Transition Management Consulting, Inc.

Professional Interim Executive Services

What are you going to do when your executive calls to say that she or he is leaving for another job or is planning to retire Who will manage the organization when the executive leaves? Can you afford to have the organization lose momentum or be poorly managed in the interim? What do you do if your organization is not ready to recruit and hire a new executive immediately? TMC is a national the leader in providing interim executives to associations and nonprofits when their executives, whether they be CEOs, COOs, or CFOs, depart for any reason.

Executive departures are seldom easy, and the resulting transitions are critical events in the lifecycles of organizations. It is important not to underestimate the challenge that this change is likely to create for the staff, board, members, and clients. While an executive's departure is a challenge, it is also an opportunity for the organization to get clear about

  • Where the organization is at present
  • Where it wants to go in the future
  • What skills and attributes the next executive needs to help the organization reach that desired future

Replacing an executive is expensive and time consuming (ranging from 6 to 9 months), and the downside risks of failure are significant.  Too often, organizations are not ready to undertake a search immediately because

  • The governing board is not clear about what it wants or needs in a new executive
  • It's operations are inefficient
  • Issues regarding the outgoing executive's departure are unresolved
  • The organization had a long-term "founder" executive
  • The outgoing executive gave short notice of departure

Engaging a professional interim executive gives the board of directors the time to conduct its search process in a reflective mode, and the peace of mind that the organization will be well managed during the transition period. The goal of our work is to get the organization ready so the incoming/successor executive can "hit the ground running" and be successful right from the start.

Organizations that use the time between the announcement of an executive departure and the arrival of the incoming/successor executive wisely end up with a better run organization and a greater likelihood of success for the successor executive.  The interim period is a time to address unresolved personnel issues whether they are developmental, training, or mentoring in nature.

Our professional interim executives provide both management excellence and skill in planning and implementing organizational change. As professional interim executives, we enter the organization with "fresh eyes" allowing us to assess the organization and make recommendations without bias. 

Our professional interim executives are contractually prohibited from being candidates for the regular "permanent" executive position, which fosters objectivity. We are focused on accomplishing our transition goals and are solely motivated to deliver a successful outcome to our contracted assignment.We are not unemployed executives looking for their next job.

TMC has the depth and experience needed to successfully meet your organization's needs for professional-interim executive services throughout the United States. Each of our professional interim executives have more than 25 years of experience and, bring a wealth of executive experience to their engagements.