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Interim President/COO

Initiatives core to business success and board accountability have strict time constraints, requiring dedicated, experience leadership to drive them forward. In times of transition, exit, or crisis, sometimes companies are not in a position to engage long-term executives like Presidents and COOs, due to risk, pending board buy-in, geographic knowledge, budget constraints, and macro environment. Gaussian helps clients thrive in this environment of uncertainty and time pressure, ensuring time-sensitive deliverables and outcomes are met, exceeding quality expectations.

We can act as an interim executive, either on a part-time or a full-time basis, for up to 6 months. We make sure that the strategy and execution move at high speed while helping find a full-time executive as quickly as possible. Don’t miss a beat.

What Gaussian clients see

Our approach is fast and high impact, and our clients expect nothing less.

20-50% cost savings over immediate full-time recruiting of executive

Faster ramp to executive talent productivity

Timing: 3-12 months

Engagement phases

Our work is highly accountable. While we work closely with clients to determine collaboratively what the specific needs and deliverables are, typial engagements in the past has included the following:

Context gathering
  • Review operations departments, products, and systems
  • Gather inputs from relevant leaders and team members
  • Synthesize 12 month needs of operating business
100-day plan
  • Put together 3-phase plan covering 100 days
  • Plan includes deliverables/outcomes, education ramp-up, and test runs of processes and touchpoints
  • Ensure plan has accountable actions for interim COO or their team
  • Execute plan together with technology team, and check in regularly on (a) deliverables/outcomes (b) ongoing cultural fit
  • Scale up operating resources in accordance with recruiting plans
  • Initiate and execute search for full-time President or COO
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