Interim Manager for outstanding assignments in the areas Finance, Controlling, M&A and Restructuring.

I am an expert in my working areas.


Interim Manager for outstanding assignments in the areas Finance, Controlling & M&A.

Through my experience as line- and interim manager gained over many years, I am in the position to get an overview very quickly and act immediately.


In such situations it doesn’t matter if it is a management role or a specific task in the areas of Finance, Controlling, a M&A Project or Restructuring. I have also planned and managed restructuring projects during my employment. Due to my thorough approach I see things which have been overlooked by others.

Furthermore, due to my wide-ranging expertise in many industries I can offer new options to General Managers or Line Managers.

Dr. Bernd Greiner/Vice-President & Managing Director, KCI Medizinprodukte GmbH

Bernd Weinel has advised us well in challenging situations. Again and again he developed ideas which brought us a significant step further.”

Dr. Tobias Grab/Founder & CEO, Cynora GmbH

“Bernd Weinel has translated our business model into a business plan and therefore made a significant contribution to the communication with our investors.”

Prof. Dr. Arnd Kah, Professor for Business in Social Economy, University for Applied Sciences Kempten, Germany

„Bernd Weinel keeps up-to-date in regards to business science and tools, and puts them into practice.”

Dr. Harald Wachenfeld, CEO and Founder IMS Interim Management Solutions GmbH 

"Mr. Weinel is considered by our customers, for whom he has worked, to be determined, loyal and extremely professional. I fully endorse that."

Marcus Hammer, Managing Director Nuclear Blast GmbH

"Bernd Weinel had a flying start with us and very quickly delivered reliable figures.”

Why interim manager for outstanding  interim assignments?

Reasons for contracting Bernd Weinel:

  • Bridge vacancies
  • Post-merger integration
  • Projects to increase transparency in the areas of Finance- and Controlling
  • Projects to implement reporting systems
  • Restructuring projects


  • Medical & Medical Devices
  • Consumer Goods
  • Media
  • Music-label
  • Chemical
  • Manufacturing
  • Direct Marketing
  • E-commerce
  • Construction



Finance Director/ 
Head of Finance & Accounting


  • Leadership of department and development of team
  • Responsible for reporting and closing (German & International GAAP)
  • Preparation of budgets and forecasts
  • Point of contact for tax advisors, auditors, lawyers etc.
  • Responsible for internal control processes
  • Creation and management of restructuring projects


  • Fast closing even in complex situations
  • Implementation of fast close process (3rdworking day)
  • Setting up a shared service center
  • Profit improvement through change of payment terms
  • Successful divestiture of a business unit via an asset deal
  • Significant savings through the implementation of restructuring projects



Head of Controlling and Financial Planning & Analysis/ Senior Controller


  • Preparation of reports & analysis
  • Budgeting and business plans
  • Introduction of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
  • Strategy development
  • Advising the executive team


  • Change of Controlling from "Scorekeeping” to “Business Partnering"
  • Development of expansion strategies
  • Implementation of multidimensional reporting systems for sales controlling



Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


  • Responsibility for Finance & Controlling
  • Advising the General Manager/Management Board
  • Consolidation of Group Accounts
  • Cash-flow planning
  • Strategy development
  • Identify adjacent areas for development
  • Creation and management of restructuring projects


  • Turnaround of business via restructuring 
  • Professional and correct communication with capital markets and investors
  • Succesful search for new banks
  • Lifiting hidden reserves in group balance sheet
  • Significant savings through the implementation of restructuring projects



Group Controlling/Group Management


  • Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • Postmerger integration
  • Group reporting & analysis
  • Enhancement of reporting, planning and risk management systems
  • Communication between parent company and subsidiaries


  • Successful closing of several acquisitions and divestitures
  • Fast integration of acquired companies (approx. 10 projects)
  • Purchase price reduction through smart negotiation
  • Significant savings through the implementation of restructuring projects



