Interim executives typically engage in projects of 2-6 months duration, as opposed to engaging in short phone calls like experts from expert networks. A few, well-known networks include Business Talent Group, Catalant, Eden McCallum (focus on UK and the Netherlands), EIM, Eleven Canterbury, Expert360 (Australia), ForteOne, HighPoint Associates, Impact Executives (UK), SMA, Talmix (UK), Umbrex, and 10EQS. For additional, Europe-based Interim Service Providers, see the Institute of Interim Management Interim Management survey.
Particularly relevant is Startups.com, which help tech startups identify consultants with relevant domain expertise. Bolster is an “on-demand executive talent marketplace” focused on “startups and scaleups”, that connects “high-growth companies with trusted and flexible executive talent”. We also suggest check out Braintrust (portfolio company), the first user-controlled talent network that connects organizations with highly skilled tech talent, who keep 100% of their market rate.
Some networks are more specialized. For example, there are several networks of financial professionals:
- Accordion Partners consultants “work alongside sponsor management teams – focusing exclusively within the Office of the CFO, (…) empowering the entire finance function – including FP&A, operational and technical accounting, M&A, and performance improvement”.
- Tatum Executive Services provides “CFOs, CIOs and senior finance professionals [to help] lead [companies] through any challenge”.
Other specialize in certain target markets. For example, BlueWave connects private equity clients with “third-party resources to meet [their] specific needs in due diligence and value creation”.
For greater insight into the average interim executive profile, consult InterimExecs’ survey.