Michael Scherer 1

Michael Scherer
Senior Executive Advisor


People profiles

Michael Scherer

Professional Background

  • Over 20 years hands-on experience across all functional areas of an organization, with a proven track record in business development and efficient service delivery
  • Utilizes and trains teams to leverage data and decision support tools to eliminate waste and implement operations that increase customer satisfaction and drive sustainable economic growth
  • Financially oriented, having managed cost reduction initiatives, negotiated with and managed vendors, and developed strategic plans for post-transaction growth
  • Held senior-level engineering, sales and operations positions working across Europe (primarily Italy, Germany and Sweden) and North America (USA, Canada and Mexico)
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Detroit. MBA University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Fluent in English and Italian

M&A Skills & Expertise

M&A skills:

  • IMO Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Operational Restructuring
  • Process Development/ Improvement
  • Change Management
  • Customer Experience
  • Technology Solutions (SaaS)
  • Channel Management
  • Vendor Management


  • Utilities
  • Logistics
  • Automotive
  • Software/Technology
  • Electronics/Electromechanical Devices
  • Security Systems
  • Telecommunications

Project Highlights

  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)/Block Drug Company: Block Drug Company team leader on the M&A Integration Team for sales & operations planning, distribution and customer service
  • Boots Allianz/Procter&Gamble (P&G): Managed US integration M&A activities when The Boots Group acquired the Clearasil skin care brand from P&G
  • Clariant/Sandoz: PMI engagement after carve-out of the chemicals division of Sandoz – Working Capital optimization program
  • Gemalto/TPG Capital: Redesign of supply chain processes (forecasting, order management, demand planning and manufacturing)
  • Prestige Brands/P&G/GTCR Capital: Chloraseptic and Clear Eyes brands – PMI project: cost optimization program including supplier network consolidation
  • Campbell Soup/Pepperidge Farm –Distribution Network consolidation for European Biscuits division

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