Seasoned Navigators

For situations of rapid change

About Us

Founded

Located

Focus of service

Areas of service

Area of Operation

2012

Zurich, Switzerland

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

  • CEO with focus on transformation
  • Building up and running global sales organisations
  • Vision and Strategy implementation
  • Digitalisation
  • Company Culture 
  • Learning Organisation  

Management Education
MIT Sloan School of Management

Roger Hegglin​

practice lead sales & markets (CH)
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

A practised leader with more than 15 years of management experience, Roger has extensive career on large and complex international organisations.

Roger has a proven track record in global sales in the $100 million plus revenue space. He holds a university qualification on digital transformation from MIT Sloan School of Management as well as an Engineering Management degree from TEKO Swiss Technical College.  

Ivan C. Lima

principal corporate strategy (CH)
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Certified expert with more than 20 years of comprehensive experience in Finance and Controlling. Throughout his professional career he held a position of Sr. VP Global Finance in which he led special financial projects, such as M&A, company valuations, and restructuring programs.

Ivan graduated in Finance and Controlling in France and Switzerland and holds a Master’s degree in Controlling. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial management
  • Restructuring
  • Growth delivery
  • Internationalisation 
  • Process Optimisation 
Management Education
HWZ – University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration 

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.
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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

Areas of Expertise

  • Development and implementation of succession strategies in family businesses
  • Process Optimization and Digitalization
  • Team development
  • Consulting and support of change processes
  • Design of decision-making processes
  • Resilience concepts for people and companies
  • Personality Analyses

Julia Winternheimer

manager change & transformation (DE)
Location: Germany

Julia forms high-performance teams through empathy and pragmatism. She overcomes obstacles on the management level, even in complex and critical situations. Her focus is always on results and ROI.

Nadin Meloth

manager change & transformation (DE)
Location: Germany

Her business studies in marketing and change management combined with her great passion and love for entrepreneurial and personal success strategies form the solid foundation for many long-lasting customer relationships in German and international mid-size companies from a wide range of industries. Creativity in situations of change and an unwavering focus on results and benefits are her trademarks.
Areas of Expertise
  • Executive Empowerment and Development
  • Team Transformation, Personality Assessment
  • Change Management and Transformation Coaching
  • Marketing and Events
  • Recruting and HR Development
  • Organizational Development and Business Succession
  • Potential Analysis

Areas of Expertise

  • Transformation & Change
  • Leadership Development
  • Transition Coaching
  • Team Transformation
  • New Manager Assimilation Training
  • International Management
  • Change Design

Fabienne Bill

manager change & transformation (DE)
Location: Germany

Fabienne brings extensive experience in Corporate Sales and Strategy in established multinational companies in Germany and in the United States. In this environment she learned to maneuver conflicts and development bottlenecks with clarity and empathy.

Carola Pashcola

Carola Paschola

manager change & transformation (DE)
Location: Germany

Carola has extensive senior management experience in service-oriented industries. She currently works as a management consultant and Non-Executive Director focused on customer-centric B2B and B2C industries.

Carola’s background is highly international with work experiences in Germany, England, France, Switzerland, the United States and Australia.

Areas of Expertise

  • Transformation & Change
  • Business Model Innovation Strategy
  • Sales Leadership
  • P&L Management
  • ESG Governance
  • Risk Management
  • International Management
  • New Technologies
  • Financial Services
  • Fintech & Insurance
Areas of Expertise
  • Blockchain & other Decentralized Ledger Technologies
  • Digital Innovation & Transformation
  • Branding, Corporate Identity & Design
  • Communicating complex products

Maximilian Rang

manager customer & markets (CH)
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Brands like Audi and Porsche entrusted Maximilian with world-premieres and press conference content on global events and trade shows. In 2017 he decided to start a second career as a consultant for decentralized ledger technologies. He is part of several successful blockchain startups.

Andreas Bellof

Andreas Bellof

manager change & transformation (DE)
Location: Germany

Andreas has vast experience as a technical director and in management positions of international organisations. He was a member of the management at LEICA for 5 years before he was self-employed as a managing partner for more than 15 years.

Various work experiences abroad in the USA, Africa and Asia underline his expertise and enable him to think globally.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Strategy
  • Transformation
  • Team Development
  • Company Culture
  • Organisational Development
  • Internal Communication
  • Personal Management
  • Digitalisation
  • C-Level Coaching

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Operative Team

Jolanta Wozniak

operation manager

Thanks to her extensive experience in management positions in the Sales Department, and in the Purchasing Department of international companies as well as her work with logistics-related projects, Jolanta is an experienced partner for process optimisation 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.

Nancy Muya, MBA

senior analyst

Nancy is a Senior Analyst for LE with a focus on the interlink between technology, digitization, and the healthcare system.

With a career path in excess of 18 years as a Healthcare Professional, an US MBA, and a Specialization in AI in the Healthcare System from Stanford University, Nancy is a profound expert for change and data-driven business models in health care, and the impact of data and technology on the health care system and related industries.

ASSOCIATES

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.

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.

Marco Neukom

analyst

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.