The Wingman Mentor

Over the last several blogs we have been reviewing the 7 types of COOs.

In this blog, we'll profile "The Mentor."

Maybe you need to someone to mentor your newly minted, inexperienced CEO? This business case is not at all unusual in tech startups, e.g. Google with Eric Schmidt.

A savvy industry veteran with, contacts, seasoning and wisdom can be accretive and can accelerate a company through the growth phase. In time, the COO can disappear.