The Role of a Chief Customer Officer

Totango

The role of a Chief Customer Officer (CCO) is a fairly new addition to the C-suite, but it has been on the rise over the past several years as companies are better understanding the importance of creating a customer-centric culture within their organizations.

Audience Q&A: 5 Questions for Yamini Rangan, Chief Customer Officer of HubSpot

Customer Bliss

Recently, I was joined by Yamini Rangan, chief customer officer of Hubspot for a LIVE version of my podcast, the Chief Customer Officer Human Duct Tape Show. Customer centricity requires that your go-to-market functions work in sync.

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Should The Chief Customer Officer Oversee Marketing?

Doing CX Right

Brands are restructuring so that Marketing reports to the Customer Experience Leader. The post Should The Chief Customer Officer Oversee Marketing? Marketing & Branding CMO CXO leadership marketing Mycustomer

Do You Need a Chief Customer Officer?

Customer Bliss

A Chief Customer Officer is successful when he or she can simplify how the organization works together to achieve customer-driven growth, engage the leadership team and connect the work to a return on investment. Sustainable transformation will only occur when this work goes beyond project plans and status updates, and is grounded in caring about customers’ lives. Throwing head count at the customer challenge is not necessarily the automatic solution.

Do You Need a Chief Customer Officer?

Customer Bliss

A Chief Customer Officer is successful when he or she can simplify how the organization works together to achieve customer-driven growth, engage the leadership team and connect the work to a return on investment. Sustainable transformation will only occur when this work goes beyond project plans and status updates, and is grounded in caring about customers’ lives. Throwing head count at the customer challenge is not necessarily the automatic solution.

Book Review – Chief Customer Officer 2.0 – How to Build Your Customer Driven Growth Engine

ijgolding

Even if your company does not yet have a ‘Chief Customer Officer’ or ‘CCO’ it is unlikely to be long before they do! This is partly due to the fact that Customer Experience is still in its relative infancy as a profession. Re-branding a Marketing professional, or a Customer Service professional a CCO does not mean they have the competencies required to fulfill the role. Unite accountability as customers experience you.

McDonald’s Appoints Manu Steijaert as Global Chief Customer Officer

CSM Magazine

Manu Steijaert, McDonald’s Executive Vice President and Global Chief Customer Officer. McDonald’s Corporation has appointed Manu Steijaert, a McDonald’s veteran, as its first Global Chief Customer Officer. Customer Service News

Brainshark B-B Chief Customer Officer Diane Gordon – CB42

Customer Bliss

One of the more interesting aspects of this discussion is about the skill development necessary to grow into a customer-facing role — and how that professional journey can really start from anywhere. Diane has been working since the early 1980s, serving in a number of transformative customer experience roles. Brainshark is a sales enablement and product suite company in Massachusetts; their customer experience efforts were profiled in Forbes recently.

Episode 49 – The Impact of a Chief Customer Officer or Director of Customer Experience

Kristina Evey

Shownotes… Are You Considering Hiring a Chief Customer Officer or Director of Customer Experience? Ask your leadership team if it … Read More Episode 49 – The Impact of a Chief Customer Officer or Director of Customer Experience. The post Episode 49 – The Impact of a Chief Customer Officer or Director of Customer Experience appeared first on Kristina Evey

Meet our new Chief Customer Officer, Walt Weisner

BirdEye

We’re excited to announce that we have a new Chief Customer Officer: Walt Weisner. Walt has spent more than 20 years working to delight customers at Silicon Valley’s most successful companies. Leadership

10 mindsets for change from Australia’s chief customer officers and experience leaders

Alida

Last week, 120 experience leaders in innovation, insights, customer operations and digital transformation gathered for the Chief Customer Officer Summit at the Park Hyatt Melbourne to discuss the state of customer experience (CX). According to many of the speakers, creating empathy within your organization for employees and customers will guide you on a path to create better customer experiences. Practice mindful leadership.

Chief Customer Officer in Manufacturing & Distribution With Anne Herman – CB47

Customer Bliss

Anne Herman is the Chief Customer Officer for MSA – The Safety Company, the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of safety equipment. In her role, Anne not only leads the customer experience transformation for MSA, but she also holds responsibility for running the quality, delivery and support operations for MSA globally. . Anne is the third Chief Customer Officer for MSA. Customers Want To Have An Easy Experience.

Two roles of a Chief Customer Officer

Zeisler Consulting

The concept of a Chief Customer Officer (CCO or, sometimes, CXO) is still pretty fresh for a lot of organizations. But just what a CCO is sometimes feels foreign, even though the responsibilities are pretty simple to analogize to other leadership roles in any organization.

Don’t abandon your Chief Customer Officer

Zeisler Consulting

I was recently speaking with a friend who’s a Chief Customer Officer. She has the support of her boss, the CEO, who often speaks of the importance of CX and why having a Chief Customer Officer is so valuable. It’s where this friction often occurs, between organizations, that Jeanne sees the greatest need for someone to come in and smooth things over on behalf of the Customer.

