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Chief operating officer (COO)

What is a Chief Operating Officer?

A Chief Operating Officer, or COO, is a high-ranking executive responsible for the day-to-day administration and operation of a company. The COO typically reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is considered second-in-command.

The COO's responsibilities might include overseeing the company's ongoing operations and procedures, designing and implementing business strategies, setting comprehensive goals for performance, and growth among others. The specific role of the COO can vary significantly from one company to another, depending on the company's structure, the industry in which it operates, and the specific areas of expertise of the CEO. In a startup, a COO often takes on a broader range of responsibilities, working alongside the CEO to drive the company's growth and success.

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