The importance of a founder-CEO transition – the exit of the founder-CEO and the entry of their successor – cannot be overstated.
When done well, a successful founder-CEO transition is a real hallmark of an organisation’s maturity, stability, and fundability. Conversely, a poorly handled exit can have significant repercussions amongst staff, funders and stakeholders, and a detrimental impact on the organisation’s development.
Building on first-hand experience of our team and clients, Oxford HR’s Founder-CEO Transitions service provides a complete package of support to help organisations navigate this pivotal transition, providing transition planning and change management support in advance of the search for the successor CEO, a full executive search, and coaching for both the outgoing founder-CEO and their incoming successor.
First- hand knowledge of the sector, developed within it
The Founder-CEO Transitions service is delivered through diagnostic tools, participatory reviews, industry leading executive search systems, psychometric assessments and bespoke coaching. Through the process you will be supported by our in-house specialist consultants and organisational psychologists.
This comprehensive service brings together many aspects of Oxford HR’s Executive Search and Leadership & Change offerings to help our clients effectively plan for and navigate this important milestone.
Our Sector Specialisms
We support our clients across the breadth of the social and environmental impact sector.
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From appointing a change-maker in a hard-to-fill role and assessing the effectiveness of your Board, to coaching the new member of your senior leadership team, Oxford HR is expertly placed to deliver a range of leadership services to social and environmental impact organisations.