Martin Waibel

Professional Experience and Skills

Business Leadership

CFO and President of mid-sized companies (revenue € 30 – 300 million)

Business Success

  • significant improvement of earnings and cash flow
  • fast and sustainable turn-around of two companies
  • profitable growth
  • strategy development and successful implementation
  • substantial improvement of transparency as well as planning and control

Business Experience

  • senior positions in controlling, finance and accounting, IT, human resources and legal affairs for several years
  • leadership positions in sales & marketing, purchasing and investor relations


Drive Technology, Automotive, Building Supply Industry, Semiconductor Equipment, IT-/Consumer Electronics, Consumer Goods, Medical Systems, Furniture


  • turn-around of companies
  • restructuring / reorganization
    1. set-up of a profit center organization (revenue € 270 million)
    2. transfer of a manufacturing location (cost of goods € 25 million)
    3. sales restructuring (revenue € 30 million)
  • planning and execution of acquisitions (deal volume € 10 – 50 million)
  • spin-off, merger, sale and liquidation of companies
  • strategy development and implementation projects
  • introductions of risk management systems conforming to German KonTraG (Law on Transparency and Control in the Corporate Sector)
  • loan requests and other negotiations representing several companies
  • controlling and treasury projects
  • SAP R/3 implementations in several companies


  • leadership experience in US based, multi-national, globally operating groups for more than 10 years
  • English fluent, French good
  • very good knowledge of international accounting (IAS/IFRS, US GAAP)