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Chief Product Officer

Redefining how product creates value for customers and companies

First emerging in the technology industry, Chief Product Officers (CPOs) are now key business leaders across all industries, acting as the bridge between a company’s strategic vision and customer demands. They strategize about product development and delivery, lead the product vision, identity, oversee the product design process, and ensure products meet the needs of customers and investors. In addition, CPOs play a critical role in organizational culture, communicating across many teams and helping to drive digital transformation. 

While the demand for Product leaders is on the rise, they can be challenging to find. Product leaders come from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from tech to marketing –and they may not even have “product” in their current job title. At Egon Zehnder, we not only help find the right CPO, we partner with businesses to clearly define the role and its importance in the organization, as well as develop Product leaders to be future CEOs. 

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Product Management: Going from Good to Great

Product Management: Going from Good to Great

At the Product Management Festival, we talked about the changes and opportunities facing product managers. If you’re a product manager, how can you go… Read more

It’s a New Year: Time to Tune Up the Product Function

It’s a New Year: Time to Tune Up the Product Function

Product is often at the core of how to best align the organization as product sits at the intersection of what’s possible and what… Read more

In Conversation with Elizabeth Ames, CEO of Women In Product

In Conversation with Elizabeth Ames, CEO of Women In Product

Women are still deeply under-represented in Product leadership. We sat down with Women In Product’s CEO, Elizabeth Ames, to discuss the issues facing women… Read more

Why Product Officer Searches Go Wrong

Why Product Officer Searches Go Wrong

The search for the right Chief Product Officer is rarely straightforward. Often there is an understanding gap between the practitioners of the function and… Read more

Product Leader Confidential

Product Leader Confidential

We gathered a dozen women in Product to hear their take on how the function operates, what they see as their roles and what… Read more

The New Pipeline: CPO to CEO

The New Pipeline: CPO to CEO

Where will the next generation of CEOs come from? Your mind may go to the more traditional pathways of COOs and CFOs, but what… Read more

CEOs: The Architects of Prosperity

CEOs: The Architects of Prosperity

As CEOs lead us through complexity into a better future, they must maintain strong values—recognizing their responsibility to use unwavering humanity as their compass… Read more

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  • Co-lead, Product Officers Practice
  • Co-lead, Product Officers Practice
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