WP FORCE Solutions

Team

Managing Partner

Michael Arnold

Function: Managing Partner

Segment/Theme Responsibility: Nonfood, HR, Internationalization

Brief CV:

  • Longtime board service as Chief Human Resource Officer, internationalization and expert for Eastern Europe.
  • REWE, Leibbrand, ASKO,Metro, Praktiker, Furr's Inc. (USA)

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  • Mobile: +49 - 151 - 151 12345

Helmut Hoerz

Function: Managing Partner

Segment/Theme Responsibility: Food & FMCG

Brief CV:

  • Longtime director and board member in national and international retail companies and in service companies of the FMCG industry.
  • Stationen bei z.B. Pick n Pay SA, South Africa, IFCO Systems N.V. NL, EDEKA AG, Extra GmbH, Real,- GmbH)

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Partner

Dr. Erlfried Baatz

Function: Partner

Segment/Theme Responsibility: Beverages, Liquor / FMCG

Brief CV:

  • 28 Years experience Oetker-Group
  • CEO (Sprecher der Geschäftsführung) for the Radeberger Group KG
  • CEO of Henkell & Co. Sparkling Wine Producer KG (Sales, Logistics, Production)
  • Held a position in general management or/or on the Board of Directors in at least 15 European countries(subsidiary companies)
  • Acquisition and integration of brands and companies
  • Union President

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Christos Foutzitzis

Function: Managing Partner Greece

Segment/Theme Responsibility: Greece, Tourism, Restructuring

Brief CV:

Many years experience in top management positions (Managing Partner, Management Consultant, Board Member in Greeceand Germany:

  • System Coordinator at PfleidererIndustrie
  • Store Manager at Praktiker (DIY chain store)
  • Purchasing Manager at Götzen
  • Chairman & CEO of the Agora Center
  • Worked for state-owned enterprises in the tourism industry and managed EU Development Funds.
  • Business Consultant at many Greek firms, has experience with: restructuring, reorganisation, international development specialist for export and health tourism.

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  • Landline: +30 25510 40037
  • Mobile: +30 6946 908944

Elmar Götz

Function: Partner

Segment/ Theme Responsibility: Specialty Retail & Medical Services

Brief-CV:

  • CEO at Casa Reha Holding GmbH
  • Group VicePresidentSonovaHolding AG, CH (Global Retail)
  • CEO at Synoptik Sweden AB, SE
  • Marketing Director at AvanziHoldingS.r.l., I
  • Commercial Director at Apollo-Optik GmbH & Co KG (Sales/Marketing)
  • SalesDirector at Procter & Gamble (D/USA)
  • Interim Manager und independentconsultantsince2013

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Jochen Kracht

Function: Managing Partner

Segment/Theme Responsibility: Russia

Brief CV:

Director, Regional Director and Managing Director at leading retailcompaniesin Eastern Europe.

Career History:

  • Globus Germany and Czech Republic
  • Hit Poland (Dohle-Group)
  • Marktkauf Russia
  • OOO Globus Russia

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Dieter K. Kuprian

Function: Partner 

Segment/Theme Responsibility: Interim & Project Management, Restructuring & Financial Reorganization

Brief CV:

  1. Longtime CEO, member of the Board of Directors, CRO of national and international companies in various industries
  2. CRO with 20 years experience
  3. Member of the Board of publicly listed companies
  4. Manufacturer decorative surfaces
  5. Construction & services company
  6. Metalworking industry and automotive companies
  7. Manufacturer of household appliances

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Ursula Lindl

Function: Partner

Segment/Theme Responsibility: Nonfood, Retail

Brief CV:

  • General Manager Metro C+C GmbH and Schaper GmbH
  • Managing Director of the EdekaNonfood GmbH
  • Managing Director of the online pharmacy Zur Rose, CH
  • Member of the Märklin GmbH Advisory Council
  • Member of general management at the Weltbild Publishing Group
  • Member of the Board of Directors at the VedeseG and Vedes AG

 

Project References & Experience with B2B and B2C:

 

  • Restructuring/financial reorganization, strategic business alignment, mergers/ acquisitions/ integration, product sourcing, marketing and private label branding, supervisory and advisory boards, association work

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Harald  Lutz

Function: Partner

Segment/Theme Responsibility: FMCG/Food

Brief CV:

  • 33 Jahre Nestlé Germany und Headquarter, Vevey/CH
  • Diverse functions in General Management, marketing and sales.
  • Managing Director for Baby Food
  • Vice President/ Head of Global Sales, Vevey
  • Managing Director Nestlé Produce GmbH
  • Corporate Sales Director Germany/Coordination for Europe
  • Member of the Board: DMK German Milk Office, Bremen, Humana, Herford, Lambertz, Aachen, Döhler, Darmstadt

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Odissefs Pantazis-von zur Gathen

Function: Partner

Segment/Theme Responsibility: Information Technology

Brief CV:

  • Head of Professional Service Media, Technical Director Television Communication Center, Head of New Technologies department at RTL Television, Managing Director at ASP One GmbH

Career History:

  • Financial restructuring and sale of interim controlled companies
  • Country Manager at WAM!Net Germany
  • Intoductionofadvertisingprotection at RTL
  • New broadcastingcenterfor SAT.1
  • Development ofthe Silicon Graphics Studio Corp. Europe

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Hubertus Rick

Function: Partner

Segment/Theme Responsibility: Food/Nonfood Retail, Drugstore, Restructuring & New Concepts

Brief CV:

  • Various CEO and COO positions in leading retail companies in Western and Eastern Europe, independent strategy and restructuring consultant since 2002.
  • Stations: Real,-, Turkey, Lidl, GB, Wal Mart, Germany and UK, Maxi, Serbia, MD retail, Ukraine, Monetka, Siberia

