Interim CEO of an Industrial Conglomerate

The board of a global industrial conglomerate needed to unexpectedly terminate the CEO of a US subsidiary. They knew that his ideal replacement would take some time to recruit, combining an unusual set of skills with a specific culture fit. So they turned to Business Talent Group for an interim executive who could calm the waters while ensuring that the company continued to perform as planned.

We delivered a senior operating executive with over 40 years of experience leading and optimizing businesses in the industrial goods industry—both as a longtime SVP of a privately-owned US company and a turnaround consultant for a boutique firm.

He helped the company create a detailed set of plans to support its long-term business goals, defining KPIs and management reports to support the organization at all levels. He also led the shift to a regional structure in which P&L decision-making resided at the branch and regional division, creating special cross-functional teams to help standardize business processes and identify and disseminate best practices.

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Leah Hoffmann

Leah Hoffmann is a former journalist who has worked for Forbes.com and The Economist. She is passionate about clear thinking, sharp writing, and strong points of view.

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