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Mark Hamill, Non Executive Chairman France & UK Ackermann International A new generation of corporate captains is now coming of age and their innovativeness, ingenuity and creative approach to problem-solving are reshaping industry ideas about what a company's leadership team is meant to look like. Born around 1996-98, they are now entering the workforce in larger numbers, and some of their most famous members are re-shaping how executives are supposed to act, how businesses behave as members of their communities, and the ways that companies engage their customers. 
Mark Hamill, Non Executive Chairman France & UK Ackermann International Traditionally, functions like Chief Operating Officers (COOs) existed only in the realm of big corporations. Company leadership understood them to be part of a package of C-suite functions suitable primarily to Fortune 500 businesses or multinational corporations.  However, I would like to discuss how the COO role can be useful for managing growth in successful small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).  The role, which is often seen as a "second-in-command" to a company CEO, oversees overall business operations and fulfilment of the corporate vision and strategy that a CEO traditionally agrees together with the company board. For smaller businesses, creating such a role can be overwhelming provided the company is not certain what they expect from the person filling the position.  I would like to take you through a check list on why your business might wish to consider establishing a COO function and how that role can complement other managerial posts in your company.