When you hire me as an interim CIO, you kill two birds with one stone: you get an experienced CIO with a business mindset, plus a resource with an entrepreneurial spirit.
I work for you, unfettered by hierarchy and company politics. As an outsider, I have neither a past nor a future in your company and, therefore, don’t have to get too concerned about your internal politics. This allows me to focus on my task, in an absolutely neutral and unbiased manner. I work unreservedly to further the interest of your company and your mission, to achieve optimal and sustainable success. I not only offer advice and develop ideas, but also like to assist with implementation and execution.
As an interim manager, I am free to talk directly with the CIO, CFO, or CEO and tell her/him where I believe things are not going well. An employee rarely enjoys such freedom. Moreover, employees often speak much more openly to outsiders about issues, weaknesses, and opportunities. Such discussions generally highlight conflicts within teams, cross-functional problems, or difficulties with individuals.
For me, only one thing counts during an assignment: making sure you will be a satisfied customer! Successful assignments bolster my reputation and draw more clients and future jobs.
Do you need to replace a manager leaving at short notice, or ensure the operation of your IT and the stability of the IT team during reorganization? As an internationally experienced IT manager and CIO, I can lead the IT department at short notice. Together with the IT staff, I can manage daily operations and become the contact person for all issues related to IT and much more.
I take care of ongoing projects and advise you on strategic issues. I tailor each assignment individually and flexibly to your needs and specific circumstances. I’m highly interested in helping you to permanently fill the vacant position, and would be happy to assist in selecting a suitable candidate, because …
“I’M JUST PASSING THROUGH”
Special situations require special measures. Especially with infrequent issues, new challenges or concrete problems, I can work for you as an interim manager in a goal-oriented and effective manner. The list of areas where I can apply my experience to support you is extensive and varied:
You can quickly and easily secure access to external practical knowledge. As a seasoned IT manager, I contribute my expertise and broad-based experience gained over many years of line and project responsibility – and you can rest assured that I’ll give you everything I’ve got.
LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE
I assist and offer support using a very concrete approach, in the context of current professional concerns and challenges. As your sparring partner, you benefit from my extensive knowledge gained over decades of management and project experience.
You can count on active support to prepare and implement projects and tasks, solid advice on organizational issues, and assistance through change and transformation projects.
I provide the structure for ways to do the right things the right way, avoid mistakes, and minimize risks. You get all this without ever losing sight of your people!
Mentoring means personal development through a combination of concrete support, an exchange of experiences, and reflection. At the same time, it creates added value through increased productivity.
Typical scenarios where mentoring can be used effectively:
Please feel free to contact me without any obligation. Describe your challenge or your pain point to me. You can bet on immediate feedback on whether and how I can make a valuable contribution. Trust is partly the foundation of my business!
YOUR PAIN POINTS – AREAS OF SUPPORT
STRUCTURE | LEAD | COACH
International engineering and construction business, Stuttgart
Internal program lead for a large-scale sourcing program (managed services) as the core workstream for executing the IT strategy. At the same time ensuring readiness for the retained organization to operate and manage based on the future mode of operation (organisational redesign, people development, process framework and IT service management (ITSM), target operating model, transition and transformation planning, organisational change management and communication).
International engineering and construction business, Stuttgart (8 mon)
Advisor to newly hired CIO (Jan 2022), supporting strategy development and deriving a comprehensive IT transformation roadmap. Internal project lead for a worldwide IT Due Diligence executed by an external consulting firm with the goal to assess and document the current state of IT, create transparency on IT assets (hardware/software), global and regional operating models and IT risks.
International engineering and construction business, Stuttgart (3+6 mon)
Stabilizing and improving daily operation / provider management / team coordination and guidance / addressing “silo” thinking within the IT department / building trust with business functions, establishing IT as a partner / IT strategy and modernization / IT service management / assessment of projects “in flight”, staffing, planning and transparency (global initiatives) / escalation point and management communication / advisor to CIO and leadership team (improvement roadmap, organization development).
International food and beverage business, Malmö (Sweden), (3+3 mon)
Member of the consulting team for developing a “Supply Chain Operations Digitalization Roadmap” (manufacturing centric). Continued for three more month as senior advisor to “Head of manufacturing operations” after initial project scope had been delivered.
International engineering and construction business, Stuttgart (6+3 mon)
Stabilizing and improving daily operation / provider management / team coordination and guidance / project support (infrastructure modernization, upgrades and refreshes, ramp-up new construction sites) / business relationship management / escalation point and management communication.