Unprecedented change creates demand for a new type of IT executive – Harvey Nash launches Interim Management IT division

January 2, 2012

At a time when organisations are facing unprecedented strategic challenges as the pace of technological change forces management to re-evaluate traditional business models, Harvey Nash IT Interim Management has been established to provide hands-on support through highly experienced executives. 

London, 2nd February 2012 – Harvey Nash, the global professional recruitment and IT outsourcing provider, today announces the launch of a new service recruiting senior technology executives for periods of critical business change.
The new division provides CIOs, programme managers and senior level executives for fixed periods between six and twelve months, for assignments such as:
  • Managing restructuring within the IT function and beyond
  • turning around failing projects
  • filling a ‘gap’ in key management 
  • delivering business benefits from outsourcing IT 
  • njecting new technology or cutting edge skills.
Unlike longer term employees, interim managers bring many years of specialist expertise and intense focus on delivering an immediate positive impact on the organisation. Typically leading a change programme for a fixed term, without adding to the organisation’s ongoing permanent headcount. 
The unique Harvey Nash interim consultancy model provides clients with strategic advisory support and periodic transparent performance reviews to measure the positive return on investment.
James Hallahan, COO of Harvey Nash’s UK recruitment division, said: “A recent Harvey Nash Group survey reported that 87% of executives were experiencing change at unprecedented levels. Capitalising on this change is increasingly becoming a priority for CEOs and CIOs alike and we are delighted to be launching a service specifically that will help our clients at such a strategic level.”
Albert Ellis, CEO Harvey Nash Group, said: “An enormous amount of experience and talent in the market is currently not fully utilised. In my experience senior interim managers fill a widening skills gap and can provide unique value to organisations undergoing change as a result of digital and mobile convergence in their markets. 
This new service builds on our existing expertise in general executive management as well as over twenty years of specialist interim business experience through our market leading consultancy, Impact Executives.”
About Harvey Nash
Harvey Nash, a global professional recruitment consultancy and IT outsourcing service provider, is committed to delivering the very best talent and IT solutions to a broad base of international clients. The Group is a trusted advisor to some of the world’s leading business, governments and institutions. Operating from 40 offices covering the USA, Europe and Asia, its talented professionals pursue the highest levels of integrity and quality in providing a unique portfolio of services: executive search, interim management, IT and finance recruitment and IT outsourcing.
About IT Interim Management
Harvey Nash’s IT Interim Management division specialises in the recruitment of highly experienced technology executives for immediate hands-on support for short periods; typically from three to nine months. Companies trust us to deliver senior level talent to help them through periods of major change such as: restructuring, loss of a senior executive or project turnaround.