Progress-EXS Interim Executive Management: Performance Boost on tap

products-servicesProgress Executive Services (Progress-EXS)
April 6th 2020

Progress-EXS has developed an Interim Executive Management service for pharma and life sciences companies whose boards need a temporary boost.

The service attaches temporary senior staff to executive management teams to help organizations respond to internal growth, temporary vacancies, or need to implement an urgent business plan.

Experienced specialists

Progress-EXS has deep knowledge and engagement with the pharma and life sciences sectors and knows this world in all its complexities. All Interim Executive Management specialists have a proven track record and demonstrable leadership skills, highly motivated to engage with client organizations to drive them to the next level.

These people are used to taking on interim management positions within client companies to bring in-depth specialist knowledge and experience to bear on such operational aspects as production, QC or logistics, or to support specialized environments such as engineering, R&D, or QA.

Progress-EXS people

Progress-EXS was founded in 2018 as a fully-owned subsidiary of Progress Project Management and Engineering (Project-PME) with a mission to work at the strategic level of the pharma and life sciences industries.

Progress-EXS is led by Progress-PME founder Paul Linssen as Managing Director, with specific management provided by Operational Director Thijs Veerman, Sales Director Alwin Voetman and Senior Project Management Consultant Inés Rodriguez Alvares.

The company can also call on a wide network of consultants and senior interim executives possessing deep experience of board-level management in life sciences and pharma/biotech. These consultants can provide specialized advice and services in such areas as production, quality and business development and management of projects, processes and programs.


Progress-EXS can strengthen interim executive management by calling on resources from sister business areas:

  • Business Development: acting as a representative in the Netherlands for partnering, networking, etc.
  • Management Consultancy: Assistance in improving the output performance of the organization by identifying and analyzing current organizational and operational issues and defining improvement plans, with implementation assistance where needed.
  • Quickscans: identifying and bridging critical gaps in product development strategy and ways to speed time to market.

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