Our Services

FAQs

1. What is "interim management"?

  • Hanquoc Emb helps companies move through periods of significant change with the help of interim managers that can address and solve specific client issues. As experts in Accelerated Change Leadership, we provide clients with experienced, senior and mid-level managers on short notice to carry out time-intensive assignments in a wide range of industries.
  • The concept of interim executive management has deep roots in Europe, where labor laws complicate questions of hiring and firing. But it is increasingly popular among U.S. companies looking to supplement their internal bench strength during management transitions or bring in managers on an as-needed basis with specialized knowledge, such as Sarbanes-Oxley, supply chain management, distressed asset sales, or post-merger integration.

2. What functions and titles do you fill?

  • We work at the C-suite level, senior department level, and mid-level managment positions.

3. Do you replace the management team?

  • No. We integrate into the existing management team to address financial or operating issues that can't be solved with internal assets and can't wait for the permanent solution to arrive with the new manager six or nine months down the road.

4. What is Accelerated Change Leadership?

  • "Overkill" solutions for pressing corporate issues such as Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, post-merger integrations, divestitures, restructurings, etc.
  • A team-based approach for rapid response and resolution.
  • Hands-on problem solving combined with confidentiality and low-profile style.

5. How is what you do different from traditional recruiting?

  • We do not provide candidates for permanent employment, nor are we associated with an executive recruiter or outplacement organization.
  • Hanquoc Emb Managers, who perform the on-site element of client assignments, are drawn from our exclusive network of management veterans who have delivered tangible results, both in previous Fortune 500 operating jobs and in other accelerated change leadership assignments for Hanquoc Emb.

6. Do you compete with management consultants?

  • We don't. Hanquoc Emb helps companies address short-term problems - or opportunities - that require immediate access to seasoned corporate managers with the ability to develop and implement sound business solutions. While we often work alongside strategy consultants, Hanquoc Emb provides operators, not consultants.

7. Do you supply workout specialists?

  • Our assignments often involve clients with financial and operating issues, and many end with the sale or other disposal of assets.
  • However, we don't typically approach assignments with the assumption that a large-scale replacement of managers or reduction in workforce is needed to "fix" the problem.

8. Isn't it always better to have an insider, even on a temporary basis, carrying out key management roles?

  • Interim solutions work best when there is a real problem that cannot be solved with internal assets and cannot wait for the permanent solution to arrive with the new manager six or nine months down the road.

9. What kind of companies do you work with?

  • We work with public and private companies, private equity sponsors, and non-U.S. companies with U.S. operations. Our industry experience covers a wide range of manufacturing and service clients of all sizes.

10. How long is a typical assignment?

  • Assignments can be as short as three months and as long as 18 months.