One reason why founders often need to be replaced as a company gets larger, even if they have the skills for operating within a large company, is that the CEO leads a company, but the founders are its soul.
When it comes time for a CEO to implement a vision, he shouldn’t have to get buyin from founders to do it before the company is aligned.
So, yes, founders are important, but ultimately the CEO is the boss.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Founder-or-CEO-Who-is-more-important
Originally Posted On: 2015-12-16