Michael Beetz
Managing Director
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18+ years of experience in performance improvement
Co-Head of A&M PEPI’s Cost Optimization service offering
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Michael Beetz is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI) in San Francisco. He specializes in developing and executing performance improvement and cost optimization programs and brings significant experience with situations requiring significant improvements in cost structure.

With more than 18 years of performance improvement and advisory experience, Mr. Beetz has advised private equity sponsors and corporate executives across a wide range of industries, including retail, consumer goods, paper and packaging, specialty chemicals, technology and media and publishing. Mr. Beetz has held multiple interim management positions in both performance improvement and operating roles.

Mr. Beetz co-founded A&M PEPI’s Cost Optimization service offering and has led a significant number of engagements for PE-backed portfolio companies. Assisting a $5 billion global metals and electronics recycling business, he led a cost optimization assessment and implementation program, with more than $60 million of near-term EBITDA improvement opportunities identified. Initiatives included: delayering of the organization and collapse of the business unit structure, leveraged sourcing of select indirect spend categories and implementation of shared services for major supporting functions.

For a $1.2 billion communications and technology business, Mr. Beetz led a cost optimization assessment and implementation program, including significant reduction in complexity of product portfolio, simplification of quote processes and implementation of a global pricing and margin recovery program. The engagement delivered EBITDA and cash improvements that exceeded initial targets by more than 80 percent.

Supporting a $1 billion fragrance and cosmetics business, he the development and execution of a broad-based performance improvement program, serving as an interim member of the company’s executive team. The 15-month program consisted of multiple margin improvement and cost optimization initiatives, including reorganization of the management and business unit structure, product cost reduction, complexity reduction, as well as the implementation of sales and operations planning processes and reporting performance metrics / KPIs.

Mr. Beetz earned a bachelor’s degree in finance with an emphasis in accounting and economics from The University of Iowa, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.