Leadmore® is about both
management and leadership

 Mads Middelboe

 Executive Advisor & CEO 

 Photo: Eleanor Visual Art

Leadmore®

 

An executive advisor firm driven by Mads Middelboe       founded in 2009.

 

Leadmore® serves Small-, Mid- and LargeCap companies, start-ups and private equity funds on strategy, business development, management and leadership. About 40      Danish and Nordic clients across a wide range of industries have since the beginning relied on Leadmore®.

 

 

Services

  • Advice and practical cookbooks on Value-adding Leadership across industries

  • Cookbook based facilitation of business plans and strategy development

  • Sparring, mentoring and coaching for CEO's with a need to pressure test own thinking, and stay focused at high speed

  • Telco/ICT industry insights for M&A projects, assessment of business plans and management teams

  • Board work

 

Experienced in accelerating change and results

 

My personal and practical advice is based on more than 25 years of international management experience from European fast moving consumer goods and Nordic telecom services, including 15 years in CEO positions. Heavily experienced in proactively and quickly acquainting myself with complex business issues, planning for growth and turarounds, and not least executing through highly engaged and competent teams. I have management experience with the full spectrum of publicly listed, private equity, family, partner and founder owned companies, and across a broad spread of B2C and B2B industries,  e.g. Telecom, IT/software, Food, Jewellery, Furniture, Advertising & Media, Market Research, Public Transportation, Culture & Entertainment.

 

In total 16 years of board experience from 18 different board positions, of which 11 as Chairman. Currently holding 5 board seats, of which 2 as Chairman in Telecom and 1 as Vice Chairman in manufacturing. Current consolidated board portfolio revenue of DKK 1.2 billion and 900 employees in the Nordic countries. Furthermore, many years of board experience in Danish and European industry organizations.

 

Over the years I have worked with structured value-adding leadership and transformation management creating simultaneous top line growth and efficiency improvements. The main drivers have been  lifetime value segmentation, value-innovation, marketing and sales efficiency, end2end process optimization, competence development, as well as partnerships and outsourcing.


Business career summary

  • Executive Advisor since 2009. Board and advisory board positions among others within Telecom, IT/software, consumer foods, trading and manufacturing. Lectured at MMT Executive MBA program at DTU Executive School of Business
  • About 40 Danish and Nordic clients have profited from my practical advice and board work. As examples, I have facilitated development and execution of strategies and new business models, leadership- and organizational development, CEO sparring and private equity journeys with successful acquisitions and exits
  • Up to and including 2008, management positions through 8 years with TDC A/S, latest Senior Executive Vice President, TDC Group Management Board Member and President & CEO TDC Nordic Mobile
  • Launched Plug & Play ADSL broadband to Danish consumers, 3G mobile broadband to consumers and businesses, as well as mobile services to businesses in Norway and Sweden. Achieved financial turnarounds on landline telephony and mobile, and consolidated TDC's mobile market share organically and through M&A
  • Before that, management positions through 15 years with SCA Hygiene Products AB, as Vice President, European Customer Management & Deputy Global Product Management, Vice President Sales West/South Europe, and CEO for the local Danish subsidiary
  • Defended profits vis a vis Procter & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark's European entires and the threat of price erosion due to European retailer's increased buying power. Executed several organizational transformations to strengthen both brand and trade equity, e.g. from a country based structure to a retailer structure with European Key Account Management
  • Many years of board experience in international companies, Danish and European industry organizations

Key skills summary

  • Value-adding Leadership: Simultaneous creation of ambitious top line growth and sustainable cost restructuring  by striking the right balance between the “what's” of management and the “how's” of leadership
  • Change Management: Transformation of  business models, value chains, cost structures, end2end processes, organisations, skills and commitment
  • Business 2 Business/Consumer and Retailing: Market- and customer understanding, branding, private labels, marketing, sales and distribution, channel management, retail co-operation, retailing and franchise management

Education summary

  • Master degree in Economics & Business Administration/Marketing from Copenhagen Business School
  • A wide range of secondary marketing-, sales- and leadership programs from INSEAD and Harvard Business School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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