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we combine consulting methodology with senior experts experience for sustainable results.

Seestatt Consulting & Interim Management AG Goes CYLAD Experts

Seestatt Consulting & Interim Management AG, the leading Swiss Senior Expert Organisation, joined forces with CYLAD Consulting - the leading French/German independent Management and Strategy Consulting Group. Seestatt Consulting & Interim Management AG acts as of September 1st, 2020, under the name of CYLAD Experts and will be part of the global CYLAD Consulting network with locations in Paris, Toulouse, Hamburg, Pfäffikon/Zürich, Melbourne, Montreal. CYLAD Experts will continue to offer the same high quality expertise and more unique services.

CYLAD Consulting advises both major industrial enterprises and SMEs in their growth, transformation and performance improvement. The majority of CYLAD Consulting's team has a top tier consulting background. CYLAD Consulting manages complex industrial projects, the firm's DNA is naturally structured to tackle projects using a cross-functional approach, breaking down silos and addressing many levels of complexity.

CYLAD Experts will combine the consulting methodology with senior expert experiences for sustainable results in consulting and interim management. CYLAD Experts understand the challenges coming from INNOVATION, CHANGE, GROWTH, PERFORMANCE and DIGITAL BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION. CYLAD Experts' new location is at Zentrum Staldenbach 5, 8808 Pfäffikon.

What we do differently

Problem solving from professional consultants

Majority of our team has a top tier consulting background

Implementation starts at concept phase

We keep in mind what your organization can realistically manage and achieve

Senior Experts with multiyear line management experience

We have run businesses ourselves as managers and entrepreneurs

Cross-functional thinking is part of our DNA

Managing programs is our origin - we think & work cross-functional to unlock full potential of your team

Focus on Innovation, Growth, Performance, Change & Digital Transformation

We support you in all dimensions to build your agile High Performance Organisation

Business sense and operational know-how

We link top-management's business judgement with operational performance

Our profile

CYLAD Consulting & CYLAD Experts combine an experienced team and an international track record …

40

Senior Experts

with multiyear line management experience

90

professional Consultants

with proven track record

5

Analysts

for Big Data & Artificial Intelligence applications

6

offices

in Zurich (Pfäffikon SZ), Hamburg, Paris, Toulouse, Melbourne and Montreal

4

continents

where we lead operations: In Europe, North America, Africa and Asia-Pacific

>15

nationalities

in the CYLAD team

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We combine the know-how and experience of more than 30 experts for fast, measurable results.

Industries

WE ARE FAMILIAR WITH YOUR INDUSTRY - AND BRING IN THE BEST PRACTICES FROM OTHER INDUSTRIES

Our clients are looking out for experts, which know about the problem sets of your industry. We provide you with just that and make also sure that the teams are composed of people that bring you best practices from other business areas. Whether industry, trade or health care: the challenges are often similar. Extend your horizon with CYLAD Experts and benefit from “out-of-the-box“ ideas together with creative solution strategies from other business areas.

Banking & Insurance

Media

IT and Telecom

Retail

Public administration

Energy

Medtech

Health care

Industry

Construction

Transportation

Logistics

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Customer testimonials

Digital Business Transformation at Rieter
« The SeestattExpert Niklaus Blaser has made very important contributions to the conception and implementation of Rieter's digitization strategy. With his experience, he brought in valuable knowledge and thus significantly advanced the digital transformation at Rieter. Due to the performance shown, we can recommend Mr. Blaser unreservedly for leading the Digital Business Transformation. »

Dr. Norbert Klapper

CEO Rieter Group

Counteracting a decline in Group profit
« SeestattExperts has contributed significantly to the formulation and implementation of new processes and organizational structure, integrating the views and experience of many managers within our complex global organization. »

Erwin Locher

Board of Directors, Coltene Holding AG & A. I. CEO during the project

Design of a wordless organization in Medtech
« The Executive Board, the management team and myself appreciated the approach and the collegial involvement of all those involved in these difficult process and organisational changes. »

Jean-Claude Beney

CEO Ferton group

Efficient sales processes and development of growth potential
« Together with the Inficon sales team, the marketing and sales process was redesigned and a systematic methodology for exploiting growth potential was introduced. The contribution to success went beyond methodology and project management. »

Dr. Urs Wächtli

President Vacuum Control, Inficon

Efficient production processes through optimal structures
« Due to the professionalism of their work and their ability to respond to the specific needs of local. ch, the external consultants gained a great deal of trust from all parties involved, which contributed significantly to the success of this project. »

Dr. Guido Kaufmann

CIO, local.ch AG

Reflecting the trend of digitalization in the organization
« The methodological competence and professionalism of the consultants was crucial for the success of this project, which is important for local. ch, from the initial process review and organizational design to implementation support. »

Eduard Bähler

CEO, Swisscom Directories AG

Business plan for B2C startup in healthcare
« We particularly appreciate the way in which we conduct conversations and the qualities of moderating conflicts and identifying and making aware of the weaknesses and strengths of a business plan. SeestattExperts was able to bring in excellent experience from other projects in the start-up and healthcare sector. »

Matthew Robin

CE, ELSA-Mifroma Group at Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund

Professionnel integration of two corporate divisions
« In addition to the hard factors, the soft factors were skillfully taken into account. The quantitative targets were achieved and the ability to deliver was ensured throughout the entire implementation. »

Bruno Müller

CEO, MüllerMartini

Professional, continuous support of a global acquisition
« SeestattExperts has consistently supported us, from the evaluation of the project to the proposal phase, from the proposal to the board of directors to the successful GoLive. Throughout the stop and go transaction process, we have always been able to rely on the flexible support of SeestattExperts. »

Bruno Müller

CEO, Swisscom Directories AG

Increase in efficiency, effectiveness and transparency
« SeestattExperts, as coach and method supplier, has accompanied the process from the idea to its implementation and has made a significant contribution to the success of this extremely demanding task in terms of content and culture. »

Raymond Cron

COO, Orascom Development Holding AG

Professional transformation with outsourcing and relocation
« The team of company employees led by SeestattExperts was widely accepted internally. In the implementation, the sleeves were rolled up straightforwardly, the ambitious timeframe was adhered to and the quantitative targets were achieved. »

DR. Werner Karlen

CEO Fr.Sauter AG

Development and training of product group strategies
« With great commitment in a difficult environment, SeestattExperts have built up this topic from the ground up and consolidated it sustainably in our Group. In this way, SBB has not only laid the long-term basis for more professional purchasing and considerable savings, but has already implemented them in the short term. »

Vincenzo Trazzera

Head of Product Group Management, Group Purchasing SBB AG

Within 18 months real Growth and tangible Change realized
« During the 18 months period of Interim Management SeestattExperts has achieved a consistently remarkable double-digit growth within the responsible segment, has been exemplifying and handing over customer focused processes as well as mentalities and laid the foundation for a solid, profitable new business unit ‘Consumer Health’. »

Andreas Schönenberger

Group CEO, SIGVARIS Management AG

Profitable despite the Euro crisis
« Through the efficient and excellent preparation of the profitability analysis, the workshops and the documents for the Board of Directors, SeestattExperts has helped us to react in the shortest possible time to the elimination of the euro minimum exchange rate and to defuse the situation. »

Michael Thüler

CEO, stürmsfs AG

Development of a High Performance Sales Organization
« The profound reorientation of the sales process in the direction of profitability management was transparent and comprehensible for all parties involved, and the project was a complete success. »

Dr. Torsten Wintergerste

Vice President MTT, Head EMIRA, Sulzer Chemtech AG

Efficiency increase through process-oriented organization
« The methodological competence and professionalism of SeestattExperts brought us forward quickly and enabled us to implement the project in a structured and successful manner despite the sporty schedule! »

