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What sets Pru­den­tes apart from other consultancies

Prū|den|tes

lat. [Plu­ral m/f]

The smart, sen­si­ble,
Pru­dent, level-hea­ded ones

“Pru­den­tes” comes from Latin and is deri­ved from “pru­dens”. Pru­den­tes descri­bes the team’s self-image of pro­cee­ding wise­ly, sen­si­b­ly, pru­dent­ly and care­ful­ly. The logo sym­bo­li­zes recei­ving and sen­ding. This requi­res an empa­thic dia­log abi­li­ty of the who­le Pru­den­tes team. Lis­tening and asking the right ques­ti­ons, open­ness, a posi­ti­ve view of peop­le. Stay­ing strai­ght­for­ward in the pro­cess. Expres­sing even unpo­pu­lar insights. Being cou­ra­ge­ous. In short: Pru­den­tes sees its­elf as a spar­ring part­ner for its clients.

Why Pru­den­tes?

Our cli­ents draw on Pru­den­tes’ indus­try exper­ti­se and skills in growth, rest­ruc­tu­ring, suc­ces­si­on and tran­sac­tions. Our hob­by­hor­se is the solu­ti­on of com­plex, even emo­tio­nal­ly colo­red cor­po­ra­te pro­blems. Pru­den­tes shows action­ab­le, stra­te­gic, finan­cial and ope­ra­tio­nal ways to secu­re a company’s sus­tainab­le future. When it comes down to it, Pru­den­tes experts imple­ment the new goals tog­e­ther with the manage­ment. Trans­la­ted with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Why Pru­den­tes?

Our cli­ents draw on Pru­den­tes’ indus­try exper­ti­se and skills in growth, rest­ruc­tu­ring, suc­ces­si­on and tran­sac­tions. Our hob­by­hor­se is the solu­ti­on of com­plex, even emo­tio­nal­ly colo­red cor­po­ra­te pro­blems. Pru­den­tes shows action­ab­le, stra­te­gic, finan­cial and ope­ra­tio­nal ways to secu­re a company’s sus­tainab­le future. When it comes down to it, Pru­den­tes experts imple­ment the new goals tog­e­ther with the manage­ment. Trans­la­ted with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Who we are.

Pru­den­tes sees its­elf as a sen­si­ble, cle­ver and level-hea­ded spar­ring part­ner for medi­um-sized com­pa­nies. The best ide­as always emer­ge joint­ly bet­ween manage­ment, the entre­pre­neu­ri­al fami­ly and Pru­den­tes. Our experts pro­vi­de the pro­cess, the metho­do­lo­gi­cal exper­ti­se and the necessa­ry indus­try knowledge.

Who we are.

Pru­den­tes sees its­elf as a sen­si­ble, cle­ver and level-hea­ded spar­ring part­ner for medi­um-sized com­pa­nies. The best ide­as always emer­ge joint­ly bet­ween manage­ment, the entre­pre­neu­ri­al fami­ly and Pru­den­tes. Our experts pro­vi­de the pro­cess, the metho­do­lo­gi­cal exper­ti­se and the necessa­ry indus­try knowledge.

Values at Prudentes

Experience

Pru­den­tes stands for indi­vi­dua­lists with pro­fes­sio­nal and life expe­ri­ence. Dif­fe­rent indus­try know­ledge and a com­pre­hen­si­ve wealth of expe­ri­ence make the Pru­den­tes con­sul­tants dis­cus­sion part­ners at eye level.

Solution-oriented

The working method of Pru­den­tes con­sul­tants is always result-ori­en­ted and at the same time peop­le-ori­en­ted. The solu­ti­on pro­cess is trans­pa­rent and balanced.

Reliability

For us, the cus­to­mer comes first! The com­pe­tent team is always reli­ab­ly at your side and works in a struc­tu­red, focu­sed and moti­va­ted manner.

Quality

Pru­den­tes sets high stan­dards for the qua­li­ty of its work. With our self-deve­lo­ped digi­tal tools, we pro­cess mass data with pin­point accu­ra­cy and visua­li­ze results in a way that is reli­able for inter­pre­ta­ti­on. With our digi­tal data rooms, we gua­ran­tee a high level of data security.

Empathy

Ser­vices and con­sul­ting are only as good as the com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on bet­ween cli­ent and pro­ject team. Pru­den­tes aims to work objec­tively and at eye level with its part­ners at all times. Our team is empa­the­tic, humo­rous, but always keeps an objec­ti­ve view.

