Senior Professional


Philip M. Daetwyler

Philip M. Daetwyler

Senior Managing Director

Philip M. Daetwyler is a Senior Managing Director at FODIS. His clients have seen his core strengths evidenced in both the: (i) strategic planning and structuring phase of a corporate growth initiative and then (ii) more prominently in the execution phase, where the plans and timelines meet the pavement.

As a senior commercial banker and senior lender Philip dedicated the first 14 years of his career to developing long-term business relationships with large multinational corporations and middle market family owned businesses located throughout Northeast Ohio. Progressively expanding his role he attained the title of US Bank President and Senior Lender, Akron-Canton Region in December of 1999. Philip's customers included international publicly traded companies to include Sterling Jewelers Plc, Myers Industries, and Roadway among others, as well as local and regional manufacturing, service, supply chain, and healthcare concerns.

Philip left banking in 2002 to become an entrepreneur and independent contractor leading to a multi-industry perspective and knowledge base derived from his successful career engagements in long-term and interim contract roles as a contract: CEO, CFO, Division President, Director, and Consultant. His engagements have spanned across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. With business travel experience in China and Germany. He has sat in every chair of the acquisition closing table as a lender, a buyer, a seller, management, and as an advisor.

Mr. Daetwyler's applied knowledge and experience is based in: (i) transactional and acquisition finance, (ii) financial performance and cash flow forecasting, (iii) direct and indirect business development strategies and execution, (iv) supply chain operating system planning and implementation familiarity, (v) strategic transition planning, and (v) post-acquisition operational leadership. His combined financial and operations management background, and developed abilities to work with diverse cross-functional managers and line workers, has helped Mr. Daetwyler and his clients to reduce transition related financial and operating risk.

His clients have included various private investors. These have included, for example, The Kirchhoff Group, a $2 billion annual revenue Germany based conglomerate, which has been family owned and managed for over 200 years, through activities focused on its wholly owned subsidiary, Faun Trucks, Europe's largest manufacturer of refuse trucks and street sweepers, where he acted as the North American Market expert for acquisition candidate evaluations, and product and customer market entry options; and The Labrie Environmental Group - North America's third largest producer of refuse trucks, headquartered in Quebec City Canada with operations throughout the USA and in Mexico, completing two separate six month engagements as a contract plant general manger in Mexico; Interim Division President American LaFrance, manufacturer and distributor of heavy over the road truck chassis, fire truck chassis, and fire trucks; CEO of E-Z Pack holdings through its exit from bankruptcy and positioning for its eventual sale to Navistar Corporation.

Mr. Daetwyler graduated with a Masters of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Business, Cleveland, OH in May 1995. He earned a Bachelor of Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration Finance, and a minor in Economics from the University of Akron, Akron Ohio in 1986.


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