyLabs discusses engaging communities through innovation on @corbett3000.

Foundations, Associations & Non-Profits

Spreading the good news on Twitter are several CEOs of foundations, nonprofits, and even industry associations.
  • @mattflannery:
    Follow co-founder and CEO of Matt Flannery to learn about the great work his organization is doing.
    Livestrong CEO Dough Ulman shares his optimism and inspiration on Twitter.
  • @nancylublin:
    Nancy Lublin is the CEO of Do Something, sharing her work in national cause campaigns for teens.
  • @jeffraikes:
    Follow Jeff Raikes, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to find out about the latest projects and more from the foundation.
  • @BillGates:
    Chairman of Microsoft, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CEO of Cascade Investment, and Chairman of Corbis Bill Gates is busy, but he makes time to share updates and insight on Twitter.
  • @jnovogratz:
    Jacqueline Novogratz is the CEO of Acumen Fund tweeting about updates from her work tackling poverty around the world.
  • @smallarmyjeff:
    Small Army founder and CEO Jeff Freedman discusses building brand relationships and fighting cancer.
  • @ScottKelby:
    President and CEO of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Scott Kelby has a lot to say about Photoshop and photography.
  • @JimKnickman:
    Check out James Knickman to see what’s going on with health in New York, with his updates as the President and CEO of the New York State Health Foundation.
  • @ibarguen:
    Follow along with Alberto Ibarguen, Knight Foundation CEO, as he discusses the promotion of informed and engaged communities.
  • @Risalavizzo:
    Follow @Risalavizzo to find insights from Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, the CEO of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  • @PeterLongBSCF:
    Peter Long is the President and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation, tweeting about making quality health care accessible for all.
  • @CarbonHeart:
    Matthew Sullivan, Carbon Advice Group Founder and CEO, tweets about what we can do to address climate change.
  • @jcanales:
    Jim Canales, President and CEO of The James Irvine Foundation, shares how they’re working to expand opportunities for the people of California.