A 4-Step Plan For New Chief Customer Officers, With Donna Peeples – CB29

Customer Bliss

Donna Peeples was the Chief Customer Officer at AIG — obviously a large company. What sets Donna apart is that she has charted her path by rising through a variety of leadership, operational and revenue generating roles in highly regulated and uniquely challenging industries. Unite the senior leadership team on goals and metrics, guiding principles and tenets of the business. Establish listening with employees and customers. Leadership engagement.

3 Actions to Take on the Road to Leadership Bravery

Customer Bliss

Companies that practice what I call “ leadership bravery ” are choosing to reverse the trend on business practices that have defined their industries. Through leadership guidance and company actions, they are establishing more balanced relationships, where both sides win.

Chief Customer Officer 2.0 Helps You Build a Customer-Driven Growth Engine

Customer Bliss

Utilize the proven 5-competency framework that has launched and advanced the customer experience transformation in business-to-consumer and business-to-business companies around the world. My new book contains an explicit path and set of actions to unite your Chief Customer Officer and leadership team in leading your customer-driven transformation. It will guide you on how to earn the right to growth by improving customers’ lives.

11 Statements to Help Assess if Your Company Needs a Chief Customer Officer

Customer Bliss

You may have seen in the news recently that Walmart hired its first CCO , Janey Whiteside, who managed benefits and services – which also included customer engagement, at American Express. Like many other retailers, Walmart is facing serious competition from Amazon and is aiming to improve its customer experience both online and in-stores. Good customer service and experience can be that key differentiator between a consumer picking one brand over the other.

The Chief Customer Officer Role in Media, With Robert Bridge of Telegraph Media Group – CB39

Customer Bliss

The New York Times has a leader of Customer Experience (who we will soon be interviewing), and I was pleased to see that the UK is also embracing this role. Robert Bridge is the Chief Customer Officer of Telegraph Media Company — a role which he came to after many years building up to this role from digital roles across multiple industries, including Yahoo. Robert worked hard to understand, define, and ultimately explain the various customer segments.

11 Statements to Help Assess if Your Company Needs a Chief Customer Officer

Customer Bliss

You may have seen in the news recently that Walmart hired its first CCO , Janey Whiteside, who managed benefits and services – which also included customer engagement, at American Express. Like many other retailers, Walmart is facing serious competition from Amazon and is aiming to improve its customer experience both online and in-stores. Good customer service and experience can be that key differentiator between a consumer picking one brand over the other.

Proving the ROI of the Chief Customer Officer Role, With Enrique Gomez Alonso – CB71

Customer Bliss

Enrique Gómez Alonso is since February 2015 Chief Customer Officer in Zurich Insurance Spain. In his current position he is responsible of defining and implementing Zurich Spain customer strategy, from customer experience to customer base management or customer data analytics. Enrique is also a sought-after speaker and has spoken in some Customer Experience conferences and has appeared in major Spanish newspapers and magazines.

From Chief Information Officer to Chief Customer Officer, With Brian Lillie – CB60

Customer Bliss

It’s often from Operations or Marketing, but in the case of Brian Lillie, he went from Chief Information Officer of Equinix , the world’s largest IBX data center and colocation provider, to CCO. Prior to these roles, Lillie held several leadership roles in the U.S. Putting in processes and systems across different coding languages and functions — while trying to unify everything for the end customer — was a journey. Episode Overview.

6 Metrics Chief Customer Officers Care About & How to Impact Them

SurveySparrow

The C-suite executive responsible for an amicable relationship between the customers and the organization is the Chief Customer Officer (CCO). Organizations know the value of a customer and would do everything in their power to please each one of them. .

The Lifecycle and Legacy of a Chief Customer Officer, with Stephen Ingledew – CB63

Customer Bliss

Stephen has held senior executive roles in marketing, customer growth, distribution, or product with Barclays, AMP, Frizzell, Berkeley Berry Birch, and Standard Life. With a track record in transformational leadership, Stephen has built a reputation for leading and implementing successful customer focused, innovative and profitable initiatives. Customer as assets: Acquisition and retention. At Standard Life, there was great growth in pockets (new customer acquisition).

How to Tell if the Chief Customer Officer Role is Significant, With Camille Harrison – CB30

Customer Bliss

Camille Harrison is the Group Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for Florida Blue. Starting many years ago as a customer service rep, Camille has been in the “service” lane her entire career. In our conversation we discussed her successive roles, and why in particular the Chief of Staff role prepared Camille for the Chief Customer Officer role. Previously, she was Chief of Staff. The leadership team is leading by example.

Helping 40 Million Students Repay Their Federal Student Loans, With Chief Customer Officer Brenda Wensil – CB25

Customer Bliss

Brenda Wensil is the Chief Customer Officer at the Department of Education Federal Student Aid Office. It was interesting to talk with her about establishing roles, defining processes, and setting priorities within the context of serving millions and millions of important customers. Prior to her current role, she has worked at Flynn Heath Hoat Leadership, Barclays, Wachovia, and more. Episode Overview.

