When an executive plans a maternity or paternity leave, the company is faced with a choice between trying to fill their absence with other staff members — or assigning an interim executive consultant to fill the role while they’re out.
Umbrex supports that need by connecting our clients to independent management consultants who serve as interim executives to fill key roles at the Director, VP, and C-Suite level. Over 90% of our consultants are alums of McKinsey, Bain, or BCG, and the majority have held executive-level roles in industry.
Our independent professionals have the right skills and experience to fill in during parental leave. These assignments typically last three t0 six months. We recommend starting the search process two months before the executive is scheduled to start their leave, and for the interim consultant to come on board two to four weeks beforehand for onboarding. We also recommend the interim consultant stay for two weeks after the executive returns for debriefing.
Served as interim Chief Operating Officer for a pet food company as it grew revenue by 80%.
Served as interim VP of Supply Chain at a cosmetics company to fill in key role during a maternity leave.
Served as interim CFO for a PE-owned $1B healthcare service provider while a retained search for a full-time hire was in progress.
Served as the Interim Chief-of-Staff for the eCommerce SVP at a top-five grocery retailer in the U.S. Developed the business plan for a new eCommerce service offering that grew to a significant percentage of company revenue during the COVID pandemic.
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