The CFO as the centric challenger

17. Dezember 2019
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The CFO’s role has undergone a major evolution over the last few decades. How has this profile changed? What are the upcoming challenges and requirements for the CFO and how can you find the right candidate in the market?

AlixPartners shows why and how the CFO should become the centric challenger in the organization to increase enterprise value. In addition, it is pointed out how organizations can develop themselves towards this understanding.

Russell Reynolds describes the approach to identify the best-suited CFO for your specific organization, sets out the search criteria and how a search process looks like.


Daniela Nienstedt conducts searches for both Private Equity and Industrial clients. Within Private Equity she has placed investment professionals as well as C-level positions in portfolio companies. Before joining Russell Reynolds, Daniela worked as a management consultant for AlixPartners, L.E.K. Consulting and PA Consulting.

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Peter Neubacher is a Director and member of the management board at AlixPartners. He has gained many years of experience as a CFO in industry and as an interim manager. Within the CFO practice Peter is focused on Private Equity and transformational situations.

Benedikt Friedrich is a Senior Vice President at AlixPartners. He is a finance and reorganization expert and has gained many years of experience in Pro-Active Turnaround (PAT) and international large-scale transformation situations.

The CFO practice group of AlixPartners in Germany contains – besides Peter and Benedikt – Michael Wabnitz, Marco Götz and Michael Tyroller.

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