Ralf Schmitz has extensive experience in the industrial sector, particularly in the manufacturing, automotive, plant engineering and (film rights) trading sectors. He specialises in taking on management positions (CRO) in restructuring cases.
Before he started working at Schmitz & Partner, Ralf Schmitz helped to establish the management consultancy Ziems & Partner with a focus on taking on CRO mandates. In this role, he took on numerous restructuring cases in companies with sales of between €200 million and 1.5 billion. Prior to this, the restructuring expert worked as the managing director at DBT, Deutsche Bergbau Technik and in the same role at Brüder Mannesmann AG, Remscheid.
Ralf Schmitz studied industrial engineering at the University of Paderborn, focusing on “balance sheets/finances/taxes” and the “introduction of CIM in medium-sized enterprises”.
Ralf Schmitz was born in Cologne in 1967 and is married with five children.