EPOCH Founder Interviewed on Total Picture Radio
<strong>Boston — Oct. 3</strong><br />Movie stars always have employed talent agents to help develop their careers. Having knowledge of their client’s goals and aspirations, the best are well-positioned to find their perfect roles, and companies such as Creative Artist Agency and William Morris are in the top tier. <br /><br />Why shouldn’t highly accomplished executives have a “William Morris” to help direct and accelerate their “next starring roles?”<br /><br />That is the inspiration behind a new interim executive engagement consultancy called<br />EPOCH. Linda N. Stewart, founder, CEO and president, was interviewed<br />for a Career Transition edition of the popular Internet radio show, Total Picture Radio.<br /><br />On the show, Stewart, a former senior executive at Veritude and Fidelity, told Peter Clayton how EPOCH was conceived.<br /><br />“Those free agents author Dan Pink writes about have moved from the big screen to the ballpark to the boardroom, and that’s where we come in,” she said. “Businesses are feeling the effects of retiring baby boomers, loss of skilled executive talent and ever-tightening cost controls. Our interim C-level executives are able to do far more than just to fill an executive gap, they have leadership, formidable skills and experience to handle important initiatives that don’t ever seem to get enough priority in today’s high-pressure business environment.”<br /><br />EPOCH’s launch of its executive matchmaking services coincides with a time at which<br />top-level executives willing to take full-time roles are becoming more scarce while their<br />desire to work in new, more flexible ways is growing.<br /><br />With 78 million baby boomers in the U.S., (the number swells to 100 million by 2010),<br />Clayton asked Stewart if EPOCH is specifically geared to representing executives in the boomer demographic.<br /><br />“We’re looking for people who have minimum 20 years' senior experience in the business world,” she responded.<br /><br />If you do the math, some Gen Xers could qualify, but the bar is set very high — EPOCH does a very thorough job of background checking and verification of all the candidates it represents.