"Those who work alone tally up.
Those who work together multiply. "
- Arabic proverb -
Achieving continuity and growth together
In challenging times such as these, sarema. offers a strong range of services in collaboration with
selected partners to make your company fit for the future. Complex financing, M&A projects,
reorganization and restructuring can no longer be successfully managed just with the right financial
know-how. So often, it's about the question how sustainable growth can be achieved.
Developing new and creative approaches together
To find answers to this question, expertise in business model development, as well as in sales and
marketing are required in addition to financial knowledge. It's all about interdisciplinary work, both in
companies and in consultancy – for us, the “dream teams” of tomorrow are collaborative, with each
member remaining focused on their own expertise. sarema. is well-prepared for the challenges of the
future and offers you an unbeatable "All-in-One-Package” for your future.
Josef Kainz has over 20 years of management experience as MD and CFO of international companies, both in series production and the plant engineering industry. In addition, he has a wealth of experience in the branded goods industry. Since 2011 he has worked as interim manager and takes over line management responsibility very quickly and effectively. He specializes in companies in exceptional
situations. His focus is on the conception and implementation of reorganization, restructuring and recapitalization in response to crises, on the acquisition and integration of companies, the partial sale of companies and on carve-out issues, including production relocation and plant closures. In the course of several refinancing projects in the automotive industry, he has also acquired extensive
expertise in the management of bank covenants in an international context.
From his numerous projects, Josef Kainz has acquired an excellent international network. In addition, he is an alumnus of IMAP (International Mergers & Acquisition Partnership), where he was employed as a partner in the Austrian branch for several years.
Katharina Sigl is the owner of management consultancy redstep. She has successfully developed and implemented marketing, communication and training concepts for 25 years. For more than 23 years, she managed the didactic and marketing divisions of an international innovation company in the industry.
Katharina Sigl accompanies both national and international clients with a consulting focus on strategy, innovation and conceptual design. Companies such as Moser Medical, Beckhoff and WEKA along with many others rely on her expertise, which she uses, among other things, as a juror for the Austrian State Prize for Marketing and as a member of the board of Marketing Club Austria.
Lecturing and training activities, as well as assignments as systemic coach and moderator complement her portfolio, in addition to a rediscovered passion for writing and developing her own projects, such as www.lernenausderkrise.at
"Those who make improvements, change!"
“There are two ways to have a career: You can claim to achieve something, or you really achieve something. I recommend the latter, because there’s far less competition.”
Oliver Strass looks back on more than 20 years of management experience as CFO of internationally active companies. As a qualified interim manager, his focus is on the organization and adaptation of finance departments, the introduction of ERP systems, optimization of data analysis and reporting, and on the digitization and automation of the financial sector. Oliver Strass is experienced with international corporate requirements and structures, as well as with IFRS and US GAAP. Numerous
successful mandates testify to this knowledge and expertise.
As Interim Finance Manager, Oliver Strass tenaciously pursues customer needs and project goals. Soft skills: Integrity, assertiveness, strong communication skills and problem-solving competence.
Numerous advanced training courses, such as “Certified Digital Leadership in Finance and Controlling” (Austrian Controller Institute), Change Management (Neuwaldegg Consulting Group) and Artificial Intelligence – Implications for Business Strategy (Massachusetts Institute of
Technology) round off his profile.
In her function as Head of Innovations Management in one of Austria’s largest textile industry companies, Annabell Pehlivan gained experience in developing innovation teams as well as in implementing completely new business models as the new mainstay of the company. She has supervised numerous innovation processes, most recently as managing director of the GRANTIRO Initiative in Vienna, especially for companies in special situations and crises.
She passes on her expertise as lecturer at technical colleges, universities and conferences and gives seminars on creative skills, idea generation, business modeling and memory training. After graduating in “Product Marketing & Project Management” and “Strategic Innovation Management”, her training as systemic consultant & coach rounds off her profile.
Ms. Pehlivan is in process of founding her own company, which focuses on innovation in exceptional situations.
"Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come."
“Be aware your team is one of your most important investments”
Andreas Kaiser ist ein Industriemanager mit ausgezeichneten Leadership Skills, die er in verschiedenen Industrieunternehmen (national & international) eindrucksvoll unter Beweis stellte. Durch seine 20-jährige strategische und operative Tätigkeit als Geschäftsführer mit hoher Salesaffinität weist er einen beachtlichen Track Record in der Entwicklung von internationalen Märkten auf. Ebenso erfolgreich hat er Transformationsprozesse und Turnaroundprojekte geführt und dabei die wesentlichen KPI’s implementiert. Organisationsentwicklung/-veränderung in Kombination mit der Erarbeitung neuer Geschäftsmodelle - unter dem Schwerpunkt Marktwachstum - sind seine Steckenpferde.
Besonders wohl fühlt sich Herr Kaiser in besonders schwierigen Märkten sowie in Unternehmen, die in einer schier aussichtslosen Situation harren. Hier kann er in seiner besonnenen Art seine langjährigen Erfahrungen und seine Umsetzungsstärke am besten einbringen.