Filling Critical Leadership Roles & Skill Gaps When Your Organization is Cutting Back

30 April 2020
Filling Critical Leadership Roles & Skill Gaps When Your Organization is Cutting Back

For organizations facing layoffs, hiring freezes, or major re-organizations, this may not feel like the right time to bring in a new senior leader, but the need to be continually transforming is not going away. Now, more than ever, companies require executives who can help them innovate and pivot. That’s why bringing in an interim executive can offer several advantages right now – providing  companies with a much-needed skillset for a temporary period, with no long-term commitment required.

Join Emily Bell, Principal at Odgers Interim, and Ross Woledge, Partner and Head of the CFO Practice at Odgers Berndtson, as they discuss how interim hires work and share examples of organizations who are tapping pre-screened interim executives for specific roles and projects in operations, technology, HR and finance to help them lead through the current environment and prepare for a post-Covid world.


In this video, we cover:

  • When to use an interim executive over a permanent hire
  • What you can expect from a seasoned interim executive
  • Where interim executives are bringing the most value to organizations during this pandemic

About the Speakers:

Emily Bell, Principal, Odgers Interim

Emily Bell is Principal at Odgers Interim – the executive interim division of Odgers Berndtson. She specializes in candidate recruitment and development for senior interim roles across Canada.

Prior to working at Odgers Interim, Emily worked for Sobeys where she held a national recruitment role focused on a variety of senior level positions. She was integral in transforming the talent acquisition function internally and streamlining the retail chain’s recruitment process. Prior to that, she spent seven years in boutique search firms where she specialized in supply chain, logistics, procurement and operations searches. Emily also has operations experience in the manufacturing and retail industries.

Ross Woledge, Partner, Odgers Berndtson

Ross Woledge is Partner and Head of the CFO Practice at Odgers Berndtson.

He leads CFO and senior financial officer searches for clients across all private and public industries in addition to CFO roles within private equity and venture capital owned organizations. Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, Ross worked for the Association for Executive Search Consultants (AESC) in New York.


Interested in learning more about Odgers Interim? Let's Talk


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