A Conversation about Oracle’s’ Chief Customer Officer Experience, With Jeb Dasteel – CB015

Customer Bliss

Jeb Dasteel is the Chief Customer Officer at Oracle. That was a role that evolved over time, but he is still one of the longest-tenured customer-facing executives in the tech sector. . In our conversation, Jeb discusses how the role has evolved, how he has built the team, and how he engages engineers and a very action driven culture to care about and improve customer experience. across silos, or what I call “One-Company Leadership”).

Introducing the “Chief Customer Officer Human Duct Tape Show”

Customer Bliss

In the past 35 years leading customer experience transformation, it has become increasingly apparent that a crucial role of customer leadership executives (The Chief Customer Officer, The Chief Marketing Officer, The Customer Experience Officer) is to unite the company to achieve customer-driven growth. The customer experience moments that drives value and growth.

Imagine if Every Company had a Chief Customer Officer

Beyond Philosophy

Now, I propose they make a little more room for the latest addition to the leadership: The Chief Customer Officer (CCO). Today, we differentiate ourselves in new ways , the most important being how the Customer feels about their experience with you. The CCO’s priority is protecting the Customer Experience, from start to finish. When a department is Siloed, they are not seeing the whole Customer Experience, but instead just their part of it (e.g.,

When to Take a Chief Customer Officer Role, and When to Leave One, With Carol Pudnos – CB28

Customer Bliss

She spent 27 years in different leadership roles at Dow Corning, ultimately becoming the Vice President of Customer Experience and Customer Service. From Carol’s own LinkedIn: Customers interface with suppliers across hundreds of touch-points. It takes customer centered leadership to make the vital touch-points work in harmony to deliver your brand promise and provide a seamless customer journey. Episode Overview.

Putting customers at the heart of strategy: Q&A with Vision Critical Chief Customer Officer Kelly Hall 

Alida

The role of chief content officer is becoming increasingly important as organizations seek to unify goals, deliver valued customer experiences and accelerate change. But putting customers at the forefront of strategic decision-making isn’t always easy. Balancing budget constraints, departmental priorities and revenue growth against customer success can be a challenge, even for the most seasoned of executives. It’s simple; we are nothing without our customers.

How Liberty Mutual Engaged the C-Suite & Built their Customer Room, With Chief Customer Officer Margie Dillon – CB2

Customer Bliss

In this episode, I speak with Margie Dillon, the EVP and Chief Customer Officer for Liberty Mutual , about her unusual path from Chief Financial Officer to Chief Customer Officer. Finally, Margie and I discussed the build-out and results coming from their new and quite extensive customer room. This will be quite interesting for those of you wanting to pursue your own customer room. I call that One-Company Leadership.

3 Leadership Behaviors That Prove Your Commitment to Customer-Driven Growth

Customer Bliss

As a customer experience leader, you need to have a good understanding of your organization’s culture. ” It’s decisions made and actions taken that prove that the customer commitment is real and not lip service. Your answer is probably directly connected to how engaged your leadership team has been with you, and how much they take personal ownership of this work with you. Leadership Must Have Consistent and United Behaviors.

CSM from the Trenches: Mentors – Adam Kuznia, Chief Customer Officer, DataCamp

ClientSuccess

This series, now a community for frontline Customer Success Managers (CSMs), discusses trends, best practices, and advice that can help the frontline. From : Adam Kuznia , Chief Customer Officer. What is one customer success best practice you’ve applied in the last few months that has had a positive impact on your success in your role? If your customers are truly finding the value and path to success they desire, the renewal will come naturally.

The Evolving Chief Customer Officer: Identifying Value, Authority, Scope, Responsibilities, and Strategic Direction Within the Enterprise

Beyond Philosophy

CMC, is Thought Leadership Principal for Beyond Philosophy. In the past decade, we’ve seen the number of companies with an individual in the role of Chief Customer Officer (CCO) – nicely defined by Wikipedia as “the executive responsible for the total relationship with an organization’s customers” – grow from under 100 to thousands today. They are; Customer Experience and Value Optimization. Customer Insight, Data and Action Generation.

How to Grow as a CCO: 5 Lessons in Leadership

Customer Bliss

I’ve been so pleased with the response to my recent video on looking ahead at the state of customer experience, which sparked a lively conversation on LinkedIn and gotten more than 13,000 views so far (wow!). I’m 35 years into this work with customer experience, and I’m still happy and excited. What can you do to support your customer through your attitude, your body language, or your offer of help—even when your answer is “no”?

3 Steps to Measure CX Impact and Align Your C-Suite Around Experience

Customer Bliss

To build support and consensus around the practice of customer experience, I often tell my coaching clients that the very first thing that you must do is: you’ve got to ring the money bell. Bring the CFO, CMO, CEO—all the alphabet people—and do the customer math.