Co-Founder & CEO, SAS
Since he co-founded SAS in 1976, Jim Goodnight has served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. The worldwide leader in business analytics, SAS has more than 13,800 employees in 59 countries. The company’s 2013 revenue was $3.02 billion, its 38th consecutive year of growth and profitability. Goodnight considers his employees to be his most valuable asset and has created a world-renowned workplace model. In 2013, SAS ranked No. 2 on the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list from Great Place to Work Institute. Goodnight has a Ph.D. in statistics and speaks internationally on leadership, education and innovation.