We are a consulting firm with experienced consultants and a long project track record.
Our firm was founded on November 15, 2008 on a mountain top.
The company name stands not only for the founding month, but also as metaphor for:
The month of the storms – no leaf on the tree is taboo
Insight – we bring light, also into the dull and sad November days
Change – the ninth month (lat. novem = nine) which became the eleventh
Results – these can be celebrated best with a “Porte de Novembre” from Robert Gilliard in Sion, one of the best Johannisberg wines
Stephen Rietiker is a Senior Management Consultant who successfully consulted national and international clients mostly in the financial sector for PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM Business Consulting Services, both global Management Consulting firms. Apart from his focus on effective and sustainable strategy implementation, the main topics were IT management and the management of complex transformations. On top of that, Stephen is the author of the highly respected book “the ninth key” in which he describes ways how organizations achieve a project conscious management. Stephen is a former member of the executive board of the Swiss Project Management Assocation (spm).
A selection of the projects he was responsible for:
Lead for PMO set-up, recruiting and coaching of internal PMO lead and handover of PMO in a IT solution strategy implementation program for a global logistics provider
Managing a cooperation program of two major state banks
Managing the reorganization of the IT for a Swiss credit card company
Program management for the technical de-merger (carve-out) of a global semiconductor manufacturer in Germany
Implementation of project management and project portfolio management, harmonization of the corporate planning process and strategy development for realigning the IT in a midsize Swiss state bank
Matthias Otterbach has many years of experience in sales and project management. Founding, building and managing Delta Energy Solution AG in Basel and successful accomplishment of Sales and Key Account targets in other companies shaped him sustainably.
The outspoken eagerness to implement new ideas and the desire for making the difference is Matthias Otterbach’s motivation. Caring about customer satisfaction and having fun working in projects was a good combination over the last 25 years.Here an extract of his core projects and competencies:
Founding, developing and expansion of companies
Sales, key account management and customer satisfaction improvement
System integration projects in the field of trading, scheduling and risk management systems
Specification, implementation and integration projects of business intelligence systems (QlikView)
Tender projects (RfP, RfI)
Process reviews and performance improvement projects
Sebastian Ziemke is a part-time member of the november team. He is an experienced management consultant. He was leading large complex business and IT transformation projects in the Airline, Pharma, Banking and Utility industries. He has a comprehensive understanding of project delivery life cycles in agile, traditional waterfall and validated systems environments. He has extensive experience in safety, audit and risk management. He became an expert in Data-Warehouse and Business Intelligence framework implementations over the past 17 years. He has international experience with multi-cultural teams in Australasia, Middle East and Europe.
Extract of his major projects:
Agile project consolidation for an international football association
Agile project introduction to a Swiss retail enterprise
Business Intelligence transformation to an agile delivery structure for an airline
Business intelligence framework implementation for an airline and a utility company
Safety, Audit and Risk process/system consolidation of 4 subsidiary airlines
Emergency management process/system implementation for an airline
Validated Expert System development for a pharmaceutical company
Cash management and transport processes/system restructure for two financial institutes
Data Centre migration and disaster recovery strategy improvements
Lucia Rietiker is employee at november ag and responsible for the back office and accounting. In addition to her work at november ag, she is honorary president of the breed dog club Magyar Vizsla Club Switzerland and works as a team trainer/judge in the association Therapiehunde Schweiz.
Neither PC nor Mac are foreign to her. With a lot of energy and a positive attitude, new projects are approached and completed.
Business Partner – ER Consulting
Guy Barrénéchéa combines excellent IT & SCM leadership experience in highly demanding and fast business environments. He developed innovative strategies and implemented them in rapidly changing organizations. Guy delivered results in organizational redesign, quality improvement and cost savings programs, was member of executive committees in mid to large sized international companies. He managed different business cycles, growth, consolidation, restructuring ad is experienced in optimizing cost and service with external suppliers. His main industry experience is in Retail, Logistics, Financial Services.
Here an extract of his major projects as a CIO or as a project leader:
Definition and implementation of IT and supply chain strategies
Replacement of an entire IT infrastructure and creation of a 2nd data center as a back-up
Introduction of an IT security program
Implementation of several ERP systems for retailers
Creation of a data warehouse for analysis of performance ( sales, rotation…..)
Organization and processes optimization
Optimization of purchase conditions and methods of negotiation with suppliers
Business processing outsourcing logistics of international retailer including contracts , reducing costs by 50% in 3 years