CMM (acronym of a title?)


Senior Member
Hello everybody,
does anybody know what CMM stands for?
It must be a title of some sort (MBA, PhD...), but I'm not able to find it anywhere.

Following is the text in which I've found it (I have to translate into Italian): it's a short CV of a manager, here renamed John Smith:

Co-founder of XX Europe John Smith, CMM (1970) is a bespoke new media and online collaboration specialist... (and so on).

Thank you for your help!
  • pnutheti

    India - Telugu
    I think it is a Co-ordinate Measuring Machine if it is a hardware manufacturing company.
    There's also certification like course for this. People are also quoting it as qualification. So it should be Co-ordination Measuring Machines.
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    English - England
    In which area is John Smith likely to be using his skills? "new-media business" is a little vague.


    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    I suspect it's "Certified Marketing [something]" or "Certified Media [something]." One such certification, Certified Marketing Manager, is described on this page. It is from the U.S. I suspect* the quote is from a U.K. source, as suggested by its use of the word "bespoke." There may be a different certification with the same acronym in the U.K.

    *Context is a requirement of this forum. Context is not just the words before and after a term in question. The source of something like this is an important part of its context.


    Senior Member
    English - US
    Google reveals that "John Smith" (not his real name) is from the Netherlands so CMM could stand for something in Dutch as well.


    Senior Member
    USA, English
    Google yields: Certification in Meeting Management.

    (I like "Calcified Mesolithic Mastodon" :D)

    Can we have more context? What field is the applicant in? What are his other qualifications?


    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    Google also reveals "John Smith" was born in 1959. CMM seems to be something that was bestowed on him at the age of 21 (in 1970).
    I haven't checked Google, but wouldn't that make him 11 in 1970? A bit young to be getting a professional certification in anything, I think. If that's what it is, one or both of those dates must be off.


    Senior Member
    Hi all,
    sorry for the delay in answering.

    Yes, 1970 is the year of birth, so, no certification at the age of 11 ;)

    I think I'll go with the Certification in Meeting Management, although what puzzles me is that even at the business school where he studied I couldn't find a title/course/master that would match our acronym...:rolleyes:
    Oh well, I'll also suggest to my client "the coward option"... leave it as it is!! :D

    Thank you all for your time, have a good night (or day, depending on where you are)!

    I forgot:
    (I like "Calcified Mesolithic Mastodon" :D
    Shall I dare this one? :D:D:D


    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    The Oxford Dictionary of Abbreviations (a British book) says that CMM is a computing term and stands for Capability and Maturity Model; also, in Canada only, Commander of the Order of Military Merit.

    If it's US: Certified Money Manager?

    The pianist

    Senior Member
    English - US
    "---a bespoke new media and online collaboration specialist... (and so on)."

    CMM = Chief Marketing Manager.
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