The Board and senior executives of every organisation are facing unprecedented pressures, and businesses need strong leadership now more than ever. Organisations are facing a multitude of significant challenges to which they need to respond rapidly.
Critical, short term crisis-related projects can greatly improve the survival and continuity of the business but can add further workload and pressure onto leadership teams already close to breaking point.
Seconding existing executive team members to run major crisis projects for 3-6 months (or longer) just creates another problem as their current role then needs to be backfilled.
Senior Interim Executives are ideal for crisis response and additional project workload, freeing up valuable capacity with the rest of the executive team.
Simon Gough has had a successful career of 10 years in interim executive search. Clients in the private equity and venture capital markets which are experiencing transformational change programmes and turnarounds turn to Simon when their portfolio companies, particularly at the pre and post-deal stages, require interim executive talent spanning the C-suite and board of directors.
Mike Faull has over 16 years’ interim management experience. He is highly skilled in recruiting senior finance specialists and programme leads to support clients through periods of transition. Clients with complex integration and delivery requirements, particularly in post-acquisition, call on Mike to deliver top Chief Financial Officers as well as Transformation and Programme Directors.
Nick is an experienced interim executive recruiter. He has spent the past eleven years placing senior executives across a broad range of sectors and industries. Nick has made numerous senior executive placements including permanent and interim Chief Executives, Chief Finance Officers, HR Directors, and Transformational/Programme Leaders.
Businesses need strong leadership now more than ever. We are actively working closely with organisations globally right now to help them secure the extra leadership capability they need to respond to this crisis and then onboard that talent virtually. Contact one of our Partners to find out how we can help.
Our established Interim Management practice has a strong track record of senior level searches to help businesses through times of change, transformation and crisis including placing interim CEOs, programme directors, Financial transformation, Operational transformation, HR transformation, Digital transformation and Commercial transformation. We work with FTSE 100 and 250 companies, AIM listed and large private businesses along with Private Equity and their portfolio businesses.
Many Private Equity houses are coming to terms with urgent problems in their portfolio businesses, and an executive leadership team that has focused solely on growth up to this point. We have a deep and rich track record of assisting Private Equity houses both with turnaround and crisis management type situations and more strategic change and transformation programmes.
Alongside assistance parachuting in additional leadership capability, we are happy to share what we’re hearing in the market at the time, as many businesses scramble to revise and redraw plans for the coming weeks and months.
Have provided our international leadership team with insight on where the best talent sits. Always extremely responsive, easy to deal with and a pleasure to work with.
Gabriel Carvalho, UK Head of Finance, Supply, Operations and HR
Tenacious and persistent in approach, brave enough to challenge our thinking to get a better result.
Simon Ramskill, CIO
Through their quick ability to understand my needs Savannah helped me re-build my senior HR Team quickly allowing me to focus on delivering the Business Agenda. Great service, great pace!
Karen Myers , Group Human Resources Director
We are active in the market on a daily basis talking to clients and interim managers, particularly at a time like this. When a crisis management brief comes up, regardless of the size or complexity of the business we often instinctively know two or three candidates who we think would be a good fit.
Rather than stopping there, our dedicated research team then runs an accelerated headhunting search for interims who have the right background and experience, as well as collaborating with our permanent search colleagues. Perfecting this integrated approach with search means that around 20% of our interim placements come from candidates that have been headhunted for other roles and simply wouldn’t be on the radar of other firms.