"The business world is recognizing that change sometimes requires non-traditional, interim leaders who can evaluate options and make decisions on behalf of the organization. These are the opportunities we can offer you and your organization as you implement change."

                                                                 - Ed Ryan

Ed Ryan

Ed Ryan, Vice President and Practice Director at Barry Persky and Company, has served as National Managing Director for Egon Zehnder's Executive Interim Management search practice headquartered in New York City. In addition, he held the position of Vice president, Client Services for Imcor, an Interim management firm located in Stamford, CT. Ed managed searches within several industries for clients including Bayer Corporation, Reed Elsevier, Colgate-Palmolive, Accuspace. McCown & DeLeeuw, and Allied Signal.

Prior to his career in executive search, Ed held a series of increasingly responsible sales, marketing, and general management positions with IBM, Procter & Gamble, and Dun & Bradstreet.

Ed graduated from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

Management On Demand™

World class expertise on a short-term basis leading to long-term solutions and long-term benefits

Management On Demand is a highly effective tool for organizations looking to implement change - and a much more efficient and cost effective approach than employing consultants who may be strong in strategy development but weak in execution and implementation. As an interim management solution, Management On Demand can combine the strategic with the tactical to satisfy a business' unique requirements and achieve optimal results.

Interim managers have specific assignment targets and objectives and are directly responsible and accountable to achieve them. They are selected for their interim management assignments based on the specific knowledge and information skills, competencies and experience required.

Typical Management On Demand assignments have to do with the management of change and transition and include:

  • Covering the loss of a senior executive, giving an organization the opportunity to use interim management as a way to restructure and refocus before reappointing a permanent replacement.
  • Project-managing the integration of knowledge and information teams after a merger or acquisition.
  • Injecting world-class knowledge and information expertise to start up a new business unit in the fastest, most efficient time.
  • Providing experienced support for restructuring or developing new knowledge, information, records or content management strategy.
  • Providing crisis management, executing turnarounds, and managing business closures.
  • Standing-in for a senior manager or executive while they are away from their position for a period of weeks or even months.

The Interim Manager is an individual who is:

  • Successful and highly experienced in an industry sector and markets served.
  • An implementer with a 'hands on' approach.
  • Ready to roll from Day One.
  • Impartial, objective and apolitical.
  • An excellent communicator experienced in working well at all levels.
  • Confident, professional, and self motivated.
  • Capable of implementing change and managing transition at senior levels.

Interim management professionals are highly focused on meeting their objectives and aren't distracted by the challenges of managing their own careers. They bring energy and drive to their assignments and, though on a temporary basis, deliver significant results.