New CEO of Recently-Acquired Company, Top 5 Areas to Focus On

top-5-wordsAs the new CEO of a recently-acquired company, here are the top five areas to focus on very rapidly.

Having been in that situation myself, I offer the following from experience (not that I got them all right, though). These tend to happen simultaneously.

  • Understand your corporate governance structure
  • Embrace your mandate
  • Build your team
  • Don’t let your businesses get off track
  • Measure key performance items.

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Victor Serra

Victor Serra  has served as a C-level executive for 18 years in consumer goods and retail at Sara Lee, Walmart, Natuzzi and Carlyle portfolio company Scalina. He’s conducted business in over 20 countries and lived in six, and holds an MBA from UCLA with extensions at Harvard and Chicago Booth.

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