Resume

Experience

2017 - Present

Independent M&A Transformation Consultant

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Lugano, Switzerland

Remigio Guglielmo Gino Bongulielmi - Pro

I am a Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor a hands-on entrepreneur, intrapreneur, operational excellence expert, lean sensei, agile & digital transformation consultant, trainer, and a strategic advisor to senior

leaders, directors, managers, associates, and shop floor workers alike.

 

  • Raised over USD 31M for a technology start-up to create a cryptocurrency exchange platform

  • Led the due diligence of 10+ JV's as Interim Chief Compliance Officer

  • Built and led a team of over 40 employees and contractors

  • Implemented Agile as core project management methodology

2017 - 2020

Continuous Improvement Director, Consulting

Fiduchain Capital AG

Luzern, Switzerland

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Management consulting services focused on Nascent Technologies, Industry 4.0, Resilience Transformation, Digital Transformation, Change Management, Agile, Scrum, Lean Manufacturing, Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Automation, BPI (Six Sigma, Kaizen, DMAIC/DMADV, 5s, Poka-yoke, Standard Work, TQM, etc.), Training & Development, HRM, IIoT, Blockchain/DLT, Regulatory Compliance, Fundraising, and Interim Senior Management Roles.
 

  • Raised over $65M in funding for 3 separate tech startups.

2019 - 2020

Chief Operating Officer (Interim)

Eden Block Capital Ltd

Tel Aviv, Israel

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Responsible for operations at Eden Block, a deep-tech focused Private Equity firm. Headquartered in Israel, we bring together the most comprehensive collective intelligence in business, finance, R&D, marketing and product design through a tech-focused investment team with decades of entrepreneurial and capital investments experience.

Focused on Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity, Eden Block continues to support the world’s most formidable teams, spearheading concrete development and foundational business application. With less than 2 years of activity, Eden Block has collaborated with 24 early-stage companies, with 2 companies concluding in high-profile acquisitions by industry leaders.

The main objective is to empower disruptive ventures with the capital, tools, knowledge, and ecosystem they need to achieve excellence. At the same time, we engage across industries on a multiplicity of additional levels: Research, Education, Enterprise and Development.

2017 - 2017

Lean Transformation

Manager, Consulting

KPMG

Zurich, Switzerland

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Responsible for leading agile, digital organizational transformations as well as performing Lean process improvement and cultural Change Management. Other responsibilities included:
 

  • Leading, coaching and developing direct reports on Industry 4.0 and Lean Leadership

  • Leading Lean, Agile Change Management programs

  • Leading Industry 4.0, Digital Transformations for clients 

  • Leading Lean Six Sigma and Scrum training events for clients

  • Advise Senior Executives on Industry 4.0 & Lean Manufacturing Strategy

  • Led clients effectively by aligning improvements activities towards strategy, defining success, business cases, and tracking the benefits.

  • Led multi-disciplinary project teams in delivering consulting services to global clients.

  • Actively contributed to the Go-to-market strategy, including the identification of sales opportunities, development of standardized service offerings, and preparation of proposals for international clients.

  • Expended and further developed the business transformation services and capabilities.

  • Supported the development of Blockchain Technology Consulting services.

  • Helped start and expand Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Regulatory Compliance service offering.

2016 - 2017

Master Black Belt - Lean Six Sigma

IMERYS Graphite & Carbon

Bodio, Switzerland

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IMERYS Graphite & Carbon is the reference in synthetic & natural graphite powders and highly conductive carbon black. Among recent accomplishments are:

  • Led the successful deployment of IMERYS' Industrial Improvement Program across the division.

  • Implemented Lean and Agile Thinking, through Lean Leadership, Kaizen, 5S, Poka-yoke, Standard Work, DMAIC & DMADV, 3P, and Scrum as the primary grassroots sources of continuous improvement.

  • Supported the deployment of the automotive industry Quality System: IATF 16949:2016.

  • Built, coached, developed, and nurtured a global Operational Excellence team and network, consisting of direct reports as well employees representing different regions and departments, and covering positions at all levels of the organization, from shop-floor to C-Suite, to share and implement best practices across all divisions, globally.

  • Coached and influenced leaders, managers, teams and individuals alike to adopt a Lean & Agile culture, Scrum and Lean Six Sigma tools and methodologies, Agile manufacturing, and Situational Leadership as a daily approach to challenge assumptions, eliminate waste, create continuous material and information flow, and increase process quality.

