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Become A Founder And Chief Executive Officer

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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

A Founder And Chief Executive Officer is the owner of a company who also develops long-term strategy, secures the necessary resources, and has the ultimate authority to make final decisions for the organization.

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

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Director Of Digital Marketing
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General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
President & Chief Operating Officer Managing Director
Head Of Marketing
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Adjunct Professor Development Manager
Marketing Manager
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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
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Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
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Founder And Chief Executive Officer Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    69.9%
  • Female

    26.9%
  • Unknown

    3.2%

Ethnicity

  • White

    76.1%
  • Asian

    11.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    9.0%
  • Unknown

    2.9%
  • Black or African American

    1.0%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    32.5%
  • French

    18.8%
  • German

    6.3%
  • Mandarin

    6.1%
  • Chinese

    6.1%
  • Portuguese

    4.9%
  • Russian

    3.7%
  • Italian

    3.7%
  • Hindi

    2.7%
  • Japanese

    2.7%
  • Arabic

    2.7%
  • Korean

    2.5%
  • Urdu

    1.2%
  • Gujarati

    1.0%
  • Hebrew

    1.0%
  • Turkish

    0.8%
  • Croatian

    0.8%
  • Carrier

    0.8%
  • Serbian

    0.8%
  • Polish

    0.8%
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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 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

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Top Founder And Chief Executive Officer Skills

  1. Web Design
  2. Financial Management
  3. Business Strategy
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Hired and managed graphic designers, photographers, web designers, production facilities and social media agencies.
  • Created operational structure by determining appropriate financial management based on federal and state tax filing schedules.
  • Specialize in marketing, public relations and business strategy consulting services for small business and not-for- profit clientele.
  • Managed the product development to successfully delivery to initial customers on schedule.
  • Led marketing efforts to test online, offline, social, and partnership channels for prioritization.

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