• Membership Criteria

    The Chief membership experience is designed for those who have senior leadership responsibility within their organization. We vet applicants for executive seniority to ensure our members can get support from true peers. We use a range of factors to determine if your seniority level meets the criteria for the Chief community. These include:

    • Titles, the most commonly held titles amongst our members are CXO and VP; we look for an equivalent title within your organization, industry or geography
    • Company size, based on number of full-time employees
    • Reporting structure, maximum 5 levels from CEO (varies with company size)
    • Size of team managed, minimum of 10 full time-employees (varies with company size)
    • Professional journey, encompassing titles, scope, and increasing responsibilities over the course of your career.
    • For employees of extra-small businesses (company size under 30 full-time employees) we welcome applicants whose experience within the last two years meets our membership criteria OR whose current business generated $2M or more in annual revenue, during the last fiscal year. We may request additional information or documentation to assess both current and prior experience. See our FAQ for more information.

    If you have questions about your application or want to provide additional context about your professional experience, please reach out to [email protected].

  • Explore Membership Requirements

    Our goal is to build a diverse community. The criteria below is how we evaluate applications, however, because titles vary by organization, industry, and geography, we review every application on an individual basis to determine fit based on current and prior leadership experience.

  • *Title evaluation varies by organization, industry and geography.
    **CEO= level 0. If you report into the CEO, you are 1 level below CEO; Team size includes direct reports + their teams.
    ***Additional information may be requested. View FAQ

    Criteria effective date 9/14/23