When you first start your company, you are the CEO of yourself, the boss of one employee. But the time comes when you start to grow. And any CEO with a growing company will need help at the top level.
As you start to scale, you may want an executive in charge of finances—your Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Perhaps you’re focused more on strategy and want someone in charge of technology—your Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Maybe you are so focused on the strategy that you need someone to manage the day-to-day—your Chief Operations Officer (COO). The C-suite effectively becomes your go-to team for solving different big-picture goals and processes.Bringing on C-level executives doesn't require the same hiring process as with lower-level employees. They're paid more, for starters. They also bring significant experience... and baggage. While a bad entry-level employee can slow things down, a bad C-level employee can cause the business to spiral out of control. When hiring at the C-level, it is important to make the right choice. Read More