Innovative Paradigms has extensive experience in providing temporary management to nonprofit and public transportation organizations. Temporary or interim management requires a unique skill set. An interim chief executive must be able to quickly assess and understand an organization’s financial situation, staff issues, governance structure, and potential crisis points in order to provide effective immediate leadership. This skill set has been demonstrated routinely by Innovative Paradigms. Similarly, the ability to form and operate a completely new organization from its inception is a related area of expertise. Temporary assignments typically range from 6 to 12 months and include full executive leadership authority. Such assignments routinely conclude with the recruitment and selection of a permanent chief executive with the extensive assistance of Innovative Paradigms.
Through its history, the division and its CEO, Phil McGuire, have served as interim CEO for the following organizations:
- Valley Transportation Services (VTrans), Upland, CA: Twelve month engagement 2011; served as CEO; established new mobility management agency.
- Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA), Bishop, CA: Twelve month assignment to serve as chief executive of newly created Joint Powers transit authority involving two counties and two cities.
- Gold Country Telecare, Grass Valley, CA: Served as interim chief executive of nonprofit operating agency during a crisis situation relating to leadership.
- South County Transit, Galt, CA: Served as interim chief executive during leadership crisis.
- Senior Services of Snohomish County, WA: Served as Director of Transportation Department for nine months; restructured a department in crisis.
- City of Elk Grove, CA: In 2004 served as City Transit Director to create new city-operated transit system.