The Chief Operating Officer position is one of the top executive offices in any company in which the position is held. Chief Operating Officers are at the top of the chain of command and if they do have to report to anyone, it is usually only the company CEO. Chief Operating Officers hold an extremely high level of responsibility, overseeing nearly every aspect of a company's operations. Another title for this position is often President.
Chief Operating Officer (COO) Tasks
Implement the strategies set by the Board of Directors and the CEO.
Improve operating procedures to increase profits and/or make the organization more efficient.
Direct the day to day operations of the organization.