Chief Operating Officer (COO)


A Chief Operating Officer is regarded as one of the highest-ranking executives in an organization or business model. In a general sense, the COO is responsible for the daily operation of the company; the individual is required to report the company’s daily activities or maneuvers to the firm’s highest ranking executive—typically the Chief Executive Officer. In a number of business models, the COO will also carry the title of President, which typically denotes the individual as the number-two in command (the CEO is typically the lead officer). That being said, in some cases, the duties of the COO may be divided and carried out by Sub-C-Suite executives, including the Executive Director and the Vice President.

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