Alex Gilles

Alex Gilles

Position: Facilitator and Measurement & Monitoring Controlling,Coach on Bootcamp
Name: Alex Gilles
Nationality / Date of Birth: German / 28. April 1964
Education:
15. Dec 1992 Diplom Business Engineering
Country Experience: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, USA, England, Czech Republic
Languages: English, German
Professional Experience:
2012-now Owner of Gilles Consulting, Germany
2009-2011 CRO and fully authorized representative of F. EDER GmbH, Machine Tools, Bavaria and Czech Republic
2004-2008 CEO Wohlhaupter GmbH High Precision Tooling, Germany
1996-2003 CEO Solquest GmbH, IT-Consulting, Germany
1992-1996 Founder Dr. Weinbrecht & Gilles Consulting
Mr Gilles has a long-term experience in turnaround and restructuring of companies and on the other side in entrepreneurship. In this context also in design and individual development of business plans and new orientation with investors relations. As a consultant with a various field of operational experience and responsibility especially with SME companies he can support small and founded organisations in their first steps. The sharp understanding of business and business development gives him the ability to set up monitoring and controlling systems.
Selected Relevant Experience:
As a consultant with the responsibility of due diligence processes to support Merger and Acquisition activities with various clients since 2003. Mainly in Germany or Europe.
With Wohlhaupter, Germany, founding of new companies in USA, India, Russia and China. Sales and engineering companies with independent logistics.
Gilles Consulting works as a Business angel and supporter of various start-ups. From the idea to business plan to help finding investors or VC’s.
VP Sales and Marketing of SRg responsible for DACH Region, since 2011, to support the company in Sales and Marketing to enter new markets and to support the internal organisation and structure.
Participant, Deep Blue Ocean Strategy Project Patch, Value Innovation with SRg, Client Janssen Cilag, Germany, 2011-2012
Responsibility:
Interim Manager and Member of Executive Board of Franz Eder Thaldorf KG, Kelheim (Germany), and Franz Eder Tachov a.s., Tachov (Czech Republic); leading the restructuring project (CRO) and responsible for sales, marketing, logistics, finance, controlling, IT and HR; 2 companies in 3 locations with a total of 320 employees and €25mn net revenues.

Key achievements:
Continuation and restructuring of business activities of Eder Group according to financial investor requirements; significant revenue increase >20% within 6 month; development of new market segments and customers; reorganisation and cost reduction in all divisions; raising new capital for restructuring, negotiation standstill agreements, moratoriums and deferment of payments; introduction and implementation of cash-management and cost control systems including reports to a founded steering committee. Preparations to file for bankruptcy after withdraw of main investor. Continuation of business during the petition for insolvency and supporting the administrator throughout the process. Professional preparation of M&A process as an asset deal for all Eder companies in form of “übertragende Sanierung”. Starts in 2009 and finished in 2011

Responsibility:
2004 – 2008 General management (fixed term contract); responsible for sales, marketing, logistics, finance, controlling, IT and HR; 4 heads of departments, approx. 100 employees; in addition: Quality assurance manager according to DIN ISO 9001/2000; €30mn net revenues; total of 170 employees.Key achievements:
Continuous increase in sales of >50%; best results in revenues as well as pre- and after tax profits over last 3 years; sales and revenue growth high above industry average level; expansion of market leadership position in Germany; successful development of various export markets with implementation of differentiating distribution strategies; redesign of corporate identity resulting in significant increase in customer perception; successful development and implementation of new product launches; improved credit rating from speculative grade to good investment grade; development of long-term investment strategy; acquisition of a competitive company followed by successful organisational integration with ROI of less than 9 months.