2010 - 2016

Black Belt - Lean Six Sigma

Nielsen Company

Lugano, Switzerland

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Nielsen is a $6B publicly listed, S&P 500 company with 35,000 employees.

  • Main responsibilities included: leading, motivating, and influencing project teams to drive process excellence throughout Nielsen's operations, globally.

  • Additionally, through clear and effective communication, I was responsible for coaching and training Senior Executives as well as Green Belts in a formal classroom setting as well as throughout their projects.

  • In the course of my day, I found myself communicating with employees at all levels of the organization and having to be able to speak equally well the language of the C-suite as well as on the shop floor.

2008 - 2010

Co-Founder

CaribbeanTutors.com

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

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First EdTech / eLearning business to cater specifically to the Greater Caribbean Region. Based in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies and acquired in 2010 by a local brick and mortar tutoring business. 

50+ teachers, 500+ students.

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Education

2010 - 2012

Università della Svizzera italiana

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

Lugano, Switzerland

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The USI EMBA is a modular, advanced master in management degree, taught in English, by exceptional international faculty at the Università della Svizzera italiana.

Quantitative Methods, Organizational Behaviour, Accounting, HR Management, Marketing, Economics, Finance, Strategy, Operational Management, Intrapreneurship & Entrepreneurship, Business Analytics, Six Sigma & Lean Manufacturing, Strategic Communications, Negotiation, Managerial Decision Making.

QS World University Rankings 2021: USI is the highest-ranking new entrant:
https://www.usi.ch/en/node/13776

Check out EMBA at USI by visiting: http://www.emba.usi.ch/

2004 - 2008

Hartwick College

B.A., Business Administration

Oneonta, USA

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts.

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Licenses & Certifications

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Leading for Innovation - Inspiring the Future

Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir

June 2016

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Formation I3 Champion - Managing Teams Efficiently

Intelligent Business

May 2016

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IATF 16949:2016 & Core Tools Certificate

Allanta vzw

April 2016

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TapRoot® Incident Investigation & Root Cause Analysis

International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET)

March 2016

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Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Scrum Alliance

May 2015

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Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) 

Nielsen Company

March 2013

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Languages

English (near-native)

Italian (native)

French (proficient) 

German (proficient) 

Recommendations

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Juan Mendizabal

Vice President of Field Operations

NORC at the University of Chicago

It is a great pleasure to provide my highest recommendation for Remigio. In addition to being a genuine pleasure to work with, I was able to entrust Remi with driving the critical portfolio of process improvement programs for my organization, which spanned more than 30 countries across 5 continents.

 

In his role as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Remi led numerous large-scale change programs with passion and high-energy. Working in a remote environment within a geographically distributed leadership team, Remi was very effective in generating engagement through skillful utilization of Lean techniques, demonstrating how his projects would make the company competitively and financially stronger.

 

Remi’s ability to understand customer needs (CTQs), key to Process Improvement, and an ability to clearly convey how eliminating process variation is critical to business improvement and customer satisfaction, were critical to driving positive outcomes. Even as challenging project would lose support, he was able to persevere by coaching, teaching, and leading others to produce results, ultimately re-energizing the team to help the project move forward productively until success was achieved.

 

The highest compliment that I can offer is to say that Remi gets the job done and he makes the people around him better. He instills confidence and helps everyone to have fun in the process.

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Fred Rogers

Insights Leader

Nielsen Company

I had the sincere pleasure of working with Remi while we both worked for the Nielsen Company. Remi has a terrific approach, attitude, and spirit, with the keen ability to drive large scale, tangible business process improvements across large multinational organizations. Remi has passion and high integrity, is a motivated self-starter with high-energy, and the fortitude to persevere and overcome significant obstacles when necessary. He motivates the teams to help them move forward productively until success is achieved.

 

Remi is a Change Leader, with the ability to listen, adapt, and effectively lead. Remi is an effective and proactive communicator at all levels of the organization, from front line workers to executive management.

 

Remi has the ability to show how a project is making the company stronger competitively, and financially. Remi has been trained to use effective tools to fully understand customer needs, with a unique ability to convey clearly and concisely how eliminating process variation is key to business improvement.

 

Remi is a results oriented individual, with the ability to perform and produce tangible financial results for the business, with a unique ability to lighten up the atmosphere, amidst stressful, pressure-filled times and manage to make the work more enjoyable.

 

I would not hesitate to bring Remi into my organization, as I know that I would have a strong and talented leader with integrity, who would be able to help my team move my business forward, and I would be proud to have him on my team.