President and Treasurer of the Ski-Club Les Charbonnières-Le Lieu,
CFO and Group Controller of Audemars Piguet,
CEO and CFO of Valtronic Technologies.
In 2011, Bill Muirhead and Charles Fontannaz, two friends and work colleagues created VFM Conseil SA.
Their goal was to use their complementary experience and skill-sets to create a Business Consulting firm
able to bring entreprising solutions adapted to the needs of regional, national and international entrepreneurs.
In 2014, VFM Conseil created GMB Services with their friend and management team colleague from Valtronic Technologies, Bertrand Gabry, to bring a complementary service in terms of operational excellence, particularly to clients in the medtech and industrial sector.
We help you to concentrate on what is important for the development of your business
To make a great product, deliver a great service and build a successful long-term business, you need to have the right vision, the right ingredients and the right people.
To succeed you need to be passionate and patient (not always..!).
We want to really understand our clients’ business and needs.
We challenge existing ideas to bring innovative solutions for our clients.
We like to work with entrepreneurs who are change-orientated, who are prepared to challenge the norm, to help them make transformative decisions to deliver sustainable success.
We are entrepreneurs, like our clients, who strive to be innovators, never satisfied with the status quo.
We are passionate about what we do and building long-term relationships with our clients.
We have a commitment to the highest quality, professionalism and ethical standards in everything we do.
We are not afraid to say what we think. Tell it like it is in a direct and straight-forward manner.
Bill has an Electrical Engineering Degree and is a UK Chartered Accountant.
A team-builder who has worked for over 35 years to help in the development and the improvement of both small
companies and major international groups, particularly with companies in the watchmaking and medtech sectors.
Previously he has been CEO of Valtronic Technologies, CFO of Audemars Piguet and CFO of Breguet. Prior to that he worked for many years with Coopers & Lybrand as a Director in their audit, corporate finance and corporate restructuring departments in the UK, New Zealand and Paris.
A co-founder of a diagnostics start-up from the EPFL, he is also a Board member of a number of different companies.
Charles has an Economy Masters Degree from Lausanne University and is a Swiss Chartered accountant.
He brings a pragmatic approach to finding solutions to complicated problems.
Previously he has been CFO of Valtronic Technologies, Group Financial Controller at Audemars Piguet and audit manager at PwC.
He is also a Board member of a number of different companies.
Albert is a Swiss Certified accountant.
He brings order and structure to departments and problems, whilst maximising the use of IT tools.
Previously he worked for Audemars Piguet in a number of different financial functions in their Head Office, US operations and their industrial subsidiary in Le Locle. Prior to that he was the financial manager for Montres Breguet and before that worked at STG – Coopers & Lybrand in their small business department.
Katarina has a Commercial Apprenticeship.
Curious by nature, she provides active support to our accounting and tax departments.
She has had previous work experience at Credit Suisse and Audemars Piguet.
Katarina is currently studying to become a Swiss Certified Accountant.