Richard Seebacher

CEO, Transpetrol GmbH

Moderation of the strategy process
« SeestattExperts moderated our strategy workshops. In this sensitive process, they succeeded in creating the “sense of urgency“ and prioritizing concrete measures within the team that are supported by all parties involved. »

René Bühler

Business Line Manager Optics & Electronics General Manager, Umicore Thin Film Products AG, Balzers

Strategic reorientation of our medical technology business
« The management team and I appreciated the collegial approach, open communication and access to potential new customers through the SeestattExperts network in the medical technology industry. »

Erik Roßmeißl

Board of Directors WITTENSTEIN

Systematic exploitation of group-wide potentials
« In the definition of the implementation plans, SeestattExperts ensured by professional tenacity that the right levers were addressed concretely, effectively and bindingly. In addition, this project has brought our divisions closer together and we have reached a new level of cooperationt. »

Peter Gerstmann

CEO Zeppelin GmbH

Change management and reorganization of purchasing division
« By verifying the findings in workshops, working closely with the project team and involving all workstreams and stakeholders, as well as planning change measures in cooperation with the employees, methodological and emotional aspects could be ideally combined. »

Beatrice Grünwald

Chief Purchasing Officer (CPO), Charles Vögele AG

Our experience team

Our experienced team of experts will help you and your business to succeed

Marcel Altherr

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • IT and Telecom
  • Trade
  • Industry
  • Health care
  • Public administration and financial services

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Marcel Altherr is an expert in change management projects in the IT sector, for digital strategies, complex and innovative software projects and for management of large IT project portfolios. His work is coined by the image of bridge-building between technology and general management helping to achieve strategic company objectives in a direct and sustainable way. Marcel Altherr supports companies from developing innovative ideas up to their realization, he assumes leadership for turnarounds of IT projects and follows companies in their implementation of agile methods , structures and modern innovation processes. He supports companies by heading strategic IT projects, acts as interim manager in IT organizations or as a coach and group leader of workshops. He speaks German and English.

EXPERIENCE

25 years experience as a technology manager plus years of experience in multinational companies, as CIO, Head Innovation manager and Co-founder of several start-ups as well as lecturer of various universities.

DEGREES

Dipl. math., MTE IMD Lausanne.

Paul Bannister

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Banks
  • Insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Technology

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Paul Bannister is an expert in strategy, growth and transformation. He accompanies clients from inception through implementation to the successful completion of complex projects. He has solid experience in strategy, innovative business models, marketing topics, digitalisation and collaboration schemes. In this, he frequently operates as a bridge builder between various different units. He speaks German and English.

EXPERIENCE

5 years of experience as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. and Kunz & Partner. Line management experience as a manager in corporate development and as a strategic project manager with two health insurance companies. Many years of experience in the management of strategic initiatives with Credit Suisse and UBS.

DEGREES

Dipl. Lm.-Ing. from ETH Zürich (Swiss Institute of Technology, Zurich)

Christoph Biedermann

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Industrial applications for machine and plant construction
  • Automotive supplier
  • Medical technology
  • Chemical science and renewable energies

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Christoph Biedermann specialises in sustainable value enhancement projects for small and medium-sized businesses and groups for which he develops innovative strategies and pragmatic solution approaches as the basis for operational excellence. In this, he focusses on the entire value added chain. Delivery and results are important to him. He is an expert in change management and internationalisation and also a specialist in succession management. Furthermore, he is willing to roll up his shirt sleeves and apply his many years of experience in industry and leadership in the service of a short-term commitment. He speaks German and English.

EXPERIENCE

More than 20 years of executive activity in the industrial and chemical sectors, both in international groups and medium-sized enterprises, in market-listed or owner-managed companies, as a group management member or as CEO, four years as a corporate consultant with McKinsey & Company, various administration mandates.

DEGREES

Dipl. El.-Ing. from ETH Zürich (Swiss Institute of Technology, Zurich), MBA from Insead, Fontainebleau, France (Graduate Business School)

Niklaus Blaser

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • High-Tech
  • Software, IT/Telco
  • Industry
  • Textile
  • Defence

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Niklaus Blaser is an expert in design and implementation of strategies, digital business transformations, change processes, crises management, in business development and business planning, with organizations and processes. His current focus is on leading digital business transformation, Industry 4.0 and digital strategies. He accompanies complex, international strategy-, innovation-, M&A- and change projects. As interim manager he acts in line- and turn-around management functions. As a coach he supports start-ups as well as family businesses and coaches PMI processes. He speaks German, English and French.

EXPERIENCE

Leading digital business transformation at Rieter Machine Works Ltd., several change leadership mandates with RUAG, nine years of strategy, M&A and business planning experience as VP at Swisscom. Managing a turnaround as head of a service unit at Swisscom. International management experience in interdisciplinary high-tech fields as global engineering director working for DeLaRue Ltd. and Talaris Ltd. in London, product innovation at Ascom and Ericsson. He successfully evaluated and established software-nearshoring partnerships in Eastern Europe. He also coached PMI transitions as an advisor, acted as board member of a start-up company and as trustee of an educational organization.

DEGREES

EMBA at IMD Lausanne, El. Engineer FH; VR-CAS HSG (Certified Director for Board Effectiveness), CAS Innovation Management, CAS Global Certified Negotiator HSG, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (FH Burgdorf), Certificates in “Leading Digital Business Transformation”, “Digital Strategy”, “Digital Analytics” and “Digital Execution” from IMD Lausanne, Artificial Intelligence Diploma from MIT Sloan, Training in Systemic Principles.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • IT and Telecom
  • Trade
  • Industry
  • Health care
  • Public administration and financial services

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Marcel Altherr is an expert in change management projects in the IT sector, for digital strategies, complex and innovative software projects and for management of large IT project portfolios. His work is coined by the image of bridge-building between technology and general management helping to achieve strategic company objectives in a direct and sustainable way. Marcel Altherr supports companies from developing innovative ideas up to their realization, he assumes leadership for turnarounds of IT projects and follows companies in their implementation of agile methods , structures and modern innovation processes. He supports companies by heading strategic IT projects, acts as interim manager in IT organizations or as a coach and group leader of workshops. He speaks German and English.

EXPERIENCE

25 years experience as a technology manager plus years of experience in multinational companies, as CIO, Head Innovation manager and Co-founder of several start-ups as well as lecturer of various universities.

DEGREES

Dipl. math., MTE IMD Lausanne.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Banks
  • Insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Technology

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Paul Bannister is an expert in strategy, growth and transformation. He accompanies clients from inception through implementation to the successful completion of complex projects. He has solid experience in strategy, innovative business models, marketing topics, digitalisation and collaboration schemes. In this, he frequently operates as a bridge builder between various different units. He speaks German and English.

EXPERIENCE

5 years of experience as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. and Kunz & Partner. Line management experience as a manager in corporate development and as a strategic project manager with two health insurance companies. Many years of experience in the management of strategic initiatives with Credit Suisse and UBS.

DEGREES

Dipl. Lm.-Ing. from ETH Zürich (Swiss Institute of Technology, Zurich)

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Industrial applications for machine and plant construction
  • Automotive supplier
  • Medical technology
  • Chemical science and renewable energies

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Christoph Biedermann specialises in sustainable value enhancement projects for small and medium-sized businesses and groups for which he develops innovative strategies and pragmatic solution approaches as the basis for operational excellence. In this, he focusses on the entire value added chain. Delivery and results are important to him. He is an expert in change management and internationalisation and also a specialist in succession management. Furthermore, he is willing to roll up his shirt sleeves and apply his many years of experience in industry and leadership in the service of a short-term commitment. He speaks German and English.

