Welcome to Operations Nation, a content hub for current and aspiring operations leaders.
Here you'll find a variety of resources that will help you grow as an operations leader, inform you and inspire you.
In case you can't find what you're looking for, drop us a line and we'll make sure to find it for you.
COO: what's *the* job? With Jeff Szczepanski, COO at Sphere, ex-COO at Stack Overflow. - Zoom
So...you want to be a COO? Good timing! 💥 Operations roles have been on the rise, including that of the Chief Operating Officer. The COO role is incredibly exciting but also complex. It differs vastly depending on the industry, company size and stage of the business, not to mention the strengths and weaknesses of their "other half", the CEO.
A seasoned COO (currently at Sphere, ex-COO at Stack Overflow) and successful entrepreneur, he'll be diving deeper into:
- Why do companies need COOs?
- Why the rise of this role over the last decade?
- What's the difference between COO and other operations leadership roles?
- What is the COO supposed to do, i.e. what's the job?
Our latest finds:
Operational efficiency - what's the big deal? - Seccl.tech
At Seccl, we aspire to be honest, inclusive, creative, disruptive, and relentlessly focused on our customers' needs. Sure, many other businesses might say the same - but we have another passion that we don't think is shared widely enough in our industry: efficiency.
COOs are startups' unsung heroes. Here's how you can empower them.
Operations leaders are the unsung workhorses behind many startups. While other C-suite roles are defined based on the work that needs doing, the chief operating officer (COO)'s role is defined in relation to the chief executive officer (CEO) . But the COO-CEO dynamic can be a double-edged sword.
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Startup CFO: The UK's leading network for CFOs in disruptive technology businesses.
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We created this group of high calibre finance professionals from across the UK's most recognisable startups, to enable like-minded individuals to share knowledge, seek advice and spend time getting to know one another. Read more about our purpose here. "The Startup CFO network is an invaluable professional resource, regularly putting on high-quality events for members."
"The group was founded in 2012 by a small collective of early-stage CFOs who observed that there seemed to be a distinct lack of quality meetups for the finance startup community, particularly when compared with their tech and marketing counterparts. The formation of the group was motivated by a desire to bring together senior finance professionals to actively contribute to discussions, collaborate in solving common issues and engage in meeting their peer group at events. We see great value in collectively pooling our knowledge and sharing experiences. It is this collective behavior that allows us to run high-quality events for professionals in startups and deploy our skills to help build amazing businesses."
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