You are running a company or department, and one of your key executives left you on short notice? You unexpectedly have to let someone go, and the new hire is only available in a few weeks?
Hire me as an interim executive director, or IED!
I can come in and temporarily fill a specific role within your organization.
Interim assignments usually last between 2 weeks to 9 months.
I have experience in managing marketing-service companies (agencies, content-creation studios, production houses, ..), online/mobile firms (online-to-offline, B2B, B2B2C, B2C, ..), and traditional service firms.
Typically, I approach interim roles in the following way:
When starting a company from scratch, with zero customers, without any industry experience, in a foreign country you don’t speak the language, the number of things you have to learn and do is simply put, intense. The learning curve could not be steeper. In situations like this, you learn the fastest, because you have no other choice. In the past 20 years, I was fortunate enough to be exposed to hundreds of learning opportunities, I was facing the most challenging and weirdest situations.
All of the above shaped me becoming the manager I am. Read below what people I worked with are saying about me.
"Lorenz has put together a great operation in Rimagine, meticulous and customer service oriented in every way. He has a calm and cool demeanor while still being very personable and fun to work with. We frequently demand rush turn on photos and still get great service and quality. Lorenz management and leadership skills have left their fingerprint on the organization."
A. B. Landis (former client)
Entrepreneur & Global market
"Lorenz was a great mentor during my two-year stint at Rimagine. He's an incredibly hard-working, flexible, open-minded and empathetic boss. I learned an incredible amount from him in terms of carrying a business in a local Chinese market, being acquired by a bigger company and how to manage a team. I truly enjoyed working with and for Lorenz and hope the opportunity will cross again when we collaborate on something!"
Renee Chen (former colleague)
Creator, Writer & Editor at IdleState.co
"Working with Lorenz is both enjoyable and effective: He has a very clear artistic vision, yet at the same time allows other creatives to contribute a nd do what they do best: come up with creative ideas. Rimagine is the best photographic studio I've found in Shanghai and I look forward to working together in the future."
Jonny Weston (former partner)
Design thinker + practitioner
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