Fractional and Interim Executive Search
Fractional and Interim Executive Search

Fractional and Interim Executive Search

Flex Exec: Your Marketplace for Fractional and Interim Leadership

Pender & Howe Executive Search is proud to introduce Flex Exec, a specialized marketplace designed to connect businesses with top-tier fractional and interim leadership talent. With our global reach extending across 40+ countries and a rich history in executive search, we bring unmatched expertise and insight into the evolving needs of dynamic organizations.

Understanding Fractional and Interim Leadership 

Fractional and Interim roles are strategic solutions to critical leadership needs.  Fractional executives provide ongoing strategic leadership in a part-time or limited capacity, ideal for organizations that require experienced leadership but are not ready for a full-time position. Interim executives, on the other hand, are typically engaged on a short-term basis to manage transitions, fill temporary gaps, or lead specific projects. They offer immediate expertise and guidance without the long-term commitment of a full-time hire.

The Need for Flex Exec 

In today’s fast-paced business environment, organizations frequently encounter situations requiring immediate and experienced leadership. Traditional hiring processes are often too slow or rigid to address these urgent needs effectively. Flex Exec was conceived to fill this gap, offering a swift and flexible solution to connect businesses with the right leadership talent at the right time.

Common Use Cases

  • Project Management and Implementation: Interim leaders excel in managing time-sensitive projects, ensuring goals are met efficiently.
  • Strategic Leadership During Transition: Companies undergoing mergers, acquisitions, or other significant changes benefit from the stability and expertise of interim executives.
  • Specialized Skill Sets on Demand: Fractional executives provide specialized skills and leadership for strategic initiatives without the overhead of a full-time executive.

Why Choose Flex Exec?

  • Rapid Response: Access to a curated pool of leaders ready to step in and make an immediate impact.
  • Flexibility: Tailored solutions that fit the unique needs and budget of your organization, whether for short-term projects or ongoing strategic guidance.
  • Proven Expertise: Backed by Pender & Howe’s extensive experience and rigorous selection process, ensuring quality and fit.


Flex Exec, powered by Pender & Howe Executive Search, is your trusted partner in navigating leadership challenges with agility and expertise. Whether you need an interim executive to steer through a transition or a fractional leader to drive strategic initiatives, Flex Exec offers a seamless and effective solution to meet your needs.

Fractional Hiring

Fractional work typically refers to hiring an individual or a team on a part-time basis to fulfill specific roles within an organization with no commitment. 

This can be short-term, project-based work (1-20 hours per week ongoing) or simply a one-off small project.

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Interim Hiring

Interim work generally refers to temporary employment or staffing solutions to fill a gap in an organization's workforce for a specific period (3 - 12 months is the common timeframe).

This could involve hiring an interim manager or executive to temporarily lead a department or project while a permanent replacement is found or during a period of transition.

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