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Guy : Transformation leader with multi-cultural and cross-functional experience in a number of high-profile and complex roles
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Note Globale    

Présentation générale
Travail en équipe
Multi-cultural and cross-functional experience
Revenue & Profit Growth
Multi-lingual French German English
Executing wide-ranging change & transformation strategies
P&L Management (€200M+)
Strategic Planning
Corporate Restructuring
 le 20/11/2019
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Je travaille avec Guy depuis 20 ans dans le cadre de différentes missions, la dernière en date en Allemagne. C'est sans hésiter que me fierai à lui pour des missions de CFO pour tout projet. Guy sait assimiler les besoins opérationnels d'un CEO et les traduire en comptabilité et compta analytique, calcul de ROI, KPI, business case etc. En parfait trilingue F/D/E, Guy est parfaitement à l'aise dans un contexte international. J'apprécie également sa loyauté et son engagement absolu et sans faille.


55 ans


Transformation leader with multi-cultural and cross-functional experience in a number of high-profile and complex roles Guy



1987 : GEM Grenoble Ecole de Management

Expériences professionnelles


Self Employed Consultant/Investor - Paris, France and Europe
MD | CFO | Restructuring | Transformation | Turnaround

Jan 2008 - Avr 2020

Transformation leader with multi-cultural and cross-functional experience in a number of high-profile and complex roles. I am capable of analysis of operational and financial metrics to uncover areas for improvement before implementing wide-ranging change strategies to enable future growth and commercial viability. I possess a detailed knowledge of all business areas including finance, legal, HR, IT, etc. with an aptitude for strategic planning, innovation, and critical thinking. I have amassed global experience and I possess multi-lingual proficiency in French, German, and English. My dedication to continuous improvement and exceeding expectations make me a valuable asset to any organisation.

I provided strategic guidance for a range of activities including corporate restructuring, turnaround, product/service launch, and M&A activity on a global scale. I conducted assignments in Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Brazil, and Taiwan as follows:

  • Restructuring Project, French Family Owned Medium Sized Company, Paris (2015 – 2019): Overhauled core business functions and rolled out highly effective IT infrastructure to drive efficiency and productivity. Established operating frameworks encompassing finance, HR, purchasing to provide centralised decision-making for 45 subsidiaries.
  • CFO, Build up of whole Finance & Operations Teams, organisation and processes in German retail business (from 1up to 48 shops today), Stuttgart (2014 – 2019): controlling, cash management, taxes, legal, purchase and logistics, IT, HR
  • Restructuring Project, French IT subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, Paris (2012 – 2014): Turned around business from -€35M to +€3M EBIT within 18 months. Rationalised headcount from 1200 to 300. Achieved revenues in excess of €80M and developed a comprehensive operating model.
  • CFO, Financial Performance Evaluation Project, Visteon, Berlin (2012): Implemented KPI’s and reporting processes while preparing budgets and conducting business reviews to identify areas for improvement. Developed remedial actions including processes designed to stimulate growth productivity.
  • Director, Securing P&L Initiatives, Grande Armée Conseil, Paris (2011 – 2012): Conceptualised a suite of early warning indicators as part of the overall risk management strategy for B2B services.
  • Business Coach/Associate Partner, Visconti, Paris (2010 – 2011): Mentored and coached leaders.
  • Startup/Early Stage Investment, France/Netherlands (2009): Made four investments and provided strategic advice.
  • Group CFO, Establishment of Finance and Operations Teams, Effortel, Brussels (2008): Defined an operating model for long-term viability and delivered a five-year group business plan for 10 countries. Held accountability for shareholder funding and developed a variety of strategic plans to support finance team activities. Facilitated M&A including the establishment of three joint ventures in Italy, Poland, and Taiwan.

DEBITEL FRANCE - Paris, France
Acting CEO and CFO

Fév 2000 - Déc 2007

Acting CEO and CFO with HR, IT, operations and business support functions (Shareholder: investment fund , Revenues: €215 m, Employees: 330)

* Finance, HR & IT group Director (management of 75 employees) :
- Full scope local and group finance function

- Strategy: setup of the company's business model and strategic planning process

- Commercial/Purchasing involvement : sparring partner to CEO/sales management in margin and contract negotiations with customers and suppliers

- Business support functions: collection of receivables, commissioning of distributors (300 partners) and implementation of auditing activities in the retail business (70 shops)

- HR function : responsibility for Workers' Council, and for recruitment/training/payroll

- IT and facilities management function: responsibility for SAP implementation projects

* Execution of build up and diversification strategy through acquisitions:
- Grew company to €215M via six acquisitions totalling €50M+; expanded value chain, adding three business units, including two retail companies and a hardware wholesaler

- Completed high-priority integration of newly acquired entities within three months, merging accounting and tax functions, processes, and technical systems

* Turned around newly acquired company losing €8M to breakeven in the retail business - Designed and implemented 50-point recovery plan to reverse losses for 100 shops to breakeven within 12 months

* Managing Director for one business unit (in 2001 and 2002):
- Call centre managing 300,000 OLA subscribers for the account of Orange - Ebitda responsibility and management of 130 employees

GROUP DEBITEL AG - Stuttgart, Germany
Manager -International Controlling

Fév 1998 - Jan 2000

Financial controlling for all international subsidiaries, building benchmarking systems, performed due diligence, developed business plans, part of the Initial Public Offering of debitel AG

SMART (Micro-Compact Car AG) - Biel, Switzerland
Project Manager

Mars 1997 - Jan 1998

Project Manager business management implementation (balanced scorecards & steering tools) at central and local operations level

CIC Banque - Strasbourg, France
Senior Controller

Déc 1992 - Fév 1997

Controlling & Business processes at central level (reporting, closing, planning, investments)

Controller, Product Manager and Assistant to CEO office

Juil 1988 - Nov 1992

Controlling, M&A, Business unit Strategy, Preparation of all CEO presentations



2010     GEM Angels - Board member at GEM Angels, the business Angels of Grenoble Ecole de Management

1988     GEM Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble, France - Business administration diploma (DESCAF)

1986     French-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Paris/Düsseldorf - Diploma of French-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry

1985     Preparation course for Business School (HEC), Lycée Kléber, Strasbourg, France

1983     Deutsch-Französisches Gymnasium, Freiburg, Germany - French-German Baccalauréat/Abitur



Français : Bilingual - native speaker

Allemand : Bilingual - native speaker

Anglais : Bilingual

Russe : Starter