The most shocking CEO exits and terminations of 2019

AOL.com Editors

Every passing year brings sweeping changes to major corporations and companies when it comes to policy, projects and leadership.

From the completely wild and wacky stories and anecdotes that resulted in the resignation (in anticipation of termination) of WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann to the swift, under-the-radar exit of Gap Inc. CEO Art Peck, this year brought a slew of shake-ups and step-downs.

Here were 30 of the most shocking and riveting CEO and executive exits of 2019:

Whether it was the retirement of Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan or the exit of Jerry Stritzke from REI after the reveal of an undisclosed relationship with an employee, 2019 proved to us that no industry or company was spared when it came to moving forward in the name of business, profit and reputation.