Each year, Business Talent Group releases the High-End Independent Talent Report, looking across industries and business functions to analyze how business leaders deploy top independent talent to fill critical skill, expertise, and leadership gaps. Here are the key trends for CEOs and presidents in 2021.
CEOs and presidents—who led their companies and business units through last year’s uncertainty—are now turning their eyes back toward growth. To help achieve their grand visions, they’re tapping high-end independent talent to serve as interim leaders, develop robust marketing strategies and financial models, and manage complex M&A workstreams.
PROJECT CATEGORIES: CEOs and Presidents
|23% Interim Executive|
MOST IN-DEMAND PROJECTS
Marketing and Sales
Product Strategy and Launch
MOST IN-DEMAND SKILLS
Financial Planning, Analysis, and Modeling
Financial Controls, Accounting, and Audit
Corporate and Business Unit Strategy
SAMPLE PROJECTS REQUESTED BY CEOs AND PRESIDENTS
Serve as an interim CEO of a joint venture, reporting to parent companies’ leadership teams
Lead integration workstreams for a cross-border acquisition
Navigate regulatory agency approval processes in multiple regions for a new product line
Formulate mid- to long-term financial plans and develop pricing policies for specific business lines