Past Projects K'G'J' INTERIM

Interim Manager and Managing Director for Finance, Legal, HR and Facility Management (CFO) for one of Germany’s largest manufacturers of concrete pre-fabricated garages and specialist for building semi-detached and terraced houses, 600 employees, 100 mil. € turnover, subsidiary of an international construction company.

  • Successful turnaround of the company by disinvestment strategy of all loss making divisions, cost cutting program and HC reduction without employee strike rights
  • Restructuring the remaining core business Garage by combining production facilities, implementing IT strategy for logistics and sales and rebuilding the sales channel
  • Ensuring financial support by the current banking consortium for the next 2 years and establishing new banking facilities
  • Building up a new finance department and establishing a Management Information System

Interim Manager for Finance (CFO) for Europe’s largest and most diversified specialist train leasing company providing in excess of 2.1. billion € in new rolling stock to both public and private operators in a dozen countries across Continental Europe with offices in Antwerp, Cologne, Luxembourg and Madrid with a fleet of 400 locomotives and 300 passenger trains, 70 employees.

  • Built up the Finance- and IT department after spin-off from London-based company in Cologne, Antwerp and Luxemburg
  • Built up a new Controlling department and introduced a Management Information System
  • Supported M&A Activities

Interim Manager Finance for Manufacturer of Locomotives with focus on service, maintenance and repair for national and international clients, 55 employees

  • Establishment of a restructuring and reorganization program (new sales strategy, close down facility)
  • Negotiations with IG Metall and works council about implementation of cost cutting program (reduce HR costs)
  • Negotiations with commercial banks, credit insurance companies and suppliers to support company' new focus
  • Support M&A process

Interim Manager for Legal Affairs, reporting directly to the CRO, CFO and Head of Legal Department, for a leading international manufacturer of engineered wood, surface finished products and laminate flooring (5,200 employees, 18 plants in North America, Western and Eastern Europe)

  • Structuring and supporting a financial restructuring program (haircut, bridge financing, capital cut, capital increase, waiver of debt against equity-swap) from the legal and equity capital market side in close cooperation with international law firms to avoid insolvency
  • Establishment and lead management of the Due Diligence for the financial restructuring program (Haircut and Bridge Financing)
  • Avoid insolvency of parent company and group members by providing close legal and financial support

Interim Manager and Coach for Head of Finance of a Gas Storage Cavern Company, Joint Venture of an international  Energy Consortium

  • Budget- and Business Planning; short-, mid- and longterm
  • Structuring and Build Up of the Finance Department (Start up phase) 

Interim Manager: Head of Finance and Law, Member of Board of Directors, Germany for international property developer with subsidiaries in Germany, Spain, Portugal and Indonesia

  • Ensuring all project finance loans (about 300 M €), by acquiring new banks and freezing credit default swaps (despite banking crisis)
  • Ensuring financing for the main company project (volume 50 M€) by restructuring and negotiating a joint venture as a win-win situation for all involved parties

Head of Finance, HR, Administration and Law for global firm active in the field of technical documentation with 11 national and 4 international subsidiaries

  • Decision-making ability of the company restored by successful buyback of shares for the managing partner of a private equity company
  • Tax-optimized structuring of the group to avoid burden on company profits (purchased a SPV, established profit & loss transfer agreement)

Decision Support Manager/ Head of Finance and Legal of the German subsidiary Consulting company, active worldwide with focus on process optimization, management consulting and growth strategies

  • Successful monitoring of the sale of the Company (MBO) from an institutional investor in the U.S. (Novell) to a financial investor in the UK by working closely with the Holding Company’s headquarter in Paris and London, taking into account 4 different accounting rules (US-GAAP, UK GAAP, IFRS and German GAAP)
  • Risk reduction through securing and extension of Sarbanes Oxley Rules (SOX)

Chief Operating Officer and Turnaround Manager (Finance, Law and Administration) for International Conference Organizer

  • Conducting international negotiations and steering interaction between public sector and private companies as well as negotiating sponsorship contracts
  • Business Development activities such as repositioning of the client, development of new business areas, creation of new conference topics

Consulting project: Capital Markets Expert for Biotech Companies

  • Successful Shadow management for the managing partners and their lawyers on the sale of shares

Consulting project: Capital Markets Expert in the Life Science Sector

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