Mr. Erkan has over 25 years of experience in General Management, Sales & Marketing, and Operations. He has held numerous leadership positions in his career such as President & CEO, Vice President & General Manager of Operations, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, and Director of Int’l Marketing & Sales in addition to being an Independent Board
Mr. Erkan has over 25 years of experience in General Management, Sales & Marketing, and Operations. He has held numerous leadership positions in his career such as President & CEO, Vice President & General Manager of Operations, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, and Director of Int’l Marketing & Sales in addition to being an Independent Board member of a number of privately held companies and non-profit organizations.
Member of the Board of Directors @ Engaged as an independent operational Board Member for VLS. VLS, headquartered in Hockley, TX, is a privately capitalized portfolio company for Prudential Capital Group concentrating in providing waste management and interior railcar cleaning services for customers in Texas & the Southeastern states. From April 2009 to Present (6 years 9 months) Independent Mgmt Consulting Professional @ Mainly engaged by privately held firms on a case by case basis to provide General Management assistance in areas of Growth Planning & Mgmt, Strategic Planning, Operational Excellence, Marketing & Sales Strategy, and International Expansion. Additionally, contracted by US Private Equity Firms on a case by case basis to join their Due Diligence teams as an independent operational member to help assess the value and strategic importance of potential acquisition opportunities. From January 2009 to Present (7 years) Member of the Board of Directors @ Engaged as an independent operational Board Member for PACS. PACS, headquartered in Bethpage, NY, is a privately capitalized portfolio company for DeltaPoint Capital Management, LLC concentrating in providing Switchgear products and services to the railway and electrical utility industries. From February 2011 to March 2014 (3 years 2 months) Interim CEO @ Stepped in as the Interim CEO at the request of the PACS BOD’s to provide leadership for enterprise value creation through organic growth programs, strategic initiatives, sales optimization, operational excellence, and aligning all stakeholder interest for EBITDA maximization. From January 2013 to February 2014 (1 year 2 months) Transitional VP & General Manager @ Reporting directly to the President of HPS managing the transition of PCORE into a wholly owned subsidiary with the reporting structure & culture of HPS. Completed the transition successfully ahead of schedule, delivered the value expected by HPS, and negotiated a mutually acceptable separation from Hubbell Inc. From October 2007 to December 2008 (1 year 3 months) President & CEO @ Reporting directly to the PCORE BOD’s, responsible for enterprise value creation through rebranding to standalone, organic growth programs, strategic growth initiatives, and aligning all stakeholder interest for EBITDA maximization . Visible leader of PCORE to the marketplace and local community. Strengthened Mgmt Team with the addition of a seasoned CFO and managed all external investor and debt relationships. Doubled annual sales & EBITDA under tenure. From July 2004 to September 2007 (3 years 3 months) Vice President & General Manager - Bushing Division @ Reporting directly to the President, global P&L responsibility for the Bushing Division generating revenue of $17MM with Operating Margin of 20+%. Providing strategic, commercial, & operational leadership for Division. From February 2001 to June 2004 (3 years 5 months) Vice President - Marketing & Sales @ Reporting directly to the President, responsible for managing Lapp worldwide Marketing & Sales of all products. Managed all aspects of global marketing activities and sales channel mgmt of ~ $80-100MM annual sales. US/Int’l mix of 70/30%. From September 1998 to January 2001 (2 years 5 months) Director of International Marketing & Sales @ Reporting directly to the VP of Marketing & Sales, responsible for managing Lapp’s Int’l Marketing & Sales activities. Grew business from $10MM to $18MM annually in duration as the Director. Personally traveled to over 50 countries promoting Lapp products. Established Int’l Rep organization. From April 1992 to August 1998 (6 years 5 months)
MBA, Marketing & Finance @ University of Rochester From 1988 to 1991 BS, Industrial Engieering @ Boğaziçi Üniversitesi From 1984 to 1987 Electrical Engineering @ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute From 1982 to 1984 Yavuz Erkan is skilled in: Strategic Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions, Management Consulting, Business Strategy, Operations Management, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Business Development, New Business Development, Manufacturing, Negotiation, Change Management, Strategic Partnerships, Sales Management, Marketing Strategy, Growth Strategies
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