Exploring the C-suite: Insights into Leadership Positions

Today, we're putting the spotlight on the power players—the C-suite executives. These leaders are crucial in companies, yet we often overlook their contributions. With over five years of experience, we at Lucky Hunter have honed our skills in identifying top talents for executive positions, and today, join us as we explore the core C-level roles, discover emerging positions and understand who is in charge.

Not Just Any Suite

C-level executives, named for their Chief titles, are top-tier managers responsible for specific functional areas. As the C-Suite, they hold significant managerial responsibility, shaping overall company success by coordinating business roles and facilitating information exchange among colleagues. While not involved in day-to-day operations, their leadership is pivotal in achieving collective outcomes.

Сlassic Cs


The CTO, the Chief Technology Officer, is responsible for overseeing the technological aspects of a company and ensuring that the technology strategy aligns with the overall business goals.

Main Functions:
  • Making strategic decisions related to the technological features and plans
  • Developing and implementing the technical aspects of the company strategy
  • Discovering new technologies, spearheading research and development efforts to drive innovation
  • Monitoring KPI and IT budgets to ensure the efficient and effective use of resources
  • Conducting technical interviews
  • And others
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A company sought our agency's help to find a CTO for a blockchain project. Despite challenges like the need for fintech experience and several selection stages, our recruiters successfully filled the position in a month.

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The CFO, the Chief Financial Officer, is in charge of managing the financial aspects of a company, providing strategic financial guidance to the CEO and other executives.

Main Functions:
  • Managing portfolios and information systems for corporate governance
  • Handling accounting tasks
  • Managing treasury, cash, and financing and maintaining relationships with external entities
  • Overseeing investment and divestment plans and preparing studies on industrial and financial investments
  • Handling operations related to equity, such as acquisitions, mergers, and divestitures
  • And others


The CPO, Chief Product Officer, focuses on the development and management of a company's products or services. Their role involves strategic planning, product innovation, and ensuring that the product aligns with the company's overall vision and goals.

Main Functions:
  • Developing and executing the product strategy in alignment with business goals
  • Leading product development and innovation
  • Collaborating with marketing and sales teams to bring products to market
  • Gathering and analysing customer feedback to inform product improvements
  • Monitoring market trends and competition to guide product decisions
  • And others


The CMO, the Chief Marketing Officer, takes care of all the marketing activities of a company, focusing on advertising, communication, and public relations.

Main Functions:
  • Conducting market research and analysing statistics
  • Crafting marketing strategies tailored to specific objectives
  • Identifying and defining the approach to engage the target audience
  • Coordinating and organising activities across various operational departments
  • Cultivating relationships through public relations efforts
  • And others


The COO, the Chief Operating Officer, oversees operational processes and coordinates the implementation of projects essential to carrying out the defined strategic plan. This role is intricate, requiring supervision of all operational functions within the company.

Main Functions:
  • Overseeing and managing operational processes
  • Leading the implementation and coordination of projects
  • Experimenting with new paths and processes, pioneering the adoption of innovative technologies
  • Allocating tasks to various functional areas related to risk analysis, impact assessment, consideration of ESG aspects, and first-level controls and monitoring
  • And others


The CEO, Chief Executive Officer, is the highest-ranking executive in a company responsible for setting the overall vision and strategy and making main decisions to ensure the success of the organisation.

Main Functions:
  • Developing and communicating the company vision, mission, and overall strategy
  • Making pivotal decisions on behalf of the company
  • Building and leading an effective executive team
  • Representing the company to stakeholders, including investors, customers, and the public
  • Ensuring the company's financial success and long-term sustainability
  • And others
In 2023, Tatiana Melnichuk, the CEO and founder of Lucky Hunter, won the Leader of the Year award at the British Recruitment Awards. Congratulations!

Emerging Roles

Global events affect the job market and trigger transformation in the work environment, leading to the emergence of new roles and positions. Of course, the C-suite is not an exception. Here are five new executive-level positions:
  • CDO (Chief Digital Officer) leverages technology to enhance business processes, customer experiences, and digital transformation.
  • CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) implements initiatives to boost employee morale, satisfaction, and well-being, contributing to a harmonious and productive work environment.
  • CAO (Chief Automation Officer) aims to streamline processes, increase efficiency, and optimise workflows through the judicious application of automation solutions, aligning with the broader business objectives.
  • CDO (Chief Diversity Officer) promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion by developing strategies for a more inclusive workplace.
  • CHRO (Chief Human Resources Officer) oversees HR functions, including talent acquisition and performance management, aligning strategies with the overall business goals.
Of course, this list is not exhaustive, and some organisations may have additional or specialised C-suite positions based on their industry and needs.

Under the C: Who is the Boss?

Within the C-suite, each executive contributes a unique skill set, fostering a collaborative synergy that shapes power dynamics. While the CEO is positioned as the orchestrator, directing collective efforts toward a shared vision, the C-suite operates as a structured network of specialists, emphasising a cooperative rather than a hierarchical approach. This nuanced interplay ensures adaptability and sustainable growth in the ever-evolving business landscape.

Executive Search

As we saw, executive professionals play a pivotal role in the success of a business. They are responsible for steering the organisation toward its goals and contributing their expertise. However, identifying and attracting these top-level specialists can be a complex task. The intricacies of executive roles require a tailored approach to recruitment.

Recognising the difficulties, we offer an Executive search service made for finding outstanding, rare specialists in the IT market, typically C-suite and VP level.

  • Provide guidance tailored to your position and determine the candidate profile;
  • Search for specialists globally;
  • Use non-traditional recruiting channels to find top tech talents.
Learn more about Executive Search in this article.

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