KordaMentha KordaMentha is an Australian advisory and investment firm that provides specialist forensic, real estate, turnaround / restructuring and investment management services. The business was formed in April 2002 by Mark Korda and Mark Mentha. Located at
Level 24, 333 Collins Street, Victoria, Australia.
Phone: +61 3 8623 3333
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Doug Roem

Partner


Melbourne +61 3 8623 3401


‘Never lose sight of what you need to achieve and never lose sight of all the people affected. Communication lies at the heart of every successful turnaround.’

Doug has a proven track record of in delivery outstanding financial performance and resolving some of the most demanding management problems in some of the toughest industries.

Doug’s career has included roles as CEO, CFO and COO in sectors as diverse as building products, waste management, automotive, aviation and renewable energy. He has successfully negotiated major challenges in technology start-ups, in sprawling mature businesses and specialist manufacturing. Doug has extensive international experience working with businesses in USA, SE Asia and China.

Having worked across the full spectrum of ownership, from large publicly listed companies to private equity to family owned private businesses, Doug brings to bear a unique appreciation of the objectives and pressures of a broad range of stakeholders. Balancing these objectives, agreeing the outcomes to be achieved and negotiating the best result for all parties is a hallmark of his success.

His ability to communicate with all affected parties and his hands-on practical approach sets him apart from other advisers.

Prior to joining 333 Group Doug was sought after by both shareholders and boards to fulfil interim C-suite roles, including Chief Restructuring Officer, for businesses facing troubled times.


C-suite role

  • CEO of national solar distribution and installation business
  • CRO of specialist vehicle manufacturer
  • CFO of start-up airline
  • CEO of private equity owned waste management business

Turnaround and performance improvement

  • Successful recovery avoiding intervention by bank financier. Realisation of trade sale.
  • Shareholder restructure, sale of non-core assets and short term finance restructure.
  • New business launch including successful greenfields start-up in US and JV in Japan.
  • Significant working capital reductions (approx $200m) and improved focus on margin and service performance.

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Qualifications

  • B.App.Sc. (Electronics) Hons, University of Melbourne
  • M.Biomed.Eng, UNSW
  • MBA, INSEAD
  • Grad.Dip. Applied Corporate Finance, SIA
  • Company Directors Course, AICD



Memberships & Publications

  • Member Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow Financial Services Institute of Australia
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