CKC SERVICES offers strategic and operational support in the banking and stock exchange sectors. The service focuses on project management tasks in relation to securities and derivatives trading, as well as in information technology. Another focus is on advising small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
As a certified banker, securities and derivatives trader and former Managing Director of two OTC trading platforms I can offer more than 25 years of experience at the management level in the banking and exchange industry.
My work focuses, besides technical and substantive requirements, on constructive and results-oriented collaboration with the persons involved, often as neutral consultant and intermediary. This coaching approach is based on the experience that all technical issues and challenges are finally related to people and their needs.
In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view on close things.
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Since 2009, I have been working as a self-employed management consultant. During this time, I have been able to successfully support banks, stock exchanges, trading platform providers and software companies through strategic and operational advice. My client range covers, inter alias, Group Deutsche Bourse, icubic AG, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, the German finance agency, MTS, as well as multiple consulting assignments in Vietnam, on behalf of the GIZ, for the Hanoi stock exchange, the local Ministry of finance and the State Securities Commission.
In 2014, I extended my field of activity to offer support in the IT environment. Since then, working as an external project manager of a subsidiary of Deutsche Bank, I managed the introduction of MS Windows 7 with the parallel installation of a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), the commissioning of a project management software, the implementation of a monthly IT reporting to the Executive Board, updating the Java runtime environments and the Oracle database versions and the successful handling of numerous audit findings for the IT operations of the securities clearing firm. I also supported an IT consulting company in the sale of IT security products. I am currently offering the online analysis tool "Straturity" in a project cooperation with interprojects GmbH.
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Since mid-2023, I have also been advising small and medium-sized companies that face specific challenges as ownership and control are in one hand. This opens up opportunities, but also harbors risks. Business decisions can be very successful, but they can also jeopardize a company's existence. Many company managers often make their decisions intuitively, based on their gut feeling. The four key areas are
Strategy: developing an attractive product range, defining a competitive pricing policy, identifying target customers and working out a unique selling point.
Business case: Planning and controlling economic success by monitoring sales, revenue and costs.
Business management: Establishing efficient organizational structures, secure information flow, smooth order processing, quality and personnel management.
Marketing: Development of an appealing website, creating incentives for customer loyalty, use of social media, regular distribution of newsletters and targeted distribution of flyers.
Temporary support offers the opportunity to supplement your own weaknesses with the strengths of an outsider:
Professional advice for the development, selection and achievement of individual goals.
Access to additional know-how in areas such as strategy, finance and marketing.
Contribution of experience from different companies and sectors.
Fresh perspectives and new impulses for innovative solutions.
The contents of a non-binding preliminary meeting are the company, its environment and the focus of a potential approach.
Consulting contract incl. confidentiality agreement
BWA and/or balance sheets with a view to profitability
2-week analysis on site
Presentation of the results and recommendations
Completion, selection, detailing and prioritization of identified measures
Definition of sales and earnings expectations and planning of the implementation schedule
Regular support during implementation until the end of the agreement
NO remuneration during the analysis, planning and implementation phase.
Performance-related remuneration as a percentage of future company profit compared to a defined previous period.
Individual agreement before analysis.
Remuneration is one-off, variable and only paid if the consultancy is successful at the end of the cooperation.
This reduces the financial risk for the company.
Company and consultant have identical interests.
My previous and/or current clients include a.o.:
- Deutsche Börse Group
- icubic AG
- global brokerage company
- Federal Republic of Germany Finance Agency
- globally active telecommunications provider
- German regional bank
- GIZ GmbH
- Deutsche Bank Investment Services GmbH
- interprojects GmbH
- Text und Wissenschaft
- ito consult GmbH
- Event Gastronomy Frankfurt
- Physiotherapist Bad Vilbel
- Preyer Poller Erneuerbare Energien GmbH
- BKR Holding GmbH
Exchanges and trading platforms
Securities trading firms
Central banks, finance agencies and ministeries of finance
Market supervisory authorities, regulators und associations
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME)
See what my clients and partners say about me. Hopefully it helps you get an overview about my work and my workstyle.
Gabriele Frediani, Head of International Business Development, Elixium
„I worked with Christian for almost 7 years at Eurex and count them as the most enjoyable in my career. When you get a combination of top level professionalism and unique personal interaction you go to work every day with a smile. We felt invincible and ... some times we were!“
Reavis Hilz-Ward, Geschäftsführerin, interprojects GmbH
„Ich kenne Christian seit fast 20 Jahren und habe immer wieder gerne mit ihm zusammengearbeitet. Hochintelligent, flexibel, analytisch und lösungsorientiert setzt er sich voll für den Erfolg seiner Kunden ein. Sein Sinn für Humor hilft auch in schwierigen Angelegenheiten eine Perspektive zu erhalten.“
Thomas Weinberg, Bereichsleiter Handel & Emissionsgeschäft, Bundesrepublik Deutschland - Finanzagentur GmbH
„In seiner Funktion als Geschäftsführer einer elektronischen Handelsplattform habe ich Christian als sehr zielorientierten und umtriebigen Menschen kennengelernt, dem es immer wichtig war, seinen Stakeholdern professionell, aber auch menschlich gegenüberzutreten. Dies veranlasste mich auch dazu, ihm die Verantwortung für ein Teilprojekt im Rahmen der Aufbaumaßnahmen der European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) zu übertragen.“
Oliver Schewski, Leiter IT-Production, DB Investment Services
„Ich habe Christian Klapproth während der letzten Jahre als Leiter verschiedenster IT-Projekte und in der Bearbeitung von Audit findings bei uns kennen und schätzen gelernt. Seine analytischen, organisatorischen und kommunikativen Fähigkeiten haben uns wesentlich dabei geholfen die gesteckten Ziele erfolgreich zu erreichen. Ich bin sehr froh, ihn an Bord zu haben.“
Robert Orth, Geschäftsführer, x-markets Gmbh
„I have had the pleasure of knowing Christian for the past 15 years. We worked together in several challenging projects. Christian is a hard-working and skilled leader - his experience and understanding of strategic and operational topics in the exchange and banking environment are outstanding. I can highly recommend him.“
Friedrich Piaskowski, geschäftsführender Partner, RISKBalance GmbH & Co. KG
„Christian Klapproth ist mir seit ca. 30 Jahren bekannt und ich habe dabei immer seine strukturierte Analyse von Märkten und Produkten geschätzt. Insbesondere sein Produkt- und Börsen-Know-How sowie seine Fähigkeit, sich auf Kundenbedürfnisse einzustellen, haben mich dabei beeindruckt. Ich würde jederzeit gern wieder mit ihm zusammen arbeiten. Hierfür sorgt auch seine menschlich angenehme, ruhige, jederzeit sachliche Herangehensweise an Themen und Probleme.“
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