• Virginie Bergeron

    Freelance CFO (Change Management Expert) & certified Coach

    I've been serving CFOs and CEOs since 2011 with enthusiasm and 21st century mindset & tools

  • I am passionate and live intensely whatever I accomplish. I love innovation and believe that human relationship should be at the heart of any Company Culture & Strategy. I believe what matters is the Intention behind the Vision. I value Kindness and leaders who have more questions than answers. I'm looking for likeminded people

    Quick bio and Value Proposition to you

    Born in 1968 in Paris in an Industrial and Merchant family, I spent my childhood in the tropics. Back in Paris for my studies, a short stop in NY and Kuwait, then I embarked on my professional life in 1994. My universe for the next 15 years will be that of American multinationals in various international financial positions, followed by a highly rewarding experience of CFO in an international NGO

    The "colors" of my professional life during those years defines my expertise:
    - Job and team creation
    - Change management
    - Multiculturality
    - Reorganizations, mergers .... and Due Diligence that go with it
    - Strategy and its deployment
    - Quoted company reporting and governance requirements

    In 2011 I decided to practice my CFO skills differently. For 6 years now I have been a Freelance CFO I sell my expertise through Transition Management missions. I also became a Certified professional Coach (individual, groups, organization) and this double competence CFO / Coach allows me to practice my profession with much more impact and pleasure

    EXAMPLES OF MISSIONS I HAVE PERFORMED

    -> Company strategy implementation: Creation of steering committee, Reporting implementation, Board members coaching, Team coaching

    -> International project management: Integrated roadmap creation, Team re-structuring, Project director coaching

    -> Enhancing Finance department performance: Team reorganization, Reporting review, Process review, contracts review

    -> Internal Merger, reorganisation and restructuring

    -> BI tool due diligence and implementation

     

    I am an expert in team transformation and performance enhancement in Change Management context

    "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are right"
    Henry Ford

     

     

     

  • EXPERIENCE

     

    Carglass Maison & Carglass

    Financial Director - Transition Manager

    May 2019 – Sep 2020

     

    - CFO Carglass Maison: Accompanying the integration of Carglass new business "Carglass Maison" within Carglass. Handled restructuring phase
    - PMO Carglass Finance department global process review and digitalization project

    ThyssenKrupp

    Finance Director - Transition Manager 

    Jan 2016 - Dec 2017 

     

     

    Transition Management mission

     

    - Finance team reorganization
    - Evaluation and change of BI tool
    - Merger and restructuring due diligence
    - Management reports and KPI creation
    - Transfer price contracts negociation
    - Internal audit process supervision
    - Budget process supervision

    Axessio

    Innovation Strategy Division Partner 

    2013 – Present

     

     

     

    Ciprès Vie

    Transition Manager - Strategy Implementation 

    2013 – 2014

     

     

    In charge of supporting Ciprès Vie insurance group in the implementation of their 2013 - 2017 years strategy

    - Implementing the process, steering committee, reporting....

    - Coaching: change management through individual coaching of some Management Board members and their team

    lastminute.com

    Transition Manager - France Projects

    2012 – 2013

     

    - International project management. In charge of producing France projects roadmap - around 30 simultaneous projects involving teams from France, UK, Houston and India

    - Collaboration with other Department Heads to re-build projects team and improve opportunities for revenue generation.costs.

    - Management coaching of the newly promoted France Projects Director

    - Budget of 600 M€ for 30 projects and streamline

     

     

    Transition Manager - France Finance 

    2011 – 2012

     

    - Coordination of all projects impacting Finance. Purpose was to represent Finance needs and interests in all company projects


    - Responsible for external consultants relations


    - Sage sotware upgrade project coordination

    Connec'sens

    Associate 

    May 2009 – Nov 2011

     

    I co- created this network as well as participated in a coaching team specialized in personal growth and carrier repositioning

    JDC

    CFO Europe / Latin America 

    Jan 2007 – Jun 2009

     

    This non-profit organization chose me to be the Chief Financial Officer, Europe / Latin America. As such, I directed preparation, examination and analysis of accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting standards. Further responsibilities included management of finance team and establishing of consistent and appropriate business practices as well as enforcing relevant policies and procedures to meet regulations.

