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:
Operating Partner, Interim CEO and Board Member at Haniel Industries2005 - Present | New York, NY
Berlin-based Haniel Industries is a global private equity firm specialized in the acquisition, merger and operation of both growth and distressed companies across a diverse range of vibrant industries. I am responsible for post-merger integration, corporate development and turnaround initiatives to build shareholder value across all portfolio companies. Interim roles have included CEO, COO, CRO and CMO.
Co-Founder and Managing Director at Will Bermender Equity Partners2013 - Present | New York, NY
WBEP invests in post-seed companies that have achieved product-market fit, but have not yet proven sufficient market scalability to raise a major VC round. We invest in companies that have an operational plan to hit big milestones within a 12-month period, and we work closely with the companies in our portfolio to develop this early traction into large, sustainable businesses.
Chairman of the Board at ShopscapeMay 2016 - Present | San Francisco, CA
VC-backed social commerce startup in stealth mode.
Vice President at Comcast2004 - 2005 | Detroit, MI
Recruited to help restructure a troubled $1 billion division of the world's largest cable company, $48 billion Comcast.
Vice President at EVINE Live2003 - 2004
Recruited to supercharge customer acquisition, retention and profitability at the third largest television shopping network, a $700 million portfolio company of $117 billion General Electric.
Director, Operations at Cendant1999 - 2001 | Little Rock, AR
Responsible for customer operations and business development at a $500 million business unit of $14 billion travel services conglomerate Cendant -- whose portfolio companies included market-leaders Ramada Hotels, Orbitz and Avis.
Will Bermender's Education:
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.