Four Richmond-area company officials have been recognized for leadership on this year’s Top Workplaces list.
The recognition was based on scores provided on employee surveys.
In the Mega Companies category, the winner was Rob Estes, president of Richmond-based shipping and freight company Estes Express Lines.
Employees in the survey said Estes cares about employees and “is engaged with everything going on with the company.”
Alberto Schiavon, CEO of Glen Allen-based Elephant Insurance Services, earned the title in the Large Companies category.
Those in the survey credited him with listening to staff and finding solutions.
“He’s very open about what we are doing and how we are going to achieve our goals,” one said.
The winner in the Midsize Companies category is Nasser Chanda, CEO of Richmond-based accounts payable company Paymerang.
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“A positive work environment starts at the top, and Nasser sets the bar so high. It is awesome,” said one.
Starling International Childcare & Learning Complex program director Donna Goff was honored in the Small Companies category, with employees recognizing her training, pep talks and connecting with employees.
Other special award winners are:
Criteria: “I believe this company is going in the right direction.”
Performance Food Group Co.
Criteria: “My manager helps me learn and grow.”
Capital One Financial Corp.
Criteria: “New ideas are encouraged at this company.”
Criteria: “At this company, we do things efficiently and well.”