Board Director, Venture Capital & Private Equity
Private Equity Growth Strategist & Turnaround Leader Will Bermender
Will Bermender's Bio:
From startups and rapid growth environments to IPOs, post-merger integrations and Fortune 500 turnarounds, Will Bermender has spent the past two decades building shareholder value by driving cross-functional process changes to align business processes around the customer.
Today Bermender leverages his unique blend of experience in corporate development, restructuring and marketing to help companies supercharge profitable growth as a management advisor, board director and private investor.
With proven success in both publicly held and private equity portfolio companies across a diverse range of competitive industries, Will Bermender's customer-centric strategies and tactics are adaptable to any company stage and market.
Will Bermender's Experience:
CEO at Quintex Labs2005 - 2007 | Chicago, IL
Restructured $18 million private label nutraceutical manufacturer burdened with debt from overpriced acquisitions and botched integrations. Grew revenue 300% in two (2) years while achieving a 700% turnaround on a two-year earnings deficit. Acquired by Haniel.
VP at Comcast2004 - 2005 | Detroit, MI
Recruited to help revitalize a troubled $1.7 billion division of the world's largest cable company, $48 billion Comcast, with 1.3 million customers, 4,400 employees and a $250 million operating budget.
Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Service at EVINE Live (formerly ShopNBC)2003 - 2004 | Minneapolis, MN
Third largest television shopping network, a $700 million unit of General Electric, and its joint venture Polo.com.
Senior Operating Partner, Board Director, Interim CXO at Haniel Capital Group2007 - Present | New York and Berlin
$220 million global private equity firm with more than a dozen businesses spanning seven (7) countries, 2,200 employees and $680 million in aggregate revenue. Partner with portfolio company leadership to drive operational improvements, including revenue growth, procurement, leadership development, and process optimization to improve profitability, free cash flow and business expansion. Led creation of over $500 million in new enterprise value. Interim roles include CEO, COO, CMO, and CIO. Board director of all portfolio companies; chaired compensation and governance committees. Portfolio CEO from 2014 to 2017, growing revenue 118.4% from $25.1 million to $54.4 million and EBITDA margin 57.1%. Exited at a 6.2X multiple on invested capital return and 84% IRR, creating $45.3 million in new enterprise value within three (3) years.
Will Bermender's Education:
MIT Sloan School of ManagementTechnology and Operations (Certification)
WestmarMBAConcentration: Marketing and Strategic Management
Will Bermender's Interests & Activities:
Turnaround Management, Business Development, Corporate Development, Customer Experience Management, Marketing, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Film Finance.