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C-Suite Roles

Spencer Stuart: CFO Route to the Top

Spencer Stuart has spent the last five years analyzing the backgrounds and demographics of CFOs in FTSE 350 companies. Through their detailed knowledge of CFO career paths they offer a unique insight into CFO hiring trends.

 

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Boyden: Executive Monitor: Chief Digital Officer

Boyden Global Executive Search has released their quarterly Executive Monitor report focused on the rise of Chief Digital Officers. The report finds that organizations are hiring and elevating CDOs to forge new initiatives and digital strategies, build market share, and challenge the status quo.

 

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Korn Ferry: Chief Communications Officer

Korn Ferry surveyed senior communication executives at U.S. companies in the Fortune 500. As the CCO role in the United States continues to expand beyond traditional communication responsibilities, greater demands are placed on executives in these positions to provide leadership; to contribute expertise and leverage relationships to help the C-suite in problem-solving; and to design and implement multichannel communication plans that support their organizations’ transformation and growth strategies.

 

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Russell Reynolds Associates: Inside the Mind of the CFO

Russell Reynolds Associates’ research finds characteristics possessed by leaders in various industries. This edition of the report uncovers the leadership and behavioral attributes of the CFO. The findings were found through comparisons of CEOs and CFOs.

 

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Spencer Stuart: Do We Need a CXO?

Spencer Stuart finds that establishing a new CXO role represents just one approach to achieving these goals; many CEOs prefer to place responsibility for key functions and high-profile initiatives with every member of the senior management team.

 

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Russell Reynolds Associates: Where do Chief Information Officers Come From?

To better understand the role of chief information officer (CIO), Russell Reynolds Associates examined data of the 100 largest European companies by revenue.

 

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Spencer Stuart: From CMO to CEO

Spencer Stuart spoke with CEOs across Europe with a marketing background about the skills needed to succeed in general management. The guidelines in the report provide valuable lessons for CMOs looking to rise to the role of CEO.

 

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Russell Reynolds Associates: Video Series- Interview with BNP Paribas’ COO

Russell Reynolds Associates sat down with Francois Villeroy de Galhau, COO of BNP Paribas to discuss how the bank embraced the digital transformation.

 

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Amrop: The Three Roles of the CHRO

Due to the fast paced changes altering the way businesses operate, the chief human resource officer (CHRO) has been propelled to center stage to ensure success. The expectations created for the CHRO are high and the demand for one is even higher. Amrop finds that the CHRO has three important roles.

 

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Korn Ferry: CEOs Expand C-Suite Mandate for Best-in-Class Corporate Affairs

The role of chief affairs officer does not fit into one definition. Titles and roles vary from corporate communications, government relations, public affairs, public policy, stakeholder engagement, corporate social responsibility, employee communications, consumer relations, community relations, investor relations, and marketing. Korn Ferry finds that aside from the sweeping scope of responsibilities, what defines the chief affairs executive is their role as trusted advisor to the CEO.

 

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