More than 1,000 CEOs stepped down during the first three quarters of 2019, according to a report published by the staffing firm Challenger, Gray, & Christmas — 1,160 executives, to be exact.

Departures in the first nine months of this year exceeded the number of CEOs who stepped down during the first three quarters of 2008 (1,132), which was the height of the Great Recession. This is also the year with the highest CEO turnover in the first three quarters that Challenger, Gray, & Christmas has seen since the firm began tracking departures in 2002.

The tech sector has the second-highest number of CEO departures, at 154, including the high-profile departures of Adam Neumann from WeWork and Kevin Burns from Juul.

On October 22, the heads of Under Armour and Nike announced within hours of each other that they were stepping down. On November, the McDonald’s board voted to fire CEO Steve Easterbrook over his relationship with an employee.

Gap CEO Art Stepped down on Thursday after 15 years at the company. Gap board member Robert Fisher is serving as interim CEO.

Of the CEOs who left their positions, 438 remained at their respective companies in different roles, 292 retired, and 103 moved to other companies, according to the report, which listed several other reasons for departures as well.

Here are the 30 most noteworthy CEO departures of 2019 (so far):

29. McDonald’s — Steve Easterbrook

Steve Easterbrook

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28. Wells Fargo — Tim Sloan

Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Tim Sloan

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27. David’s Bridal — Scott Key

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SourceWall Street Journal

25. Under Armour — Kevin Plank

Kevin Plank

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24. — Sheila Lirio Marcelo

Sheila Lirio Marcelo

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23. AutoNation — Carl Liebert

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22. PG&E — Geisha Williams

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21. Kraft Heinz — Bernardo Hees

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2014, file photo, H.J. Heinz Company CEO Bernardo Hees speaks at the preview for the opening of the H.J Heinz Co. exhibition at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. Kraft Heinz says CEO Bernardo Hees will step down from the post and be succeeded by Miguel Patricio in July 2019. Patricio worked in various roles at Anheuser-Busch InBev over 20 years, including serving as chief marketing officer. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

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20. Blue Apron — Brad Dickerson

Brad Dickerson   CFO at Under Armour

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18. UnitedHealthcare — Steve Nelson

UnitedHealthcare CEO Steve Nelson

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17. Guess — Victor Herrero

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Fashion designer and co-founder of Guess? Inc. Paul Marciano (L) and Victor Herrero at the Guess Spring 2018 Campaign Reveal starring Jennifer Lopez on January 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Guess, Inc.)

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16. Mozilla — Chris Beard

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: (L-R) Chris Beard Chief Marketing Officer for Mozilla, Gary Kovacs CEO of Mozilla Corporation, Actor Edward Norton and Producer Shauna Robertson pose during the Firefox Flicks competition winners ceremony on May 17, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Mozilla)


15. Boingo Wireless — Dave Hagan

David Hagan Boingo former-CEO

SourceYahoo Finance

14. REI — Jerry Stritzke

REI former-CEO Jerry Stritzke

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10. Rite Aid — John Standley

John Standley Rite Aid

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9. Burlington Stores — Tom Kingsbury

Tom Kingsburgy Burlington Stores


8. Best Buy — Hubert Joly

Hubert Joly

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7. New York Post — Jesse Angelo

From-L-R: Jon Miller, CEO of digital media group, Eddy Cue, Apple vice president, Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. CEO, Jesse Angelo, editor of "The Daily" and Greg Clayman, Publisher of "The Daily" pose together during the launch of News Corporation's new iPad news publication "The Daily" in New York, February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCI TECH BUSINESS MEDIA)

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6. Colgate-Palmolive — Ian Cook

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SourceFinancial Times

5. MetLife — Steven Kandarian

Steven Kandarian

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1. WeWork — Adam Neumann

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