CEO Connection® Announces 2017 Top 500/1000 Mid-Market Companies


SYOSETT, N.Y., Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire -- CEO Connection, the only membership organization exclusively for mid-market CEOs, has released the 2017 Mid-Market 500 and 1000 Lists and has ranked DPR Construction, Inc. in the Number 1 spot.

Inaugurated in 2014, the annual Mid-Market 500/1000 Lists rank the top mid-market companies, those having annual revenues between $100 million and $3 billion. The list reflects CEO Connection's commitment to help mid-market CEOs succeed, in part by bringing attention to the underrecognized influence of the mid-market, comprised of nearly 20,000 companies. It represents an integral piece of the U.S. economy, employing more than 30 million people and generating approximately $10 trillion of the $30 trillion annual gross receipts in the U.S.

Taking the No. 2 spot is Payless Holdings, followed by Do It Best Corp., Monster Beverage Corp., and Pinnacle Foods Inc. DPR Construction Inc. was previously No. 23, while Payless Holdings moved up from No. 24.

Companies filling out the top 10 are, respectively: Turner Industries Group, Wayfair, Inc., Inteplast Group, The Hain Celestial Group, and KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp.

"The mid-market is where innovation meets scale and the Mid-Market 500 and 1000 lead the way. If you do not know some of these companies, you should. They are the backbone of our economy… which, I guess, means they help our country stand tall," says CEO Connection CEO Kenneth Beck.

There were 117 companies new to the list this year. For the third year in a row, the top industry represented on the list is industrial equipment and machinery. California and Texas have the most ranked companies for the fourth year in a row. The top 1000 includes companies with revenue from $512M to $3,000M. For the complete list, visit

CEO Connection drew from numerous sources to provide data for the 2017 Mid-Market 500 and 1000 firms. The research team reviewed the financial data for U.S.-based companies with revenue from $100 million to $3 billion across all industries. The ranking for these lists was based on 2016 revenue. Several public resources were used to validate data and capture additional data about the companies, as well as collecting background information about each CEO. Captured data was also validated via surveys to ranked companies.

Members of the 2017 Mid-Market 500 and Mid-Market 1000 will be recognized at the annual CEO Connection® Mid-Market Convention held in conjunction with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania Sept. 24-27. This exclusive global gathering features hundreds of CEOs, political leaders and business experts convening to discuss issues and challenges for mid-market companies. For more information and to register for the convention, visit

The CEO Connection 2017 Mid-Market Convention is made possible by the support of strategic partners and sponsors, including: ABM, Andromeda Simulations International, Carpedia, Delta Private Jets, KR Strategy, Mphasis, RSM, Sibson Consulting, Mastered in Tennessee, The Wharton School, MasterCard, Oliver Wight, PrimeGenesis, Minority Business Development Agency, and Invest in Canada.

CEO Connection is the ONLY membership organization in the world reserved exclusively for CEOs of mid-market companies – companies with between $100 million and $3 billion in annual revenue. Our mission is to help mid-market CEOs and their companies succeed.  We accomplish this by connecting them to each other; connecting them to people, information and resources to which they would otherwise not have access; and promoting the interests, welfare, and perspective of the mid-market.

Members are C-level executives with responsibility for all or significant portions of their respective company. They represent a wide variety of businesses across a broad geographic spectrum. Collectively mid-market companies account for $10 trillion of the $30 trillion annual U.S. private sector gross receipts.

Inspired by C-level Wharton executives, CEO Connection began in 2005 and has evolved into a dynamic community with wide ranging benefits uniquely designed to help the mid-market CEO and champion the mid-market perspective.