·Bilingual in German and Turkish, basic French, beginner Japanese.

Areas of Expertise

Corporate strategy

Business unit strategy

Business planning

Merger integration planning

Identification of high potential areas for profit improvement

Product and customer profitability

G&A reduction

Complexity reduction

Purchasing cost reduction

Inventory reduction

Information technology


·Turkey nationwide silver in doubles - tennis, 1989; first place in province - archery, 1991.

·Traveled to 23 countries and 23 US states, love sampling ethnic food, cooking, digital photography, growing orchids, fishing, dancing.

Work authorizations

·Authorized to work in the US, European Union and Turkey, permanent resident status in the US.


Results-driven senior manager at top consulting firm. Excellent problem-solving and leadership skills. Ability to manage people and projects (on time and on budget). Confident. Keen ability to see the “big picture” while staying abreast of business details and tight deadlines. Multi-industry experience (consumer goods, technology, industrial manufacturing, healthcare). MBA degree. Fluent in English, German and Turkish.


I am interested in learning about opportunities in corporate business development and strategy, ideally in the Chicago area, but also in other major cities in the US or in Europe. I would be interested in learning about senior roles with the ability to impact change.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2007 - Present

Manager (January 2007-present), Consultant (2003-2007), Summer Associate (Summer 2002)

Bain & Company, Inc.

Top tier global management consulting firm with 5000+ employees

·Profit improvement

oIdentified and prioritized opportunities worth $200M, increasing EBIT by 125% for $1.5B industrial manufacturing business. Led four person case team on high priority global growth and cost reduction case. Interfaced with all executives, 30+ client contacts. Opportunities included manufacturing footprint optimization, raw material sourcing improvement, improvements for individual problem SKUs, G&A reduction, expanding presence in Asia, entering services supporting a core product line, increasing penetration of core product in underperforming geographies, and discontinuing a business.

oIdentified opportunities and detailed implementation steps for ~40% reduction in inventory at office-related consumer products company, in follow-on work to merger case. Interfaced with 5 client executives and team members.

oIdentified $100M in cost saving opportunities in a cost reduction diagnostic in the powersports industry. Identified unprofitable product lines, and cost of complexity due to SKU proliferation. Interfaced with 8 client executives and team members. This case led to follow-on work to examine opportunities further.

oIdentified $5M in cost savings through SKU rationalization in the powersports industry, as follow-on work to cost reduction diagnostic. Interfaced with 4 client executives and team members.

oIdentified $300M in cost savings through alternative workplace solutions at a global financial services company. Interfaced with 10 client executives and team members.

oIdentified drivers of consumer satisfaction, performance of individual restaurants on these drivers, and competitor best practices for a national restaurant chain.

·Growth strategy

oIdentified $250M revenue and $30M operating income growth potential - a 165% OI increase - for mid-size healthcare IT outsourcing business, in follow-on work to merger case. Led four person case team and four person client team. Laid out growth strategy, and detailed business plans to implement strategy.

oIdentified $145M revenue and $32M EBIT growth potential - a 110% EBIT increase - for mid-size office products business, in follow-on work to merger and inventory cases. Led three person case team. Interfaced with 6 client executives and team members. Laid out growth strategy.

oIdentified and prioritized top 25 markets for a major real estate investment trust.

·Merger integration planning

oLed project management office that identified $100M of EBIT improvement through savings and revenue initiatives in a $2B office-related consumer products merger. Led 3 client teams with 6-10 members each. This case led to follow-on work on cost reduction and growth strategy.

oLed project management office that identified $16M of EBIT improvement through savings and revenue initiatives in a $200M merger of healthcare IT outsourcing and consumer directed health businesses. Merger praised as very successful in Gartner rating report. Led 6 person case team and 9 client teams with 2-6 members each. This case led to follow-on work on growth strategy and decision making.

oLed project management office that identified $145M revenue and $40M EBIT growth potential through international expansion and cross selling in a $2B merger in medical devices. Led 5 person case team and 5 client teams with 3-6 members each.

oIdentified $30M EBIT growth potential in raw material sourcing and “Other G&A” reduction in $4B chemicals merger. Led 2 client teams with 4-6 members each. This case led to follow-on work on synergy identification.

2000 - 2001



Startup IT consultancy with one partner

·Negotiated and secured the company’s first corporate strategy consulting deal.

·Analyzed the Turkish IT market, assessed competitors, and suggested partnerships.

·Worked in a team on establishing the consulting practice for a security products reseller.

1999 - 2000

Systems Analyst, Service Management

Global consumer packaged goods manufacturer with $83B revenues

·Led the service management of cost accounting and storeroom projects in the enterprise resource planning systems SAP R/3 and SAP R/2, for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

2000 - 2000



Global IT consulting and research firm with $120M revenues

·Coordinated an IT-Audit and IT strategy project for a fourth party logistics provider, greatly increasing their customer satisfaction, and order efficiency.

·Increased the number of proposals by 200% by developing business through meetings with potential clients.

·Published and presented article on Customer Relationship Management at the Turkish IT Congress 2000.

1997 - 1999

Systems Analyst, Regional Systems

·Coordinated a major systems implementation (SAP R/3) project in Egypt and South Africa for purchasing, inventory management, warehouse management, and quality management.

·Managed project teams in business process simplification, and implementation; coordinated interactions with international groups; trained project teams; customized the system.


2001 - 2003

Master with distinction

Kellogg School of Management

Majors: Management & strategy, marketing, finance

·Founding Vice President - Chicago Rotaract Club, a branch of Rotary International.

·Most Creative Campaign Award - Annual Kellogg Marketing Competition (ACME), as team of five.

1993 - 1997

Bachelor of Science with High Honor

Middle East Technical University

·President, Member of the Board - Productivity Club.

·Awarded best degree - Procter & Gamble European Management Systems Seminar, Austria, 1996.

·Awarded second degree - European Management Tournament, as team of four, Germany, 1997.

·Interned at BMW AG, Regensburg, Germany, 1995; and Eczacibasi-Procter&Gamble, Kocaeli, Turkey, 1996