When it comes to Transformation & Change or Restructuring & Turnarounds
As an Interim Executive and Management Consultant with operations-level and implementation expertise, since 2003 I have successfully supervised and led numerous value enhancement and transformation projects as well as restructurings and turnarounds.
I take on the responsibilities to implement change during at critical points in companies’ life cycles and take a comprehensive, entrepreneurial approach to securing sustainable value enhancement and the future success of mid-sized companies, both domestically and internationally.
One consistent goal throughout my work is always the empowerment of the owners or shareholders: as coach, sparring partner, or consultant during a transformation, or as a member of the Supervisory Board or the Advisory Board.
»I'll realign your company's mindset for success.«
Transformation / Change
Restructuring / Turnarounds
Core Competencies & Leadership style
Hands-on style as a managing director / interim executive with international experience and expertise in the design and implementation of complex change-management processes (crisis management, growth, transformation)
Wide-ranging experience and expertise in consulting in the areas of strategy, organization / IT, operations, leadership, process optimization, value and efficiency enhancement, as well as turnaround and restructuring
Dynamic realignment of companies to meet market and customer demand
Successful restructurings and sustainable future development of enterprises
Upgrading of IT systems, laying the groundwork for digital transformation and future growth
Emphasis on “shop-floor management” to facilitate transformation and cultural change
Results-oriented leadership and management using the powers of persuasion and empathy
Team-oriented, active leadership style with high level of intercultural competence
Involvement of and communication with all stakeholders
What others say about me:
My task: Realignment of a medical technology company
"On behalf of the shareholders and all the employees, we would like to thank you very much for your commitment, your cooperation and the successes which have been achieved. Thanks to your help, the realignment was successful in a really short time. It would be nice if you stayed connected to our company and if we could come together again on strategic issues."
My task: Restructuring of an international group of companies
"Mr. Schmidt was able to motivate managers and employees excellently and also win them over to the achievement of the specified goals in every phase of the restructuring.
Mr. Schmidt is extraordinarily resilient and absolutely trustworthy. Even in difficult situations, he always maintained an overview and a clear head for the big picture."
My task: Reorganization of an international group of companies in the role of board member
"I got to know Ulrich Schmidt as an important supplier in his function as a board member during the restructuring of an international group of companies. In a difficult environment, he successfully achieved the turnaround through competence and vision, goal orientation and open communication. Since then, Mr. Schmidt has been a respected sparring partner for me and my group of companies."
My task: Filling in a CFO vacancy and transformation in an international group of companies providing integrated medical-diagnostic laboratory services in the American PE environment
"In February 2022, Mr. Schmidt took over the management of the finance department as well as the additional responsibility for purchasing, real estate, logistics and supply chain management and successfully guided them through the phase with complex projects and far-reaching changes."