The CSO Role
Is it valuable to have a chief strategy officer (CSO)? Hear the perspective of Mike Tarpinian, CEO of Alliance for Children and Families member The Opportunity Alliance in Portland, Maine.
We have collected a set of sample position descriptions from CSOs. It is important to note that while the position titles may vary you may chose not to appoint a CSO. Attending to strategy and its effective deployment is something all organizations need to prioritize.
A profile of The Opportunity Alliance provides more background on the CSO role and their journey.
For more information, contact the Strategy Counts staff.
About the Author
Michael Mortell is the director of consultation and advisory services at the Alliance. Previously, he directed the Strategy Counts Initiative. He came to the Alliance after leading one of several Lean Six Sigma projects underway within a major public school system, in partnership with the GE Healthcare Foundation. Previously, he launched an Innovation Fund while directing a $5.1 million grant for the Greater Milwaukee Committee and for 10 years prior, he oversaw operations in the multiple locations of a 12-agency human service partnership. As a senior member of the American Society for Quality he served as an examiner with a state-level Baldrige-based program. Mortell earned a master’s in industrial organizational psychology and has additional training in organizational culture and strategic change.