Executive is a blanket term for roles including chief executive officers (CEO), chief financial officer (CFO), chief operating officer (COO), chief technology officer (CTO) and a variety of other account executive positions. These individuals lead companies and non-profit organizations. Their duties can include strategic decision-making, managing other senior leaders, and monitoring company performance. Firms hire for these positions across a wide variety of industries including consumer goods, financial services, and manufacturing. Candidates should have excellent organizational and communication skills. No formal education is required, although many executives have a master’s of business administration (MBA) degree. Demand typically grows in line with overall economic growth.