Thomas Bertels

in New Jersey, United States

I have 25 years of experience helping clients across a broad range of industries and geographies transform their business. I have worked with clients to redesign business processes, organizational structures, and performance management systems, advised on how to create innovative new business models, built internal capabilities to drive operational excellence, and manage large-scale change programs.

Thomas Bertels

About me

My Areas of Expertise: Regulatory Compliance, Data & Digital Transformation, Business Expansion, Operating Model Transformation, Program and Change Management

My Sector Focus: Life Sciences, Consumer Goods, Chemicals, Industrials

My Languages: English, German

My Education: MBA from New York University

My Experience:

Operational Excellence: Helped numerous Fortune 1000 companies design and implement large scale programs to build process improvement.

Operations Assessment: Led an effort for a global supplier to the life sciences industry develop a roadmap to reduce inventories by 50%.

Change Management: Helped a $3B biotech spinoff develop an internal change management capability to support the creation of a new company.

Business Model Innovation: Helped a chemicals company design a business model  and go to market strategy for a new technology.

Regulatory Compliance: Led a global effort to design a global adverse event reporting process for a global pharma company to ensure compliance with new regulatory requirements.

Business Process Improvement: Helped a leading consumer goods company redesign numerous end to end business processes.

Business Process Improvement: For a top ten pharma company, redesigned twenty global HR processes to support the implementation of a new employee data warehouse.

Business Process Improvement : Helped a leading insurance company design processes to onboard new customers and plan participants.


“The ability to learn and adapt faster than the competition is the only sustainable competitive advantage.”

My News & Views

Change Initiatives Can Succeed
Change management is the currency of successful organizations, yet it often fails. The ability to adapt and flourish requires understanding what promotes success and what factors doom change initiatives...
Change Initiatives Can Succeed
1 minute
28 March, 2019