Why use an Interim Executive?
An interim executive enables you to harness the skills of a highly experienced person to fulfill the needs of your organization on a short-term basis. An interim executive utilizes extensive proven experience to solve complex problems or deliver solutions to business critical issues fast. Professional interim executives diagnose, design, deliver, embed the learning and then disengage. Typically, an interim executive is engaged for a number of different reasons, but here are a few:
- An interim executive can be used at a time of crisis to turn round a failing service or business. They may offer expertise to a challenged management team. This could mean bringing sound financial management or wise counsel to an organization that has lost its way as well as the ability to tackle critical issues.
- Interim executives may be brought in at a time of change for an organization. Start ups, new business development, product launches, system selections and implementations, rebranding, integration, mergers/acquisitions or restructuring within a company are just some of the productive areas for a skilled interim executive.
- Equally, an interim executive can give a company or organization some breathing space during the recruitment of a permanent executive or a period of temporary absence of an existing executive.
- Many clients, who are seeking to improve or innovate, take advantage of the specialist cross-sector skills interim professionals offer to develop new products and services. For example, thinking of outsourcing your HR or IT service; hiring a digital marketing firm, or SAP integration team? Then hiring someone who has done it before makes sense, but it’s unlikely you’ll need them forever. In our opinion the most effective use of executive interim is when it is deployed in a focused and controlled way with outcomes and timescales clearly defined and managed.
Odgers Interim has a track record that is second to none in providing the right interim executive for the job.
We develop an excellent understanding of our clients' business culture, so that we place interim executives who fit in well and make a difference from day one. We have a tried and tested methodology for matching the right executive to each assignment and this has been re-paid with exceptional loyalty from our existing interim executives and clients.
Our Interim CFO provided us with a tremendous amount of value within the first week and allowed us to focus on other areas of the business. I am a big believer in this concept. It works really well and I couldn’t be happier with the service Odgers Interim has provided us.