Stefaan Vansteenkiste
Managing Director
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23 years of experience as a general and financial manager
Specializes in turning around companies as an interim executive or turnaround adviser
Expertise across the service and manufacturing sectors
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Stefaan Vansteenkiste is a Managing Director and Country Head of the firm's Benelux Operations. He brings 27 years of experience (14 with A&M) as a manager and advisor, specialising in improving businesses' performance and turning around distressed companies. Mr. Vansteenkiste has worked for clients in many sectors ranging from retail to transportation and infrastructure and manufacturing.
Currently, Mr. Vansteenkiste is advising a large Dutch construction company on their business plan, cash management practices, and negotiations with their banks. Mr. Vansteenkiste also currently serves as a non-Executive Board Member of Thiememeulenhoff, a leading Dutch educational publishing company.
 
Mr. Vansteenkiste is an experienced senior interim executive.  Key engagements include: CTO of a €160m EBITDA Benelux/French retailing concern where he ran day-to-day operations resulting in €30m+ cash performance improvement, CEO of Vion Food Group, where he led a €6.5bn livestock slaughtering business culminating in a €50m+ cash improvement; CRO of NS Hispeed where he led negotiations with the Dutch government resulting in a €1.2bn concession fee reduction; COO of SGD, a €650m glass bottle maker; CRO and board member of Schefenacker PLC, an €800 million supplier of rear-view mirrors; and CEO of Diam, a global manufacturer of retail displays.
 
In addition to his current advisory mandate, Mr. Vansteenkiste has completed many advisory engagements such as: Advisor to Edcon, a major South African retailer; Restructuring Advisor to an Asian scheduled airline where he implemented a turnaround plan culminating in a $74m performance improvement; Restructuring Advisor to Dorint, a 100 property hotel chain owned by Accor; advisor to the creditors of Macintosh Retail group; and advisor to a €300m packaging supplier where he developed a working capital reduction plan.
 
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Vansteenkiste worked for Six Flags as General Manager of Six Flags Belgium and Vice President of Six Flags California.  He also worked for Taco Bell as Finance Manager for a 600-store region and Operational Market Manager for a 32 store market.
 
Mr. Vansteenkiste holds a BA from the University of California, an MBA from the University of Michigan and masters from the University of Antwerp.  He is fluent in English, French, Dutch and Spanish.