Fred's forte is his expertise in turning around and then growing distressed businesses, developing new markets domestically and internationally and developing human assets to gain maximum advantage from their expertise. Fred has board level experience in private sector in Australia and overseas.
Some highlights of his career include some impressive turnarounds and business growth.
Fred was asked to join the Cookie Man MBO team in 1997 and, as well as working on the re-launch and re-positioning of the brand, initiated development of innovative new products and horizontal expansion into new markets. This culminated in the sale of the business to listed entities for $7m. He started The Gourmet Chef a wholesale bakery from scratch and grew sales to $2 million within 2 years prior to selling. For Auto-Bake Pty Limited, he developed the international sales and licensing side of the business and ultimately set-up and managed their UK based European operations
Fred's expertise is working in a consultative and mentoring role in turnarounds and international export and leadership. He has over 30 years experience in private sector businesses including aviation, light and heavy engineering, plastics (PVC), food manufacturing, food and gift retailing and franchising/licensing.
Fred is grounded and disciplined, with a bottom line imperative. He has front line sales experience over a wide range of industries domestically and internationally.
Whether in the implementation and improvement of operational systems along Six Sigma lines, or project leadership through to factory installations within regulatory frameworks, or working with distressed businesses to return them to profitability within a change management plan that includes a strong focus on cultural change, Fred Trost delivers. His style is one of enthusiasm, and focused management within an inclusive team based ethos.
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Austbrokers Sydney Pty Ltd | Insurance specialist, experts in house
Austbrokers Sydney Pty Ltd is part of one of the three largest insurance broking networks in Australia with 30 years in Financial Services, over 250,000 clients nationally, and over $1 billion in insurance premiums. You could say we’ve earned our stripes. And we only got there by focusing on our clients.
Our team includes hand picked industry specialists. Without putting too fine a point on it, most generalists in this highly complex specialised area of insurance and risk management just can’t possibly give you confidence that they have the depth of knowledge, the industry experience or the acumen to negotiate the ‘minefield’ of insurance, let alone adequately tailor solutions that give you the right cover at the right price. You can end up paying thousands too much, and get far too little.
If you DO need to make a claim, you want a broker with a solid reputation for going in to bat for you, representing you, (not the insurer), and NOT giving up until YOU have the very best possible outcome to your claim.
It’s for all these reasons you’ll be absorbed by the ‘human stories’ in these pages. It’s our belief you’ll see that insurance isn’t about filling in impersonal forms and high premiums. It’s about people. It’s about you. It’s about a company with the passion and commitment to protect you and your interests.
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