Robert J Hudzik

Interim CEO, CHRO, COO, CMO, Strategy, Corporate Development, Merger Integration, Restructuring and Turnaround Officer


Experienced international executive interim manager providing general management, M&A, merger integration, restructuring, human resources, change management and program management services.

Recent assignments include managing a global restructuring effort for an international division of a UK based technology company, realigning their previously geographic based organization into a global shared services organization, yielding in excess of $40 million in annual operating improvement.

Other projects included managing a $2.6 billion post-merger acquisition integration program for a global telecommunications company, managing the reorganization and then leading a global HR organization, leading a change management program to revitalize a company after a failed acquisition, reorganizing and managing several marketing and sales organizations, managing the turn-around and eventual sale of a group of international joint ventures, and assuming the role of division president for recently acquired business.


Company Stage Focus: Startup, Early Stage, Late Stage Venture Funded, Private Equity Backed, Turnaround/Distressed, IPO, Public, Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE500, Private, Family Owned, Bankruptcy

Strategy Execution and Program Management Leader

Led the analysis and restructuring of the central administrative office of a major school system. Developed a new operating model, defined roles and responsibilities and organization structure. Addressed funding and financial aid processes through the design of a new needs-based scholarship program; built a management and tracking process for scholarship administration.

M&A Pre and Post Acquisition Strategy and Execution Leader

Organized and managed two acquisition programs and post-merger integrations for software and hardware data center equipment. Trained local management and led team efforts on due diligence, offer and contract negotiation, pre-close integration planning and post-close integration planning and management. Led corporate efforts to define a new operating model and roles and responsibilities post-acquisition.

VP, Strategy Integration

Managed a two year global restructuring and consolidation program for a $1 billion rotating machinery division, predominately serving the oil and gas industry, for a UK headquartered technology group. Defined the overall program, obtained Board approval, build project plans and program managed the overall $50 million restructuring program.

SVP, Integration Program Management

Defined and led the post-acquisition integration program for a $2.6 billion acquisition of a telecommunications equipment and services company. Company operations spanned 60 countries with over 16,000 employees. Synergy savings of $100 million were targeted and achieved.

Group President

Assumed interim responsibility for managing a $200 million division of a global wireless telecommunications equipment and services provider. Restructured the global operation, grew revenue by 40% and improved operating margins.


•Organized and managed multiple international post-merger acquisitions, ranging from $20 million to $2.6 billion
•Managed complex programs involving 50 -75 projects and yielding over $100 million in synergy savings.
•Led corporate development efforts for international acquisitions and divestitures totaling more than $3 billion
•Managed global restructuring and change management projects leading to operating savings of greater than $100 million.
•Led major operating divisions and functions as division president, COO, Sales and Marketing VP and VP HR, managing turn-arounds, restructurings and growth


•Program for Management Development (PMD), Harvard University Graduate School of Business
•MBA – Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
•BS Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana

Years Executive Experience: (26)
# of Interim Roles (8)
Company Size: ($20M-$10B)

• Corporate Development
• International Business
• HR
• Joint Ventures
• Acquisition Integration
• Market Development
• Marketing Strategy
• Operations Planning/Modeling/Execution
• Process Improvement
• Sales Management
• Building a Management Team
• Board Advisory
• Budget, Cost & Internal Controls
• Financial Analysis
• Turnaround: Distress
• Operations: Cost
• Cycles/Response

• Business Services
• Electronics
• HR
• International Business Development
• Investment Banking/Mergers and Acquisitions
• Manufacturing
• Network Services
• Professional Services
• Telecommunications
• Telecommunications Equipment
• Telecommunications Services