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What does CXO stand for?

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I know what CEO, CFO, CTO, CIO mean. But today was the first time I see CXO. What does it stand for? What does the holder of this title do?
asked 3 years ago by anonymous

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As the answer below states, CXO means any "Chief" position in the company ("X" acts like a variable that can be any character, including "X" itself). Here are all the possible values of a CXO (in other words, all the possible "Chief" positions in a company):

CAO: Chief Accounting Officer/Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Academic Officer
CBO: Chief Business Officer
CCO: Chief Creative Officer/Chief Compliance Officer/Chief Commercial Officer/Chief Customer Officer/Chief Content Officer/Chief Collaboration Officer/Chief Clinical Officer
CDO: Chief Development Officer/Chief Design Officer/Chief Diversity Officer
CEO: Chief Executive Officer
CFO: Chief Financial Officer/Chief Finance Officer/Chief Fire Officer
CIO: Chief Information Officer/Chief Investment Officer/Chief Innovation Officer
CKO: Chief Knowledge Officer
CLO: Chief Learning Officer/Chief Legal Officer/Chief Logistics Officer
CMO: Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Medical Officer
CNO: Chief Nursing Officer
COO: Chief Operating Officer
CPO: Chief Performance Officer/Chief Privacy Officer/Chief Process Officer/Chief Procurement Officer/Chief Product Officer
CRO: Chief Research Officer/Chief Restructuring Officer/Chief Revenue Officer/Chief Risk Officer
CSO: Chief Sales Officer/Chief Scientific Officer/Chief Security Officer/Chief Strategy Officer/Chief Sustainability Officer
CTO: Chief Technology Officer/Chief Technical Officer
CVO: Chief Visionary Officer
CWO: Chief Warrant Officer (this is a designation in the US armed forces)
CXO: Chief Experience Officer (yes, the "X" can specifically mean Experience)
answered 3 years ago by MaplePM (46,940 points)
Difference between CIO and CTO
asked 3 years ago by anonymous
CPO may also be Chief Project Officer, responsible for the strategy of project management.
3 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)
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The "X" is simply a placeholder for "E", "F", "T", etc. and CXO is a shortened way to refer to someone at C-level. So a conference inviting the CXO is seeking anyone at the C-level within a company.

It's interesting to note that the C-level roles are fairly consistent globally, but below this level, corporate boards differ around the world.  In most of North America, for example, it is not uncommon for a set of VPs to be members of the Board, along with the C-level roles.  They have a strategic role and Directors report to them.  In Europe, this is reversed and the Directors are often a part of the Board. There are also differences between for-profit and not-for-profit businesses.

The bottom line is that the governance of each corporation needs to be looked at individually to get the best picture of how they are run.
answered 3 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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