Our Team

Norbert Irsfeld

Norbert Irsfeld

Foun­der & Mana­ging Partner

Nor­bert Irs­feld sees hims­elf as Spar­rings­part­ner for entre­pre­neurs and the manage­ment of medi­um-sized, most­ly owner-mana­ged com­pa­nies. With his pro­found expe­ri­ence in the rea­liz­a­ti­on of M&A pro­jects, he is a gua­ran­tor of suc­cess for com­pa­nies and owners in nego­tia­ti­ons. In doing so, Irs­feld fol­lows the mot­to ‘Crea­ting prag­ma­tic solu­ti­ons ins­tead of divi­ding through detail­ed negotiations’.

Due to his per­so­nal back­ground as a for­mer part­ner of an insol­ven­cy law firm, he also brings the necessa­ry know­ledge, but also cor­re­spon­ding expe­ri­ence, to rest­ruc­tu­ring projects.

Nor­bert Irs­feld has also been sup­por­ting and accom­pany­ing com­pa­nies on their growth paths for more than 15 years, ensu­ring their con­ti­nued success.

In addi­ti­on to his ope­ra­tio­nal acti­vi­ties, Mr. Irs­feld expands and shares his know­ledge and expe­ri­ence through regu­lar publi­ca­ti­ons and lec­tures. He is also a lec­tu­rer at the Nür­tin­gen-Geis­lin­gen Uni­ver­si­ty of App­lied Sci­en­ces in the auto­mo­ti­ve indus­try course.

Kirsten Fichter-Mangasser

Kirsten Fichter-Mangasser

Assi­stant to the management

Kirs­ten Fich­ter-Man­gas­ser is the con­ta­ct per­son at Pru­den­tes for all sche­du­ling and orga­niz­a­tio­nal mat­ters. By pro­fes­sio­nal­ly hand­ling all admi­nis­tra­ti­ve tasks, she ensu­res the suc­cess of the con­sul­tants’ pro­jects. Mrs. Fich­ter-Man­gas­ser is the good soul of Pru­den­tes, who thinks of ever­ything and everyone.

Mario Rico

Mario Rico

Princi­pal

Mario Rico acts as an all-roun­der in the ope­ra­tio­nal car dea­ler­s­hip busi­ness. With exten­si­ve expe­ri­ence in sales and in dealing with car manu­fac­tu­rers, he screens car dea­ler­s­hips for ope­ra­tio­nal poten­ti­al. As an inte­rim car dea­ler­s­hip mana­ger, he also knows how to put this into practice.

Mr. Rico sup­ports cus­to­mers in the imple­men­ta­ti­on of defi­ned mea­su­res and, as a good com­mu­ni­ca­tor, always invol­ves the com­pa­nies’ employees in the pro­cess. Due to the com­bi­na­ti­on of car dea­ler­s­hip con­trol­ling and manage­ment with the ope­ra­tio­nal car dea­ler­s­hip exe­cu­ti­on, he also main­tains an expe­ri­en­ced rela­ti­ons­hip with works coun­cils. In addi­ti­on to media­ti­on, Mr. Rico also sup­ports Pru­den­tes’ cli­ents in per­son­nel recrui­t­ing and coa­ching of com­pa­ny succession.

Sebastian Berning

Sebastian Berning

Juni­or Consultant

Sebas­ti­an Ber­ning embo­dies the spi­rit of depar­tu­re towards new and digi­tal busi­ness models. His fami­ly back­ground in the auto­mo­ti­ve tra­de and his stu­dies in auto­mo­ti­ve busi­ness have given him an inti­ma­te con­nec­tion to the indus­try and he brings a deep under­stan­ding to cli­ent pro­jects. Mr. Ber­ning sup­ports Pru­den­tes’ cli­ents in the sus­tainab­le design and revi­si­on of their busi­ness stra­te­gies. In doing so, he draws on several years of expe­ri­ence in manage­ment con­sul­ting, espe­cial­ly in the are­as of cus­to­mer expe­ri­ence, reor­ga­niz­a­ti­on & growth, and leadership.
Susanne Kuffler-Irsfeld

Susanne Kuffler-Irsfeld

Pro­ject Assistant

Susan­ne Kuf­fler-Irs­feld is respon­si­ble for spe­cial pro­jects at Pru­den­tes. She is also respon­si­ble for mar­ke­ting and sup­ports Pru­den­tes as Head of Human Resour­ces Management.

Norbert Irsfeld

Norbert Irsfeld

Foun­der & Mana­ging Partner

Nor­bert Irs­feld sees hims­elf as Spar­rings­part­ner for entre­pre­neurs and the manage­ment of medi­um-sized, most­ly owner-mana­ged com­pa­nies. With his pro­found expe­ri­ence in the rea­liz­a­ti­on of M&A pro­jects, he is a gua­ran­tor of suc­cess for com­pa­nies and owners in nego­tia­ti­ons. In doing so, Irs­feld fol­lows the mot­to ‘Crea­ting prag­ma­tic solu­ti­ons ins­tead of divi­ding through detail­ed negotiations’.

