What is an Interim Executive

Outsourced C-Level Interim Executives are professionally qualified practitioners. They are defined as business executives in top management, who temporarily assume executive functions and who, in contrast to corporate consultants, take responsibility for their work. They leave the client once the problem is resolved and a stable new corporate management – or department organisation is established, or respectively after the relaunch of the respective strategic unit.

Outsourced C-level executives provide an unparalleled experience, allowing you the time to better manage your search for a permanent solution.

Our Outsourced C-level team offers equal or greater qualifications when compared with permanent candidates, and ensure immediate value to your organization.

We specialize in the roles of strategic CMO, CSO, COO and CEO bringing high-level strategy and tactics to your operations and finance areas of your business.

How We Work

As Outsourced C-Level Interim Executives we can be especially helpful where…

  • You start up or grow your business
  • Your key member of the executive team leaves at short notice or will be absent for a prolonged period
  • Your organization lacks relevant expertise in a specific field
  • Your project is short term and there is no need for a permanent appointment
  • Your existing staff is already working to their full capacity and additional help is required to deliver business objectives on time
  • Preparing for a liquidity event
  • Challenges with cash flow and profitability (sale of business)
  • Turnaround and restructuring of distressed or underperforming investments
  • Pre-acquisition due diligence
  • Post-transaction integration planning and implementation
We can be extremely cost effective – delivering the required results within an agreed period ensuring that relevant skills are being transferred to the permanent staff.

Arriving with clear, agreed objectives, we carry no baggage and have no political loyalties. We are free to do what’s best for your organization.

Operating at senior level we are frequently engaged for demanding leadership roles – where our change and project management skills can be applied effectively to drive challenging business initiatives.

We have the ability not only to define a problem and develop an effective strategy for its resolution but also to deliver the solution – usually together with your own staff.


  • Extremely short notice availability with immediate implementation of assignments– no time and cost consuming hiring procedure as in the case of permanent employment
  • Possible in full- or part-time, also adaptable during project progression
  • Short period of vocational adjustment typically from 3 – 9 months
  • Mobility at home and abroad


  • One-stop independent consultant qualification, implementation, analysis, and action plan
  • Ideally suited qualification
  • Interdisciplinary professional competence for best solutions
  • Highest standard of knowledge

Efficiency in providing solutions

  • The experience and efficiency in providing solutions which are specifically required are obtained, just as long as needed
  • As Interim Managers, we are at the same time, consultants and implementers
  • Virtually no learning curve due to (over-) qualification and industry knowledge
  • Admission of new knowledge and fresh ideas
  • Import of know-how and best practice into the company
  • Clear focus on results of the project due to previously defined assignment of tasks
  • Distinct corporate and goal-oriented sense of business
  • Direct performance measurement within a tight time and budget frame


  • Situational prolongation or termination of the mandate
  • Contract engagement and cost controls as required with very good cost-benefit relation
  • Calculable costs – temporary commitment, only actual days worked are paid for
  • The daily fee rate of an interim manager is low in price compared to a permanent position because the following costs do not apply:
  • Fringe costs
  • Payment for holiday
  • Additional holiday pay
  • Payment in the case of illness / continued pay
  • Retirement provision
  • Status symbols
  • Company car
  • Severance costs when leaving the company (severance pay /legal advice etc.)
  • Christmas bonus
  • 13th/14th months salary
  • Bonus / share in profits /special payments
  • Social benefits and extras
As a first step in the project, we have to understand your business, your product offering, competitive advantages, perceived benefits and value for the customers, past cases, and business issues. Based on this as well as on the feedback provided by friendly customers, we will create an action plan which includes: description of the What, to Whom, Why and How, competitive situation and advantages, marketing and sales processes, teams, quarterly sales targets and objectives, as well as a description of the planned operational activities.

This first phase usually takes a few weeks, depending on the complexity of the product portfolio and the target market. In the next phase, implementation, we focus on implementing the action plan. All work is conducted as efficiently as possible to achieve the set targets and objectives.

Usually, we are able to demonstrate revenue generation and operational improvement within 6 to 9 months, depending on the market.

We don’t like wasting your time. Here we give you an idea of our fee structure upfront based on your budget needs, so you can make a real decision, even before you contact us.

Our Typical Pricing Structure:

  • Initial consultation: always free
  • Subject consultation: hourly based
  • Assessment: fixed amount, based on defined scope
  • Monthly strategy and execution advisement: fixed amount
  • Project: fixed amount, based on defined scope
  • Pay for performance: We have options for little or no up front costs. These vary by client and project but in certain instances, we will be paid only on the results and value we create. This type of structure typically involves a percentage of savings or Gross Profit increases. This option usually will be ongoing.