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Erik Meert

Finance Director @ Millward Brown

A Strategic focussed Finance Director having significant impact on the long term profitability of organisations

London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Ranked #913 out of 18,260 for Finance Director in United States

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Erik Meert's Work Experience

Millward Brown

Finance Director

2013 to Present

London, United Kingdom

CognoLink

Industry Specialist

2012 to Present

London, United Kingdom

Amino Technology Plc

Executive Consultant

2012 to 2013

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Erik Meert's Education

Tilburg University, The Netherlands

MSc Econometrics / Operational Research

1990 to 1996

Warwick Business School

1995 to 1995

Ichtus College, The Netherlands

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About Erik Meert's Current Company

Millward Brown

Together with the Managing Director I let a major transformation of the business into a more commercial focussed and grow oriented organisation through implementing the Meaningful Different Framework and Value by Design strategy. This leads to increased Brand equity at many of our Global Top 100 companies of the world. I support the business in defining and...

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Erik Meert is Finance Director


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About Erik Meert

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As an influential and Strategic Finance Director, I am highly skilled in creating and executing blueprints for successful business growth. I have a consistent record of achieving profitability, cost control and operational improvement for global multi-billion dollar organisations including Millward Brown (subsidiary of WPP), Pitney Bowes, Xerox and 3Com. Experience includes leading and maximising transformational programs that have a significant impact on the long term profitability of an organisation. I have talent for building and streamlining teams and instilling customer focus. As a Dutch national I have extensive international experience (multilingual & multicultural) and thrive in fast-paced, rapidly changing environments. Strategic Thinking: Strategic vision, ideas development and forward planning Financial Planning & Analysis: forecasting, budgetary control and profit improvement, US & UK GAAP, IFRS and Sarbanes Oxley Business Development: Change management, business turnaround and creating opportunities Leadership & People Management: Motivating, coaching, influencing & conflict management In my spare time I support my wife with her smallholding farm.Finance Director @ Together with the Managing Director I let a major transformation of the business into a more commercial focussed and grow oriented organisation through implementing the Meaningful Different Framework and Value by Design strategy. This leads to increased Brand equity at many of our Global Top 100 companies of the world. I support the business in defining and executing the commercial strategy to achieve healthy growth, influencing the business performance drivers, and supporting client relationship management and development. I plan, monitor and evaluate performance and focus on execution of the best strategy to ensure targets are delivered. Strong leadership through a period of significant internal and external changes. Key decision maker for senior appointments. From 2013 to Present (2 years) London, United KingdomIndustry Specialist @ Cognolink is a global research firm focussed on facilitating consultations with leading industry specialists. I engage as an independent contractor in these consultations. From 2012 to Present (3 years) London, United KingdomExecutive Consultant @ I accepted an interim contract to agree the 2013 budget with the Board, establish solid cash flow procedures in readiness of the trading statement and make significant improvements in processes and procedures. From 2012 to 2013 (1 year) Cambridge, United KingdomHead of Decision Support / Financial Controller @ I returned to Pitney Bowes when a Business Unit delivered their first significant losses. During my first year I let a transformational taskforce to bring reliability back in the accounts, reinvigorate the Executive team and turn the business around. Through relentless execution of the turnaround strategy which included site closures, relocation of HQ functions, renegotiation of commercial contracts and outsourcing I was able to turn performance around. I then moved to the most profitable business unit within EMEA and worked on business cases to add new services generating $10m revenue, eliminating the need for redundancies and safeguarding the geographical spread of engineers to service existing customers. From 2009 to 2011 (2 years) Head of Planning & Reporting @ I managed, analysed and reported on key performance indicators, business risks, business objectives and influences on past and future performance for the business information, publishing and events group of companies with a portfolio of magazines, web based communities and events. I delivered all internal and external reporting under IFRS and UK GAAP for the FTSE listed PLC with turnover of £100 million and 750 employees. From 2007 to 2009 (2 years) International Finance Manager @ I managed the budgeting, planning and analysis for 17 legal entities and acted as Business Partner to the President of Management Services EMEA, coached regional staff and delivered cost savings initiatives. I was offered a permanent position at the end of this maternity cover, but moved to a more senior role in another organisation. From 2006 to 2007 (1 year) Global FP&A Manager @ I was responsible to the European based Managing Director and US based Finance Director for delivering advice on all financial aspects of the business and ensuring profitability increased for the GKLS division, part of Xerox Global Services. Initially I worked on due diligence for a management buyout and subsequently let a sucessful SAP implementation for the division, both on time and on budget. From 2000 to 2006 (6 years) Financial Analyst - Services EMEA @ From 1998 to 2000 (2 years) Financial Analyst - Retail @ From 1996 to 1997 (1 year) London, United KingdomMSc, Econometrics / Operational Research @ Tilburg University, The Netherlands From 1990 to 1996 Warwick Business School From 1995 to 1995 Ichtus College, The Netherlands Erik Meert is skilled in: Forecasting, Change Management, Management, Budgets, Shared Services, SAP, Leadership, Outsourcing, Business Development, Program Management, Strategic Planning, Financial Accounting, Business Transformation, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Business Strategy


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