Random and hilarious
Chief People Herder
Sounds like he could be replaced by a border collie.
Director of Fundom
My personal favorite! I'd love to party with that dude but not really sure if I want him to steward my multi-million dollar marketing budget.
(Disclaimer: No offense to the folks behind these titles, just having some fun.)
Someone who also has experience with this is Bill Furlong, currently VP of business developent at Bizo, and a pioneer in this industry who as seen it all. Furlong points out that generally these funky titles occur more in the start-up world than larger, established companies:
"I have started a few of these [start ups] and thought I was the most creative innovator around when I cooked up a few new titles. When I met an actual Chief Wahoo, and wasn't at a Cleveland baseball game, well, then I knew it went a bit far. And slapping about anything onto [chief] is getting really tired. C'mon -- inflating the perception of the executive or size of company can get pretty obvious. All in all though, let's give the entrepreneurs credit as there's a lot to this title making craft that legacy companies are learning from too."
What are your thoughts on funky titles? Are there any titles that I may have missed? Please weigh in below!
Josh Dreller is senior director of client and industry solutions at Visual IQ.
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