EXPERIENCE

More than 20 years of executive activity in the industrial and chemical sectors, both in international groups and medium-sized enterprises, in market-listed or owner-managed companies, as a group management member or as CEO, four years as a corporate consultant with McKinsey & Company, various administration mandates.

DEGREES

Dipl. El.-Ing. from ETH Zürich (Swiss Institute of Technology, Zurich), MBA from Insead, Fontainebleau, France (Graduate Business School)

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • High-Tech
  • Software, IT/Telco
  • Industry
  • Textile
  • Defence

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Niklaus Blaser is an expert in design and implementation of strategies, digital business transformations, change processes, crises management, in business development and business planning, with organizations and processes. His current focus is on leading digital business transformation, Industry 4.0 and digital strategies. He accompanies complex, international strategy-, innovation-, M&A- and change projects. As interim manager he acts in line- and turn-around management functions. As a coach he supports start-ups as well as family businesses and coaches PMI processes. He speaks German, English and French.

EXPERIENCE

Leading digital business transformation at Rieter Machine Works Ltd., several change leadership mandates with RUAG, nine years of strategy, M&A and business planning experience as VP at Swisscom. Managing a turnaround as head of a service unit at Swisscom. International management experience in interdisciplinary high-tech fields as global engineering director working for DeLaRue Ltd. and Talaris Ltd. in London, product innovation at Ascom and Ericsson. He successfully evaluated and established software-nearshoring partnerships in Eastern Europe. He also coached PMI transitions as an advisor, acted as board member of a start-up company and as trustee of an educational organization.

DEGREES

EMBA at IMD Lausanne, El. Engineer FH; VR-CAS HSG (Certified Director for Board Effectiveness), CAS Innovation Management, CAS Global Certified Negotiator HSG, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (FH Burgdorf), Certificates in “Leading Digital Business Transformation”, “Digital Strategy”, “Digital Analytics” and “Digital Execution” from IMD Lausanne, Artificial Intelligence Diploma from MIT Sloan, Training in Systemic Principles.

Carsten Bremer

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Building Materials and Machine Construction,
  • Automotive and Construction
  • Glass Manufacturing

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Carsten Bremer is a pragmatic general manager with an international track record of building, leading and transforming industrial business units, and an entrepreneurial engineer with proven successes of increasing industrial performance. He has broad industrial and technical expertise and excels at managing and reducing complexity in production, logistics, quality and technology. He speaks German, English as well as French and is an innovative leader who initiates and leads changes in an international environment.

EXPERIENCE

Carsten Bremer has more than 25 years of industrial and international experience in the building materials and machine construction industries: COO Saint Gobain Building Glass Germany, CEO Saint Gobain Building Glass Switzerland, Global Investment Director and CTO Saint Gobain Building Glass. He has led successful product developments and construction of several production locations in the USA, China, India and Poland.

DEGREES

Dipl.-Ing. Maschinenbau (Aachen); Executive MBA (St. Gallen)

Jürg Brönnimann

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Industry
  • Transportation
  • ICT
  • Media

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Juerg Broennimann is an expert in IT service management and processes. He is leading performance improvement, organisational development and digital transformation initiatives. He takes over the lead of project and line management mandates. He speaks German, English and French.

EXPERIENCE

Track record as CEO of an IT System Integrator, head of IT Services Operations, Business Unit Manager and responsible for digitizing aeronautical data, 9 years of management consulting experience at KPMG & JBC. Certified IT Service Manager (exin).

DEGREES

Strathclyde MBA, Bachelor in Business Administration FH

Frank Marcel Dietrich

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Industrial applications in mechanical and plant engineering, international trade in the industrial sector, metal working and contract manufacturing, construction, electrical and automation engineering.

CORE COMPETENCIES

A highly motivated, analytical and results-oriented manager and leader with a sustainable track record. His strengths lie in the strategic reorientation of companies, operational business development, development of strategies to increase performance and profitability, turnarounds and crisis management as well as mergers and acquisitions. He applies his entrepreneurial expertise as an interim manager, from project manager to C-level. With a lot of passion and his ability to quickly inspire and motivate people, his ambition is to significantly and sustainably improve companies and organisations. As a native German speaker, he also speaks excellent English.

EXPERIENCE

20 years of operational and strategic experience; started as a designing engineer in mechanical engineering (HES GmbH), product application engineer and project manager for prototype construction in sealing technology (Angst & Pfister) up to managing director (AVOS Equipment AG) as well as founder, CEO and COB of the own group of companies, SIGEMA GROUP, in mechanical engineering, automation & control technology and contract manufacturing through milling technology.

DEGREES

Executive MBA, University of St. Gallen; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; professional training as a designing engineer in the field of mechanical and plant engineering.

Arturo J. Egli

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Industrial processes
  • Machine manufacturing
  • Industrial plant engineering and construction
  • Measurement technics
  • Energy supply

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Arturo J. Egli has visionary, holistic, interdisciplinary and connected thinking and is known for his entrepreneurial actions. He has several years of experience in management of complex and interdisciplinary projects, general management, product management, reorganizations, outsourcing, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, change management. He is very well connected in the power industry. His languages are D, E, F, I, Sp.

EXPERIENCE

CEO for over 10 years in 3 companies and over 18 board mandates. Many years of international experience in energy policies, power generation, process engineering, marketing and sales. Committee work (ASME, VSE, Swissgrid etc.).

DEGREES

MSc in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the Notre Dame University and ETH, Advanced and Executive Management Development Programs, London Business School.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Building Materials and Machine Construction,
  • Automotive and Construction
  • Glass Manufacturing

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Carsten Bremer is a pragmatic general manager with an international track record of building, leading and transforming industrial business units, and an entrepreneurial engineer with proven successes of increasing industrial performance. He has broad industrial and technical expertise and excels at managing and reducing complexity in production, logistics, quality and technology. He speaks German, English as well as French and is an innovative leader who initiates and leads changes in an international environment.

EXPERIENCE

Carsten Bremer has more than 25 years of industrial and international experience in the building materials and machine construction industries: COO Saint Gobain Building Glass Germany, CEO Saint Gobain Building Glass Switzerland, Global Investment Director and CTO Saint Gobain Building Glass. He has led successful product developments and construction of several production locations in the USA, China, India and Poland.

DEGREES

Dipl.-Ing. Maschinenbau (Aachen); Executive MBA (St. Gallen)

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Industry
  • Transportation
  • ICT
  • Media

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Juerg Broennimann is an expert in IT service management and processes. He is leading performance improvement, organisational development and digital transformation initiatives. He takes over the lead of project and line management mandates. He speaks German, English and French.

EXPERIENCE

Track record as CEO of an IT System Integrator, head of IT Services Operations, Business Unit Manager and responsible for digitizing aeronautical data, 9 years of management consulting experience at KPMG & JBC. Certified IT Service Manager (exin).

DEGREES

Strathclyde MBA, Bachelor in Business Administration FH

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Industrial applications in mechanical and plant engineering, international trade in the industrial sector, metal working and contract manufacturing, construction, electrical and automation engineering.

CORE COMPETENCIES

A highly motivated, analytical and results-oriented manager and leader with a sustainable track record. His strengths lie in the strategic reorientation of companies, operational business development, development of strategies to increase performance and profitability, turnarounds and crisis management as well as mergers and acquisitions. He applies his entrepreneurial expertise as an interim manager, from project manager to C-level. With a lot of passion and his ability to quickly inspire and motivate people, his ambition is to significantly and sustainably improve companies and organisations. As a native German speaker, he also speaks excellent English.

