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Markus Nicolaus

I drive profitable growth that lasts!

Benefit from my track record of leading large transformation programs, driving swift execution, creating tangible results, and building high-performing teams in an international environment.

from now
Interim Manager since: 09/2014
Update: 28.11.2023

Contact data

BrightVest GmbH, Icking

Seeleiten 14a
D-82057 Icking

Telefon Mobile

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Short profile

Experience overview
If your company lacks the expertise, skills, experience and/ or resources to successfully manage large and complex business transformations, you can count on my reliable support. 
You will get pragmatic expert advice paired with swift hands-on operational execution. Benefit from my valuable experience gained in 25+ years of successfully supporting companies in dealing with business transformation and special situations.
My expertise: Transformation (incl. integration, carve-out), turnaround (incl. performance improvement), growth (incl. international expansion)
Industry focus: Consumer goods and retail (durables), manufacturing (incl. high-tech), industrial/ professional services
  • Management
  • Yield Increase
  • Turnaround
  • Post Merger Integration
  • Internationalization
  • Transformation
  • Carve-out
  • Merger & Acquisition
  • Management / General Management / Board
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Operations
Role in the company
  • 1st Level / Executive Board / Management
  • 2nd Level / Division Management / Department Management
  • Program Manager
  • Projekt Manager (Leitung)
  • Consultant, Advisor
Industry experience
  • Plant Engineering
  • Automotive, Zulieferer
  • Electrical Engineering / Electronics
  • FMCG
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Konsumgüter
  • Textil / Bekleidung
  • Hightech
Type of company
  • Medium-sized Enterprise
  • Owner-managed / Family Business
  • Corporation / Group
  • Start-up
Regions (Regions where you have proven experience)
  • Asia
  • Europe (EU)
  • Europe (not EU)
  • North america
  • German (Muttersprache)
  • English (Verhandlungssicher)
  • French (Konversationssicher)
  • Russian (Gut)

IM projects (self employed)

Company description

Providing services and solutions to companies operating cleanrooms, e.g. pharmaceutical, biotech, semiconductor industry

Company turnover in Mio $
200 Mio USD
Number of employees in company
City / place
Reason for dismissal
Led the carve-out and business transformation of the cleanroom solutions business from the parent company in eight European countries, implemented new legal and organizational structure, insourced group activities, defined to-be transitional services from group

Company description

Mid-sized, international group providing electronic manufacturing services to the automotive, industrial and medical industry

Company turnover in Mio $
150 Mio USD
Number of employees in company
City / place
Reason for dismissal
Led the post-merger integration and business transformation of two electronic manufacturing services companies with sites in four European countries, introduced new processes, organizational structure, transferred production, and realized integration synergies

Company description

Global sports merchandising company focused on working with Formula One and leading international football clubs

Company turnover in Mio $
200 Mio USD
Number of employees in company
City / place
Reason for dismissal
Led the carve-out, transformation, and post-merger integration of the global sports merchandising business with the body- and legwear business of one of the Group's international subsidiaries.

Company description

International brand merchandising and retail support company focused on working with global leading corporate brands and retailers

Company turnover in Mio $
50 Mio USD
Number of employees in company
City / place
Reason for dismissal
Defined strategic realignment, growth and turnaround plan for the subsidiary after its carve-out from the global corporate group, and advised the managing directors on the swift and successful implementation.

Company description

Traditional international outdoor fashion and sneaker company with a focus on designing, sourcing, marketing, distributing and selling products

Company turnover in Mio $
25 Mio USD
Number of employees in company
City / place
Reason for dismissal
Coordinated and supervised the sale of the international outdoor fashion and sneaker company to a US-investor and prepared the subsequent carve-out of the subsidiary from the corporate group.

Company description

Various companies - from start-up, mid-sized family run companies, to large multinationals

City / place
Reason for dismissal
Industries • Consumer goods and retail, high quality products, durables • Capital goods, high-tech, manufacturing • Industrial and professional services Expertise • Transformation, post-merger integration, carve-out, mergers and acquisitions • Restructuring, turnaround, realignment, performance improvement • Growth, international expansion, strategic leadership Functions: MD / CEO, COO, CSO, Chief Transformation Officer, Project Officer, Senior Advisor

Work history (permanent employment)

Executive Interim Management | Advisory Services | Top Management Consulting

City / place
City / place

Consumer goods and retail company

City / place

Capital goods and high-tech company

City / place

Business and digital transformation consulting

City / place

Top management consulting

City / place
Frankfurt (Main)

Chemical company

City / place
Sophia Antipolis
Cash Manager, Dow France S.A., Sophia Antipolis, Frankreich
Assistant Credit Manager - Dow Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt (Main)

Bank/ financial institution

City / place

Frontnachrichten Lehrkompanie 300

City / place
Diez an der Lahn


Notes / specifics
Vordiplom Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Notes / specifics
Spent one year as foreign exchange student and senior at a high school in the USA from 1984 - 1985, received high school diploma

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