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Working As A Founder And Chief Executive Officer

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $175,110

    Average Salary

What Does A Founder And Chief Executive Officer Do

Top executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities of companies and organizations.

Duties

Top executives typically do the following:

  • Establish and carry out departmental or organizational goals, policies, and procedures
  • Direct and oversee an organization’s financial and budgetary activities
  • Manage general activities related to making products and providing services
  • Consult with other executives, staff, and board members about general operations
  • Negotiate or approve contracts and agreements
  • Appoint department heads and managers
  • Analyze financial statements, sales reports, and other performance indicators
  • Identify places to cut costs and to improve performance, policies, and programs

The responsibilities of top executives largely depend on an organization’s size. For example, an owner or manager of a small organization, such as an independent retail store, often is responsible for purchasing, hiring, training, quality control, and day-to-day supervisory duties. In large organizations, however, top executives typically focus more on formulating policies and strategic planning, while general and operations managers direct day-to-day operations.

The following are examples of types of top executives working in the private sector:

Chief executive officers (CEOs), who are also known by titles such as executive director, managing director, or president, provide overall direction for companies and organizations. CEOs manage company operations, formulate and implement policies, and ensure goals are met. They collaborate with and direct the work of other top executives and typically report to a board of directors.

Chief operating officers (COOs) oversee other executives who direct the activities of various departments, such as human resources and sales. They also carry out the organization’s guidelines on a day-to-day basis.

General and operations managers oversee operations that are too diverse and general to be classified into one area of management or administration. Responsibilities may include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources. They make staff schedules, assign work, and ensure that projects are completed. In some organizations, the tasks of chief executive officers may overlap with those of general and operations managers.

The following are examples of types of top executives working in the public sector:

Mayors, along with governors, city managers, and county administrators, are chief executive officers of governments. They typically oversee budgets, programs, and the use of resources. Mayors and governors must be elected to office, whereas managers and administrators are typically appointed. 

Most educational systems, regardless of whether they are public or private school systems, also employ executive officers. The following are examples of top executives working in the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary educational school systems:

School superintendents and college or university presidents are chief executive officers of school districts and postsecondary schools. They manage issues such as student achievement, budgets and resources, general operations, and relations with government agencies and other stakeholders.

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How To Become A Founder And Chief Executive Officer

Although education and training requirements vary widely by position and industry, many top executives have at least a bachelor’s degree and a considerable amount of work experience. 

Education

Many top executives have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration or in an area related to their field of work. Top executives in the public sector often have a degree in business administration, public administration, law, or the liberal arts. Top executives of large corporations often have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

College presidents and school superintendents are typically required to have a master’s degree, although a doctorate is often preferred.

Although many mayors, governors, or other public sector executives have at least a bachelor’s degree, these positions typically do not have any specific education requirements.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many top executives advance within their own firm, moving up from lower level managerial or supervisory positions. However, other companies may prefer to hire qualified candidates from outside their organization. Top executives who are promoted from lower level positions may be able to substitute experience for education to move up in the company. For example, in industries such as retail trade or transportation, workers without a college degree may work their way up to higher levels within the company to become executives or general managers.

Chief executives typically need extensive managerial experience. Executives are also expected to have experience in the organization’s area of specialty. Most general and operations managers hired from outside an organization need lower level supervisory or management experience in a related field.

Some general managers advance to higher level managerial or executive positions. Company training programs, executive development programs, and certification can often benefit managers or executives hoping to advance.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Top executives must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively. They must effectively discuss issues and negotiate with others, direct subordinates, and explain their policies and decisions to those within and outside the organization.

Decisionmaking skills. Top executives need decisionmaking skills when setting policies and managing an organization. They must assess different options and choose the best course of action, often daily.

Leadership skills. Top executives must be able to lead an organization successfully by coordinating policies, people, and resources.

Management skills. Top executives must shape and direct the operations of an organization. For example, they must manage business plans, employees, and budgets.

Problem-solving skills. Top executives need to identify and resolve issues within an organization. They must be able to recognize shortcomings and effectively carry out solutions.

Time-management skills. Top executives do many tasks at the same time, typically under their own direction, to ensure that their work gets done and that they meet their goals.

