What should a company do when it desires to hire a CCO? To do so, a company needs to fully understand and appreciate what it needs from such a position going forward. Unfortunately, many companies do not have this insight at the beginning of the recruitment process. The key company stakeholders need to understand the full hiring process. Obviously, this will include HR and others involved in the hiring process for a CCO for the company. It could include the CEO, COO, CFO, CISO, Head of IA and others. They may need to rethink their approach to focus on what they will ask the new hire to accomplish because typically there is a disconnect between what the company thinks it needs and what it really needs.

Three key takeaways:

  1. Bring in your key stakeholders to flesh out the job description.
  2. Consider the top four things you would like a new CCO to accomplish in the first year.
  3. For a new CCO to succeed, the company must have a realistic expectation developed before the process begins.