Werner has 35 years of experience managing private and multi-national public companies in the manufacturing, natural resources & industrial sectors. He has closed 20 international acquisitions and joint ventures in North America, Western Europe, South America, Central Asia, and Australia. He and his management teams have secured over $500 million in funding for successful growth and diversification programs.
Werner understands the challenges faced by entrepreneurs. He invented a commercial building system and successfully made the transition from an innovative idea (the easy part) to developing a business plan, assembling a management team, securing funding, and establishing commercial production.
Werner’s focus is helping companies, in the rapidly growing EU and Indian startup environments, develop and execute plans to enter the world’s largest market - North America.
Management must remain focused on running the business. This is when an experienced, unbiased advisor can add significant value and accelerate the process. Werner’s approach is hands-on, working closely with management teams to understand their products or services, business metrics and industry-specific variables to build successful business and strategic plans. Developing these plans is an important first step; the rapid and efficient execution of those plans are what build successful companies.
Werner also has significant business turnaround experience. In his experience, all successful startups, turnarounds, and growth programs start with an honest, accurate, and unbiased understanding of where the business is today: its strengths and weaknesses, demand for its products, and knowledge of its competitors. These steps establish the foundation for a successful plan.
Werner holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is fluent in English and German and is a dual US/EU citizen.
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