Business Administration


  • Leading Finance, Accounting & Controlling
  • Budgeting & analysis Budget vs. Actual
  • Configuration of business processes
  • Cash-flow Planning and Cash management
  • Responsibility for HR & Legal


  • Building convincing business plans for investors
  • Saving of capital expenditure
  • Building a strong Finance Team through employee development and recruitment / talent acquisition

Short CV

Assignments as Interim Manager

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Since 04/2022              International company in the area of medicine
                                        (€ 120 m revenue, 1,100 employees)

                                        Project Leader New Group Structure
                                        (analysis of existing group structure, development of new concept
                                        and project plan, spin-off of largest business unit and
                                        holding company, financing concepts)

08/2021-03/2022        International company in the field of construction logistics
                                        and rental of construction machinery
                                        (local unit € 45 m revenue, 190 employees)

                                        Interim Commercial Director
                                        (postmerger integration, expansion of project controlling, integration
                                        financial accounting into shared service center

01/2019-07/2021       International media company (Music-label) 
                                        (€ 30 m revenue, 120 employees)

                                        Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
(postmerger integration, implementation of reporting, 
                                        advising the General Manager, cash-flow planning, strategy)

02/2015-12/2018        International manufacturer of medical devices 
                                         (local unit € 65 m revenue, 150 employees) 

                                         Interim Director Financial Planning & Analysis
(budgeting, forecasting, revenue & profit 
                                         analysis, advising the General Manager, 
                                         business reviews, restructuring)

11/2013-01/2015        Business start-up in the area of OLED 
                                         (120 employees)

                                         Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
(preparing business plans, implement 
                                         accounting, introduction of  reporting and 
                                         controlling systems, advising the General 
                                         Manager, communication with investors)

10/2012-10/2013        M&A Advisor for Small & Mid Caps

                                        Managing Director
(leading sell- and buy-side projects, preparation 
                                        of sales documentation, support clients in 

Positions as Employee

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10/2003-09/2012        Brady GmbH, manufacturer and distributor of 
                                         labels and security products, Direct Marketing & 
                                         E-commerce (local unit € 65 m revenue, 
                                         300 employees)

                                         Finance Director
(leading Finance & Controlling, budgeting,
                                         analysis, implementation of 
                                         KPI’s, advising the General Manager)

                                         Director M&A
(development of an expansion strategy, 
                                         selection of acquisition target, 
                                         company valuation, planning & execution of due 
                                         diligence process, postmerger integration, restructuring)

07/2000-09/2003        Ceotronics AG, Manufacturer of Communication 
                                        (€ 15 m revenue, 150 employees)

(leading Finance & HR, communication with 
                                        capital markets/stock  
                                        exchange, building and executing restructuring 
                                        plan, cash-flow planning)

04/1996-06/2000       Masco GmbH, manufacturer of sanitary products 
                                        & kitchen cabinets 
                                       (local unit € 800 m revenue, 2,500 employees)

                                       Group Controller
(monthly, quarterly and annual closing of 
                                       accounts, reporting, mergers 
                                       & acquisitions, postmerger-integration, advising 
                                       the General Managers)

01/1994-03/1996      Bakelite Iberica SA, San Sebastián (Spain), 
                                       Manufacturer of 
                                       industrial resins (€ 20 m revenue, 60 employees)

(monthly and annual closing of accounts, 
                                       budgeting, forecasting,     
                                       business analysis, deputise for local General 
                                       Manager during his absence)


04/1991-12/1993      Rütgers AG, Manufacturer of chemical products 
                                      (€ 2.5 bn revenue, 5,000 employees)

(budgeting, forecasting, business analysis, 
                                      return-on-investments calculations, restructuring)


International Experience

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In my first job I lived and worked for more than two years in Spain. 

For the next 15 years I worked in locations across Europe and the US, and I am very experienced in doing business on an international level.


Language skills

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German (mother tongue)
English (fluent)
Spanish (fluent)