Tech Transformation through Leadership

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Client: Private equity-backed education technology company.
Services: Talent assessment.

The Challenge

As the enterprise software market rapidly evolves to the software-as-a-service model, our client, led by a new CEO, accelerated its path to transforming to this new delivery model in the education sector. One of the CEO’s first priorities was to put in place a high performing management team responsible for leading the company’s transformation, which impacted every part of the organization. As the company prepares for new investors, the successful transformation will be key to executing against the company’s long-term strategy and delivering the highest possible valuation.

Our Solution

  • Conducted developmental talent assessments of the entire management team including the CEO, CFO, Chief Customer Officer and CHRO.
  • Crafted targeted development plans for each management team member designed to accelerate their ability to deliver the company’s key strategic priorities.
  • Identified executive coaching opportunities for key enterprise talent for the management team and below to continue building the company’s leadership bench strength.
  • Advised CEO and CHRO on the management team’s development priorities and changes required.

The Results

Leveraging key learnings into next C-suite hires and improved team functioning. Specific leader upgrades and placements made. The talent assessment work has resulted in a higher-performing management team better prepared to lead the company’s transformation to a software-as-a-service provider. Taking a more customer-centric approach in a traditionally slow-moving sector, the management team has accelerated its pace of change, which was required to propel its competitive position in the marketplace. The company outperformed growth expectations in the first year following leadership assessments and upgrades.