Interim Management

Executive Interim Management consists in engaging experienced and qualified professionals to perform executive functions with effective leadership and accountability in client organizations, often at C-level, to manage transitional situations such as startups, reorganizations, restructuring, transformation, acquisitions, sales, integrations, crises, or simply temporary executive replacements (eg. maternity or health leave).

Some examples of key roles and functions assumed by IMG’s executives are:

  • General Management (CEO, GM)
  • Finance and Control (CFO, Controller)
  • Operations / Supply Chain (COO, CPO)
  • HR / Organizational Development (XRH)
  • Integration
  • Project / Program Management (PM, PMO)
  • Business Development
  • Compliance
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Planning and Strategy

The value proposition of this service model consists in the temporary allocation of executives with exceptional capacity for short to medium-term projects, in which the objectives are predefined and the focus is kept in the results.

These professionals are senior and successful executives with experience in either the position, in the industry and/or in the situation to be managed, who maintain a broad vision of the problem to offer assertive and surgical solutions without interfering with the culture or getting involved In the company’s political context.

As an intrinsic element of the service, IMG adds a unique methodology for structuring and monitoring the projects, which provides an extra layer of control and effectiveness.

IMG is an affiliated company of Globalise ( the world’s leader in Executive Interim Management. With a strong presence in Europe, the United States and Asia, the organization maintains a pool of over 30.000 qualified professionals in more than twenty countries around the world, executing more than 1.000 client projects per year.

Why hire us? What do we bring to the table?

Return On Investment: our team adds value by using their skills and expertise to help deliver an outcome, solution, and service or to mitigate risks, providing meaningful and measurable ROI to our customers. We are compensated by our understanding and achievement of the target objectives, and not just by our physical presence. Our costs are typically lower than the comparable full headcount to obtain similar levels of experience and skills.

Speed: our team can be in place within days, as opposed to weeks or months spent in permanent hires, which is essential when time constraints are paramount. We are practiced in engaging promptly with the situation, becoming effective quickly upon joining a client organization. Thanks to our experience and expertise, we conduct and complete assignments effectively and with due speed.

Expertise: our team typically operates at a senior level in the client organization, often being sensibly over-qualified for the roles we take on. We often bring skills and knowledge not otherwise in place, to address a specific skills gap or problem. Our experience and expertise enables us to be productive and make a noticeable impact from the outset, maximizing the likelihood of success.

Objectivity: unencumbered by company politics or culture, IMG associates provide a fresh perspective and are able to concentrate on what is best for the business. Being independent operators, we are able to contribute honestly without constituting a threat to the incumbent management team. Not being part of a larger business relieves us from the pressure to unnecessarily extend our assignment. We get in to get out.

Accountability: Rather than taking on a purely advisory role, IMG’s team takes responsibility for and manages a business or project in their own right. We expect to be held accountable for results and by being instrumental in an assignment’s successful delivery. We give clients the peace of mind that we have stewardship of the project in hand.

Effectiveness: Operating at or near board-level gives our team the authority and credibility to effect significant change or transition within a company. Unlike temporary resources or consultants, we are not just there to ‘hold the fort’. We actively add value to the client organization as a result of our expertise and approach, even when the work and the decisions to be made are difficult.

Commitment: we maintain high professional standards because our future work relies upon referrals and a successful track record. We therefore have a stake in the success of the assignments that we undertake, both from the reputation and financial standpoints. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with our customers, building true partnerships with common interests.

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