EXPERIENCE

20 years of operational and strategic experience; started as a designing engineer in mechanical engineering (HES GmbH), product application engineer and project manager for prototype construction in sealing technology (Angst & Pfister) up to managing director (AVOS Equipment AG) as well as founder, CEO and COB of the own group of companies, SIGEMA GROUP, in mechanical engineering, automation & control technology and contract manufacturing through milling technology.

DEGREES

Executive MBA, University of St. Gallen; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; professional training as a designing engineer in the field of mechanical and plant engineering.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Industrial processes
  • Machine manufacturing
  • Industrial plant engineering and construction
  • Measurement technics
  • Energy supply

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Arturo J. Egli has visionary, holistic, interdisciplinary and connected thinking and is known for his entrepreneurial actions. He has several years of experience in management of complex and interdisciplinary projects, general management, product management, reorganizations, outsourcing, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, change management. He is very well connected in the power industry. His languages are D, E, F, I, Sp.

EXPERIENCE

CEO for over 10 years in 3 companies and over 18 board mandates. Many years of international experience in energy policies, power generation, process engineering, marketing and sales. Committee work (ASME, VSE, Swissgrid etc.).

DEGREES

MSc in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the Notre Dame University and ETH, Advanced and Executive Management Development Programs, London Business School.

Daniel Frutig

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Industrial: Manufacturing, Building supply
  • Life Science: Medtech / Healthcare
  • Support Services,
  • Proptech

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Daniel Frutig is an expert for international business development, transformations, cost reductions, carve-outs and spin-offs. Leadership, corporate governance and people development are his core competencies striving to increase corporate value, creating and securing industrial jobs. He speaks German, English and French.

EXPERIENCE

Daniel Frutig is successful Swiss manager and entrepreneur. Longstanding international line experiences as CEO and Member of the Board of Directors. He is experienced in developing and implementing growth strategies, innovations, digital business models, product development, production/supply chain management, sales as well as customer services. 15 years of consulting and corporate services (Sulzer, Accenture), 15 years of industry experience as CEO/MD (Swisscom, Compass Group, Arbonia, Medela). Several board memberships.

DEGREES

Dipl. Ing, Executive MBA HSG, Insead IDP-C

Dr. Andrea Gelli

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Industry Automation
  • Traffic Management
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • IT and Telecommunication

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Dr. El. Ing. Andrea Gelli is an expert in project management, in application development, in the design of IT-organizations, processes and Q-systems. He is specialized on the conduct of complex ICT projects, reorganization of projects and change projects as well as cost estimation, appraisals, planning and reviewing of IT projects. He speaks German, English, French and Italian.

EXPERIENCE

Line experience as business unit head, project management at Atraxis, head of application engineering at Helsana, 10 years of consulting work at ELCA and QSM, honorary president of the oratory choir Zürich.

DEGREES

Electrical engineer graduate for systems und computer science, dissertation on robotics, Graduation as Dr. El. Ing. Several management programs at the IMD Lausanne.

Axel Gerock

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Automotive and Automotive Supply (OEM, Tier 1 & 2)
  • Mechanical Engineering including suppliers
  • Measuring Equipment and Device Construction

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Axel Gerock is an expert in restructuring (Strategic New Orientation, Turn-around, Business Fix etc.) as well as in change management in the areas of quality (reorganization, new alignment), nationally and internationally, as well as in conception and implementation. As an educated generalist he takes on Interim Management responsibilities in companies (business management and general management). He is fluent in German, English, French and Italian and has conversational skills in Spanish and Dutch.

EXPERIENCE

Technical Sales Management/General Management in the automotive supply industry Supplier TCG Herrmann GmbH (Germany) and TCG group (8 plants in 5 countries). More than 6 years in Consulting (Steinbeis Transfer-center turn-around/financing and Axel Gerock Consulting). Worked many years within the SME/family business sector, Private Equity companies and accompanied many start-up operations. Did Pro bono work at the IHA (economic minded youth) and in general sport.

DEGREES

Banking Clerk, Diploma in Business Administration VWA, Studies in Production Technology (Pre-diploma) at the Aalen University, Process Audit VDA 6.3, Quality Field Engineer VDA 19.1 Inspector for Technical Cleanliness.

Dr. Bruno Glaus

SECTOR FOCUS

  • Industry
  • Services
  • Transportation
  • Health Care
  • ICT & Media

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Dr. Bruno Glaus has expertise in strategy and performance consulting, business process reengineering, high performance business design and sales & marketing management. He coaches complex strategy- and reorganization projects and innovation-management initiatives. He is fluent in German, English und French.

EXPERIENCE

Line management experience as Director of Marketing, Business-Unit Manager and Country Manager at Hilti. 22 Years of consulting experience at McKinsey&Co, HPO and SeestattExperts. He has several board assignments in large and start-up companies. He engages as volunteer in social community projects.

EDUCATION

Dr. oec. HSG

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Industrial: Manufacturing, Building supply
  • Life Science: Medtech / Healthcare
  • Support Services,
  • Proptech

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Daniel Frutig is an expert for international business development, transformations, cost reductions, carve-outs and spin-offs. Leadership, corporate governance and people development are his core competencies striving to increase corporate value, creating and securing industrial jobs. He speaks German, English and French.

EXPERIENCE

Daniel Frutig is successful Swiss manager and entrepreneur. Longstanding international line experiences as CEO and Member of the Board of Directors. He is experienced in developing and implementing growth strategies, innovations, digital business models, product development, production/supply chain management, sales as well as customer services. 15 years of consulting and corporate services (Sulzer, Accenture), 15 years of industry experience as CEO/MD (Swisscom, Compass Group, Arbonia, Medela). Several board memberships.

DEGREES

Dipl. Ing, Executive MBA HSG, Insead IDP-C

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Industry Automation
  • Traffic Management
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • IT and Telecommunication

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Dr. El. Ing. Andrea Gelli is an expert in project management, in application development, in the design of IT-organizations, processes and Q-systems. He is specialized on the conduct of complex ICT projects, reorganization of projects and change projects as well as cost estimation, appraisals, planning and reviewing of IT projects. He speaks German, English, French and Italian.

EXPERIENCE

Line experience as business unit head, project management at Atraxis, head of application engineering at Helsana, 10 years of consulting work at ELCA and QSM, honorary president of the oratory choir Zürich.

DEGREES

Electrical engineer graduate for systems und computer science, dissertation on robotics, Graduation as Dr. El. Ing. Several management programs at the IMD Lausanne.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Automotive and Automotive Supply (OEM, Tier 1 & 2)
  • Mechanical Engineering including suppliers
  • Measuring Equipment and Device Construction

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Axel Gerock is an expert in restructuring (Strategic New Orientation, Turn-around, Business Fix etc.) as well as in change management in the areas of quality (reorganization, new alignment), nationally and internationally, as well as in conception and implementation. As an educated generalist he takes on Interim Management responsibilities in companies (business management and general management). He is fluent in German, English, French and Italian and has conversational skills in Spanish and Dutch.

EXPERIENCE

Technical Sales Management/General Management in the automotive supply industry Supplier TCG Herrmann GmbH (Germany) and TCG group (8 plants in 5 countries). More than 6 years in Consulting (Steinbeis Transfer-center turn-around/financing and Axel Gerock Consulting). Worked many years within the SME/family business sector, Private Equity companies and accompanied many start-up operations. Did Pro bono work at the IHA (economic minded youth) and in general sport.

