Accelerate growth, expand business model to include B2C: First-time CEO (external hire) in firsttime PE portfolio context, leading inherited team with mixed performance. Two months into job, largest corporate client canceled contract.
Provided one-to-one mentoring for CEO, thinking through business model shift and the leadership roles required to drive that change. Helped CEO navigate revenue crisis calmly, thinking through the right acquisitions for the top team and creating more valuable board meetings.
"I found my mentor very practical, with deep executive experience coupled with a great approach to problem solving. The mentoring process has helped me to achieve greater clarity, has challenged my thinking and broadened Merryck & Co Ltd my views in many areas."