Executive Director and Board of Directors. The Interim CEO

Particularly in the upper management levels, it is often difficult to quickly find a suitable replacement solution for the transitional period. Both a sudden departure of a managing director and a temporary absence due to illness or parental leave can pose major challenges for the company’s management. In this situation, an interim managing director or CEO can be deployed to ensure that the company’s internal processes run smoothly. As a temporary solution, the interim manager – or interim executive – provides rapid assistance to fill personnel gaps in the company.

In contrast to a permanent position, the interim manager is usually employed on a project-related basis and for a limited period of time. This means that he or she must familiarize himself or herself with the company’s structures and processes in the shortest possible time in order to be able to act as quickly as possible. But this challenge also offers advantages, both for the interim CEO himself and for the company. The interim manager can provide new impetus through his diverse experience and competencies, while at the same time using the company’s existing know-how to effectively achieve the company’s goals and objectives. For the company, the use of an interim managing director also means flexibility and the ability to react quickly in crisis situations.

The interim CEO represents a special form of interim management. In this position, he or she takes over the management of the company for a limited period of time, either completely or in sub-areas. This special form of interim management is often used in crisis situations to reorganize company divisions or to bridge personnel shortfalls. In doing so, the interim CEO can bring his wide-ranging experience and expertise to bear and act quickly and purposefully to get the company back on track.

As an interim management provider, we support companies in every industry in their search for the ideal interim managing director or CEO. We bring our years of experience and our extensive network of interim managers to the table to find the best possible solution for each company.

Reference projects, including those with the function of managing director or board member

Turnaround with force and effect

An owner-managed, medium-sized group of three companies is to be sold. The situation is sensitive: EBIT is weakly positive, the seller has a business and legal history, a project with several challenges….


Interim CEO

Producing industry
40 million $ turnover

Post-merger integration of a production company in the USA, restructuring of the site and reorganization, partial relocation of production to a newly acquired subsidiary of the Group.


Interim CFO/CRO

Austria and CEE
500 mio.€ turnover

Restructuring of a strategic business unit, reorganization and change management, establishment of a best practice finance unit, performance improvement and profit improvement.


Interim Managing Director DACH

Medical technology / pharmaceutical industry
DACH region
International group of companies

The company’s DACH organization showed declining sales and revenue figures, and EBIT was clearly negative. A clear sales strategy was not in place, and internal cooperation with the product development, quality assurance and production departments was clearly strained.


Interim CFO

Media company
Employees / Sales: n.a.

Successful development towards financial excellence: An international media group acquired a traditional family business in Germany. Finance was very past-oriented …



medium-sized company construction industry
50 million turnover, 250 employees

The position of COO as 2nd Managing Director was successfully found and filled. The profile was a seasoned top manager with industry experience as well as years of excellent leadership experience. Expertise in restructuring and change process implementation and good P&L experience.


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