Hit and Run

Thompson, John A.
March 2000
Financial Executive;Mar/Apr2000, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p22
Academic Journal
The article reports on the hiring of interim executives during merger and acquisition deals. Interim executives can impart the merged firm with immediate knowledge of their acquirer. These executives are also able to take from each company their best practices and merge them together into a single, more effective structure. Recruiting for this position focuses on executives with the specific skills needed for what the merging companies require because the position is only temporary. Also, hiring on overqualified executives is a benefit.


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