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Interim or Fractional CEO

Posted on: February 12th, 2024

Significant transitions in businesses and non-profit organizations can occur suddenly and often create immediate leadership needs at the CEO or Executive Director level. MLA can provide a seasoned, professional, Fractional CEO who can immediately bring stability, steady leadership, and the skills that are necessary during a period of transition–without the need for a long-term commitment.

Perhaps you are facing a recent, planned, or unexpected departure of a President, CEO, or Executive Director. Or your organization is experiencing significant operational, financial, or other performance issues. Either way, MLA can be your navigator–and your partner.  MLA Principal, Jeff Parnell, is an experienced Interim and Fractional CEO.

A Steady Hand

As a steady, capable hand whose primary purpose is to bring improvement by steering the ship carefully but decisively, a Transitional CEO applies MLA Business Redeemed™ principles to review core business processes, identify key challenges, and as the leader of your team, drive the effort to ensure that you are accomplishing key benchmarks.

This role is designed to make an immediate impact and effectively set the table for a permanent hire or other transitional process. But in addition to numbers, coaching, mentoring, developing, and empowering key team members are also essential as you and the CEO partner throughout this process. If the next step is a permanent hire, the Transitional leader will work with you to facilitate a seamless change.

Whether this is a CEO, President, or Executive Director role with a short-term time horizon, our executive’s DNA includes the following characteristics:

How to Engage an Interim or Fractional CEO

MLA’s CEO services are available for short periods, with lengthier engagements subject to availability. Although there are two general categories and guidelines, the following can vary based on your needs and objectives:

Depending on engagement specifics, the Interim or Fractional CEO can be onsite, remote, or hybrid.

Ready to talk about how an MLA Interim or Fractional CEO can help you? Contact us to learn more.