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Interim CHRO Critically HR Department During A Merger


An interim CHRO was needed during a multi-business merger

A principal at a middle market PE firm came to us with a vital need for an interim CHRO for their new global consulting platform that was a merger of 3 companies. The platform was closing in 3 to 5 days, our client needed the interim CHRO as soon as possible. They needed an individual to lead the merging of the new platform’s three HR departments into one. The key swimlanes included:

  • Advising on future state systems
  • Developing an end-to-end solution for a comprehensive compensation and benefits plan for 100+ employees
  • Organizing their Human Resources Information System selection process
  • Migrating off their professional employer organizations

We quickly collected the specific requirements for the interim chief revenue officer from our client

Leveraging our founder’s 20 years in private equity, we have extensive frameworks for assessing PE-grade interim chief human resources officer needs. BluWave utilizes technology, data, and human ingenuity to pre-map, assess, monitor, and maintain deep pools of experienced HR leaders that uniquely meet the private equity standard. We interviewed the PE firm to understand their specific key criteria. After that, we connected the client with the select pre-vetted interim CHRO candidates from our invitation-only Intelligent Network that fit their exact needs.

Interim CHRO hired to lead the talent portion of the merger

24 hours after our initial scoping call, we introduced the PE firm and portfolio company to two PE-grade HR executive candidates. Both of the candidates had relevant functional, geographical, and middle market PE firm experience. After meeting with each of the candidates, our client selected their ideal choice. The interim executive was onboarded within the needed timeframe and successfully managed all HR aspects of the merger.

BluWave is here to help

We have a deep bench of PE-grade, pre-vetted interim CHROs that match your exact needs. Not sure if using an interim CHRO is right for your business? Check out our blog post highlighting some of our most common use cases for this critical resource. If you have an immediate need to hire an interim CHRO, let us know and we’ll connect you with the perfect resource for your needs.

“Thanks to our deep bench of PE-grade interim CHROs, we sourced and connected the PE firm with exact-fit niche candidates, backed with combined decades of experience across industries.”

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