Matthieu Clodong

Matthieu Clodong

Work History

Work History
Aug 2007 - Mar 2008

CEO

LIKA (L'AMY GROUP)

LIKA is on the subsidiary of L'AMY , which is one of the biggest french frames manufacturer. LIKA markets the 5 house brands of L’AMY (Jura France)

Turn over : 8 M€ / 15 employees

> Recruited to restore the profitability of the house brands business

–led a general S.W.O.T. analysis of the firm before restructuring it

–improved the profitability of the products portfolio by defining a new product policy and implementing a new assessment of the sourcing in order to achieve a 80 % margin

–managed the human resources, resulting in a decrease of around 75 % of the workforce

–collaborated with the French sale representatives and supervised the export department

>The financial forecasts show profits whereas the turnover strongly decreases

Jun 2001 - Dec 2006

CEO

BOURGEOIS SA

BOURGEOIS SA is a lenses and frames manufacturer and a public company in France

Turn over : 12 M€ / 250 employees

> Strategic planning

–developed a new B to B marketing plan with opticians based on a new client service program

·frames division : restructured the product mix by targeting design and luxury products, partially outsourced the production to Chinese suppliers (decrease of around 50% of the manufacturing cost within 2 years)

·lenses division : focused on customer support (setting up of call centers, promoting a technical support to optimize the choice of lenses, drawing up of information materials to assist the 1500 customers)

> Reorganization of the frames and ophthalmic divisions

–played key role in the lenses division reorganization (closed two factories, managed several dismissal procedures of about 200 workers with collective bargaining)

–sold the contact lenses division (selling price : around 10 times the profits of the division)

> Lenses and frames division management

–directed the export department (established sales goals, negotiated distributorship agreement, revitalized sales) export sales rise of more than 30 % in 4 years

–defined the investment strategy (defined the investment policy which amounts to around 200 K€ per year, prepared invitation to tender, analyzed return on investments)

–oversaw quality management (ISO 9001:1994 and 2000 certifications for medical equipment)

>The firm makes now profits and focuses on its core business, i.e. frames

> Administrative management

–oversaw daily operations (supervised financial statements, implemented reporting, budget management and cash flow forecast programmes)

–supervised and oversaw the human resources (recruiting policy, training programs, bargaining with the unions and other workers associations)

–managed the legal department including litigation, statutory issues, and relations with the AMF (i.e. the French SEC)

–oversaw the information technology department (improved the manufacturing execution process, updated the hardware)

Oct 1999 - May 2001

Senior Consultant

> Main assignments

–conducted due diligence of IT systems and operating practices process, mainly in order to assess or to integrate or restructure firms (transaction services department)

–advised companies in financial difficulties for restructuring operations (recovery services department)

> Main accomplishments

-defined and implemented an integration planning and a cost management program of acquired firms for a holding (France)

-established a defeasancedraft for an airline company (Africa)

-proposed an organizational and functional flow chart in a privately owned hospital acting as a public utility (France)

-conducted due diligence of the internal processes and practices of a telecom operator for its privatization (Morocco)

1994 - 1999

Maître LAFONT is a law firm specialized in bankruptcy and recovery, which intervenes as a trustee

> Trustee appointed by a court.

–managed firms under chapter 11 or which has no management

–managed plans to restructure debt or to sell off firms

–managed numerous dismissal procedures with collective bargaining

> Main fields

–manufacturing companies between 30 to 150 workers in the North of France

–real estate firms

Education

Education
1997 - 1998

Master / French DEA

Paris I Sorbonne Law School

The Institutional and Decision-making Structure of the European UnionFree Movement of Goods, Capital and Services

CompetitionLabor LawConsumer Law

Human Rights

1993 - 1995

graduated

major in Finance and Economics

Objective

I am currently looking for a position of executive manager.

Summary

I am looking for a position of executive manager mainly in an industrial firm everywhere in the world. My experience is focused on business recovery and relies on an ability to quickly detect and solve business or financial issues. I am able to define and implement solutions in firms under pressure or which face strong difficulties. I am available right now. I do have an 11 years experience in business management: first as consultant for a worldwide consulting firm and lately as CEO of lenses and frames manufacturers in the French Jura. I operate at a strategic level and I am used to working across varied disciplines such as economic, legal, and human resources. My functions included strategic planning, reorganization of strategic business units, administrative management, and human resources. I focused on new product policies, project management and human resources, which were the key conditions of the successful reorganization of the firms I led or counselled. I graduated from the Institut d Etudes Politiques of PARIS (major in Finance) and got a master in Business and European Law at the Sorbonne University.

Interest

–Volunteer member of the board of a local bank (Crédit Mutuel of Champagnole-Morez)

–President of the Bourgogne Franche-Comté GARF (association focused on training and human resources)

–Part time lecturer at the IMEA (business school of the chamber of commerce of Doubs)