DEGREES

Banking Clerk, Diploma in Business Administration VWA, Studies in Production Technology (Pre-diploma) at the Aalen University, Process Audit VDA 6.3, Quality Field Engineer VDA 19.1 Inspector for Technical Cleanliness.

SECTOR FOCUS

  • Industry
  • Services
  • Transportation
  • Health Care
  • ICT & Media

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Dr. Bruno Glaus has expertise in strategy and performance consulting, business process reengineering, high performance business design and sales & marketing management. He coaches complex strategy- and reorganization projects and innovation-management initiatives. He is fluent in German, English und French.

EXPERIENCE

Line management experience as Director of Marketing, Business-Unit Manager and Country Manager at Hilti. 22 Years of consulting experience at McKinsey&Co, HPO and SeestattExperts. He has several board assignments in large and start-up companies. He engages as volunteer in social community projects.

EDUCATION

Dr. oec. HSG

Jann Hatz

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Industry
  • Retail
  • Consumer goods
  • Services
  • Health care
  • Media

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Jann Hatz is an expert in strategy formulation and digitization. He has many years of experience in strategic marketing in both B2B and B2C. He is committed to developing people and organizations so that they can grow and realize their full potential. For this, he relies on his expertise in process optimization and organizational development. He speaks German, English, French and Italian.

EXPERIENCE

Jann Hatz has over 25 years of international management experience in both project management and executive functions. He was responsible for the global marketing of a medium-sized special machinery manufacturer, headed corporate development for the Migros Group, was in corporate development at Hilti and headed strategy projects at Andersen Consulting. For more than 25 years, he has been involved with digitization topics, both customer and market related as well as for internal company applications. He is a volunteer in supporting start-ups and in the social sector and serves as an officer in the Swiss Air Force.

DEGREES

MSc Electrical Engineering ETH Zurich and MBA INSEAD Fontainebleau.

Dr. Guido Kaufmann

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • IT & telecom
  • Retail
  • Media
  • Med tech
  • Industry
  • Transportation

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Dr. Guido Kaufmann is an expert on IT management and business-IT alignment. Specific focus areas of his work are IT strategy, architecture and governance; IT management in transformation & change situations; M&A (IT due diligences, post merger integrations, carve outs, …); IT-performance & efficiency programs; technology & innovation management; digital transformations; sourcing. He is fluent in German, English, French.

EXPERIENCE

More than 20 years of experience as CIO/Head of IT and member of executive management boards in large and medium sized enterprises, e.g. Swisscom Innovations/Directories, Swiss Railway, Hotelplan Group or Metall Zug Group. Beside his professional activities Guido Kaufmann is guest teacher at the universities of St. Gallen and Lucerne in IT management and digital transformation. He is also co-founder of two Internet Startups.

DEGREES

Dr. phil. nat. (Computer Science).

Dr. Reto G. Loepfe

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Investment goods
  • Semiconductor
  • Flat panel displays
  • Photovoltaics biotechnology
  • Clinical diagnostics
  • Medical devices and chemical analytics

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Dr. Reto G. Loepfe is a generalist with broad leadership experience in high-tech industries. His consulting focus is on growth strategies, business globalization and innovation. He brings a set of well-founded skills in the development of growth strategies, change management and building and leading project management offices. Dr. Loepfe works on conception level as well as on the implementation level. He speaks German and English and knows some basic Italian and French.

EXPERIENCE

More than 20 years of management experience in the areas of high-tech and life science equipment as CEO, business unit manager, executive vice president of marketing, product development, corporate quality management and as CIO. Pro bono work in the field of social, education and administration of municipalities.

DEGREES

Dr. sc. techn. ETH (Elektrotechnik); Executive MBA (HSG).

Dominik Marti

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • Industry and Services

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Dominik Marti has an extensive and broad experience in the elaboration of strategies as well as the design of organisations and processes. He has lead several projects with the top management of big Swiss companies, especially in business restructuring, creation of new business units or process improvement. Apart from his experiences in consultancy he has management experiences as CEO. He speaks German, English and French.

EXPERIENCE

Management experiences as CEO of two companies in construction industry and transportation. More than 5 years of management consulting experience in Swiss and French companies in telecommunication, production industry, banking and aviation.

DEGREES

M. Sc. ETH Zürich / Lausanne, specialty in production and business administration.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Industry
  • Retail
  • Consumer goods
  • Services
  • Health care
  • Media

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Jann Hatz is an expert in strategy formulation and digitization. He has many years of experience in strategic marketing in both B2B and B2C. He is committed to developing people and organizations so that they can grow and realize their full potential. For this, he relies on his expertise in process optimization and organizational development. He speaks German, English, French and Italian.

EXPERIENCE

Jann Hatz has over 25 years of international management experience in both project management and executive functions. He was responsible for the global marketing of a medium-sized special machinery manufacturer, headed corporate development for the Migros Group, was in corporate development at Hilti and headed strategy projects at Andersen Consulting. For more than 25 years, he has been involved with digitization topics, both customer and market related as well as for internal company applications. He is a volunteer in supporting start-ups and in the social sector and serves as an officer in the Swiss Air Force.

DEGREES

MSc Electrical Engineering ETH Zurich and MBA INSEAD Fontainebleau.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • IT & telecom
  • Retail
  • Media
  • Med tech
  • Industry
  • Transportation

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Dr. Guido Kaufmann is an expert on IT management and business-IT alignment. Specific focus areas of his work are IT strategy, architecture and governance; IT management in transformation & change situations; M&A (IT due diligences, post merger integrations, carve outs, …); IT-performance & efficiency programs; technology & innovation management; digital transformations; sourcing. He is fluent in German, English, French.

EXPERIENCE

More than 20 years of experience as CIO/Head of IT and member of executive management boards in large and medium sized enterprises, e.g. Swisscom Innovations/Directories, Swiss Railway, Hotelplan Group or Metall Zug Group. Beside his professional activities Guido Kaufmann is guest teacher at the universities of St. Gallen and Lucerne in IT management and digital transformation. He is also co-founder of two Internet Startups.

DEGREES

Dr. phil. nat. (Computer Science).

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Investment goods
  • Semiconductor
  • Flat panel displays
  • Photovoltaics biotechnology
  • Clinical diagnostics
  • Medical devices and chemical analytics

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Dr. Reto G. Loepfe is a generalist with broad leadership experience in high-tech industries. His consulting focus is on growth strategies, business globalization and innovation. He brings a set of well-founded skills in the development of growth strategies, change management and building and leading project management offices. Dr. Loepfe works on conception level as well as on the implementation level. He speaks German and English and knows some basic Italian and French.

EXPERIENCE

More than 20 years of management experience in the areas of high-tech and life science equipment as CEO, business unit manager, executive vice president of marketing, product development, corporate quality management and as CIO. Pro bono work in the field of social, education and administration of municipalities.

DEGREES

Dr. sc. techn. ETH (Elektrotechnik); Executive MBA (HSG).

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • Industry and Services

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Dominik Marti has an extensive and broad experience in the elaboration of strategies as well as the design of organisations and processes. He has lead several projects with the top management of big Swiss companies, especially in business restructuring, creation of new business units or process improvement. Apart from his experiences in consultancy he has management experiences as CEO. He speaks German, English and French.

EXPERIENCE

Management experiences as CEO of two companies in construction industry and transportation. More than 5 years of management consulting experience in Swiss and French companies in telecommunication, production industry, banking and aviation.