Due to his per­so­nal back­ground as a for­mer part­ner of an insol­ven­cy law firm, he also brings the necessa­ry know­ledge, but also cor­re­spon­ding expe­ri­ence, to rest­ruc­tu­ring projects.

Nor­bert Irs­feld has also been sup­por­ting and accom­pany­ing com­pa­nies on their growth paths for more than 15 years, ensu­ring their con­ti­nued success.

In addi­ti­on to his ope­ra­tio­nal acti­vi­ties, Mr. Irs­feld expands and shares his know­ledge and expe­ri­ence through regu­lar publi­ca­ti­ons and lec­tures. He is also a lec­tu­rer at the Nür­tin­gen-Geis­lin­gen Uni­ver­si­ty of App­lied Sci­en­ces in the auto­mo­ti­ve indus­try course.

Kirsten Fichter-Mangasser

Kirsten Fichter-Mangasser

Assis­ten­tin der
Geschäfts­füh­rung

Kirs­ten Fich­ter-Man­gas­ser is the con­ta­ct per­son at Pru­den­tes for all sche­du­ling and orga­niz­a­tio­nal mat­ters. By pro­fes­sio­nal­ly hand­ling all admi­nis­tra­ti­ve tasks, she ensu­res the suc­cess of the con­sul­tants’ pro­jects. Mrs. Fich­ter-Man­gas­ser is the good soul of Pru­den­tes, who thinks of ever­ything and everyone.

Mario Rico

Mario Rico

Princi­pal

Mario Rico acts as an all-roun­der in the ope­ra­tio­nal car dea­ler­s­hip busi­ness. With exten­si­ve expe­ri­ence in sales and in dealing with car manu­fac­tu­rers, he screens car dea­ler­s­hips for ope­ra­tio­nal poten­ti­al. As an inte­rim car dea­ler­s­hip mana­ger, he also knows how to put this into practice.

Mr. Rico sup­ports cus­to­mers in the imple­men­ta­ti­on of defi­ned mea­su­res and, as a good com­mu­ni­ca­tor, always invol­ves the com­pa­nies’ employees in the pro­cess. Due to the com­bi­na­ti­on of car dea­ler­s­hip con­trol­ling and manage­ment with the ope­ra­tio­nal car dea­ler­s­hip exe­cu­ti­on, he also main­tains an expe­ri­en­ced rela­ti­ons­hip with works coun­cils. In addi­ti­on to media­ti­on, Mr. Rico also sup­ports Pru­den­tes’ cli­ents in per­son­nel recrui­t­ing and coa­ching of com­pa­ny succession.

Sebastian Berning

Sebastian Berning

Juni­or Consultant


Sebas­ti­an Ber­ning embo­dies the spi­rit of depar­tu­re towards new and digi­tal busi­ness models. His fami­ly back­ground in the auto­mo­ti­ve tra­de and his stu­dies in auto­mo­ti­ve busi­ness have given him an inti­ma­te con­nec­tion to the indus­try and he brings a deep under­stan­ding to cli­ent pro­jects. Mr. Ber­ning sup­ports Pru­den­tes’ cli­ents in the sus­tainab­le design and revi­si­on of their busi­ness stra­te­gies. In doing so, he draws on several years of expe­ri­ence in manage­ment con­sul­ting, espe­cial­ly in the are­as of cus­to­mer expe­ri­ence, reor­ga­niz­a­ti­on & growth, and leadership.
Susanne Kuffler-Irsfeld

Susanne Kuffler-Irsfeld

Pro­ject Assistant

Susan­ne Kuf­fler-Irs­feld is respon­si­ble for spe­cial pro­jects at Pru­den­tes. She is also respon­si­ble for mar­ke­ting and sup­ports Pru­den­tes as Head of Human Resour­ces Management.

The exter­nal net­work of experts of Prudentes

Dirk Emde

Dirk Emde

Seni­or Consultant

Dirk Emde is an expert in the design and deve­lo­p­ment of com­pa­ny and indus­try-spe­ci­fic con­trol­ling sys­tems. In doing so, he deri­ves recom­men­da­ti­ons for ope­ra­tio­nal vari­an­ce ana­ly­ses for Pru­den­tes’ cus­to­mers and sup­ple­ments the­se with quick checks.

