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Bonno van der Putten

Bonno van der Putten

Bonno van der Putten: a profile

Bonno van der Putten has over 20 years of commercial and operational line management experience including General Management roles in world’s leading retailers like MAKRO, METRO AG and Carrefour. Bonno van der Putten is a retail industry specialist and a reputable executive leader with extensive operating experience impacting corporate and business performance by bringing strong style of management to lead development and enhancement of effective operational processes and business development strategies. Quality focused team leader, results driven, applying rigor, discipline, and management know-how in order to make things happen.

Van der Putten has worked across a variety of continents and on international projects on a number of large, complex assignments internationally, many of which have been in Joint Venture set ups, family owned or private equity backed businesses.

Currently Bonno van der Putten is working as Managing Partner of Monarch Equity. Bonno has provided operational due diligence, operational restructuring advice and hands-on implementation support to PE houses with under-performing businesses. Bonno van der Putten also has conducted a significant number of acquisitions and divesture activities across a wide variety of industries.

A man with diverse interests, Bonno has held a variety of other general appointments in business and his expertise translates well to the fields of arts, sports and education. Bonno has served on the boards of several companies, including some young companies where his expertise in building up a business proved invaluable. Bonno van der Putten has a seat in the management of several retail and automotive branch organizations and is non-executive director at a range of venture capital funds. Bonno is also active in community and civic organizations.

Worldwide experience

Bonno van der Putten has both academically and professionally an international background. He went to college in the Netherlands, holds a Master ‘s in Business Economics from the University of Tilburg and worked on assignments in South and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the USA, Russia and the CIS area, the Middle East region, South East Asia and China.

As a result of his international studies and career, Bonno is multilingual and is fluent in Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Monarch Equity

Bonno van der Putten is Managing Partner of Monarch Equity and leads the investment and management teams of the company. Bonno has directed the European team since the start up in 2009. Monarch Equity is a company of senior industry specialists, providing growth capital and focusing on assisting stakeholders and management teams to develop and grow the business and enlarge the value of the company. The company’s drive is to secure maximum shareholder value upon exit by aligning ourselves completely with shareholders, from both a business point of view, long term brand building and a financial reward perspectives.

Bonno van der Putten‘s main strengths and focus are at a strategic management level, developing business, reinvigorating brands and marketing strategies, Change management and restructurings, translating these into clear operational actions and implementation plans, putting in place highly-qualified management teams to implement those plans and taking responsibility for delivering the profitability required. Bonno van der Putten has a proven track record in developing growth strategies, implementing turnaround strategies, developing retail portfolio strategies and leading major reorganization projects.

Monarch Equity focuses on taking substantial equity positions in small and mid-sized companies, based in or with significant exposure within the Benelux region, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS area with a focus on the new EU member states and the EU accession candidate countries. It invests between €10 million to €100 million in strong, growth oriented businesses with enterprise values between €50 million and € 500 million, and helps them to build businesses of significant value.

The firm is based in the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands

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