DEGREES

M. Sc. ETH Zürich / Lausanne, specialty in production and business administration.

Fridolin Michel

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Life Sciences

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Fridolin Michel has expertise in optimizing financial reporting, incorporation of business processes in accounting and introduction of internal control systems. He has hands-on experience in the integration of acquired organizations and in the implementation of expansion strategies, both by organic internal growth and external acquisition. He speaks German, English and French.

EXPERIENCE

5 years of financial auditing in Switzerland and the USA. Financial Controller in various European countries for a multinational Medical Diagnostics Company. 15 years of experience as CFO/Financial Director in Swiss companies and in US Organizations with European headquarters in Switzerland. Honorary engagement in sport and local politics.

DEGREES

Diploma in Business Management (lic.rer.pol), University of Fribourg; Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Markus Meili

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Retail
  • Consumer goods
  • Industry, int’l market research
  • Health care
  • Interior design/furniture and Internet Start up

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Markus Meili is expert for strategic marketing and sales as well as innovation management with the focus on profitable growth. In his career he successfully managed very difficult turn around situations. He is a solution oriented coach and motivator with very strong skills in negotiations. With his empathy and his social competences he is a very competent mediator resolving complex conflicts. He supports shareholders & management in mastering change and orchestrates succession planning in family enterprises. As a interim manager he takes over the responsibility for turn around and /or strategical new orientation of companies.

EXPERIENCE

More than 25 years of experience in the leadership of complex service and industrial companies. Successful turn arounds as well as development of new, internet based businesses.

DEGREES

OPM Harvard Business School, Betriebsökonom FH specialization in Marketing.

Tomasz Mlynarczyk

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Discreet and process manufacturing
  • Med-tech and life sciences
  • Healthcare, trade

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Tomasz Mlynarczyk is an expert in Value Chain Management, from strategy to operational implementation. His core areas are: Supply Chain Strategies and Operating Models, Collaboration Management, Planning and Controlling, Process and Performance Management, IT Systems and Digitalization. He speaks German, English and Polish.

EXPERIENCE

As former co-founder and partner of the consultancy company Inova Management he has profound experience in the realization of complex projects, transformation endeavours and ad-interim functions in national and international companies and corporations, with public and private ownership. He is lecturer and speaker at various educational institutions in Switzerland.

DEGREES

MSc Engineering and Industrial Management ETH Zürich.

Karin Peter Dietrich

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Banking and Services
  • Consumer- and Luxury Goods
  • Retail Trade and Shopping Centers

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Karin Peter Dietrich is an expert in elaboration and implementation of internationalization and business development strategies. She accompanies projects with operational leadership skills and cross-cultural competence to succes by putting strategies alive. She disposes of an extensive and detailed know-how of all relevant communication and sales channels in the focus field of Retail and E-Commerce. You can rely on her strenth of an all-embracing view and synergetic combination of all touching points in the management of client relationships CRM. She speaks German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian.

EXPERIENCE

10 years in Line: Associate Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of NY (CH and USA) as well as Director Business Unit Jakob Schlaepfer & Co. AG (CH), Sales National Jockey International (CH) and International Cerruti 1881 (D) and Fink Modelle GmbH (D). 20 years as Entrepreneur: Development Export Markets and Retail Real Estate in Europe with Representative Office (RUS) as well as Interim Management Sales Marketing SMEs (CH).

DEGREES

lic.oec.HSG (CH) – International Management Program, Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of NY (USA)

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Life Sciences

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Fridolin Michel has expertise in optimizing financial reporting, incorporation of business processes in accounting and introduction of internal control systems. He has hands-on experience in the integration of acquired organizations and in the implementation of expansion strategies, both by organic internal growth and external acquisition. He speaks German, English and French.

EXPERIENCE

5 years of financial auditing in Switzerland and the USA. Financial Controller in various European countries for a multinational Medical Diagnostics Company. 15 years of experience as CFO/Financial Director in Swiss companies and in US Organizations with European headquarters in Switzerland. Honorary engagement in sport and local politics.

DEGREES

Diploma in Business Management (lic.rer.pol), University of Fribourg; Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Retail
  • Consumer goods
  • Industry, int’l market research
  • Health care
  • Interior design/furniture and Internet Start up

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Markus Meili is expert for strategic marketing and sales as well as innovation management with the focus on profitable growth. In his career he successfully managed very difficult turn around situations. He is a solution oriented coach and motivator with very strong skills in negotiations. With his empathy and his social competences he is a very competent mediator resolving complex conflicts. He supports shareholders & management in mastering change and orchestrates succession planning in family enterprises. As a interim manager he takes over the responsibility for turn around and /or strategical new orientation of companies.

EXPERIENCE

More than 25 years of experience in the leadership of complex service and industrial companies. Successful turn arounds as well as development of new, internet based businesses.

DEGREES

OPM Harvard Business School, Betriebsökonom FH specialization in Marketing.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Discreet and process manufacturing
  • Med-tech and life sciences
  • Healthcare, trade

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Tomasz Mlynarczyk is an expert in Value Chain Management, from strategy to operational implementation. His core areas are: Supply Chain Strategies and Operating Models, Collaboration Management, Planning and Controlling, Process and Performance Management, IT Systems and Digitalization. He speaks German, English and Polish.

EXPERIENCE

As former co-founder and partner of the consultancy company Inova Management he has profound experience in the realization of complex projects, transformation endeavours and ad-interim functions in national and international companies and corporations, with public and private ownership. He is lecturer and speaker at various educational institutions in Switzerland.

DEGREES

MSc Engineering and Industrial Management ETH Zürich.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Banking and Services
  • Consumer- and Luxury Goods
  • Retail Trade and Shopping Centers

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Karin Peter Dietrich is an expert in elaboration and implementation of internationalization and business development strategies. She accompanies projects with operational leadership skills and cross-cultural competence to succes by putting strategies alive. She disposes of an extensive and detailed know-how of all relevant communication and sales channels in the focus field of Retail and E-Commerce. You can rely on her strenth of an all-embracing view and synergetic combination of all touching points in the management of client relationships CRM. She speaks German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian.

EXPERIENCE

10 years in Line: Associate Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of NY (CH and USA) as well as Director Business Unit Jakob Schlaepfer & Co. AG (CH), Sales National Jockey International (CH) and International Cerruti 1881 (D) and Fink Modelle GmbH (D). 20 years as Entrepreneur: Development Export Markets and Retail Real Estate in Europe with Representative Office (RUS) as well as Interim Management Sales Marketing SMEs (CH).

DEGREES

lic.oec.HSG (CH) – International Management Program, Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of NY (USA)

Rolf Schafroth

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Consumer: services, products
  • Trading: wholesale, retail
  • Travel, tourism and hospitality

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Rolf Schafroth is an expert in designing and implementing profitable growth strategies, business transformation and digitization, turnaround and restructuring as well as leading post-merger integration. He actively supports the management in delivering strategy and change management initiatives focusing on increasing competitiveness, delivering sustainable improvements and agreed results. Rolf is fluent in German and English.

EXPERIENCE

Over 20 years of experience on senior management level of which 9 as divisional CEO and member of the Group Executive Board of a leading global (and stock listed) company and 6 years experience as divisional VP for Finance and IT. Prior to that 7 years with leading management consultancy firms (PwC, Deloitte). Deep knowledge and valuable experience with Asian markets, notably China and Japan, as well as India and Middle East. Various board positions. Guest speaker at universities.

DEGREES

BSc FHS St. Gallen, Executive Programme at London Business School (UK), IMD Lausanne.