    I improved the financial planning process by implementing Cognos planning tool and enhanced revenue generation by launching fundraising activities in Europe and met challenge of payment versus projects realized. My responsibilities also included management of a budget of $26 Million and an expense budget of $12 million for Latin America.

    Newell Rubbermaid

    EMEA Strategic Business Unit Financial Controller 

    Apr 2003 – Jun 2005

     

    This worldwide enterprise chose me to be the EMEA Strategic Business Unit Financial Controller (01/2004 – 2005). I served as a key business partner of the European Central Marketing team leaders. I directed a team of seven charged with improving sales of Pyrex cookware in the EMEA market. In addition I held accountability for marketing financial analysis and evaluation of new product and brand opportunities and pricing strategy.

    As European Financial Planning and Analysis Director (04/2003 – 12/2003) I created and managed a team of six and served as primary interface for the U.S. Group Finance team as well as European team. EMEA sales were $113 million and I held responsibility for developing the marketing, research budget of $6 million. I made certain marketing initiatives were funded internally through savings and contributions from other areas of the business.

    Merck

    Financial Planning and Control Manager for the MEA region, Human Health 

    Jan 1994 – Apr 2003

     

    Activities impact MEA sales of $124 million and Operating Income of $39 million

     

    5 positions in 9 years. Started as accountant and worked my way up to directing FP&A analysis for the region.

     

    MEA office was based near Paris, a small subsidiary of 45 people but the strength of a huge company ($47 billion Sales at the time). MEA was the most complex region in the company due to number of currencies, political instability...

  • MY MOTTO

    Primum Non Nocere

  • REFERENCES

     

    Clément Gries

    Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Board, Thyssenkrupp ascenseurs France

    Virginie est très à l'écoute des attentes des personnes autour d'elle
    C'est donc tout naturellement que les pistes de progrès qu'elle propose sont toujours très adaptées à la situation. Virginie, au delà d'être une personne très agréable à cotoyer, est très prompte dans l'élaboration des solutions.
    Merci à elle de nous avoir aidé à réussir cette période difficile

    Daphné Daget-Kahil

    Chief Financial Officer les furets.com

    I have had the opportunity of working with Virginie back in 2011 when I hired her as Interim Manager for 6 months to monitor the migration of our various Financial systems.

    Virginie has excellent communication skills and a tremendous ability to bring people to work together efficiently (Group Finance, Local Finance, and provider’s project manager). Her work is precise and of high quality and she constantly adapts her outputs to her audience. Her permanent enthusiasm, her engagement and her very corporate mindset make of her a real asset to a team/company.

    Finally, Virginie stayed with us on various other finance projects and then moved to lead all the business-related projects for the company and stayed with us 2 full years.

    I highly recommend Virginie when making a transition successful is at stake.

    Peggy Goëtzmann-Magd

    Directrice marketing/communication, De Facto La Défense

    Coach sensible, Virginie a une analyse très fine de la complexité et une intelligence de situation qui rendent ses coachings efficaces.

  • SKILLS

     

    Management

    Strategy Implementation

    Finance

    Innovation Consulting

    Management Consulting

    Talent Developer

  • EDUCATION

     

    École de coaching de Paris

    Professionnel de la Relation et Praticien du Changement Coaching 2013 - 2015

    Institut Commercial Supérieur Bégué (ICS)

    DECF Finance  1987 - 1991

     

    in 4 years ICS prepares to DECF diploma (accounting degree equivalent to the CPA) as well as delivers it's own diploma.

    Coursera

    Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence

     

  • CONTACT ME! 

    What is at stake in your business today? Want to discuss? Get in touch

  • LET'S CHAT

     Phone

    + 33.6.87.04.33.50

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  • Si vous ne savez pas ce qu'est le Management de Transition et/ou ce qu'il peut vous apporter, clicker ci dessous pour télécharger votre copie du Livre blanc de la Fédération Nationale du Management de Transition

    If you do not know what is Interim Management and how it can make a difference to your business, please download below the brochure from the French Interim Management Federation (brochure is in French, you can copy/paste all in google translate)

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