Michael Holtzer brought badly needed systems, business disciplines and processes and management structure to OrotonGroup Ltd during his tenure there. He is a focused hands-on, turn-around manager.
I have worked with Mike Holtzer for almost 20 years and am very happy to recommend him. Mike has cultivated the ability to use his financial background to great effect by linking a businesses operating performance to key financial parameters thereby improving its efficiency and profitability. I have worked with Mike across a number of sectors such as manufacturing, wholesale and retail operations as well as equity raising . He is has a pragmatic approach, is extremely diligent and is not afraid to speak out when necessary. A qualified accountant, Mike has a good sense of marketing and supply chain strategy and would be an asset to any organization in a financial, operating or general management capacity”
Mike has a good eye for detail and a strong understanding of the success drivers for a vertically integrated retailer. He has the intelligence to know the limits of his knowledge and the ability to attract and appoint the most appropriate resources when he has identified areas that need attention. Mike is able to collect and interpret disparate information streams and is confident in his ability to make decisions appropriate for the business with the information available. I look forward to working with/for Mike again soon.
Michael is a highly effective retail, logistics and IT executive. He delivers excellent results by combining his unique mix of knowledge, professional experience and people skills. A true professional.
Mike and I worked together on a variety of projects. He had a solid understanding of our business situation and was good at identifying and analyzing relevant information that led to optimum decisions. His perspective was quite often different that other members of management which ultimately made us a stronger team. He has a strong work ethic and takes pride in delivering solid results. I would welcome the opportunity to work with him again.
Mike’s years of experience as a senior retailer certainly shine through when you work beside him. He never ceases to deliver cut-through insights on how best to move a business forward. I have seen him work successfully with a wide variety of clients, from fashion to cosmetics. His no-nonsense approach makes him a easy person to work with and I would recommend you see Mike if you need that CEO experience, but can’t afford a full time GM.
Mike was instrumental in managing the process of a change in ownership of the North American business and lead the ops group and finance group in the 18 month successful turnaround of the business. Mike also lead the team that relocated the physical operation from Pennsylania to South Carolina during a crucial period in the selling \ shipping cycle. His works resulted in his moving to the parent in Sydney , Australia.
Micheal knowledge of the retail market in Australian is without equal – the best networked person I know. Mike identifies the problems within an organisation and finds the best way to manage that change process and achieve the best results for the client.
Michael is a dedicated and thorough person who challenges the status quo and sets high expectations for the quality of service he requires.He is a strategic marketer and operations executive not afraid of challenges.In respect to my dealings with him I would gladly accept opportunities to work with him in the future. He has a strong commercial sense and I am anticipating his new business venture will be very sucessful.
Michael is a genuine entrepreneur, his experience and creativity ensures investor security in each busienss he operates. Operationally, he is ruthless, yet possesses the necessary flexibility to work through the contant challenges presented in SME retail orgainsations.