Basic Trope: A senior manager, CEO or owner of a major definitely-for-profit corporation who is out to make as much money and gain as much power as possible, by any means available, regardless of who suffers.
Straight: The CEO of Trope Co. underpays and overworks the employees while awarding himself huge bonuses, uses unethical methods to drive competitors out of business, makes corporate decisions based on short-term profit rather than the long-term financial health of the company, and cheatsat golf.
The CEO of Trope Co uses blatantly illegal methods to drive competitors out of business, actively seeks to destroy the health and livelihood of as many non-corporate executives as possible, runs the corporation as a giant Ponzi scheme, and hunts down employees for sport.
Downplayed: Trope Co's CEO isn't actively cruel to his employees or trying to screw over the common man, but his "legal shortcuts" and sketchy budget planning to get his way and make sure his company succeed, tends to leave some damage in their wake.
A certain amount of ruthlessness, ambition and desire for wealth is needed to get ahead in business. However, Ambition Is Evil and the CEO of Trope Co is just carrying this too far.
Zig Zagged: The CEO of Trope Co seems to be corrupt, but is actually staying within ethical and legal guidelines...until the stock prices fall, at which point he starts using illegal methods, but then he's called out on it by his innocent daughter, so he returns to proper behavior, only to be fired in favor of a more profit-driven CEO.
Averted: All corporate executives in the story are simply businessmen who do their jobs, without overreaching or using unethical methods.
The CEO of Trope Co made his way to the top by ruthlessness and greed, but discovers once he's up there that his wealth is hollow, and that he has no actual friends, only yes men. But he has to keep up his corrupt ways, despite the growing pit of emptiness in his soul, because Trope Co will collapse unless he doesn't. Worse, reformers in government are trying to enforce the law and the investigation is getting very close to him. However, this is all pointless as the costs for PR to cover the villainy & keep people willing to deal with Trope Co mount, consuming more and more of the budget, and the more Genre Savvy realize that there was really no way that buying good publicity could work forever.
After the CEO's short-sighted policies and embezzlement nearly drive the company into the ground the board of directors decides to replace the CEO with someone less corrupt.
Reconstructed: The CEO is reminded that life at the top is pretty cool after all, and he can Screw the Rules, I Have Money! to buy new friends and get the government off his back.
Miss Haberdasher, take a note. "Dear TV Tropes, I am appalled by your characterization of the CEO of Trope Co., myself, as a less than honest person. Cease and desist, or I will buy your internet provider and shut you down. Yours Truly, etc." And send it back to Corrupt Corporate Executive.