Alan Horn Former CEO of The Interim Management Group joins Russam GMS
Alan Horn Former CEO of The Interim Management Group joins Russam GMS to develop Entrepreneur Practice
Alan Horn, former CEO of The Interim Management Group (consisting of Albemarle, Walker-Cox and Armadillo in the UK and Management Angels in Germany) is joining Russam GMS, the award-winning Interim Management Provider, to play a key role in the development of the companys Entrepreneur practice.
Alans extensive CEO level experience in the Interim Management industry and in Private Equity will be used to expand Russam Ventures by introducing Interim Managers to Private Equity, Banks and other stakeholders for Transformation, Restructuring and Turnaround assignments. Alan will place these executives into some of the UKs largest multinational companies to undertake specific projects, as well as teams of experienced Interims into organisations in need of substantial and rapid transformation.
Russam GMS Chairman, Charles Russam, says, We are delighted Alan will be working with us to develop our Entrepreneur business. I have known him for many years as a highly respected and formidable competitor. We share similar values and a commitment to developing long term relationships with clients and candidates.
In the coming months, we anticipate a greater number of private equity, venture capital houses and banks will turn to the Interim Management Provider community to find creative solutions to the growth challenges confronting their portfolio businesses. Alans experience in the private equity market will prove invaluable as we seek to place more Interims in needy but growing businesses that have significant levels of equity or debt from private equity houses or banks. With his proven business development experience, industry knowledge and contacts, we are confident we will achieve our business goals, he added.
Over the past fifteen years, Horn turned Albemarle into the largest Interim Management Provider in the UK. During this time, he jointly established the Interim Management Association with Russam GMS in 1987 and he has also been extensively involved with the REC, primarily in legal and lobbying activities.
Alan Horn comments, Unlike some other providers, Russam GMS offers a broad range of specialist resourcing services for businesses and I am excited about our new working partnership. The company has recently launched some innovative services for clients, including the RGMS Business Mentor, which offers CEOs of 10-50m companies the opportunity to hire experienced Interims to work with them as critical friends, providing strategic business advice, coaching them through specific business challenges and even undertake CEO-level projects.
Delivering serious and sustainable change in a business might often be about quick fixes or conventional turnaround, but offering the progressive CEO this new and much-needed option will, I am certain, prove to be a compelling board level human capital offering in the demanding months ahead.