Werner is a hands-on executive, strategic planner, and polished communicator with over 25 years of experience. He is an accomplished and incisive financial executive with a unique blend of strategic business planning, opportunity identification, and client relationship management expertise. Regarded as a strategic thinker with strong negotiation, problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills.
Werner has held a series of crucial positions at New York-based Asset Management Division of Dutch Pension Plan APG, the world’s third largest international pension fund. Managed teams across the full spectrum of capital markets and alternative asset management and drove significant internal strategic change. Created and launched an IP-centric asset management firm, focused on acquiring and investing in intellectual property rights.
His key areas of expertise are CFO Leadership, Mergers & Acquisitions, Turnaround, Due Diligence, Treasury management, Financial Restructuring and System implementation. Werner is adept at problem solving, planning, process improvement, developing sophisticated financial models, treasury management, growing the top line, Statutory & GAAP Accounting, Program Management, Capital Expenditure Planning & Analysis, Operations Management, Consolidations, Financial Planning & Analysis, Budgeting & Forecasting.
He has the following Financial Modeling Skills: Business process, Financial Analysis & KPI, Capital expenditure modeling- NPV, IRR, ROI, and Capital structure optimization. Werner holds a Chartered Controller (equivalent to CPA) from Amsterdam University and holds a Master of Financial Economics (equivalent to CFA) from Tilburg University, both in The Netherlands.