20 Strings to Track CXO Appointments and Resignations




Clearly, we all benefit from staying on top of industry news, and that includes appointments of new C-level executives. Here are twenty (20) Boolean search strings to simply look those up on Google’s web and news search. I have used “cloud computing” as an additional key phrase for these examples.

  1. “cloud computing” “chief * officer” “will be replaced by *” (news)
  2. “cloud computing” appoints “chief * officer” (web)
  3. “cloud computing” appoints “chief * officer” (news)
  4. “cloud computing” “chief * officer” “steps down” (web)
  5. “cloud computing” “chief * officer” “steps down” (news)
  6. “cloud computing” “chief * officer” “retired after” (news)
  7. “cloud computing” “new chief * officer” (web)
  8. “cloud computing” “new chief * officer” (news)
  9. “cloud computing” names “as chief * officer” (web)
  10. “cloud computing” names “as chief * officer” (news)
  11. “cloud computing” “new role” “chief * officer” (news)
  12. “cloud computing” “become chief * officer” (news)
  13. “cloud computing” “joins * * as” “chief * officer” (news)
  14. “cloud computing” “new COO” (news)
  15. “cloud computing” names “new CIO” (web)
  16. “cloud computing” names “new CIO” (news)
  17. “cloud computing” “resignation of” (news)
  18. “cloud computing” “has resigned” (news)
  19. “cloud computing” “promoted to” chief (web)
  20. “cloud computing” announces “new chief” (web)

If we’d like to look up CXO appointments that have happened in the past, we can reuse each of the above templates along with a restriction on the date range. Example:

“cloud computing” appoints “chief * officer” (shows results up until the end of 2014).

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