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Rudi Mueller, PH.D.

Managing Director | Operations, Restructuring, and Turnarounds

Rudi has more than 25 years of global corporate and consulting experience in various C-level positions as CEO, COO, and CRO across a wide variety of services, distribution, and manufacturing industries. These included the automotive, machinery, specialty chemical, construction, furniture, healthcare, and education industries. He has experience in restructuring, M&A, bankruptcy, and receivership situations and excels in financial restructuring, strategy development, cost reduction, logistics, and HR. Rudi has operated in international environments, with specific expertise in Europe and Asia. As a hands-on executive, he can be found in warehouses or manufacturing floors as often as in Boardrooms. He has experience finding the "hidden skeletons" in potential acquisitions during due diligence. Rudi's corporate experience includes Würth Group and Haefele America. He is also an active member of the Certification and Oversight committees of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). Published two articles in Journal of Corporate Renewal. Certifications include Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP). (Graduate Degree in Business and Economics, Justus Liebig University, Germany; M.B.A., Kansas State University; Doctorate, Business and Economics, Justus Liebig University-Germany with course work at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor)

Rudi is a bit of an adventurer and earlier in his life went on safari in Africa, hiked the remote northern mountains of the Philippines, and once got stranded on an uninhabited island in the Philippines after a storm damaged his outrigger boat. He is a certified scuba diver and an avid baker.