account executive

noun

Definition of account executive

: a business executive (as in an advertising agency) responsible for dealing with a client's account

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Boelter + Lincoln Communications promoted Danielle Fuentes to senior account executive. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New hires, promotions at Wisconsin companies," 15 Feb. 2018 In a Best Buy store on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan, Tonya Taylor, a 46-year-old retail account executive for Spectrum, stopped to watch Dr. Ford’s testimony. Dan Frosch, WSJ, "Senate, Nation Transfixed by Ford’s and Kavanaugh’s Testimony," 27 Sep. 2018 Mary Armstrong, a former account executive with MiMedx, raised questions about its practices. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Highflying Medical Firm, a Help to Wounded Veterans, Falls to Earth," 23 July 2018 Her mother is the director of business process excellence at Ashland, a chemicals company based in Covington, Ky. Mr. Jepsen works in New York as an account executive at Slack Technologies, a software company with headquarters in San Francisco. New York Times, "Kate Christobek, Luke Jepsen," 8 July 2018 Prior to working at Sony, Hardy was an account executive for Universal Music Canada, and before that was part of the sales team at Warner Music Canada. Karen Bliss, Billboard, "Sony Music's The Orchard Taps Chris Hardy to Lead Canada Expansion," 9 July 2018 Page's tenure at Shore Fire began eight years ago as an intern, and was most recently a senior account executive. Monica Mercuri, Billboard, "Executive Turntable: Moves at Republic, Music Choice, Parlophone & More," 15 June 2018 The bride, 32, works in Atlanta as an account executive, in advertising sales, for Google. Portia Brown, New York Times, "Portia Brown, Chaz Clark," 15 Apr. 2018 Her parents have been together for 40 years and now the 30-year-old account executive is ready to start a family. Melody Chiu, PEOPLE.com, "Married at First Sight," 28 June 2018

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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account executive

noun

Financial Definition of account executive

What It Is

An account executive is a person responsible for managing a relationship with a customer.

How It Works

For example, let's say John Doe works for an advertising agency. The agency would like to have Company XYZ as a client. As the account executive, John's job is to meet with the executives of Company XYZ, understand what they want, tell them what his agency can provide, and then get them to sign on as a client. When Company XYZ becomes a client, John's job is to ensure that Company XYZ is happy with the creative work his agency is producing and that the account will stay with John's agency.

Why It Matters

Account executives exist in a variety of industries. For instance, in the brokerage world, account executives are essentially brokers and almost always have to pass the Series 7 and Series 63 examinations to obtain a license to practice.

Source: Investing Answers

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