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chief operating officer


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  • n. A corporate officer of a corporation, company, or agency, responsible for executing decisions of the chief executive officer (CEO) according to their decided schedule; often initialised as COO.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the corporate executive responsible for the operations of the firm; reports to a board of directors; may appoint other managers (including a president)


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  • Bob Dickinson, president and chief operating officer at Carnival Cruise Lines, reports half of its clients are first-time cruisers, while 80 percent of the other half have previously cruised with Carnival.


  • After a stint as president of feature films at Lorimar (Being There, An Officer and a Gentleman), Mr. Picker produced movies independently before joining David Puttnam at Columbia as president and chief operating officer (Hope and Glory, School Daze, Punchline).

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • She also served as executive vice president of production for RKO Pictures (Plenty, Hamburger Hill); senior vice president of worldwide production at Orion Pictures (The Terminator, Desperately Seeking Susan, Platoon); and chief operating officer and executive vice president for Roger Corman’s New World Pictures.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • Larry Leibowitz, chief operating officer of NYSE Euronext.


  • Positioning the worldwide paying audience at the first point of sale—theatrical release—is the role of motion picture marketing, highlighted by Robert G. Friedman, vice chairman of the Motion Picture Group and chief operating officer of Paramount Pictures.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition


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