WHY INTERIM?

Successfully navigate planned or unplanned leadership gaps.

At some point, every business experiences planned or unplanned leadership gaps. During these periods important projects can go off track or key customers relationships can be jeopardized. When a business is without a leader, employees become distracted, may question their professional future, and may even start job shopping.

Experienced interim executives step into leadership gaps to provide a business with the time to find the right next leader. They keep key projects and relationships on track, help the team stay excited and motivated about the future, and assist in identifying, recruiting, and transitioning to the next full time executive. Because Interim leaders bring an outside, non-political perspective to the table, they can often quickly address sensitive or unresolved issues while providing executives or board leadership with a fresh view of strategy, organization, processes, or teams

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  • Ken can walk into virtually any business situation, size up what needs to be done, and then lead the team to turnaround, pivot, or scale the business in the right direction. He’s a terrific resource when a sudden gap in leadership is presented or an immediate change in leadership is needed.

    Bill McAleer, Managing DirectorVoyager Capital

 

BENEFITS

The confidence of a seasoned leader at the helm.

DRIVE BUSINESS
Key projects stay or get back on track. Focus on revenue and operations facilitates continued growth. Festering issues get addressed.

ACCELERATE RECRUITMENT
Lead or work with executive recruiter to source and vet candidates. Detailed briefing book and transition approach enable new executives to get up to speed quickly.

RETAIN CONFIDENCE
Increase retention of key employees; keep management focused and motivated. Customers and partners see leadership and continuity. Reduce burden on Board members to engage tactically in the business.

FRESH PERSPECTIVES
Summary transition report provides recommendations on business strategy, processes and team. Interim focus with no long-term ties allows for refreshing candor.

WHAT CLIENTS SAY

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Jerry McGuire

Yapta | CFO

“Within a few weeks of becoming the interim CEO, Ken turned around deteriorating morale and had the company

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Fred Hume

Data I/O | President & CEO

“I recommend Ken for any assignment that requires an executive with CEO skills.  He led a venture team

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Tom Arnold

PetHub | President & CEO

“I asked Ken for objective and constructive feedback and he delivered great value time after time. He doesn’t

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Anson Fatland

WSU | Associate VP

“Ken came on board to help us take a deep dive into our commercialization efforts. We needed candid

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Peter Stamper

HydraMaster | GM

“Thank you for your help with the transition, which has been seamless.  Our meetings during the weeks leading

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Jacob Wobbrock

AnswerDash | President & CEO

"Ken has been an indispensable coach and advisor. From helping us through company formation and finding our first

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KEN MYER

Respected Leader | Sought-After Business Advisor

kenmyer-headshot-bwKen Myer is an expert in transition leadership, providing both strategic and operational help to companies experiencing leadership gaps. For more than 25 years Ken has helped launch or turnaround companies ranging in size from startups to Fortune 100. He has co-founded a start-up, been a corporate officer and board member for public and non-public companies, and has run a non-profit trade association. Ken has been recognized as one of Seattle’s most influential business leaders and has twice been recognized for leading a “best company to work for.”

Ken holds an MBA and MA from the University of Washington and, in addition to his interim leadership roles, teaches Technology Commercialization, and Leadership of High Performance Organizations at the UW Foster School of Business. Ken currently serves on the boards of AnswerDash and Forterra.

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