Christopher Siebert

Christopher Siebert, Interim CEO

E-mail: csiebert@chrysalismgmt.com
Phone: 212.392.4791
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Christopher Siebert is a senior operations and turnaround executive. With 25+ years of experience in strategy development, operational planning and execution, performance improvement, acquisition due diligence and integration, and data analytics, Mr. Siebert generates significant value in critical, high-impact situations. His primary industry expertise includes:

  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Distribution
  • Professional Services
  • Business Services

Prior assignments have included serving as an advisor to management and interim management including:

  • Support growth and professionalization of $50M hydraulics manufacturer transitioning from family to professionally-managed company. Achieved 85% increase in value and grew EBITDA 45% amidst industry decline of over 10%. Led five-year strategic planning, overhauled sales, engineering and new product development, launched new distribution centers, revamped global supply chain and implemented NetSuite ERP/CRM system.
  • Led acquisition, turnaround and growth of $55M global maintenance and reliability services provider. Redefined go-to-market strategy, built new $8M business unit integrating two acquisitions, reorganized salesforce, improved operational management and launched major new product development and commercialization initiative. On-track to deliver 76% year-over-year EBITDA growth, resulting from sales and operations restructurings.
  • Interim executive for $20M custom closet manufacturer and installer. Launched operational and financial improvements to reverse cash depletion and maintain viability. Conceived and implemented new technology-based production system, reducing incomplete jobs 65%.
  • Led acquisition and rapid growth of $60M sawmill equipment manufacturer. Implemented comprehensive strategic planning, cross-sell analytics, continuous improvement, inventory management and cost reduction programs. Led due diligence of two strategic acquisitions. Increased valuation 65% in first year of ownership.
  • Interim business operations and strategy leader for $700M printing and marketing services company, eventually transitioning to permanent position. Led $12M in transformation projects, helping increase EBITDA 36% and improve liquidity by $50M. Turnaround steps included reassessing customer profitability, customer service operations, pricing and sales compensation.
  • Orchestrated turnaround of $15M privately-held data modeling, processing and consulting services provider. Implemented new business model, achieving six-year revenue compound annual growth rate of 14%. Increased net profit margin by 400%. Streamlined operations, reducing cycle-times by 85% while

Since 2011, Mr. Siebert has served as Vice President and Lead Operator at Pfingsten Partners, an operationally-focused private equity firm in Chicago with over $1B in assets across manufacturing, distribution and business services sectors. At Pfingsten, Mr. Siebert led oversight of six portfolio companies with over $300M in combined annual revenue and led due diligence and acquisition of four platform and six add-on acquisitions.

Prior to Pfingsten, Mr. Siebert was Vice President, Business Operations and Strategy for WorkflowOne, a private equity-backed $700M company for print and marketing products and services. He was also Chief Operating Officer for AnswerMine LLC, a privately-held data modeling services providers, as well as senior consulting roles at AlixPartners and Ernst & Young.

Mr. Siebert holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, a Master of Engineering Management from Northwestern University, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and an advisory board member for Benevolent.net, a non-profit crowd-funding start-up connecting low-income individuals with critical needs to potential donors.

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