There can be a variety of causes, but from time to time some companies find themselves without a CEO. Of course, this is not a job search you want to rush either. By hiring an interim CEO you allow more time to find the right candidate and at the same time keep your business going. An interim CEO will help retain key employees during what can be a difficult time. They can also give the board more insight into how the company is actually functioning. Randy Smith is a former CEO (of three different corporations) and can help you through this difficult time.