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Turnarounds & transformations

We work on the most challenging situations, where the aspiration is a radical, sustainable step up in performance.

Whether driven by a challenging market or a sense of untapped potential, our clients have the courage to push their organizations to achieve extraordinary results. We work side by side with these leaders to help them achieve their aspirations.

Our approach to transformations and turnarounds is holistic and focused on execution. We address all the factors that create value for an organization, including top line, bottom line, capital expenditures, and working capital. We often work with our clients on key strategy and business-portfolio issues. We focus on cash flow and on creating an “owner’s mind-set” to ensure rapid results that are sustained long after we leave. This formula has been refined over several years, and our track record of successful delivery spans dozens of geographies and cultures and all major industry sectors.

Recovery & Transformation Services clients include business-unit heads and CEOs in organizations of all sizes, from those with a few hundred million dollars in turnover to some of the world’s largest corporations. In all cases, we form a deep partnership with aligned interests and a commitment to bring whatever it takes to deliver results.

Our practitioners are transformation and turnaround specialists who have been there, done that. Many are drawn from industry and the world of private equity. All are experienced in the art and science of driving change and making it last.

While we are not traditional consultants, we are an integral part of McKinsey, which allows us to tap the extraordinary resources of the world’s leading consulting firm. These capabilities include extensive industry and functional knowledge, a global footprint, proprietary software tools, and a broad network of relationships.

Our process begins with a due diligence on a business to determine whether RTS is an appropriate option for the situation. Once this step is complete, we scope out and start a journey or partnership that typically spans 12 to 24 months and is designed to fundamentally change the way a business operates.



Leading U. S. Steel in challenging times

– CEO Mario Longhi discusses leading the company through a difficult period, its search for growth, and what constitutes success.