Mr. Emde mana­ges to make Big Data usable for indi­vi­du­al plan­ning sys­tems via a sophisti­ca­ted inter­face manage­ment. In this way, mass data from com­pa­nies can be ana­ly­zed and brought tog­e­ther to crea­te added value. The com­bi­na­ti­on of in-depth car dea­ler­s­hip exper­ti­se and pro­found IT know­ledge offers Pru­den­tes’ cus­to­mers a valu­able and rare combination.

Hendrik Frickenhaus

Hendrik Frickenhaus

Seni­or Consultant

Hen­drik Fri­cken­haus is the car dea­ler­s­hip pro­fes­sio­nal at Pru­den­tes. Due to his mul­ti­ple acti­vi­ties as a pro­ject mana­ger in M&A pro­jects, he brings a gre­at under­stan­ding of the imple­men­ta­ti­on and sup­port of com­pa­ny acqui­si­ti­ons and sales.

Mr. Fri­cken­haus also sup­ports the cus­to­mers of Pru­den­tes through inte­rim acti­vi­ties in lea­ding posi­ti­ons in the auto­mo­ti­ve tra­de. With his per­so­nal back­ground in sales, he is the per­fect con­ta­ct per­son for all ques­ti­ons con­cer­ning the sales area.

Reiner Minrath

Reiner Minrath

Seni­or Consultant

 

Rei­ner Min­rath is pas­sio­na­te about the various bran­ches of the auto­mo­ti­ve tra­de: cars, motor­cy­cles, motor homes and agri­cul­tu­ral machine­ry. He is expe­ri­en­ced in the suc­cess­ful manage­ment of bran­ded car dea­ler­s­hips. In addi­ti­on, he worked for 20 years on-site in the tra­de as a busi­ness manage­ment con­sul­tant for various car manu­fac­tu­rers and importers.

Mr. Min­rath is an “all-roun­der” who also sees the peop­le and the ope­ra­tio­nal pro­ces­ses behind every key figu­re. With his focus on con­trol­ling and inte­gra­ted cor­po­ra­te plan­ning, he streng­t­hens and com­ple­ments the Pru­den­tes team.

Dirk Emde

Dirk Emde

Seni­or Consultant

Dirk Emde is an expert in the design and deve­lo­p­ment of com­pa­ny and indus­try-spe­ci­fic con­trol­ling sys­tems. In doing so, he deri­ves recom­men­da­ti­ons for ope­ra­tio­nal vari­an­ce ana­ly­ses for Pru­den­tes’ cus­to­mers and sup­ple­ments the­se with quick checks.

Mr. Emde mana­ges to make Big Data usable for indi­vi­du­al plan­ning sys­tems via a sophisti­ca­ted inter­face manage­ment. In this way, mass data from com­pa­nies can be ana­ly­zed and brought tog­e­ther to crea­te added value. The com­bi­na­ti­on of in-depth car dea­ler­s­hip exper­ti­se and pro­found IT know­ledge offers Pru­den­tes’ cus­to­mers a valu­able and rare combination.

Hendrik Frickenhaus

Hendrik Frickenhaus

Seni­or Consultant

Hen­drik Fri­cken­haus is the car dea­ler­s­hip pro­fes­sio­nal at Pru­den­tes. Due to his mul­ti­ple acti­vi­ties as a pro­ject mana­ger in M&A pro­jects, he brings a gre­at under­stan­ding of the imple­men­ta­ti­on and sup­port of com­pa­ny acqui­si­ti­ons and sales.

Mr. Fri­cken­haus also sup­ports the cus­to­mers of Pru­den­tes through inte­rim acti­vi­ties in lea­ding posi­ti­ons in the auto­mo­ti­ve tra­de. With his per­so­nal back­ground in sales, he is the per­fect con­ta­ct per­son for all ques­ti­ons con­cer­ning the sales area.

Reiner Minrath

Reiner Minrath

Seni­or Consultant

Rei­ner Min­rath is pas­sio­na­te about the various bran­ches of the auto­mo­ti­ve tra­de: cars, motor­cy­cles, motor homes and agri­cul­tu­ral machine­ry. He is expe­ri­en­ced in the suc­cess­ful manage­ment of bran­ded car dea­ler­s­hips. In addi­ti­on, he worked for 20 years on-site in the tra­de as a busi­ness manage­ment con­sul­tant for various car manu­fac­tu­rers and importers.

Mr. Min­rath is an “all-roun­der” who also sees the peop­le and the ope­ra­tio­nal pro­ces­ses behind every key figu­re. With his focus on con­trol­ling and inte­gra­ted cor­po­ra­te plan­ning, he streng­t­hens and com­ple­ments the Pru­den­tes team.

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