Management Consulting
Project Management
Interim Management

Gunther Gerlach Consulting

„When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.“

Chinese proverb

„So let us build windmills and use the winds of change for the success of your enterprise.“

Gunther Gerlach

Gunther Gerlach Consulting
Gunther Gerlach

Gunther Gerlach

Since 2023 ARCUS Elektrotechnik Alois Schiffmann GmbH
Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board

Since 2019 Alois-Schiffmann-Stiftung
Member of the Foundation Council

2015 2022 Epple Druckfarben AG
Member of the Executive Board, since 2016 Chairman

2006 – 2014 Verlagsgruppe Weltbild GmbH
Managing Director of subsidiaries in Germany, Poland and Russia

2003 – 2006 GmbH & Co. KG
Managing Director

2000 – 2002 artedona AG
Member of the Executive Board, COO/CIO of an e-commerce startup

1996 – 2000 Bertelsmann AG
Project and senior line management functions in Germany
Czech Republic and Hungary

1992 – 1996 McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Management consultant

1987 – 1991 University of Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT)
Studies of Industrial Engineering and Management, specialized in computer science and operations research


I provide you with hands-on services in management consulting, project management and interim management.

  • Strategic, operational and organizational realignment of medium-sized enterprises
  • Optimization of business processes along the value chain
  • Result improvement through increase of revenue and margin as well as efficiency measures
  • M&A, buy-side: business plans with financial and investment models, Due diligence process, development of transaction structures, contract negotiations, integration management
  • M&A, sell-side: de-merger, spin-off, organization of sales/bidding process, due diligence process, development of transaction structures, negotiation of contracts, handover process
  • Restructuring and recovery of enterprises (or activities) in situations of crisis by fundamental cost and revenue measures
Gunther Gerlach Consulting


Over 25 years of international experience and success in consulting and C-level management

  • Comprehensive P&L responsibility and successful management of enterprises in various situations
  • Creation of profitable, organic growth by continuous improvement, innovation management and market development
  • M&A: acquisition, integration, demerger, spin-off, sale of enterprises and activities
  • Restructuring and turnaround by fundamental programs and measures along the value chain (including insolvency plan procedure run by management, „safeguard“)
  • Internationalization (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia) in B2B and B2C retail (mail order, e-commerce, store chain, „cross channel“) with publishing and media products and worldwide with printing inks and other consumables for the graphic arts industry

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