Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for growth businesses

I work as an interim CEO with founders and investors.

Working with me as an interim chief executive officer (CEO) gives you hands-on rigour, direction and expertise in leading business growth.

Working in the CEO role, I develop clear strategies for growth, managing risk and growing the business. I build leadership teams that are accountable and can drive the business forward.

An interim CEO like me might be what you need if:

  • You need experienced operational leadership
  • You’re in constant firefighting mode in your scale-up business
  • You’re recruiting for a CEO but can’t wait for a permanent hire
  • You’ve had a senior resignation and want to ensure transitional stability

By working with me as your interim CEO, I can help you build a resilient organisation that scales faster. I can help overcome the inevitable challenges of scaling a business, building capacity and accountability among leaders in your business for the future.

Who I work with as an interim CEO

I work with businesses that have are funded to scale or are experiencing leadership challenges. They typically:

Are aiming for substantial annual revenue growth

Have an open, results-oriented mindset

Value progressive and agile principles

Have a remote or hybrid workstyle

Working with an interim CEO

I work hands-on as your interim Chief Executive Officer for a fixed term engagement, quickly getting to grips with your business and becoming effective as a senior leader.

I collaborate closely with your leadership team, investors and board to help your business to become more stable, resilient and growth-focussed. At the end of our work together I ensure a seamless handover to a permanent Chief Executive Officer as necessary.

“Simon is an experienced business leader, who always brings a calm, measured and constructive approach, even in the toughest of moments. Simon has high emotional intelligence and is a trustworthy, loyal and hardworking member of the team, who is always willing to step up and help solve issues. I enjoyed working with Simon and would happily do so again.”

Natalie Taylor, Chief Growth Officer at Foundry4

I write an email newsletter

I write a newsletter for founders and CEOs called Build. It features insights, techniques & thinking for those navigating the ups-and-downs of the scaling journey and developing their own leadership.