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

Organizations looking for single executive leader at right hand of CEO whose sole job is to drive growth and ensure integrated commercial success, Heidrick & Struggles reports

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."