New Power Center Seen Emerging in C-level Suite with Rise of Chief Commercial Officer

New York — July 29, 2009 — A specter is haunting the corner offices of Corporate America, the specter of a new C-level executive position.

"An important new power center is emerging in the C-suite — the chief commercial officer," says John Abele, global managing partner of the marketing and sales officers practice at executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles and co-author of a new Heidrick white paper, "The Rise of the Chief Commercial Officer."