Assessments

Kirchner has an impressive team that very quickly assessed our Company and came up with solid recommendations for the future, including restructuring the staff and providing a path to a successful exit strategy.

Gerry VernerChief Executive OfficerAnyWare Group

In the trenches perspective to provide a complete review from independent, senior operators. We have assisted hundreds of companies in reviewing their operations by providing objective insight and go forward options.

We have refined our diagnostic/assessment process over the years to provide an objective and comprehensive view into our clients’ strengths and weaknesses as well as provide go-forward options. The identification and analysis of the merits of each go-forward option is a key differentiator for us from consultants who may purport to provide operational assessment-like services. This analysis allows stakeholders to meet their fiduciary responsibility and to make well-informed decisions about the Company’s future strategic direction.

Our professionals have extensive backgrounds running private and public companies and bring deep domain expertise to the table. We are experts at differentiating between perception and reality. Typically, the main decision facing investors and BOD members in complex situations is not only (a) what to do next, but also (b) how to do it. The Kirchner Group plays a key role in illuminating these options and can step in to help execute them if appropriate. Also unlike the approach typically taken by consultants, we don’t issue a report just based on what management told us — we apply our own operational experience and in-the-trenches perspective to separate the “wheat from the chaff”.

Often, in the same way that a patient needs a regular comprehensive check-up to assess their health, independent of any obvious health issues, so too do companies benefit from a regular Kirchner diagnostic report to determine how well it is.

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Assessments Tombstones

Nutritional Products Company
Nutritional Products Company
Review of operational efficiencies in division of $300M public company
Kirchner Group provided diagnostic services.
Industrial Applications Company
Industrial Applications Company
Assessment of operations on behalf of $300M PE firm as diligence prior to follow-on investment.
Kirchner Group provided diagnostic services.
Global Wireless Distributor
Global Wireless Distributor
Operational assessment on portfolio company of one of the largest international commercial banks.
Kirchner Group provided diagnostic services.
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Assessments Case Studies

Process Monitoring

Background

  • Runway of about six months (with bridge underway)
  • No traction in market
  • History of failed execution and sales success
  • Mediocre management team with high profile CEO
  • Complicated personal relationship
  • Three Investors in deal had worked with Kirchner previously

Activities

  • Complete Diagnostic
  • SWOT analysis of business, management and market opportunity
  • Analysis of go-forward options with pro/con and recommendation

Results

  • Was able to provide a number of value adds to business
  • Visibly improved management performance
  • Identified immediate IP threat
  • Accelerated cash collection (SRED and loans)
  • Converted management as skeptic to strong supporter
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