The Pleinert & Partner Advisory Circle allows us access to additional expertise and networks. Our Strategic Business Advisors are successful entrepreneurs and & or subject matter experts.
Dr. Heiko Bailer - Strategic Business Advisor
Partner at Corepoint Capital AG; Previously Head Quantitative Solutions at Credit Suisse / Clariden Leu, Global Investment Solutions. Extensive experience in traditional and alternative financial markets across the globe; holds a PhD in Statistics and Financial Engineering from the University of Washington; fluent in German and English, conversational French and Spanish.
Martin Bühler - Strategic Business Advisor
Managing Partner of expatpartners ag; extensive experience and expertise in international employee benefits, in Sales and Client Relationship Management for international insurance companies and brokers including acquisition and supervision of multinational companies in Switzerland and abroad; holds a Masters in law at the University of Zurich also has a Federal Diploma as a Certified Financial Planning Expert; fluent in German, English and French.
Arnaud Chabielski - Strategic Business Advisor
Independent Consultant focusing on Consulting in B2B Strategic Sales and Business Development. Extensive experience in Sales, Business Development, Consulting and people management in international environments. Set-up a business unit of 26 people, starting from scratch, within a consulting company. Managed Global Accounts at American Express coordinating international teams over 4 continents. Arnaud holds a Master in Training & Consulting from Paris Dauphine University and an Executive MBA from HEC Paris. Languages: fluent in French and English, conversational German and Spanish.
Luc Gerardin - Strategic Business Advisor
Independent consultant with extensive experience in Supply Chain Management and Customer Relationship Management. He has lead numerous projects with an objective of efficiency, transformation or innovation. He has been working for international consulting firms for 10 years. He holds degrees from University Paris Dauphine and Cranfield University.
Daniel Harbach - Strategic Business Advisor
Founder of Alexander-Experte Zurich, specialised in practical health education and health at the workplace. Executives and office workers seek out Daniel Harbach to improve their presentation skills, awareness and posture. Professional musicians and elite sports men and women come to improve their performance while reducing the risk of injury. Previous experience as a Consultant at McKinsey & Co., in UBS Training & Education and as a Freelance Consultant. Daniel Harbach is a certified Teacher of the F.M. Alexander Technique and holds a Master in Management from the HEC Lausanne. He is fluent in German, English, French and Italian.
Aleksi Litovaara - Strategic Business Advisor
Executive Coach, Professional ICF Certified Coach, ACC. Holistic approach with specialties in stress reduction, resources, strenghts, beliefs, success and optimal performance. Entrepreneur background with 20 years experiense in sales. Media and event productions, international olympic level athlete management, co-founder of Boardexpo tradeshow, half-pipe World Cup winner in snowboarding. Solution Focused Coach, Mindfulness Instructor, NLP Trainer, Public Speaker, Board Member of Finnish Coaching Society. Languages: Finnish and English.
James Macsay - Strategic Business Advisor
Independent Consultant with extensive experience in organizational development, HR and communication gained in the US, in Switzerland; previous experience working in Marketing Research, HR & Communications among other at GM Europe, and in Life Sciences and Medical Technology industries; holds a Certificate in Organization & Systems and Development, Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH and a MA in Organization Development & Analytical Psychology, Vermont College of Norwich University, Montpelier, Vermont, USA; fluent in English and German.
Sara Moss - Strategic Business Advisor
Technical Writer at Avaloq Evolution AG, previous professional experience as Practice Leader IT at Pleinert & Partner, in software engineering and system- and database administration in the USA and in Switzerland, and as an editor, writer and co-producer of an English language bi-monthly publication in Switzerland; holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh; fluent in English and German.
Olivier Müller - Strategic Business Advisor
Independent Consultant in the field of luxury cosmetics and watches, advising on re-organization projects, business development and M&A; previously CEO of a high-end watch brand and various project and line responsibilities in sales planning, procurement, logistics and manufacturing; holds an Executive MBA in Integrated Management from the HEG Bern / Fribourg; fluent in French, German, English and Italian.
Pirjo Puhakka - Strategic Business Advisor
Independent coach and trainer with a strong background in management consulting, training and HR. Holistic approach in coaching managers to use their full potential as leaders. Experience of private, public and non-profit sectors covering Management Team development, Manager development programs, Team development, HR strategies and processes, and developing HR professionals. Holds a Henley MBA (University of Reading, UK) and Master of Laws (Helsinki University). Personal Tutor for Henley MBA students in Finland. Currently studying in Henley Professional Certificate in Coaching Program (UK). Fluent in Finnish, English and Swedish, speaks also some German and French.
Jeannette Schärer - Strategic Business Advisor
Executive Coach focussing on a holistic approach. Previous background in process design, quality management, business analysis and IT project management in the financial, logistics and food industries. 'Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft' Olten, followed by advanced training in process- and quality management. Languages: German, French, English, Dutch.
Alexander M. Selden, Dipl. Kfm. - Strategic Business Advisor
Independent Consultant, previous professional and entrepreneurial experience as the Managing Director of a Management Consulting boutique in Switzerland with a focus on business development, strategy, business modeling, restructuring, process reengineering, M&A, Due Diligence and pricing in various industries (Oil/Gas, Metal Industry, Automotive suppliers) and services providing companies, and prior experience in controlling and project management in industries and banking. Studies in Mining Engineering and Business Administration at RWTH-Aachen. Languages: German, English.
Thomas Skipwith, MBA - Strategic Business Advisor
Founder and CEO of DESCUBRIS Training for Public Speaking. Since 2002. Expert in public speaking and presentation skills. Trainer, coach, speaker, and author. Previous experience as a business consultant in human performance and change management across industries, especially in financial services. Languages: English, German, French, Spanish and basic skills in Mandarin Chinese.
Lassi Viljakainen - Strategic Business Advisor
Focussing on Supply Chain Management and Career Consulting in various areas. Previous professional experience in Business Development for European high-tech companies penetrating Latin American and Caribbean markets and in various Supply Chain management functions in mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies in 9 countries on 3 continents. Master of Business Administration from Rotterdam School of Management. Certified in Production and Inventory Management (APICS-CPIM), Six-Sigma Black Belt. Languages: English, Finnish, Spanish, German.
Petteri Viljakainen - Strategic Business Advisor
Independent Consultant in the field of business law. He has extensive experience especially pertaining to Agreements, Labour Law, Competition Law, M&A and Corporation Law. He has worked as a Legal Counsel at the office of Ernst & Young in Helsinki for 12 years having clients from small and medium size companies to multinational conglomerates; has also worked at the Attorneys at Law office and in the office of the Finnish Competition Authority. Petteri is able to provide you with valuable legal information and strategic business advises if you are planning to expand your business into Finland or if you are already established here. Languages: English and Finnish.