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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

  • Warehouse & Distribution: Led Integration  Management Office for Private Equity carve out, including managing communications with PE sponsor, executive leadership team, and workstream leads
  • Food Manufacturing: Led sales & marketing and R&D integration workstreams for Private Equity acquisition, including interfacing with PE sponsors, CEO and executive leadership team
  • Life Sciences: Set up Project Management Office, interfaced with executive leadership team, trained PMO lead and staff to prioritize, track, and manage strategic corporate initiatives to ensure acquisition synergies were achieved
  • Manufacturing: Led engineering and project management workstreams for acquisition in Italy, including analyzing operational needs, documenting procedures, mapping processes from current to future state, and leading project teams

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