Founder vs CEO: The Key to Running a Successful Startup

Founder vs CEO: The Key to Running a Successful Startup

There is much debate around whether entrepreneurs should eventually step down and hand the helm of their business over to a “professional” CEO. The tech sector, specifically, has sparked many arguments over the decision to bring in an outside chief executive officer.

Focus has recently fallen on exceptional success stories of first-time founder CEOs like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and the late Steve Jobs. Yet, traditional evidence has shown “bringing in an outside CEO can pay off financially and, more importantly, in terms of overall scale and impact of the company.”

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