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Permanent Employment Is Toast with Steve Ely

  • Mon, September 08, 2008
  • 9:45 AM - 11:29 AM
  • 40Plus Dupont Circle Office

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Monday Morning Speaker:  Steve Ely

Permanent Employment Is Toast

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Executive Interim Management is a thriving industry in the EU, UK, and APAC. In the U.S., top executive talent is becoming increasingly dear as supply contracts.

Simultaneously, employment tenures for executives have shortened, and executive hiring and job hunting cycles have lengthened. A recent study put average CFO tenure at 28 months.

Are we moving towards a U.S. employment market in which all operating executives are de facto interims? If so, what opportunities does this trend imply?

The discussion will include an overview of the U.S. market for executive interim management, examine the industry’s future prospects, and explore the factors underpinning success in serving as an interim.

Topics to be covered include:

What is an interim executive?

Where do interims fit in the overall U.S. executive labor market?

Why do companies hire interims?

Interim Executive v. Permanent Hire – The case to employers.

Employers’ resistance to interims – fact or fiction?

Critical Success Factors in client engagement

Consulting v. Interim Management – what’s the difference?

Interim opportunities in small caps and family-owned businesses

What it takes – Working as an Executive Interim


The discussion will be led by Steve Ely, founder of Equity Corps, a start-up MANAGEMENT ON DEMAND firm. Prior to Equity Corps, serving as an independent interim executive, Steve led turn-arounds, expansions, and critical projects on behalf of challenged small-cap companies.

Previously, Steve helped turn-around portfolio companies for private equity groups including Bain Capital, Sun Capital & Hoak Capital.

Steve began his career in sales in the commercial printing industry in Washington, DC, where he served 10+ years . Steve holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and an A.B. in Economics from Bard College. Steve is a DC native and proud father of two sons.

About Equity Corps Equity Corps is a team of Operating Executives who deploy very quickly to serve ON DEMAND as Presidents, C(x)Os, and Sales Leaders. With records of success in the Fortune 500, private equity portfolio companies, and family owned businesses, Equity Corps Operating Executives are prepared to help small and mid-cap companies bridge leadership transitions, build sustainable growth and restore performance.

“’s a great concept and may be a fit for where I am in my career.” John Ticer Technology CEO
“Thanks for a magnificent session last night.” Michael Cohen President, IMC National Capital
“...a compelling argument for Management On Demand.” Ed McCulloch CEO, Daedulus Health
“Thanks for the presentation. It was very well put together...” Thomas A. Sloma-Williams Publisher, Quality Magazine

Permanent Employment is Toast! A LIVELY DISCUSSION OF CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES IN EXECUTIVE INTERIM MANAGEMENT SEPTEMBER 8, 2008 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1718 P Street, NW FOR PRESIDENTS, CxOS & SALES LEADERS INTERESTED IN The U.S. Executive Shortage Interim Compensation Case Studies/Results Getting Gigs & More

Plan to join us after the meeting for networking.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby Brookings Institution.

Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.
40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

near the DuPont Circle Metro, use the South exit

Directions to 40Plus

40Plus of Greater Washington
Empowering Experienced Professionals
 for Successful Career Transitions

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

40Plus of Greater Washington
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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