Shadow CEO® & Consulting

Shadow CEO & Consulting

In his Shadow CEO role, Dennis literally steps in side-by-side with a CEO and helps them navigate through whatever circumstances and situations they need to deal with on a day-to-day basis, that the CEO has never experienced before in their career. Most company leaders in their first, second or even third CEO role will encounter circumstances that they have not experienced before. Unless they have a very deep management team, and perhaps a highly qualified board of directors, they will not have someone they can immediately turn to for advice and counsel. This is the role that Dennis has pioneered – Shadow CEO. In a somewhat less active capacity, Dennis may simply mentor and consult with company owners and senior executives. Frequently he serves this function with entrepreneurs and company leaders who are forming and running early-stage high technology companies. When Dennis is involved in a mentoring or consulting relationship he will sometimes consider accepting a seat on the Board of Directors. In fact, often he will be asked to form the Board by recruiting additional preeminent directors from the business and technology communities who can add substantial value. Dennis will usually guide the company in the formation of appropriate corporate infrastructure and the relationships necessary to launch and build a successful technology business. He assists in arranging for necessary facilities and physical/IT infrastructure, and is especially noted for his ability to help in recruiting additional needed high-quality executive team members. Dennis will guide and assist the company with raising additional capital at the appropriate time, and from appropriate sources – venture capital firms, angel investors, strategic partners, etc.
Shadow CEO vs Mentorship & Coaching