Efeso Consulting (Partners in action)
Created in 1980, Efeso Consulting is a strategy and organization consulting firm. The Group’s activity is based on three types of services:
– Change management: reorganization, integration of new acquisitions, organization of support functions;
– Improvement of operating performance: product development, sales, purchasing optimization, production and planning functions;
– Strategy advice: investment, acquisition and international development.
The firm has more than 450 employees and is working with 300 customers. It is strongly implanted in Europe, with major positions in France, Italy, Ireland and Benelux. The firm is present in more than 25 countries throughout the world.
As the funds managed by NextStage AM have been shareholder funds since 2009, NextStage’s investment continues to capitalize on the experience of the historical founders and to finance growth while improving the levers of profitability through the integration of non-dilutive Belgian and Irish acquisitions.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of EFESO Consulting since 2007. Born in 1951 in Milan, Filippo obtained his engineering degree at the Milan Polytechnical School. He also received a diploma specializing in production management at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
He founded the consulting firm EFESO Consulting specialized in operational excellence in 1979.
Throughout his career, he developed the WCOM (World Class Operations Management) approach, dedicated to companies’ operational excellency: cost structure optimization, performances improvement, strategical refocus around value chain and process development.
Based on Japanese methods, adapted on western production systems, the WCOM approach allowed several companies such as Volvo, Fiat, Unilever, Pirelli, Tetra Pak or Heineken to win the most selective operational excellency prizes (Quality Award, JIPM Award, EFQM Award…)