chief operating officer (COO)

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An executive responsible for (1) the day-to-day running of the critical departments of an organization such as production, marketing and sales, and distribution, (2) establishing procedures and processes to ensure their smooth functioning, and (3) providing timely operational information and assistance to the CEO.

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The chief operating officer (COO) of the company was stressed by all of the demanding tasks that the CEO was assigning to him.
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Now that I've been promoted I report directly to the Chief Operating Officer, who in turn reports directly to the boss, the CEO himself.
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He was the chief operating officer, but it wasn't really interesting to me, or my friend because we did not care.
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