Tevfik Eren, Finance Expert in London, United Kingdom
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Tevfik Eren

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
May 23, 2022

Tevfik started his consulting practice after 18 years of experience with blue-chip global corporations and Tier-1 investors to help clients find value in deals and operations. He specializes in portfolio governance, growth strategy, corporate transformation, and operational and digital value creation. Tevfik enjoys freelancing as it provides opportunities to support diverse investors and operators from different industries and regions.

Career Highlights

Senior Director | Portfolio Strategy and Value Creation
McDonald’s & Faber-Castell at ANADOLU GROUP
Director | Corporate Development and Strategy
Bridgestone & Carrefour at SABANCI HOLDING

Education Highlights

Bachelor's Degree
Bogazici University

Case Studies

Work Experience

Managing Director

2019 - PRESENT
Menderes Partners
  • Advised private investors on setting up a European venture capital (VC) fund focused on technology, media, and telecoms (TMT).
  • Created investment models for SaaS in production and distribution chains in media infrastructure.
  • Developed a platform for solution providers and enterprise customers of applied AI.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Due Diligence, Value Creation, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Senior Director | Portfolio Strategy and Value Creation

2017 - 2019
McDonald’s & Faber-Castell at ANADOLU GROUP
  • Identified and prioritized adjacent growth sectors, sourcing, screening, and evaluating opportunities.
  • Designed a pricing tool using channel and customer data and improved gross profits by 3%.
  • Restructured the procurement, channel mix, and organization, uplifting earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) by 11%.
Focus areas: Pricing, Go-to-market Strategy, Working Capital Management, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Director | Corporate Development and Strategy

2015 - 2017
Bridgestone & Carrefour at SABANCI HOLDING
  • Oversaw the M&A pipeline and led investment committees, due diligence efforts, and financial valuations.
  • Developed a sales app to increase customer facetime by 60% and sales full-time equivalent (FTE) by 11%.
  • Worked on capital optimization. Rationalized the inventory, revamped accounts receivable terms (A/R) and capital expenditures (CapEx), and increased EBITDA by 2%.
  • Developed annual budgets and the 5-year strategy. Defined CEO KPIs and monitored performance.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Sales Effectiveness, Pricing, Working Capital Management, Go-to-market Strategy, Digital Transformation, Portfolio Optimization, Portfolio Management

Project Leader

2013 - 2015
  • Integrated three telecom companies, led the project management office for two years, and grew revenues by 7%.
  • Resegmented the B2B client base and streamlined sales organization, growing revenues by 26%.
  • Defined the value creation plan for a sovereign wealth fund (SWF), targeting the #1 semiconductor firm in the EU evaluated at €1 billion.
  • Created the 100-day CEO plan to acquire an industrial private equity fund of €900 million.
Focus areas: Project Management Office (PMO), Post-merger Integration, PMO, PMI, Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Go-to-market Strategy, Growth, Sales Growth, Reorganization

Vice President

2011 - 2013
Doyen Capital
  • Developed the portfolio strategy for the fund and assessed over 1,500 opportunities in technology, media, and telecom (TMT) and industrials.
  • Identified and prioritized adjacent growth sectors, sourcing, screening, and evaluating opportunities.
  • Created leveraged buyout (LBO) and valuation models for opportunities in the TMT, industrials, and retail sectors.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Valuation, DCF Modeling, Due Diligence, Target Screening, Deal Sourcing, Deal Flow Origination

Global Transformation Director

2004 - 2011
  • Developed and rolled out 500-day plans for the carve-out of SIS targeting its sale to ATOS.
  • Set up queue management systems, slashed operational expenditures (OPEX) by 35%, and restored delivery targets.
  • Built a new service delivery factory in Manila for 1,000+ full-time equivalent employees to serve the US, LATAM, and UK clients.
Focus areas: Project Management Office (PMO), International Expansion, Expansion Strategy, Cost Reduction & Optimization, Target Operating Models, Carve-out Planning, Corporate Sales & Divestitures, Divestitures, Shared Services, Shared Service Centers, Outsourcing, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), IT Outsourcing, PMO
2009 - 2010

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Corporate Finance

London Business School - London, United Kingdom

1996 - 2002

Bachelor's Degree in Economics

Bogazici University - Istanbul, Turkey