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Position: Chief Product Officer

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

Direct Reports: Product Management & Product Marketing

Location: Frisco, TX Area

Client Company Overview

Lexipol LLC, was founded in 2003 and is the leading provider of policy management and policy compliance training platforms for public safety organizations. Earlier this year, Lexipol merged with Praetorian Digital. The combination of these two industry leaders, creates a comprehensive platform to address critical education, training and policy needs among public safety and local government agencies. The company delivers its high quality and market-leading content through a full featured SaaS based platform. Lexipol helps law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities and fire departments reduce litigation risk and improve operational efficiency. The combined company offers a range of content and solutions unequalled in the public sector, including a library of 200,000 articles and reports, 16,000 policies and procedures, almost 4,000 training courses and a network of digital media communities that includes PoliceOne.com, FireRescue1.com and CorrectionOne.com. The company’s existing reach includes more than 7,500 police departments, fire departments and municipalities, with nearly 2 million public safety professionals and local government leaders who rely on the properties for mission-critical information, training and policies. Lexipol is one of the 80 portfolio companies of the Riverside Company. This newly created role was designed to support the growth of the business and manage the growing sophistication of the company’s portfolio of products.

Lexipol is proud to possess a very collaborative, evolving/forward moving culture and a highly compelling mission that powers its team and growth. Lexipol’s mission is simple, but powerful and timely: To use content and technology to create safer communities and empower the men, women and organizations that serve them. The combined company exists to address the fundamental challenges associated with this era of escalating threats that communities nationwide face and public safety agencies and governments are struggling with. The combined company meets these challenges with a single platform offering robust content and product solutions that educate, engage and connect individuals, agencies, municipalities, insurers, organizations and the companies that serve them. Those solutions included online training and learning management, state-specific policies and procedures, grant assistance and marketing solutions. All are delivered through the company’s award-winning digital media communities, which are some of the top online destinations in the world for Public Safety professionals. For more information, please visit www.lexipol.com and www.praetoriandigital.com .

Position Summary

The Chief Product Officer (CPO) is responsible for the “why” of the product - the product philosophy and strategy. This includes leading the process to determine the gaps in the current product portfolio and identifying new products and enhancements to meet customer requirements and market opportunities. The CPO will ensure the product direction is serving the overall company vision and adjusts as necessary to changing conditions. The CPO and his/her team, tactically, owns the building and sharing of the Product roadmap. The CPO role was created to support company growth and address the increased complexity resulting from an expanded set of product lines and a diverse set of customers and touchpoints. The CPO will be responsible for analyzing metrics from a product experience perspective. This includes tracking KPIs in revenue, client growth, engagement, retention, and progress against the product plan and company objectives.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Direct the development and communication of product strategy to stakeholders including board members, the Executive Leadership Team, customers, partners and all employees.
  • Working closely with the CEO, will have accountability for executing the product vision, product strategy, product content and product design, overseeing all components of the product from concept to launch and post-launch.
  • Lead the transformation of product ideas from data informed insights, into actionable concepts, timelines and projects while balancing the financial implications, marketing needs, and overall objectives of the business.
  • Collaborate with the executive team, with a focus on interaction with key stakeholders such as the Chief Technology Officer and partner with Finance, Business Operations and Sales to develop and drive business cases and plans for existing product offerings and incremental or new product innovations.
  • Recruit, develop and direct a high performing product management & product marketing team across the Company’s enterprise.
  • Create and direct a process that drives toward a scalable product portfolio that will enhance the business’s product profitability.
  • Capture and data mine customer feedback to insure successful new product decisions.
  • Direct the team and company stakeholders to insure continuous improvement in the portfolio of products.
  • Play leading role in evaluating market trends and competitive strategies that will enable the company to make accurate and timely recommendations on product pricing and positioning.

Desired Experience & Qualifications

  • Demonstrated Product Leadership success in roles with broad ownership across multiple products within a SaaS, B2B and/or information services environment,      with experience in building and directing Product innovation initiatives. Note:
    prefer experience in a mid-sized digital or SaaS/information-based company.
  • Learning Management Systems (LMS), online education and digital marketingindustry experience is desired.
  • Must possess product leadership experience within high growth and entrepreneurial companies that provide multi product platforms for their customers.
  • Strong degree of comfort collaborating with the CEO on vision application.
  • Prefer at least ten years of experience in an executive product leadership role.
  • Consistent track record developing and executing a vision for the company’s total product direction.
  • Strong collaboration, influencing and communications skills.
  • Keeps ego in check - is confident but comfortable not knowing everything and taking direction.
  • Ability to solve complex problems and integrate many variables in decision making.
  • Results-oriented-resilient and resourceful within an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Comfortable in an interactive, open, collaborative, fluid, fast-growth environment
  • Capable of providing an energetic and creative approach to work.
  • Comfortable in working with an evolving and forward moving company culture.
  • Must be able to embrace creativity and thrive under pressure,
  • Is comfortable with change and ambiguity.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading, directly or indirectly, product management/product marketing team, that provides best in class product offerings and support.
  • Strong ability to persuade, influence and bring together individuals, teams and organizations. Ability to resolve conflict and drive execution.
  • Proven expertise in B2B or B2C cloud-based applications.
  • Able to drive consensus.
  • Agile and flexible.
  • Strong problem solving and exceptional analytical skills.
  • Ability to define and analyze numerous product metrics.
  • Ability to communicate big-picture concepts, act strategically and make proactive decisions.
    Proven strategist who can roll up his/hers sleeves and drive execution, inspire cross functional teams and lead by example.
  • Excellent troubleshooting, listening and problem-solving skills.
  • Inspirational leader that works creatively toward a big vision and guides teams through technical challenges.
  • Experience and ability to manage multiple platform product initiatives.
  • DFW Area candidates are preferred.


Minimum Bachelor’s Degree


The Client Company provides a competitive executive compensation structure including base salary and incentive bonus plan. In addition, the Company provides an attractive employee benefits program



Interested parties please
address candidate inquiries to:

Robert Elam

Managing Director
Executive Search

Career Management Partners (CMP)


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