Duff & Phelps launches interim executive solutions service

17 December 2020 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read

Professional services firm Duff & Phelps has announced the launch of a new interim executive matchmaking service. With an average turnaround of 48 hours for presenting interim executives, Duff & Phelps’ clients will be able to call upon skilled and immediately available professionals to swiftly fill any urgent skill gaps they may currently be facing.

During a period of transition, crisis or change within an organisation, when a leading executive exits the firm, a permanent role may be unnecessary or impossible to find on short notice. Without someone to fill the roll, the crisis the firm may be facing will quickly deepen. Helping solve this issue in the short term, interim management is the temporary provision of management resources and skills, which sees the short-term assignment of a proven interim executive manager to manage an organisation through tough times.

Duff & Phelps is an international consulting firm which is arguably best known for its work in restructuring and corporate recovery services – so it is well aware of the need for interim executives, and the important role they can serve in turning a struggling enterprise around. As many companies find themselves in a situation where such an appointment could be extremely helpful, Duff & Phelps has launched a new interim executive solutions service.Duff & Phelps launches interim executive serviceEddie Bines, Senior Director, Restructuring Advisory, Duff & Phelps, said, “Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen heightened demand for vital skills, including financial and operational restructuring, turnaround and change management, IT and digital transformation, supply chain transformation and human resources.”

The consultancy has nearly 4,000 professionals working for it in 25 countries around the world, and as such has managed to build up a wide-ranging and well-established network of interim executives. Drawing on this deep talent pool, Duff & Phelps’ new service will match businesses with the relevant, available specialists needed to fill critical skills gaps during times of crisis, change and growth. With an average turnaround of 48 hours for presenting interim executives and a week to starting in the role, Duff & Phelps states that it “can offer businesses of any size and in any sector great pace and agility,” adding another crucial level of support for businesses, particularly following the myriad of challenges arising from the pandemic.

Bines added, “This new offering is to ensure businesses are able to access the specialist management skills and experience they might need to sustain and grow their business. We are able to utilise our developed network of established interim executives to match immediately available and vetted specialists with the relevant expertise and deep sector knowledge who can take the lead on difficult decisions and challenging situations.”

The new service represents the second matchmaking service Duff & Phelps has launched this autumn. In October, the consultancy announced its new Equity Match service, centred around matching the requirements of businesses with potential investors who most closely align in terms of cultural fit.