References

Interim CEO boosted company

18/11/2019
When Geir Andersen needed relief in the day-to-day management of the company he founded, his choice fell on Interimleder AS. - After about two weeks, we had a new CEO in place. Since then, he has professionalized the company and given us a real boost, says the satisfied entrepreneur, who has now sold the company to a bigger group.

In this senior management team, two out of six are interim managers

04/09/2019
In Fazer Food Services’ Norwegian senior management team, two out of six are interim managers. – It provides us with flexibility in a demanding transition phase, says CEO Per Christensen. He leads the newly acquired company that is awaiting competition approval.

Without a CFO when the market exploded

18/02/2019
As one of the pioneers within maritime SO2-cleaning systems, Clean Marine had for many years, waited for a new “International Maritime Organisation (IMO) emissions regulation” directive, which would demand ships to limit their sulphur oxide emissions. In 2016 the market was informed that the regulations would take effect from 2020, but the market did not react until spring 2018. Then it exploded!

He builds a Barco Fredrikstad for the future

03/10/2018
After a long career with management and missions in about every region of the world, Lars Lemhag considered retirement. But the longing of a day filled with people and business was just too strong. Last autumn he took on the job leading Barco Fredrikstad through a demanding reorganisation process.

Wallmans Salonger Oslo: The Show Must Go On!

03/10/2018
The talkshow host David Letterman once said,” There’s no business like show business, but there are several businesses like accounting”. However showbiz also needs accountants – and when the new CEO in Wallmans Salonger in Oslo, Cecilie Trøan Kjelsaas, needed to establish an efficient and experienced accounting function quickly, interim management was the only real alternative.

VITA beauty and wellbeing chain: the right stock at the right time - with the right expertise

12/02/2018
3500 item lines. 220 shops having the optimal assortment on the shelves, and products on campaign. This defines VITA´s transformation concerning stock inventory and supply chain management. A complicated puzzle, whereby an interim leader with expertise in Supply Chain Management is an important and strategic piece of the puzzle.

Nobody will be left waiting at the bus stop

28/08/2017
Ole S. Edvardsen likes to be a manager, and best thing about the job of interim manager is the people. During his management of OmniService AS, managers and employees will help ensure that the buses will be operational as agreed.

Needed - a manager who can set the standard

28/08/2017
Lemminkäinen Norge is one of the country's leading suppliers of asphalt, crushed stone, gravel and civil engineering services. When managing director Jan Øyri needed to find a manager to improve the profitability of one of the company's departments, he definitely looked for someone who had "turned stones" before - but he was not fussed about knowledge of the industry.

Interim management at ABAX: Fasten your seatbelt!

21/02/2017
ABAX is a growth company that operates at an extremely high speed and, apparently, has its own success-oriented GPS to navigate businesses. But even in a distinctly digital company like ABAX, the most important components of all are analogue: the people who work there.

Growing construction company brings in interim project manager

22/03/2016
Construction company Brunbjørn has grown rapidly since its inception just three years ago. From NOK 5.7 million in its first year of operations to NOK 50 million in 2015. When the company experienced an immediate need to increase its project management capacity, interim management was a natural choice.

Had no time to wait for the recruitment process

15/02/2016
When Wenaas Workwear AS needed a new senior controller, CFO Christian Otterbech couldn’t wait for a months-long recruitment process. He found the candidate he needed in a couple of weeks, via InterimLeder.

The interim manager turned red figures black and became CEO

15/02/2016
When the management of Selecta hired in Lars Furu as interim manager, his task was to change the company’s financial situation. Nine months later, a great deal has already been done, and Furu is now permanently employed as CEO of the company, which is one of Europe’s leaders in coffee solutions.

Fast-growing tech company bought time with interim manager

21/12/2015
NEO Monitors is an exciting Norwegian technology company that supplies laser-based gas and dust monitors to large industrial companies. Under the leadership of Ketil Gorm Paulsen, the company has seen a growth in turnover from NOK 70 million to NOK 140 million in the past five years, with a growth of 30% in 2014. In order to ensure quality in a high growth phase, they hired an interim manager.

Aiming to be Europe’s biggest with the aid of an interim manager

07/12/2015
The CEO of Oslofjord Convention Center, Stian Fuglset, has some big, hairy audacious goals for the company. This conference hotel is to become the biggest in Europe and sales are to more than double. To formulate the strategy, he brought in an interim manager. And it proved to be a profitable investment.

