Most Small Business CEOs/Owners have a second in the command. A trusted right hand. Usually those roles naturally evolve and you and your #2 Leader fall into those roles. It doesn’t mean you’ve found the right one.
Being Intentional About Finding and Hiring the Right #2 Leader Gives You:
- FREEDOM: To explore/expand business opportunities and/or personal passions
- CONFIDENCE: Your income, reputation, your team, and your business is being taken care of
- Peace of Mind: You’re no longer on the hook for emergencies. You’ve got the right #2 in place.
When it comes to a number 2 Leader search, VisionSpark can help you rest easy and find the perfect fit.
The Right #2 Leader returns their salary ten-fold. Let us show you how we’ve perfected the science of the Number 2 Leader Search
Different Names for the #2 Leader
The COO’s Role
The Chief Operating Officer in business, or COO, is responsible for operational strategy, process improvement, and team leadership. COO responsibilities ensure the smooth functioning of an organization and the translation of strategic objectives into actionable plans.
The Chief Operating Officer in business is also responsible for financial management, risk management, and technology and innovation. They aren example of a #2 Leader
If the right #2 Leader is a COO for you, let’s find yours.
The President’s Role
When a company has a CEO in place, the #2 Leader is often compared to the President’s role in a company.
The President focuses on the day-to-day operations of a business and is typically the second in command. Unlike the CEO or business owner, the President is more focused on daily operations rather than the long-term strategy
The President provides executive leadership, operational oversight, financial management, and external relations with key stakeholders. They lead and manage the executive team, providing guidance and support to ensure alignment with organizational objectives.
The Second in Command’s Role
The #2 Leader is referred to as the Second in Command, or 2IC, in businesses running on the Pinnacle Business Operating System.
The Second in Command’s role is to ensure operational synergy and oversee the daily business operations of the business. The Second in Command is a strategic thinker, a strong communicator, and is people and process-oriented. When a good Second in Command leader is in place, the CEO or owner can work ON the business instead of IN the business.
The EOS Integrator’s Role
This role is responsible for directing, overseeing, and ensuring operational synergy. The Integrator reports to the Visionary, which is the CEO position in EOS companies. The Integrator is responsible for carrying out the vision, goals, and dreams the Visionary has for the business.
Like the #2 Leader, the EOS Integrator assumes the day-to-day responsibilities of the business so the Visionary has the freedom to focus on what they are best at, and pursue other strategic directions for the company. If you’re curious about how to conduct an EOS Integrator Search for your business we’d be happy to explore that together.
Vice President of Operations Role
A #2 Leader is sometimes called the Vice President of Operations. The role of a VP of Operations may vary based on the industry, company size, and organizational structure, but they are typically the key position just below the CEO.
Like a #2 Leader, the VP of Operations duties include operational leadership, executive management, and process improvement. A senior-level executive, the VP of Operations is responsible for the day-to-day functions of the business.
VisionSpark uses a series of proprietary processes and tools to help you find the ideal candidate for your next (or first) #2 Leader.
- Position Maximizer™ to identify the qualities of your Superstar
- Source & Screen™ tool to vet your top candidates
- Right Fit Profiler™ to find that perfect combination of skill, experience, and core-values fit you are looking for.
All the pieces of our Integrator/Second in Command search make up a well-oiled machine designed to identify your ideal candidate, so you can elevate to your Unique Ability™.
We know it’s hard for a CEO to let go of the vine and delegate the day-to-day responsibilities to someone else. That’s why it’s our passion to find the professional who checks all the boxes – who has the skills and experience your business needs and the personality traits that align with your culture and core values—so you can feel confident handing over the reins.
We’ve worked with hundreds of companies who have walked in your shoes, only to realize that their Integrator was what their business was missing all along.
Shannon Waller, Entrepreneurial Team Strategist
Entrepreneurs who need a “Who” to elevate their leadership teams, look no further. Alec and his team at VisionSpark use science-based tools (which I've personally found very insightful) and a proven process to help you recruit exactly who you're looking for, especially when it comes to hiring your #2 leader.
David J. Zumpano, CPA, Esq., Founder
Lawyers with Purpose, LLC
Before hiring my #2 leader, I was trying to re-grow the company from a previous bad hire. I had done a decent job but realized it wasn't my best skill. I wanted to scale the business, but my skill was more of the big picture visionary. Working with VisionSpark enabled me to delegate the difficult task of hiring the right person to their knowledgeable team that did all the heavy lifting and kept me involved and informed every step of the way. VisionSpark conducted a thorough and comprehensive hiring process up to the very last day, as the very last candidate that came in ended up being the best fit for Lawyers with Purpose! Now 2 years later she has become the #1 in scaling my vision!
Chad Johnson, Entrepreneur, Author, Coach, Father of Eleven
Alec and the VisionSpark team are the best at finding your right fit Number 2 Leader. They understand their client's unique needs and always go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service. I highly recommend them for finding top-notch talent and expertise!