Definition

C-level

C-level, also called C-suite, is an adjective used to describe high-ranking executive titles within an organization. C, in this context, stands for Chief. C-level titles include (among many other possibilities):

  • CCO (Chief Compliance Officer)
  • CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
  • CIO (Chief Information Officer)
  • CFO (Chief Financial Officer)
  • CKO (Chief Knowledge Officer)
  • CSO (Chief Security Officer)
  • CDO (Chief Data Officer)
  • CVO (Chief Visionary Officer)
  • CPIO (Chief Process and Innovation Officer)
  • CMO (Chief Marketing Officer)

See also CEO and others

This was last updated in September 2007
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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