Service Area: Human Capital
Client Type: PE Firm
Service Provider Type: Interim CEO
Industry: Distribution – Aerospace
A PE firm was in urgent need of an interim CEO for its portfolio company in the industrial distribution space, specializing in aerospace. The incoming CEO needed to replace the outgoing general manager immediately upon deal signing, ensuring business continuity.
The key challenge was to identify a leader with experience in industrial or chemical distribution who could manage a delicate transitional phase. The interim CEO required a blend of hands-on operational skills and high emotional intelligence to maintain business operations and guide the team through significant changes.
BluWave connected the PE firm with three seasoned interim CEOs who all had extensive experience in PE-backed industrial distribution businesses. The selected leader was adept in stepping into lean, family-run businesses, capable of navigating delicate situations while keeping operations running smoothly.
The interim CEO maintained supplier relations and customer expectations for 24-hour shipments. Their experience and soft touch were instrumental in winning the trust of the existing team and ensuring a seamless transition, keeping the business on track during this critical period.
He is great. I would work with him again in a heartbeat and gladly recommend him as a top-notch professional. Very responsive. Found the right person for us. Great experience.-Managing Partner at PE Firm