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Employee reviews rank Anant Yardi among top CEOs in the nation


Anant Yardi, left, founder of Yardi Systems, and Gordon Morrell, Yardi executive vice president, discuss Yardi’s history in this file photo.

Updated at 3 p.m. June 23:

Anant Yardi, founder and CEO of Yardi Systems in Goleta, was named on June 21 to a list of the nation’s top corporate leaders by employer review website Glassdoor.

Yardi, a member of the Pacific Coast Business Times Hall of Fame, received a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award recognizing the highest rated CEOs for 2017. He is ranked No. 32 on the list of top-rated CEOs for large companies in the United States.

“Our employees are the heart of this company, and it is especially rewarding to receive this recognition from them,” said Yardi. “I thank them for their vote of confidence and look forward to continuing our tradition of customer service and innovation as we take care of our clients, employees and the communities that we live in.”

Yardi Systems was founded in 1984 as a software start-up with a corporate motto of “Take care of our clients, take care of our employees, stay focused and grow.” Today, Yardi is a global technology leader employing more than 5,300 staff in 35 offices worldwide.

Glassdoor is a website where people can rate their employment experience at past and current companies. When submitting a review, Glassdoor users are asked directly whether they approve, disapprove or are neutral on the performance of the company’s CEO.

The ranking is based solely on the anonymous and voluntary opinions offered by users of the Glassdoor platform. The U.S. large company category includes firms with more than 1,000 employees. Ratings were compiled during a one-year window, which concluded early in May.

On Glassdoor, the average CEO approval rating is 67 percent; the CEOs on the 2017 top-rated list all scored above 90 percent.

David Overton, CEO of the Cheesecake Factory headquartered in Calabasas Hills, is ranked No. 34 on the list.

• Contact Glenn Rabinowitz at grabinowitz@pacbiztimes.com.