Interim management left Caverion wanting more

28/08/2015
Caverion had no tradition of using interim management but when the need for a temporary manager arose, the CEO, Knut Gaaserud, decided to give it a try. The experience was positive for the company and they are now considering hiring more interim managers.

Exciting technology company hires interim Sales Director

23/06/2015
Hiddn is an exciting Norwegian technology company specialising in mobile device encryption. When the company's CEO, Gudmundur Einarsson, wanted to accelerate sales the choice was to go for an Interim Manager.

Interim management can provide SMBs with huge benefits

18/05/2015
The new CEO of Widerøe, Stein Nilsen, has managed some of Norway's largest organisations. He believes that small and medium-sized companies have few good interim management alternatives available when they require an experienced manager at short notice.

Interim management - the only option for Mesta

05/01/2015
When Mesta experienced an urgent need to fill its CFO role, interim management was the only option they considered, explains Economy and Finance Director Kristian E. Just (left).

Uncommon technological expertise delivered in just a few days

24/09/2014
What do you do when a manager with unusual specialist expertise hands in his notice just before the summer holidays? One of the Board members of Polarn O. Pyret Norge resorted to what he believed was the best tool for dealing with emergency situations, in other words, interim management. So not only did he manage to save the holidays, he also saved the company's operations.  

Hired in an interim CFO to gain control of the economy

23/06/2014
SF Kino is a company that is in the news. Recently, Ivar Halstvedt, the company’s CEO launched plans to build Oslo's largest cinema complex with its own IMAX auditorium. But mergers and acquisitions make their demands, and having used consultants without any particular success, he hired in an interim manager.

HR ordeal on Svalbard when three key people resigned at the same time

09/05/2014
Being responsible for ensuring that the new Lunckefjell mine on Svalbard is ready for operation in March 2015 means being capable of handling numerous challenges. But what do you do when three of the most important people in the project resign, all at the same time?

Enhance the sales culture by using interim management

17/03/2014
When the consultancy Steenberg & Plahte AS wanted to build a stronger sales culture without hiring a permanent salesperson, they chose to use interim management. "It is without doubt the most flexible alternative to permanent employment or consultancy," says partner and co-owner Erik Steenberg.

Things happen quickly when there is an urgent need for management

17/03/2014
"You cannot brood if you want to succeed as an interim manager," says Liv Hukset Wang. On the Friday before Christmas she turned up for an interview at 9 o'clock in the morning. Eight hours later she had been appointed interim manager at Human-Etisk Forbund (the Norwegian Humanist Association). Things move quickly on both sides of the table when there is an urgent need for management.

When key personnel suddenly disappear

31/01/2014
As the HR director of EMEA in the French industrial group Alstom, Hedda Fjeld Ferrington has a wide range of responsibilities. When two key people left the HR department at the same time in August 2012, the solution was interim management.

- How soon would an interim manager be able to start?

08/11/2013
This is a question we are often asked. The answer is: "Sooner than you think!" Someone who recently had the chance to experience this is the CEO of IV Group, Arnaud Houllemare.

Oras enhances the management of major projects using interim managers

25/09/2013
As Senior Vice President of Human Resources at the construction company Oras AS, Sigurd Gangnæs is responsible for 900 employees in Norway. In an industry characterised by time pressure there is added security in having interim management as one of the options in the HR toolbox.

Interim management solved the bank's management needs

06/08/2013
When the bank's IT director went on long-term sick leave, the recently employed Chief Legal Officer Eivind Sverdrup had to quickly consider the options.

Confessions of an interim manager

06/08/2013
It was a beautiful spring day in 2011 when Gisle Bakken received an exciting telephone call from a large Chinese telecommunications company that required his help. This would turn out to be the start of an interim management existence which gave him a taste for more.

Maintain momentum with an interim manager

08/06/2013
When the company needs an experienced and skilled "doer" who can start immediately, the CEO of Elite Foto, Helge Lindalen, is certain of the solution.

- The exciting part happens before ordinary operations begin

08/06/2013
Aksel Kverneland has found his career path as an interim manager. After twelve years he can look back on sixteen completed assignments. The majority of his time is currently spent on capacity expansions at Q-Meieriene.

Client case study: Trenor Dører AS

07/03/2013
When the board of directors of Trenor Dører AS required a new assistant general manager, they got in touch with InterimLeder AS and were quickly joined by the interim manager Jan Samuelsson (pictured). He soon took over as the CEO and did an incredible job before moving on to the next assignment. Read board member Frithjof Plahte's testimonial here.