About Us

Leverage Experts was founded in 2012 as an independent group of seasoned experts in Strategy, Finance and Technology.

We create value with a strategic mindset and a passion for implementation. We focus on situations of rapid change, including Turnaround, M&A advisory, growth and profitability enhancement, exit planning & execution, in the global, fast-paced TMT / ICT and digital markets. Based in Zurich and Frankfurt, we cover the EMEA region, an outpost is established in Silicon Valley.

We are experienced in growth, distress & turnaround situations and provide answers for relevant questions of the digital age to steer through economic challenging situations. We engage as advisors, non-executive directors or take the lead as operational executives.

We create strategic options and superior value for boards, investors and executive leaders of large enterprises as well as SME companies.

„5 x Why“ Leverage Experts

We keep promises and deliver

Leverage Experts offers high end consulting services plus the actual implementation and execution. We deliver with the „get-it-done“-approach.

We deliver effective, efficient and quick.

We bridge between on & offline business models

Leverage Experts has learned, understood and mastered the metrics of offline economies and successfully launched digital business models. Driving digital transformation from various angels, Leverage Experts guides through the digital economy with great confidence.

We are native to the offline as well as to the digital world.


Leverage Experts covers the full value chain of digital transition. Including strategy, technology and finance, with in depth knowledge in various industries and access to different markets.

We partner on eye-level.

professionals only

Unlike other consulting firms, Leverage Experts is not commanding an army of junior consultants.

Our clients always get, what they see.

Skills + experiences = high performance

All Leverage Experts have comprehensive C-level experiences and track records of numerous successful projects.

We provide Know-how and Do-How for growth and change situations.

Our Team

Kolja A. Rafferty

Kolja A. Rafferty, MBA, IDP-C

practice lead strategy

A seasoned CEO and certified non-executive-director in the digital industry. Proven success in situations of rapid change, delivering attractive multiples and successful exits. Strongly focussed on success factors and measurable results, driven by pace, flexibility and aspiration for performance. 

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Strategy – Turnaround – Blockchain business application – Corporate Finance – M&A – Valuation – Distress Situations – Restructuring – Business Model Innovation –  Growth Delivery – Digital Transformation – Change Management

Management Education

INSEAD, MIT, IE Business School (et al)

Rüdiger Petrikowski

Rüdiger Petrikowski

practice lead CFO & M&A advisory

An experienced CFO with a comprehensive track record in international M&A, concluding successful buy & sell side assignments. Successfully led cost efficiency programs, created new revenue streams from digital business models, and executed on business planning. Planned and performed on successful divestment programs, leveraged companies for profitable exits.

Realisation of Make, Manage, Monetise challenges, for investments in the TMT and digital sector.

Areas of Expertise

Finance & Controlling – Corporate Finance – M&A – Business Intelligence – Corporate Development & Portfolio Analysis – Business Planning – Valuation – Due Diligence – Negotiation – Cost Efficiency & Business Excellence

Management Education

London Business School, IMD and MIT

Peter Yves Ruland

Peter Yves Ruland

practice lead technology advisory

An experienced CTO with extensive competencies to direct and lead high profile & complex IT projects. Focusing on the digitization of the media industry with 20+ years of experience in B2C and B2B2C including substantial experience with CSPs, MNOs, MVPDs and partners.

Comprehensive corporate experience including start-up‘s and turnaround projects. Recognized achievements in development and implementation of TV & media platforms, possessing detailed understanding of the current and future demands of the streaming and content industry including regulatory requirements.

Areas of Expertise

Strategic R&D – IPTV – Program Management – Service Delivery Management – Agile / Scrum Methodology – Broadcast – Mobile Devices – Telecommunications – Cloud Computing

Management Education


Ludovic Pureur

Ludovic Pureur

Senior Consultant Sales & Marketing Strategy

A dynamic CMO, future orientated, understanding opportunities and drives them forward with strong communication and team management skills. Dedicated to Sales & Marketing management with thorough experience in excess of 14 years, focusing on integrating digitisation into the sales cycle.

Unlocking the incredible opportunities of the digital revolution to improve profitability and develop new business models. Achieving this kind of transformation requires a company to make leadership, organizational, technological, and cultural changes.

Areas of Expertise

Digital Transformation – Retail and distribution – Change & Transformation – Sales Management – Strategic and Operational Marketing

Management Education


Contact Us

Leverage Experts GmbH

Neue Winterthurerstrasse 99
CH-8304 Zürich-Wallisellen

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