Barbara Rentler

Ross Stores

Barbara Rentler, CEO of Ross Stores, runs the retail superstore as a hardworking leader who cares more about her employees and creating profits for her company than the spotlight. Colleagues have praised Rentler for getting the job done. Focusing on what brings in the shoppers Rentler concentrates on Ross’s mega deals on big name brands to continue big-time returns for shareholders and Ross’s ability to hit annual revenue and make profit each year. Before taking on the role of CEO, Rentler started at Ross occupying several merchandising positions moving her way up from Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President of Merchandising to President and Chief Merchandising Officer. A key component in Ross’s 28-year growth, Rentler manages the company to be the place shoppers go to in the search for great bargains.

Year appointed: 2014