Tobias Schwarz

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Capital-intensive Industries (Energy, Construction Materials/Cement, Chemicals, Pharma)
  • Manufacturing Industries
  • High Tech and IT
  • Industrial and Business Services
  • Infrastructure,
  • Private Equity

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Tobias Schwarz is an expert on a broad range of strategy, growth, turnaround, and transformation topics. He supports clients from concept through to successful implemenation of complex change programs. Specific focus areas of his work are business/corporate strategy, innovative business and operating models, sustainable profitability improvement and cost management, digitalization, M&A, post merger management. He is fluent in German, English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

EXPERIENCE

20 years of experience in top management consulting and industry; Head of Commercial Strategies at the Holcim Group; Managing Director at Pöyry Management Consulting (Schweiz); 8 years strategy consulting with McKinsey & Company; Support of start-ups and a family-owned business in Costa Rica/Colombia.

DEGREES

Dipl.-Ing./Dipl.-Wi.-Ing. (MSc./MBA) University Karlsruhe (TH)/KIT; Management Programs ât IMD Lausanne

Ulrich Sieker

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • IT and telecom market
  • Public administration (federal and cantonal)
  • Transport and transportation

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Ulrich Sieker is an expert in the development and optimization of organizations and their processes, as well as in supporting transformation processes. He is well versed in strategic issues and has profound knowledge in human centered design, digital transformation, use of blockchain technology, innovation and product development. He speaks German and English.

EXPERIENCE

Many years of management and leadership experience at Swisscom AG, as CFO of a large corporate unit, in the development of the subsidiary WinGo and the orientation of the service units as a sales channel. Consulting experience as Business Consultant at AWK Group and CGI Group.

DEGREES

University for Applied Science Osnabrück, Germany/ University of Gothenburg, Sweden: Diplomkaufmann (FH) Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Certificate in Future Commerce

Dr. Bernhard Sterchi

INDUSTRY FOCUS

As a specialist for the functioning of organisations, he has worked with clients across almost all industries and government agencies, with a focus on innovation oriented contexts.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Bernhard Sterchi is an expert for leadership, culture and change, and focuses on effectiveness in highly complex environments. As a trainer, consultant and coach he combines the development of managers, teams and organisations towards a higher impact and maturity. He supports his clients during specific phases such as digital and agile transformations, post merger integrations and conflict mediations, and also as a trusted adviser for longer periods of organisational development. He works in German, English, Italian and French.

EXPERIENCE

Over 12 years in human resources in chemicals and insurance, over 15 years in systems oriented consulting with Management Zentrum St. Gallen, Palladio Trusted Advisers and Seestatt Experts.

DEGREES

Ph.D. in historical anthropology. Licenced in Team Syntegrity, MBTI, greytogreen et al.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Consumer: services, products
  • Trading: wholesale, retail
  • Travel, tourism and hospitality

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Rolf Schafroth is an expert in designing and implementing profitable growth strategies, business transformation and digitization, turnaround and restructuring as well as leading post-merger integration. He actively supports the management in delivering strategy and change management initiatives focusing on increasing competitiveness, delivering sustainable improvements and agreed results. Rolf is fluent in German and English.

EXPERIENCE

Over 20 years of experience on senior management level of which 9 as divisional CEO and member of the Group Executive Board of a leading global (and stock listed) company and 6 years experience as divisional VP for Finance and IT. Prior to that 7 years with leading management consultancy firms (PwC, Deloitte). Deep knowledge and valuable experience with Asian markets, notably China and Japan, as well as India and Middle East. Various board positions. Guest speaker at universities.

DEGREES

BSc FHS St. Gallen, Executive Programme at London Business School (UK), IMD Lausanne.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Capital-intensive Industries (Energy, Construction Materials/Cement, Chemicals, Pharma)
  • Manufacturing Industries
  • High Tech and IT
  • Industrial and Business Services
  • Infrastructure,
  • Private Equity

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Tobias Schwarz is an expert on a broad range of strategy, growth, turnaround, and transformation topics. He supports clients from concept through to successful implemenation of complex change programs. Specific focus areas of his work are business/corporate strategy, innovative business and operating models, sustainable profitability improvement and cost management, digitalization, M&A, post merger management. He is fluent in German, English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

EXPERIENCE

20 years of experience in top management consulting and industry; Head of Commercial Strategies at the Holcim Group; Managing Director at Pöyry Management Consulting (Schweiz); 8 years strategy consulting with McKinsey & Company; Support of start-ups and a family-owned business in Costa Rica/Colombia.

DEGREES

Dipl.-Ing./Dipl.-Wi.-Ing. (MSc./MBA) University Karlsruhe (TH)/KIT; Management Programs ât IMD Lausanne

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • IT and telecom market
  • Public administration (federal and cantonal)
  • Transport and transportation

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Ulrich Sieker is an expert in the development and optimization of organizations and their processes, as well as in supporting transformation processes. He is well versed in strategic issues and has profound knowledge in human centered design, digital transformation, use of blockchain technology, innovation and product development. He speaks German and English.

EXPERIENCE

Many years of management and leadership experience at Swisscom AG, as CFO of a large corporate unit, in the development of the subsidiary WinGo and the orientation of the service units as a sales channel. Consulting experience as Business Consultant at AWK Group and CGI Group.

DEGREES

University for Applied Science Osnabrück, Germany/ University of Gothenburg, Sweden: Diplomkaufmann (FH) Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Certificate in Future Commerce

INDUSTRY FOCUS

As a specialist for the functioning of organisations, he has worked with clients across almost all industries and government agencies, with a focus on innovation oriented contexts.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Bernhard Sterchi is an expert for leadership, culture and change, and focuses on effectiveness in highly complex environments. As a trainer, consultant and coach he combines the development of managers, teams and organisations towards a higher impact and maturity. He supports his clients during specific phases such as digital and agile transformations, post merger integrations and conflict mediations, and also as a trusted adviser for longer periods of organisational development. He works in German, English, Italian and French.

EXPERIENCE

Over 12 years in human resources in chemicals and insurance, over 15 years in systems oriented consulting with Management Zentrum St. Gallen, Palladio Trusted Advisers and Seestatt Experts.

DEGREES

Ph.D. in historical anthropology. Licenced in Team Syntegrity, MBTI, greytogreen et al.

Dr. Gregor Strasser

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Investment Goods Industry
  • IT
  • Medial Technology
  • Solar Technology

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Dr. Gregor Strasser is an expert for the elaboration and implementation of sophisticated strategy and organizational projects. He is specialized on the development of new business units, optimizing of business processes and modern innovation management. He speaks German and English.

EXPERIENCE

20 years of management experience in the areas of high-tech and med-tech as division head, CEO und member of the executive committee, many years of consulting experience at Stracon, various board memberships at SME and listed companies.

DEGREES

Dr. rer. nat. (Physics); System Marketing (HSG).

Dr. Ralf-Eckhardt Türke

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Across all sectors
  • primarily in Information and communication technology
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Health care
  • Public companies and institutions
  • Consumer goods
  • Insurance,
  • Construction
  • Development aid, start-up.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Ralf-Eckhard Türke is an architect of evolutionary transformation and for building dynamic capabilities in teams and organisations. His speciality is the radical integration of strategy, organisation and digitalisation to reach collective performance- and cost potentials. He initiates and facilitates agile transformations and cultural change as advisor, facilitator and trainer. He works in German, English and Spanish.

EXPERIENCE

Production and supply chain engineer in the construction and consumer goods industry, senior consultant, business developer and IT systems designer in the development of Controlling- and ERP-systems, innovation stream lead at the Management Centre St.Gallen, head of a university competence centre, founder and managing director of the HSG spin-off Sustainance.

DEGREES

  • Industrial Engineer in Mechanical Engineering at Darmstadt University of Technology (TUD), Germany and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Phd. in transdisciplinary governance from University of St.Gallen, Switzerland.

