Avengers Assemble: Business Leadership Edition

If S.H.I.E.L.D. was a corporation, then the Avengers would be the coolest executive team of all time.  Here is a fun, little comparison based off the characters in the movie.

  • Nick Fury: Chairman and CEO.  Fury had the vision to put this team together and is the head of S.H.I.E.L.D.  In the movie, it even appears that he answers to a Board of Directors-ish shadow government group.
  • Captain America: Chief Operating Officer and President.  He’s the leader on the battlefield, which is a parallel to how a COO runs the day-to-day operations.
  • The Hulk: Chief Financial Officer.  The Hulk is a big green character.  CFOs are in charge of the “green” at a company.  Plus, if someone goes over their budget, they are most likely to see their CFO get angry and “Hulk up.”
  • Iron Man: Chief Marketing Director.  He has flash, always has a comment to make, and is a PR superhero.
  • Black Widow: Chief Human Resources Officer.  In Iron Man 2, she shadows Tony Stark and gives somewhat of an employee performance evaluation for Nick Fury.  In The Avengers, she goes out and recruits Dr. Banner/The Hulk to join the team.
  • Thor: Chief Information Technology Officer.  He combines science and magic to kick butt.  If you have ever seen a seasoned Chief I.T. person, you would think they are performing a magic act to find the files you thought you had accidentally deleted.
  • Hawkeye: Chief Security Officer.  In the beginning of the movie, Hawkeye is keeping an close eye on Dr. Erik Selvig’s research team, and acting like a CSO.  Granted, he may not have done a great job at being a CSO at the beginning of the movie, he definitely makes up for it in the end.

I was never a follower of comic book series, so please don’t hold it against me if I’m off base from the original Marvel comics.  I’m just happy David Hasselhoff didn’t reprise his role as Nick Fury.


About Jeremy M. Price
For twelve years, I had the pleasure of working in community banking. Starting in customer service, I worked my way up to a senior level marketing and human resources director. It was great leading teams that improved strategic initiatives including, but not limited to brand awareness, digital communication, employee development and product development. This experience has now led to an exciting role with CRS Data. As the Product Marketing Analyst, I am currently reviewing the company's banker suite product. This product is able to help community banks reach their fullest potential in real estate lending. I am extremely fortunate to share time with my son while enjoying life in East Tennessee. The two of us enjoy the views of the Smokey Mountains, eating good food and having fun. During my free time, I enjoy running races, traveling and listening to great live music.

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