Seasoned Navigators

For situations of rapid change

About Us

Founded

Located

Area of operation

Focus of service

Areas of service

Area of Operation

2012

Zurich, Switzerland

Europe & Middle East

growth, turnaround, transformation

Strategy, Corporate Finance, Transformation, Innovation & Technology

Europe, North America & Middle East

Founded: 2012

Located: Zurich, Switzerland

Area of operation: Europe & Middle East

Focus of service: growth, turnaround, transformation

Areas of service: Strategy, Corporate Finance, Transformation, Innovation & Technology

Area of Operation: Europe, North America & Middle East

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Vision & mission statement

Leverage Experts AG (LE) was founded in 2012 in Zurich as an independent group of interdisciplinary experts. The experienced team supports companies throughout complex and critical challenges with a strategic mindset and a passion for implementation.

LE focuses on Situations of Rapid Change (SRC), transformation, restructuring, and turnaround management. LE implements corporate and growth strategies, accompanies entrepreneurs through crisis situations, is leads (digital) transformation and restructuring processes and is a trusted partner for M&A and corporate finance goals.

The team of LE enhances an active and effective shaping of the future – At short notice, with high impact.

Get it Done approach Leverage Experts.

We partner on eyelevel and preserve jobs and shareholder equity, cut losses and recover investments. With high proficiency in corporate finance, strategy and management, we help you to resolve urgent challenges, deal with debt and special situations and build a resilient organization for the future. We are result driven and passionate to transform, grow, and vitalize businesses.

Experts

Kolja A. Rafferty MBA, IDP-C, CTP practice lead strategy

Kolja A. Rafferty

MBA, IDP-C, CTP
practice lead corporate strategy (CH)
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

A seasoned CEO, certified Non-Executive-Director and Certified Turnaround Practitioner (CTP), with proven success in Situations of Rapid Change (SRC), delivering attractive multiples and successful exits. Strongly focused on success factors and measurable results, driven by pace, flexibility and aspiration for performance.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategy and Corporate Development
  • Turnaround and distress management in Situations of Rapid Change (SRC)
  • Transformation and Restructuring

Management Education
INSEAD, IE University (et al)

Areas of Expertise

  • Transformation and Change
    Management
  • Digitalization and Business Development
  • Human Resource planning and staffing
  • Alignment of strategy and MBO

Management Education

Executive MBA Rochester-Bern

Heinz Brägger

MBA
practice lead change & transformation (CH)
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

A seasoned change and transformation expert. Successfully integrated M&A transactions, reorganized entities in digital business transformation and formed winning teams. Evaluated, hired, outsourced and outplaced employees. Supporting Top Management and HR departments in Situations of Rapid Change (SRC), as well as in strategic personal resource planning.

Sandra Happel

practice lead change & transformation (DE)
Geschäftsführung Leverage Experts (Deutschland) GmbH
Location: Mainz, Germany

Sandra Happel is an experienced and certified expert in executive development and leadership. In transformation processes, she guides management and leadership teams safely through the necessary changes. She stands for future-proof and high-performance corporate development through the synchronization of personalities, competencies and value parameters of the executives with the organizational and process flows in the company.
Areas of Expertise
  • Executive Development
  • Tranformation-Coaching Competence-Assessments
  • Resilience Concepts Leadership
  • Team-Transformation and Development Personality Analysis
  • Value Chain Analysis Process Optimization
  • Succession Strategy & Support

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategic R&D
  • Program Management
  • Service Delivery Management
  • Agile / Scrum Methodology
  • Cloud Computing

Management Education
INSEAD

Peter Yves Ruland

principal digital transformation (CH)
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

An experienced CTO with extensive competencies to direct and lead high profile & complex IT projects. Focusing on the digitization 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 platform business models.
Peter Yves Ruland Principal digital transformation

Aladar Tepelea

principal corporate strategy (CH)
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Throughout his professional career Aladar has been working on strategy and corporate finance topics in companies of all sizes, ranging from large corporates like BlackRock and Novartis over mid-sized “hidden champions” all the way down to technology startups with high growth potential. In all these environments he has taken an entrepreneurial approach, sparring with the C-level advocating for innovative solutions – striving to apply creative, “out-of-the-box” methods.

