What is executive and management interim search?

Executive and management interim search  is all about marrying an urgent client need, such as an M&A integration, system implementation, restructuring, transformation or cultural change, with the availability of best in class interim talent. These seasoned professionals bring extensive experience, a fresh perspective, and freedom from internal politics, enabling them to drive change and add value quickly.

Our approach to executive and management interim search

With over 30 years of collective experience in interim management, we maintain regular contact with our pools of proven interim professionals. This allows us to leverage our extensive network to find you the best available talent. Our consistent results give us complete confidence in the effectiveness of our approach.

Trust & transparency

We carry out interim assignments as trusted partners, working flexibly to match your business’s specific ways of working and preferences, maintaining high levels of transparency.

Warm & human

We are committed to ensuring our process is a positive experience for all involved. Our approach is warm, human, and supportive and by prioritising the experience of both parties, we ensure a successful and enjoyable process, fostering lasting relationships with both our clients and candidates.

Benefits of interim executive search

  • Fill business-critical talent gaps quickly and efficiently
  • Bring in subject matter expertise when required without impacting headcount
  • Avoid making rushed decisions on permanent executive hires and cover lengthy notice periods
  • Tap into international interim talent pools
  • Save time by leveraging our extensive network

When to use interim executive search

  • To bridge gaps until you hire the perfect  candidate
  • To support your team when they do not  have the capacity or experience for a specific project or challenge
  • To provide assistance delivering against a challenging deadline
  • To provide a fresh perspective, and freedom from internal politics, enabling change quickly 
  • To have experts delivering on transformations like M&A integration, system implementation, restructuring or cultural change

How we’ve helped businesses with interim executive search

  • An automotive leasing business needed a Program Director for an ERP implementation that was dramatically behind schedule and over budget. We placed a trusted Program Director into the role who put the work back on track, simultaneously streamlined the IT function and reduced costs by 35%. In addition, they developed a new ecommerce site which was beyond the original scope, and did it in 12 months.
  • A leading services business required us to find a Program Director to integrate four working groups that they described as ‘culturally very different’. The brief also required bringing their projects back on track because they were behind schedule, while improving customer relations. We provided an individual who is an integration specialist, currently in role and on track to deliver the required outcomes on time and on budget.
  • A PE-backed business acquired another organisation with five manufacturing sites that needed to be reduced to three. They asked us to find an HR Transformation Director as a matter of urgency, seeking someone with deep Works Council experience and experience of delivering HR change programs. We provided an HR transformation expert based in France who was able to deliver successfully over a period of 18 months.