Many people develop careers that are specialized, but eventually make the move into general management as just mentioned. This includes executives in finance, manufacturing, operations, technology and others. One client of ours was a Director of HR who became a Vice President of HR, and then took a big jump to become Chief Administrative Officer for one of the largest consumer packaged goods firms in America. His responsibilities included overseeing all of the support functions… HR, legal, IT and IS, and so on… everything but manufacturing, marketing, finance and accounting. A former professor and university president became head of one of New York’s largest museums in the world, something for which he had a passion.