Dr. Matthias Urban

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Industry, especially Machinery and Plant Engineering
  • High-Tech
  • Automotive (OEMs and suppliers)
  • Private Equity

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • R&D and innovation management: R&D processes and efficiency improvement, R&D organization and outsourcing, modularization of product architectures and complexity reduction
  • Operational improvement: Design-to-cost and value engineering, purchasing and supply chain, lean manufacturing, process optimization
  • Restructuring and turnaround management: Fix cost reduction and restructuring controlling
  • Strategy/M&A: Due diligence for Private Equity companies, Business Unit strategy
  • Languages: German, English and French

 

EXPERIENCE

8 years line experience as Head of the global R&D of Bobst SA: Leading a global team of ca. 350 engineers. 14 years experience in consulting with Top-Management consultancies McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company.

DEGREES

Diploma in physics, University of Kaiserslautern, PhD, Swiss Federal Technical Institute, Lausanne.

Balthasar Wicki

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Industry, Services
  • IT
  • High-tech
  • NPO’s and Associations

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Balthasar Wicki is an expert for the development, orchestrating and implementing of change strategies in the area of industry and Services, for globalization projects and for succession rulings. He is known for his abilities in handling negotiations and for his many years of experience with intercultural teams and projects, mainly in China, south-east Asia and India. As Industry responsible, Lawyer/mediator and business administrator he holds extensive technology- and innovation knowhow and IT project work. He speaks German, English, French and understands Italian, Spanish and some Mandarin.

EXPERIENCE

Many years of industrial experience, as regional manager and CEO, mostly in Europe, China, India and the United Arab Emirates; international commercial law activity, consultant for producing and high-tech companies and coach for social business and bio-tec startups. Interim engagements on board-level, COO and project manager. Pro bono tasks in the medical research field.

DEGREES

Lic jur, Executive MBA (Univ. of Zurich), Law bar, Mediator SKWM

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Investment Goods Industry
  • IT
  • Medial Technology
  • Solar Technology

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Dr. Gregor Strasser is an expert for the elaboration and implementation of sophisticated strategy and organizational projects. He is specialized on the development of new business units, optimizing of business processes and modern innovation management. He speaks German and English.

EXPERIENCE

20 years of management experience in the areas of high-tech and med-tech as division head, CEO und member of the executive committee, many years of consulting experience at Stracon, various board memberships at SME and listed companies.

DEGREES

Dr. rer. nat. (Physics); System Marketing (HSG).

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Across all sectors
  • primarily in Information and communication technology
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Health care
  • Public companies and institutions
  • Consumer goods
  • Insurance,
  • Construction
  • Development aid, start-up.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Ralf-Eckhard Türke is an architect of evolutionary transformation and for building dynamic capabilities in teams and organisations. His speciality is the radical integration of strategy, organisation and digitalisation to reach collective performance- and cost potentials. He initiates and facilitates agile transformations and cultural change as advisor, facilitator and trainer. He works in German, English and Spanish.

EXPERIENCE

Production and supply chain engineer in the construction and consumer goods industry, senior consultant, business developer and IT systems designer in the development of Controlling- and ERP-systems, innovation stream lead at the Management Centre St.Gallen, head of a university competence centre, founder and managing director of the HSG spin-off Sustainance.

DEGREES

  • Industrial Engineer in Mechanical Engineering at Darmstadt University of Technology (TUD), Germany and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Phd. in transdisciplinary governance from University of St.Gallen, Switzerland.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Industry, especially Machinery and Plant Engineering
  • High-Tech
  • Automotive (OEMs and suppliers)
  • Private Equity

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • R&D and innovation management: R&D processes and efficiency improvement, R&D organization and outsourcing, modularization of product architectures and complexity reduction
  • Operational improvement: Design-to-cost and value engineering, purchasing and supply chain, lean manufacturing, process optimization
  • Restructuring and turnaround management: Fix cost reduction and restructuring controlling
  • Strategy/M&A: Due diligence for Private Equity companies, Business Unit strategy
  • Languages: German, English and French

 

EXPERIENCE

8 years line experience as Head of the global R&D of Bobst SA: Leading a global team of ca. 350 engineers. 14 years experience in consulting with Top-Management consultancies McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company.

DEGREES

Diploma in physics, University of Kaiserslautern, PhD, Swiss Federal Technical Institute, Lausanne.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Industry, Services
  • IT
  • High-tech
  • NPO’s and Associations

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Balthasar Wicki is an expert for the development, orchestrating and implementing of change strategies in the area of industry and Services, for globalization projects and for succession rulings. He is known for his abilities in handling negotiations and for his many years of experience with intercultural teams and projects, mainly in China, south-east Asia and India. As Industry responsible, Lawyer/mediator and business administrator he holds extensive technology- and innovation knowhow and IT project work. He speaks German, English, French and understands Italian, Spanish and some Mandarin.

EXPERIENCE

Many years of industrial experience, as regional manager and CEO, mostly in Europe, China, India and the United Arab Emirates; international commercial law activity, consultant for producing and high-tech companies and coach for social business and bio-tec startups. Interim engagements on board-level, COO and project manager. Pro bono tasks in the medical research field.

DEGREES

Lic jur, Executive MBA (Univ. of Zurich), Law bar, Mediator SKWM

Dr. Markus A. Zoller

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Machine and plant engineering/construction combined with ICT/telematics in the energy
  • Mobility
  • Security
  • Defence
  • Infrastructure
  • Special vehicles and automotive sectors

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Markus A. Zoller is an expert in strategic transformations, mergers & acquisitions, business and product development, as well as crisis management, restructurings, turnarounds, profitability increases and related change management. He knows how to lead complex international organizations, is dynamic, performance-oriented and combines conceptual strength with pragmatism and entrepreneurial decisiveness. As a consultant, coach and interim manager, he quickly recognizes problems and opportunities and consistently implements his holistic solution concepts. He speaks German, English and French.

EXPERIENCE

For more than 15 years he has been active on executive boards of corporate groups, international business units as well as medium-sized and owner-led companies, mainly in CEO positions. The common denominator of his broad industry experience is project and system business combined with strong market positions as an OEM and as a versatile service provider.

DEGREES

Ph.D. Business Administration/Marketing (University of St. Gallen), M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich), Certifications in program, portfolio, project management IPMA levels A & B

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Machine and plant engineering/construction combined with ICT/telematics in the energy
  • Mobility
  • Security
  • Defence
  • Infrastructure
  • Special vehicles and automotive sectors

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Markus A. Zoller is an expert in strategic transformations, mergers & acquisitions, business and product development, as well as crisis management, restructurings, turnarounds, profitability increases and related change management. He knows how to lead complex international organizations, is dynamic, performance-oriented and combines conceptual strength with pragmatism and entrepreneurial decisiveness. As a consultant, coach and interim manager, he quickly recognizes problems and opportunities and consistently implements his holistic solution concepts. He speaks German, English and French.

EXPERIENCE

For more than 15 years he has been active on executive boards of corporate groups, international business units as well as medium-sized and owner-led companies, mainly in CEO positions. The common denominator of his broad industry experience is project and system business combined with strong market positions as an OEM and as a versatile service provider.

DEGREES

Ph.D. Business Administration/Marketing (University of St. Gallen), M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich), Certifications in program, portfolio, project management IPMA levels A & B

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We are happy to be at your disposal and look forward to seeing the CYLAD Experts become the starting point for the successful future of your company.

CYLAD Experts AG
Zentrum Staldenbach 5
8808 Pfäffikon SZ
Switzerland

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+41 55 415 1913

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