account executive


Definition of account executive

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

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Recent Examples on the Web As a senior account executive, his specialty has long been comedy. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "A Hollywood Publicist's Surprising Side Hustle: A Book About Shocking Onstage Deaths," 15 Sep. 2019 The official, Christine Halvorsen, who has since become an AWS account executive, said the FBI was exploring the use of Rekognition to investigate terror attacks and mass shootings. Jon Schuppe, NBC News, "Amazon is developing high-tech surveillance tools for an eager customer: America's police," 8 Aug. 2019 Quicken says there are 1,300 open positions in its downtown headquarters for mortgage bankers, underwriters, account executives, software engineers, data scientists and paid interns. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Quicken Loans says it just had the best quarter in its history," 16 July 2019 Bulldog Public Relations of the District appointed Dan Pettine senior account executive. Washington Post, "Washington-area appointments and promotions for July 22," 22 July 2019 In a unanimous, unsigned order, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals told a federal district judge in the state of Washington to take into account executive privileges in reweighing her decision. Maura Dolan,, "Appeals court lets Trump’s military transgender ban stand while judge reconsiders case," 14 June 2019 Britt Swingle, account executive at national staffing agency Creative Circle, tells Teen Vogue. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "Traveling After College: 6 Reasons You Should Travel After Graduation," 20 May 2019 The bride’s father is the senior sales account executive at Duggal Visual Solutions, a visual imaging and printing company in New York. New York Times, "Talia Bailey, Jonathan Plax," 3 June 2018 Boelter + Lincoln Communications promoted Danielle Fuentes to senior account executive. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New hires, promotions at Wisconsin companies," 15 Feb. 2018

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Account executive.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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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.

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