INTERIM MANAGEMENT

INTERIM|IT

TEMPORARY LEADER

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.

“I’M JUST PASSING THROUGH”

BRIDGING VACANCIES

LEAD|IT

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”

AREA-DRIVEN SUPPORT

MANAGE|IT

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:

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  • Crisis management
  • Turnaround and cost optimization
  • Projects (in trouble)
  • Operational stabilization
  • System implementation projects
  • Harmonization
  • Standardization
  • Internationalization
  • Setup of new locations
  • Organizational changes
  • Team development
  • Communication
  • Change support
  • IT-business orientation
  • The reputation of IT

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.

“Field-proven practices”

LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE

MENTOR|IT

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:

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  • Leadership development
  • Targeted talent development
  • Team development
  • Organizational development
  • Personal support on a new task or role
  • Assistance for difficult project or management situations
  • Learning from experience, minimizing risk, and avoiding mistakes
  • Support for change and transformation projects
  • Support for communications and stakeholder management issues
  • Help to hold the pieces together on a wide variety of issues 

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

PROJECT SERVICES
  • System implementation (ERP/MES/Engineering/…)
  • Harmonization | Standardization
  • Consolidation | Centralization
  • Migration in critical production environments
  • Analyses and assessments (THE EXTERNAL VIEW)
  • Conception and road-mapping
  • Projects in trouble
  • VUCA | Risk management
  • Setup/expansion of locations (greenfield)
  • Closure/liquidation of locations
  • Infrastructure planning and monitoring
SPECIAL SITUATIONS
  • Crisis management | Problem situations
  • Stabilization | Prioritization
  • Cost optimization | Turnaround
  • Restructuring
CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS
  • IT due dilligence
  • IT carve-out
  • Post-merger integration
  • Licenses and contracts
  • Transition Services Agreement (TSA)
ORGANIZATION | PEOPLE | COLLABORATION
  • Organizational design | Organizational development
  • Team development | Employee motivation
  • Internationalization | Virtual teams
  • Leadership in matrix organizations
  • Measurability and transparency (KPIs)
  • Benchmarking
  • Best practices (IT process harmonization)
  • Continuous improvement (CI)
  • Lessons learned
TRANSFORMATION | COMMUNICATION
  • Initiation and acceleration of change
  • Change management | Communication during change
  • IT-business alignment
  • Value contribution and reputation of IT
  • Cross-functional collaboration | Breaking down silos
  • Stakeholder management | Communication
  • Management | Escalation management
  • Organization | Facilitation of workshops