Recently, he was CFO of an international apparel player (turnover of €140m) backed by an international PE firm. In his role he led day-to-day operations and focused on implementation of working capital improvement initiatives in order to reduce financial stress and secure delivery of new collection.
He also was a Director and CRO of the Italian subsidiary of an international group operating in the outdoor advertising sector where he led the liquidation of the company interacting will all stakeholders involved in the process.
He served as CFO of an international fashion player with turnover of €470m and almost 60 legal entities. There, he led the Group financial department running the ordinary activities and implementing tight cash controlling procedures. In order to secure the operations he successfully renegotiated the outstanding commitments with more than 400 trade suppliers.
He supported the CFO of a leading apparel retailer (turnover of €1.6bln and more than 1,000 stores) backed by an international PE firm redesigning and implementing short term cash forecasting processes and tools in view of the forthcoming adverse seasonal financial trend.
Mr. Barzaghi supported the Board of a global outdoor sportswear producer (turnover of €1.2bln with worldwide operations) to review the organisation and cost structure of the European business and identify improvement opportunities to reduce break-even.
Mr. Barzaghi advised also the Board of a listed provider of design and engineering services to the automotive OEMs in order to review internal processes and organisation aimed at identifying performance improvement opportunities and enhance cost savings.
Other engagements include: as part of the extraordinary administration, he supported the receiver in assessing and managing the cash availability of a listed Italian fashion conglomerate; prepared the business plan of an international coffee machine manufacturer as part of the company's debt restructuring; supported a magnesium die caster by preparing a business plan and renegotiated the commercial conditions with clients.
Mr. Barzaghi's operational and financial due diligence assignments include: an Italian luxury shoes manufacturer to assess industrial improvements and develop the turnaround plan; a leading lingerie manufacturer, to evaluate the turnaround plan as part the investment analysis led by a PE firm; a Turkish producer of cables, to assess the business plan proposed to a PE investor; and an Italian frozen food leading producer to evaluate its carve-out from Unilever and subsequent potential integration (focus on synergies) with a PE firm's investment.
Before A&M, he served as a manager with PwC in Milan and Amsterdam, where he supported private equity and corporate investors with FDD, M&A and IPO services.