Investor Glossary-chief operating officerInvestor Glossary-chief operating officerInvestor Glossary-chief operating officerInvestor Glossary-chief operating officerInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Chief Operating Officer

The HTML to link to this page
 

A chief operating officer is an executive who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of a company. The chief operating officer reports directly to the chief executive officer (CEO). Companies typically hire a chief operating officer after a certain amount of growth and when the CEO becomes too busy with strategic issues to be involved in daily business decisions. The chief operating officer focuses on operations management, such as the order fulfillment process, quality control, manufacturing, and human resources functions. The chief operating officer often does not manage sales, marketing, or public relations. In some companies, the chief operating officer is also its president; in others, the chief operating officer is an executive or senior vice president. Typically, startup or small businesses do not employ full-time chief operating officers for financial and practical reasons. It is important to first understand how a chief operating officer would contribute to the business in the context of a company's size and scale.



Rate this Chief Operating Officer definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: 401a, real GDP, inflation, command economy, in escrow, cancelled check, ex-dividend, 1035 exchange, required rate of return, Key Rate Duration, stock market close, margin rate, average price per share, current ratio, deferred tax, Zero Cost Collar, stock split, EBITDA, implied volatility, LIBOR, balance sheet, risk management, FTSE, deferred revenue, per diem, labor relations, retained earnings, debt service coverage, phantom income, ex-dividend date, liquidity ratio, FICO score, 1031 exchange, annual return, option premium, covered put, 144a, wholly-owned subsidiary, irrevocable trust, APR, reverse mortgage, minority interest, open position, VIX, quality assurance, class C shares, dividends payable, limit order, diluted share


Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
Home | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
©2004-2016 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use