At Leverage Experts, he supports both the Strategy and the Change and Transformation practices using his skills to add conceptual value and develop new business across borders.

Areas of Expertise

  • Fundraising and Corporate Finance
  • Growth Strategy
  • Business Development
  • FinTech and HealthTech
  • Personal High Performance Mgmt and Continuous Education Mgmt

Management in
Central and Eastern Europe
Vienna University of Economics and Business

Areas of Expertise

  • Investor Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Business Development

 

Kaan Atila

expert fundraiser (CH)
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Experienced fundraiser and sales manager with 23 years of experience in Medical Products, Healthcare, Digital Consumer Platforms et al.

Kaan Atila Expert Fundraiser

Tanja Sara Hegglin

manager change & transformation (CH)
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

For more than 20 years Tanja has been leading different projects like building HR strategy, concept for development program, implementing salary grading and salary system, project lead for different digital topics. She is solving urgent entrepreneurial challenges in situations of rapid change (SRC), for SMEs. As a Manager in Leverage Experts, she advises and supports entrepreneurs and HR Teams in all kinds of HR topics.
Areas of Expertise
  • HR Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Corporate Culture Compensation & Benefits
  • Social Insurances Coaching for Leaders and Employees Development Program
  • Get-Things-Done Internationalization
  • Digital Transformation

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Development and Sales
  • Strategic Planning
  • Talent development
  • Cloud Services

Management Education
NYU, Stern

Kent C. Daniel

MBA
revenue growth specialist (USA)
Location: San Francisco, USA

A results focused technology executive with over 25 years building multi-million dollar businesses for Corporate 500 as well as start-up clients. Extensive experience developing GTM plans and driving customer excellence. Advise, create and execute on strategic pivots and new market entries.
dr deltelf weber

Dr. Detlef Weber

manager change & transformation (DE)
Location: Germany

Dr. Weber is one of the most experienced experts in total productivity management and operational excellence, focusing on the food industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and the biotechnology sector. He creates fast and successful turnaround by clearly analyzing processes and identifying problems making use of shopfloor management and performance boards (AOS standard). He controls the processes of complex product launches and designs customer-focused quality management based on his vast expertise with valid root cause analyses.

Areas of Expertise

  • Total Productive Management

  • Process Technology

  • Lean and Quality Management

  • Process Design

  • Operational Excellence (OEE)

  • Industry 4.0 (digital processes)

  • OKR Project Management GEMBA

Partners

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Operative Team

Hanna Lang

director of operations

Through dedicated project management, Hanna ensures that even strict timelines are met. Various years in leading positions in HR and market research make her an experienced partner for process optimization and customer communication.
Alejandra Tello Digital Marketing

Alejandra Tello

digital marketing

With around 10 years of experience in mass communications and online marketing, Alejandra helps businesses to elevate in the digital world. She believes in the power of interconnection and innovation, always keeping businesses up to date in this rapidly changing world. Alejandra has specialized in omnichannel digital marketing keeping the focus on the user experience to convert prospects into life-time clients.

Vera Gretzke Press & Media

Vera Gretzke

press & media

Vera is an expert in strategic corporate communications and PR. She supports companies in building relevant reach and increasing awareness. Her focus is on sustainable growth of reputation and customer trust. Vera represents the company’s interests and combines the editorial demands of the media with a convincing approach to the target group.

ASSOCIATES

Thorsten Stutzmann Research Associate

Thorsten Stutzmann

research associate

Since 2015, the Marktforscher (formerly die Marktpartner) has been offering customized, cost-efficient and fast data collection. The independent researchers provide marketing insights at home and abroad. In addition, market entry strategies are simulated in advance and therefore offer security for investments.

Jessica Nazary

executive assisstant

As a trained bank clerk and with her structured way of working, Jessica Nazary organizes all administrative tasks at the German office and supports the management.

She is the contact person for clients and service providers in all processing-related questions and ensures that client projects are reliably planned and managed.

Marco Neukom

junior assistant

Marco has many years of experience as a business information scientist and in project coordination. He takes care of data quality, general quality assurance and with his networked thinking Marco is the perfect all-round talent. He ensures close collaboration with various team members.