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Founder And Chief Executive Officer Career Paths

Founder And Chief Executive Officer
Search Engine Optimizer Digital Marketing Manager
Director Of Digital Marketing
10 Yearsyrs
President/Chief Executive Officer Administrative Coordinator
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
President & Chief Operating Officer Managing Director
Head Of Marketing
6 Yearsyrs
Chief Executive Officer Real Estate Agent
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Development Manager
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Search Engine Optimizer Marketing Consultant
Marketing Strategist
6 Yearsyrs
President/Chief Executive Officer Business Developer
Marketing/Business Development
8 Yearsyrs
President & Chief Operating Officer Managing Partner
Partner-Director
10 Yearsyrs
Vice President, Product Management Vice President & General Manager
President And General Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Business Development Consultant Business Development Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Manager Business Developer
Senior Director Of Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Senior Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Vice President, Technology Managing Director
Senior Vice President Of Marketing
12 Yearsyrs
Vice President, Product Management Vice President, Business Development
Senior Vice President, Sales
14 Yearsyrs
Business Development Consultant Vice President, Business Development
Vice President & General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Faculty Communications Director
Vice President Of Marketing & Communications
12 Yearsyrs
Entrepreneur Director Of Sales
Vice President Of Sales & Operations
12 Yearsyrs
Vice President, Technology Vice President Of Engineering
Vice President Product Development
12 Yearsyrs
Chief Executive Officer Management Consultant
Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Manager Product Manager
Vice President, Product Management
13 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Owner And Founder 5.8 years
Founder, Co-Owner 4.9 years
Consultant/Founder 4.1 years
Co-Founder/Manager 3.8 years
Founder 3.5 years
Co-Founder 3.0 years
Top Employers Before
Internship 8.5%
Consultant 7.3%
President 6.1%
Director 5.8%
Manager 5.1%
Co-Founder 4.3%
Founder 3.6%
Top Employers After
Consultant 8.5%
Founder 5.9%
President 5.8%
Co-Founder 5.3%
Principal 4.6%
Owner 4.0%
Director 3.9%
Internship 3.9%
Manager 3.0%

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Founder And Chief Executive Officer Demographics

Gender

Male

69.9%

Female

27.1%

Unknown

3.0%
Ethnicity

White

58.2%

Hispanic or Latino

14.7%

Black or African American

11.1%

Asian

10.9%

Unknown

5.1%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

35.7%

French

17.7%

German

6.6%

Chinese

5.8%

Mandarin

5.6%

Portuguese

5.1%

Italian

4.5%

Russian

3.4%

Arabic

2.6%

Japanese

2.3%

Hindi

2.2%

Korean

1.9%

Hebrew

1.0%

Urdu

1.0%

Swedish

0.8%

Turkish

0.8%

Carrier

0.8%

Polish

0.8%

Gujarati

0.7%

Croatian

0.7%
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Founder And Chief Executive Officer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

9.0%

New York University

7.2%

University of Southern California

6.2%

Stanford University

5.9%

Harvard University

5.8%

Cornell University

5.5%

University of Chicago

5.5%

University of Texas at Austin

5.3%

University of Pennsylvania

4.9%

University of California - Berkeley

4.5%

Columbia University

4.4%

Michigan State University

4.4%

University of Washington

4.4%

Duke University

4.3%

Arizona State University

4.2%

Northeastern University

3.9%

Johns Hopkins University

3.8%

George Washington University

3.6%

Boston University

3.6%

University of Colorado at Boulder

3.6%
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Majors

Business

30.5%

Marketing

8.2%

Finance

7.6%

Management

6.3%

Computer Science

6.1%

Communication

4.3%

Psychology

4.1%

Economics

3.9%

Political Science

3.4%

Law

3.4%

Electrical Engineering

3.1%

Small Business Management

3.0%

Accounting

2.6%

Education

2.2%

Mechanical Engineering

2.1%

Graphic Design

2.0%

Computer Engineering

1.9%

English

1.8%

Computer Information Systems

1.8%

Criminal Justice

1.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

39.3%

Masters

29.1%

Other

17.9%

Doctorate

6.4%

Associate

3.6%

Certificate

2.9%

Diploma

0.5%

License

0.3%
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Real Founder And Chief Executive Officer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Founder and CEO Aura Network Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 02, 2016 $190,000 -
$250,000
Co-Founder/Co-Ceo Upguard Inc. Mountain View, CA Jul 03, 2016 $124,758
Co-Founder/Co-Ceo Upguard Mountain View, CA Apr 15, 2016 $124,758
Chief Executive Officer/Co-Founder Rock The Post Corporation New York, NY May 01, 2012 $80,000
Chief Executive Founder Kick Sim Networks, Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 01, 2015 $77,073

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Top Skills for A Founder And Chief Executive Officer

WebsiteDevelopmentFinancialBusinessStrategyOnlineProductDevelopmentBusinessPlanBusinessDevelopmentStart-UpVideoInternetFacebookCustomerServiceSmallBusinessLLCHumanResourcesEmailROIProjectManagementSEOTwitter

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  1. Website Development
  2. Financial
  3. Business Strategy
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  • Founded and operated an affordable website development service that catered to non-profits and small businesses.
  • Maximize resources and personnel to deliver superior outcomes within established financial parameters.
  • Develop and guide business strategy Develop and guide marketing strategy Management & oversee product development.
  • Generated a new method of anonymously reporting bullying online to increase awareness of victimization.
  • Provided program management and decision analysis for a product development program, enabling a sourcing decision that will significantly reduce costs.

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