Astrid Rapp

Interim CFO, Turnaround

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Astrid Rapp has been a Chief Financial Officer for over twenty-five years.

Astrid is based out of Hamburg, Germany, and is internationally active in transformative situations where companies either have numerous problems or big opportunities to capture. Her experience has prepared her for a wide range of engagements, from spinoffs and restructuring to process optimization and implementation of ERP systems.

At the time when Astrid first started taking engagements as an interim manager, the specialty was relatively unknown in Germany making her one of the pioneers in the field and one of longest operating interim CFOs.

Languages: German (mother tongue) – English – Russian


Company Stage Focus: Startup, Early Stage, Late Stage Venture Funded, Private Equity Backed, Turnaround/Distressed, IPO, Public, Private, Family Owned

Interim CFO, PrehKeyTec (Germany, France, USA)

Interim Finance and Project Manager, Minimax (Germany)

Interim CFO, Flowserve (Hamburg and Leipzig, Germany)

Interim CFO, Teleplan (Netherlands and Poland)

Interim CFO, Powwow (Dusseldorf and Hamburg, Germany)

Interim CFO, MergeOptics (Berlin, Germany)

Interim CFO, Jungheinrich GB (Manchester, England)


• Relocated manufacturing facility from New York to Virginia, hired new staff, set up new structures and implemented new ERP system
• Carried out spin off of medium sized manufacturer in Bavaria
• Managed pilot implementation of new web-based ERP system SAP Business byDesign
• Set up new procedures and processes at the Polish subsidiary of a Dutch group
• Managed a telecommunication start-up and witnessed first-hand the boom, hype and downfall of the new market
• Restructured companies in distress


• MBA equivalent, WBA Academy, Hamburg, Germany
• MA equivalent English/American and Russian literatures, Education, University of Hamburg, Germany

Years Executive Experience: (25+)
Years as an Interim Exec: (15+)
Company Size: (<$100k-$10B)


• Start Ups
• Spin Offs
• Turnarounds
• Restructuring
• Process Optimization
• ERP Implementation
• M&A Acquisition Integration
• Audits
• Budget, Cost & Internal Controls
• Financial Analysis
• Risk Management
• Board Advisory

• Automotive
• Beverages
• Plastics
• Electronics
• Engineering
• Manufacturing
• Semiconductor
• Telecommunications