Markus Nicolaus

Selbstständig, Geschäftsführer | Interim Executive, BrightVest GmbH

München, Germany

About me

If your company lacks the expertise, skills, experience or resources to successfully manage special situations, I can help. You will get pragmatic expert advice coupled with swift hands-on operational execution. Benefit from valuable experience gained in 25+ years of successfully supporting companies in dealing with special situations. Expertise: • Transformation, post-merger integration, carve-out, mergers and acquisitions • Restructuring, turnaround, realignment, performance improvement • Growth, international expansion, strategic leadership Industries: • Consumer goods and retail, high quality products, durables • Capital goods, high-tech, manufacturing, energy • Industrial and professional services Contact me at +49 178 6426528 | mnicolaus@brightvest.de or leave me a message

Skills

Interim Management
Carve-out
Restrukturierung
Austausch zu ...
Post-Merger-Integration
Mergers & Acquisitions
M&A
M&A-Beratung
Unternehmenskauf und -verkauf
Due Diligence
Krisenmanagement
Restrukturierung von Unternehmen
Restrukturierungsmanagement
Turnaround
Turnaround-Management
Neuausrichtung von Unternehmen
Reorganisation
Reorganisation von Unternehmen
Business Transformation
Business Continuity Management
Change Management
Umsatzsteigerung
Expansion
Expansionsmanagement
Internationalisierung
Performance Management
Effizienzsteigerung
Kostenoptimierung
Prozessoptimierung
Organisationsentwicklung
Strategie
Unternehmensstrategie
Strategieentwicklung
Geschäftsmodelle
Geschäftsmodellentwicklung
Strategische Planung
Strategische Unternehmensplanung
Unternehmensplanung
Finanzplanung
Liquiditätsplanung
Vertrieb
Vertriebsmanagement
Sales & Marketing
Marketing
Konsumgüter
Investitionsgüter
Dienstleistungen
High-Tech
Maschinen- und Anlagenbau
Verarbeitende Industrie
Unternehmensberatung
Beratung/Consulting
Inhouse Consulting
Strategieberatung
Unternehmensentwicklung
Programm Management
PMO
Project management office (PMO)
Projektmanagement
Geschäftsführung
Unternehmensführung
CEO
COO
CRO
Chief Transformation Officer
Managing Director
General Manager
Vice President
General Management
Management
Unternehmensnachfolge
Unternehmensbewertung
E-Commerce
Internet
Digitalisierung
Digitale Transformation

Timeline

Professional experience for Markus Nicolaus

  • Current 1 year and 10 months, since Oct 2022

    Geschäftsführer | Interim Executive

    BrightVest GmbH

  • Current 9 years and 11 months, since Sep 2014

    Interim Manager | Top-Management Consultant | Executive Advisor

    Puma / stichd / Tretorn / Siemens / Healthineers

  • 2 years and 8 months, Mar 2020 - Oct 2022

    Partner | Interim Executive

    Executive Interim Partners GmbH

    Supporting international clients as executive interim manager in special situations covering: - PMI, carve-out, M&A, transformation, realignment, growth, performance improvement - consumer goods, manufacturing, high-tech, capital goods, automotive, service industry - access to a network of high-caliber executive interim managers, i.e. CEO, CFO, CTO, CRO, CxO

  • 2012 - 2014

    Managing Director Europe

    Rodenstock GmbH

    - Headed the Group's European business of € 150+ m turnover and 650 staff in 14 countries. - Realigned, restructured, and grew the ophthalmic lens, frames, and instruments business. - Grew the international key account business, incl. spectacle brands like Porsche Design. Siemens

  • 2009 - 2012

    Vice President Marketing, Strategie, Kommunikation

    SIEMENS

    Led a multidisciplinary team of 65 staff in four international locations, responsible for: - developing and implementing the Business Unit's strategy, marketing, and communication - product portfolio management, new product introduction, and international sales support - business excellence, quality management, business process management and automation Introduced a new organization, improved processes, reduced headcount, and raised quality.

  • 2004 - 2009

    Projekt Manager - Siemens Management Consulting

    SIEMENS

    Supported Siemens’ top-management, divisions, and local companies in projects covering: - performance improvement, growth, post-merger integration, carve-out preparation - energy, high-tech, and manufacturing industry, corporate and regional programs

  • 2000 - 2004

    Director – Sapient Corporation

    Publicis Sapient

    - Integrated The Launch Group into Sapient Germany and profitably grew the company. - Realigned Sapient UK's strategy practice, build up European e-learning service offering. - Supported clients in digital transformation, post-merger integration, and growth projects.

  • 2000 - 2000

    Co-Founder

    The Launch Group AG

    - Co-founded a New Economy success story with BCG, Kearney, and McKinsey consultants. - Established a profitable consultancy focused soleyly on high-tech and internet start-ups. - Performed successful exit by trade sale to Sapient Corporation six months after founding. - Coordinated the IPO a pan-European telco, internet and e-commerce market disruptor.

  • 1998 - 2000

    Associate

    Kearney

    Supported the top-management of international clients in projects covering: - PMI, M&A, turnaround, transformation, performance improvement, strategy development - energy, utilities, high-tech, service industry

  • 1993 - 1995

    Cash Manager

    Dow Europe GmbH

    - Responsible for the cash management of Dow France - Supported the treasury department of Dow Germany

Educational background for Markus Nicolaus

  • Current

    Wirtschaftswissenschaften

    Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

    Internationale BWL

  • Deutsche Bank

Languages

  • German

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  • English

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  • French

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  • Russian

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