Guiding Management for Two Decades
Rudi Strobl has more than 20 years of management and leadership experience with industrial and technology-based companies in global markets. Specializing in interim executive-level management, he excels at creating strategic choices, designing successful growth initiatives through acquisitions, and leading turnaround situations. He has been retained by boards, corporate parent companies, and CEOs of international firms.
Raised in Austria, with significant U.S. managerial experience, Rudi is fluent in German and English. He has substantial expertise in the international growth of U.S. companies, particularly in European markets. The special value that Rudi brings to his clients is speed in getting to the bottom of any business issue, and then making things happen with relentless drive, passion, discipline, and focus on achieving expected outcomes. He develops business and operating strategies in fast-forward time, always emphasizing the importance of building effective and balanced leadership. Possessing a bias for action, he has proven his ability to create strong, productive momentum that results in measurable growth for his clients.
Rudi pays attention to detail and looks beyond the easy answers. His clients emphasize his value in helping them objectively analyze major game-changing decisions and allowing them to walk away from strategies that are not in the best interests of their shareholders. Of particular value is his experience in:
- Interim on the ground operational leadership
- In-depth business strategy audits for corporate boards seeking an independent, third party perspective
- Structuring and negotiating both U.S. and European acquisitions
- Due diligence and assessment of business risks involving acquisitions and strategic business investments
- Acquisition integration planning and management
- Post-merger interim leadership
Prior to founding "The Windpoint Group" (the business entity for his practice) in 1994, Rudi worked in corporate development for and held operating positions with several industrial diversified enterprises including GE and Tenneco. He also served as a principal in the strategy practice of leading consulting firms including Gemini Consulting and Arthur D. Little and has worked with Monitor Company and Mercer Management Consultants. He has a Ph.D. in Marketing Communications from the University of Salzburg, Austria. Rudi is a naturalized U.S. citizen and resides in the Boston, Massachusetts, area.