Executive Succession: IEWC / Mid-Cap Company Case Study

Executive Summary

chessboardThis case details a proactive, thoughtful and successful approach taken by a growing, mid-cap supply chain company to manage the succession of a long-tenured CEO and his mature senior leadership team to a next generation of ready, capable and energized leaders. Recognizing the company needed to evolve and pursue new leadership, the CEO and Board set out to define the company’s future needs in a holistic way. It wanted to ensure the next CEO and senior leadership served the aspirations of the company in a changing world, while preserving the company’s unique and differentiated values and culture. The entire life-cycle, journey and learnings of the talent management and succession process will be detailed for the benefit of other companies who might be setting out on a similar path.