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a-nova


Having themselves embarked on many challenges as interim managers or CEOs, the company founders created a-nova to enable companies to unlock their full potential.

a-nova offers a part-time or on-demand managerial service to support companies in all their unique challenges – defensive and offensive.

Overseen by the partners’ experience, supported by bespokeTM tools & methodology, a-nova managers offer a fresh perspective and rapid results.

We are passionate and our extensive multi-sector experience is a source of inspiration. Our solutions are founded in operational reality.

People make the difference. Listening and empathy are an integral part of our approach in bringing teams together to operate in a new dynamic.

Questioning, innovating, reinventing the old truths to emerge from a crisis, improving performance or grasping potential; this is the core of our business.

Sometimes the rapid evolution of a situation requires the immediate sense of urgency. Our reactivity and agility are at your service.

a-nova strengthens the management of its clients – large groups and their subsidiaries, SMEs, high-potential start-ups, family offices, investment funds.

Speed   –   Efficiency   –   Results

Managing partners


Grégoire Bouille

Co-founder & managing partner

Gregoire Bouille is a entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in creating, transforming and developing global businesses. He has held senior positions in corporate groups, SMEs and startups both in Switzerland and internationally.

Key achievements:

  • bought, restructured and sold after 12 years a family company (CHF 22M, +1100%)
  • developed a $1.5 billion subsidiary abroad with 250 employees and 52,000 POS
  • relocated abroad a branch (200 employees / EUR 50M)
  • co-directed +150 internal audits & strategic reports for CEO Office and Boards
  • carried out numerous Due Diligences + 3 acquisitions

Born in 1969, of Swiss and French nationality, Gregoire Bouille speaks French, German, English and Italian. EPFL engineer with MBA (from London Business School) and further training at IMD, Swiss Board School (HSG) and Singularity University.

Member of YPO (Young President Organization), Swiss Institute of Directors and Turnaround Management Association

 

Bernard Pittet

Co-founder & managing partner

Bernard Pittet is an entrepreneur with extensive experience in creating, transforming and developing global businesses. He has held senior positions in large groups, SMEs and startups both in Switzerland and internationally.

Key achievements:

  • built a new business unit to CHF120M/800 employees
  • developed a multinational (CH/USA/TW) and boosted sales to CHF110M (+30%)
  • cofounded/scaled-up a startup exporting worldwide
  • realized an extensive turnaround followed by a strong profitable growth (+35%)
  • strengthened/sold/integrated tech provider

Born in 1962, of Swiss nationality, Bernard Pittet speaks French, German and English. An engineer with MBA and further training in institutions such as INSEAD, Stanford, Hong Kong University and Singularity University.

Member of YPO (Young President Organization) and SwissBoardForum

 

a-nova interim managers, focused profiles to serve our clients


Interim managers are seasoned executives. They have high professional and social skills.

Hard Skills

Interim Managers are professionals with many years of experience in management positions, quick to deploy, results-oriented and place their strong skills at the service of their clients.

Soft Skills

Interim managers are quick to grasp how to integrate into decision making and adapt to different environments. On a personal level, they have great interpersonal and communication skills.

Key skills of the a-nova manager

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Examples of projects undertaken and references


Expansion into a new market

(6+3 months at 50%)

Mapped potential customers (350+)
Renewed MarCom
Customer visits /closed strategic
Contracts ensured transition

Turnaround & strong growth

(6+12 months)

Reorganized / empowered / renewed team (50%)
Reduced costs
Revitalized product portfolio
Strengthened customer relations / Achieved strong growth (+ 35%)

Interim & growth

(4+4 months at 80%/40%)

Reorganized/empowered/optimized:
– renewed team: 50%
– absemteeism: -67%
– strong growth: +12%
Sold unprofitable activity

New business model

(3 months – part time)

Analyzed business model and developed new options
Set up a new company
Developed network of partners

Sale & integration

(18 months)

Led as (COO) during 2008 financial crisis
Contributed to the sale documentation and process
Prepared, sold and integrated the company

Shareholder restructure

(6 months – part time)

Analyzed market of a family company and developed a business plan
Estimated the value of the business and accompanied the process

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