A CCO leads your company communications

A CCO leads your company communications

Finding a suitable and experienced CCO can make a great difference in your company’s future. See what to look for in a CCO and how Compass can help you find just the right one.

The right CCO will ensure your communications align and deliver value

What is a CCO?

CCO is an acronym typically used for Chief Communications Officer. 

A Chief Communications Officer is responsible for managing an organization’s internal and external communication strategies. Note that CCO can also be used for Chief Customer Officer, Chief Commercial Officer or Chief Compliance Officer.

What is a CCO’s role in an organisation?

The CCO’s role is to develop and execute a internal and external communications strategy that supports the organization’s goals. They are often also responsible for building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, including the media, investors, employees, and customers as well as managing crisis communications and developing plans to address potential issues that may arise.

A CCO will also provide guidance and support to other departments on communication matters, including marketing, public relations, and investor relations.

When do you need a CCO?

An organization might consider hiring a CCO in the following situations:

  • Prior to the company going public
  • If the company works in a highly regulated industry
  • If the company operates in an industry where close ties to decision makers are necessary
  • If the company is facing a risk of a communication crisis

What type of a background does a CCO normally have?

A Chief Communications Officer typically has a background in communications, public relations, marketing, or journalism, combined with a strong business acumen.

How to find a great CCO?

There’s currently quite a lot of competition on the job market for experienced leaders. Typically leaders of this rank are found with the help of a headhunter. It is also the way many leaders are accustomed to change jobs and they rarely browse job ads, but rather wait to be contacted or they contact a headhunter themselves.

At Compass HRG we recruit on average a leader a day. What we’ve noticed is that successful recruits are the result of careful match making. A good headhunter can read the hiring organization and see what the organization needs. On the other hand a good headhunter knows what kind of a person is motivated to jump into any given organization.


Effective recruitment, especially for a critical function, can be crucial to a business' success



Compass Human Resources Group has existed since 1982. Today, we are an international organisation with offices in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.

In addition, we have an office in the UK where we provide our international outlook and assist Nordic companies in the UK, Europe and other countries with their specialist and executive recruitment.

On average we recruit a leader per day. Our consultants have extensive understanding of the sensitive match making between a company and a leader.

We help you maximise your business performance through effective recruitment, headhunting and search. We have extensive insight and knowledge from 6 industries and in-depth knowledge of the modern labour market.


Identifying Candidates at the Forefront of Innovation and Change

Our team of experienced recruitment consultants has a deep understanding of finance and the skills and experience required to succeed in this field. We stay current on the latest trends and developments, enabling us to identify candidates at the forefront of innovation and change in the finance industry.

Get in touch

Get in touch

If you...

  • Have a general question
  • Want an offer for a specific assignment
  • Want help identifying the right consultant

You are always welcome to contact us, and we will make sure to get back to you as soon as possible.

Fill out the form or give us a call.