Welcome to the official website for

CEO's of America.


         RJ McHatton

The MISSION:  Everything you ever wanted to know about the American CEO.

Including:   Biographies, Pictures, Videos, Lessons Learned. Success Stories, Overcoming Adversity, Values, Character, Defining Moments, Secrets to Success, Mentors, Fears, Regrets, Unfulfilled Dreams, their Passions, their Goals for the future. and Advice for a 13 year who wants to be a CEO when they grow up!

CEO's are Rock Stars!

A few years ago I asked my eight year old nephew what he wanted to be when he grows up.  He said "I want to be a CEO!"  The next day as I was driving, I heard a radio disk jockey say "CEO's are like rock stars!" 

I realized that today the American Dream is not to become a fireman or police officer or a John Wayne hero.  The American Dream today is to become a CEO. 

So began my journey to meet and interview hundreds of American CEO's.  Over the past five years with my video company, Inventive Productions LLC, I have personally done video interviews with hundreds of CEO's all across America. 

My goal is to learn about these men and women, their stories, how they became successful, and how they overcame adversity to become a modern-day American hero.  I want to learn about their parents and the values that helped shape their future success.  I want to learn about how they overcame adversity and how they got through the rough times.  This website is a compilation of some of the lessons learned during my continuous journey to meet the CEO's of America.

You can learn about some of the CEOs that we have interviewed in the Seattle area at

What is a CEO?

Wikipedia defines a CEO as:

A chief executive officer, managing director, or chief executive is the highest-ranking corporate officer (executive) or administrator in charge of total management of an organization. An individual appointed as a CEO of a corporation, company, organization, or agency reports to the board of directors.

Many CEOs have the title "president and CEO". This is a popular combination especially if someone else is a non-executive chairman of the board. 

The responsibility of the chief executive officer is to align the company, internally and externally, with his or her strategic vision. The core duty of a CEO is to facilitate business outside of the company while guiding employees and other executive officers towards a central objective.

For emerging entrepreneurs, their acting position as a CEO is much different than that on the corporate level. As often other c-level executives are not incorporated in small operations, it is the duty of the CEO (and sometimes founder) to assume those positions.

Now, you can meet the CEOs of America:

CEOs by State
CEOs by Name
CEOs by Company
CEOs by Topic

Thanks again for visiting our CEO's of America website.

I hope you enjoyed meeting the CEOs!

Warm regards,

RJ McHatton
Inventive Productions LLC
(503) 470-0728

                              RJ McHatton with CEO David Price

                              RJ McHatton with CEO Kent Kresa

                              RJ McHatton with CEO Clayton Jones

                          RJ McHatton with CEO Delford Smith