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a16z Podcast: The Rise of the CCO

Krista Anderson-Copperman, Allison Pickens, Hatim Shafique, and Matt Levy

Posted November 18, 2017

There’s a new C-level role in town: the CCO, or Chief Customer Officer. This episode (based on a previous event) is all about the rise of this new role, why it’s so important — and what the actual scope and function of the role should be.

a16z’s Matt Levy, partner on the exec talent team, discusses with (CCOs all) Krista Anderson-Copperman from Okta; Allison Pickens of Gainsight; and Hatim Shafique from Databricks why it is that the Chief Customer Officer is becoming more prevalent across a number of different kinds of companies; what the strategic value of a CCO is (and how it’s actually very different from a VP of Customer Success!); and finally, the career pathing of the Chief Customer Officer.

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