I work as an interim COO with founders and CEOs.
The Chief Operating Officer role is like glue for the organisation. It holds everything together, providing organisational cadence, relentlessly executing a business plan and holding leadership teams to account.
An interim COO like me might be what you need if:
- You need experienced operational leadership in a crisis
- You’re struggling with increasingly complexity in your business
- You’re in constant firefighting mode in your scale-up business
- You’re recruiting for a CEO or COO 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 COO, 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 COO
I work with businesses that have achieved enough product-market fit and are funded to scale. 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 COO
I work hands-on as your interim Chief Operating Officer for a fixed term engagement.
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 Operating Officer or other senior executive role.
“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