Job Title: CEO Of Small Business
Type of Company: We do internet advertising for Fortune 5000 companies.
Education: BS, Business, Boston College MBA, Harvard University
Previous Experience: I worked as a consultant with Bain & Company.
Job Tasks: I am currently CEO of an internet advertising firm. We help clients get listed in Google and Yahoo. As CEO my job requires me to create a plan and set goals for us to achieve throughout the year. Our focus needs to be on expanding our client base: acquiring new customers and keeping our current ones happy.
I meet with my staff each week to review the progress we've made. Sometimes this involves dealing with the marketing team around a trade show or the sales team around a new pitch. A lot of my time is spent meeting with our clients and making sure we are getting them good results. Much of my time really involves solving problems or removing obstacles. I travel quite a bit both in the United States and abroad.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is that I get to deal with every department in the company. I like being involved in every department as it keeps me challenged with different problems every day. In addition, I have sister agencies that I work with to help generate better client results. Working on broader client strategies with other agencies can be fun and rewarding for us as well as the client.
1. Find an industry or career you are passionate about as being a CEO requires a lot of hours and therefore you really need to like what you do.
2. Plan on getting your MBA after college as this will open up doors and present different opportunities.
3. Get involved in organizations outside of work that will provide leadership opportunities and experience.
Additional Thoughts: I believe that the things that make me successful are my ability to organize and lead people. My job requires a lot of patience and understanding. I am always looking for new ways to make our company a fun place to work.
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