Ulf is the Founder and Managing Partner of 4Value Advisors, LLC. He is a global business executive with nearly 40 years of experience in a broad variety of industries and disciplines. A skilled leader who understands that it takes both strong corporate governance and hands-on leadership to create shareholder value. Ulf founded 4Value Advisors, a consulting firm with a focus on Strategy Development & Implementation, M&A and Turnarounds in 2018. He is also a Strategic Advisor at Resilience Capital Partners (RCP), a private equity firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio and Executive Chairman of Porter’s Group, Charlotte, NC and Trialon Corp, Burton MI, both RCP portfolio companies. From 2011 until 2018 he was a Partner at RCP and was responsible to drive post-acquisition shareholder value. Ulf worked with the portfolio companies’ management teams to develop and implement profit maximizing strategies. He enhanced profitability through top line growth strategies, operational performance improvements and value pricing initiatives. In the past ten years Ulf has partnered with twenty management teams, stepped in as interim CEO for four companies, and served on seven boards. As a member of RCP’s Investment Committee he participated in investment decisions, helped manage the investment portfolio and was part of the due diligence team for numerous acquisition targets.
Before joining RCP, Ulf was President & CEO of Penda Corporation, a leading supplier of thermoformed automotive solutions located in Portage, WI. After joining the team in 2004, he initiated the repositioning of the company from an operationally-driven, single-product-offering manufacturer to a customer-focused, leading automotive solutions provider. Ulf was instrumental in the divestiture of two non-core subsidiaries and the merger of Penda with its largest competitor, Durakon Industries in 2009.
Prior to joining Penda, Ulf worked at Dow Chemical in Germany, Switzerland and the USA. He held various senior level positions during his 20-year career with Dow, and gained extensive experience in managing businesses in North America, Europe and Asia.
Ulf is fluent in German and English, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bremen, Germany and an MBA from the City University, Zurich, Switzerland.