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Gerhard Rötters

Function: Partner

Segment/Theme Responsibility: Automotive Industry: Manufacturing,Imports, Wholesale, Retail

Brief CV:

  • Management-Functions at Mercedes Benz, private andcommercialvehicles – headquarters, Wholesale, Retail (Inland/Export)

Career History

  • Managing Partner at a Mercedes holdingin Brandenburg
  • General Manager at MAHAG Munich– VW, AUDI, PORSCHE, SEAT, Financial Services
  • Business Consultant for the areas: Sales & Marketing and Interim Management at AUDI, Brinkmann & Partner, Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems

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Hans Dieter Scheerer

Function: Partner

Segment/Theme Responsibility: Law & Real Estate

Professional Experience:

Lawyer, many years experience as Head of Legal Services and as a CEO, Real Estate Manager

  • Kriegbaum Group
  • Metro (extra and Real)
  • Edeka
  • Self-Employed Lawyer

Career History:

  • CEO of the University Pforzheim
  • Lecturer for strategic management and legislative frameworks within trade management

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Josef Schmidt

Function: Partner

Segment/Theme Responsibility: Retail - Consumer Electronics, Toys, Sporting Goods, Camping

Brief CV:

  • More than 25 years of experience in various executive positions in the retail industry.
  • Specialty: Purchasing, Marketing, Operations, Logistic
  • Discount (Aldi Süd), Hypermarkets, DIY, Director of a Globus Hypermarket of Globus, St. Wendel Group until 2001
  • Independent consultant and interim manager since 2002.

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Willi Schwerdtle

Function: Partner

Segment/Theme Responsibility: FMCG, Cleaning Products, Detergents, Cosmetics

Brief CV:

  • 33 years at P&G
  • Deputy Head of the Supervisory Board of adidas AG
  • Supervisory board Eckes-Granini AG
  • Various positions in operations and marketing
  • Several integrations of divestiture
  • Director of Operations of the DACH organization
  • General Manager for DACH and Vice President Gobal CBD for the global Metro, Makro electronics business (33 countries)
  • Interim Manager und independent consultant since 2012

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Hellmut Stöhr

Function: Partner

Segment/Theme Responsibility: FMCG, Catering

Brief CV:

Over 30 experience in the Food and Catering industries:

  • CEO Campbell Soup: Lacroix und Beeck Feinkost
  • CEO LSG Lufthansa Sky Chefs
  • CEO Vita und Bonduelle Frische
  • Board of Directors for Foodindustrie International
  • University lecturer on the food industry and the environment since 2006

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Patric Vogel

Function: Partner

Segment/Theme Responsibility: Consumer Electronics, Toys, Sporting Goods, Camping

Brief CV:

More than 25 years of experience in various executive positions in the retail industry.

Career History:
  • CEO Media Saturn Hellas
  • Director of Media Saturn International
  • Chief Representative of KaufhofWarenhaus AG
  • General Merchandise Manager Toys R Us and Babies R Us Japan
  • Independent consultant and interim manager
  • MBA Columbia University New York

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Directors

Sibylle Gottschalk

Function: Director

Segment/Theme Responsibility: Retail, FMCG, Fashion, Catering

Brief CV:

  • Metro Group, Düsseldorf
  • Head of Marketing real,-
  • Head of Divestment Divaco
  • Head of Corporate Development MCCI
  • Head of Corporate Development Adler Modemärkte Deutschland
  • Head of Marketing and Corporate Development Dinea
  • Head of Marketing Operations Tank & Rast, Bonn

Areas of Expertise: Strategy, Positioning, Organisation, GPO

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Friedrich W. Haarstrich

Function: Director

Segment/Theme Responsibility: Marketing & Brand Management

Brief CV:

  • Head of Marketing at Metro and Edeka
  • Owner of a retail store
  • International market research, Implementation customer card Payback, D-Card, implementation of customer service center, brand and private label re-launch EDEKA
  • Interim management and consulting for: Globus, coop, Edeka, Budnikowsky, AVW, Hagebau, Dehner

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Harald Mörtenhummer

Function: Direktor

Segment/Theme Responsibility: Retail Food & Nonfood, CEE

Brief CV:

  • Managing Director CEE-Countries for Praktiker International
  • Interim Director Forstinger AT&SK, in Hungary
  • CEO, CEE-Board bauMax AGInterim Manager restructuring, Zielpunkt, AT,
  • BILLA AG, AT

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Friedbert Nehlsen

Function: Director

Segment/Theme Responsibility: Procurement, Sourcing, Purchasing, Far East and China

Brief CV:

  • Head of Business Unit for Drugstore Goods, Dry Goods and Import, EdekaZentrale AG, Hamburg
  • European Trade Director, AMS BV – Amsterdam, Netherlands Non Food and Drugstore Goods, successful implementation of a Non Food procurement structure for the Far East and China
  • Managing Partner Private Label, Agenor SA, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head of Purchasing, EdekaZentrale AG, Hamburg, Germany
  • Foundation of Nehlsen Consulting
  • Consultant to European and Asian retail and wholesale companies and suppliers

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Ralf Recktenwald

Function: Director

Segment/Theme Responsibility: Sales, Multichannel, Pricing, Merchandise Finance, Restructuring

Brief CV:

  • Many years experience in leadership and project management positions in Retail (ex. REWE, Metro) with a strong focus on sales and product control.
  • Lectures on general management topics and hosts management seminars

Examples of interim and project management experiences:

  • Creation and implementation of a sales controlling system including:
    • DWH
    • Pricing/Multichannel for 350 branches
    • Non-food marketing concepts for hypermarkets
    • Purchasing process optimisation
    • Change and performance management
    • Safeguarding liquidity and earnings

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