Building confidence – competently and effectively.

It’s easy to get people talking about you. But making a name for yourself in the industry takes more.

We thus see our current recommendation rate of 98% as both praise and something to spur us on. Every year, we receive 20 to 30 testimonials from our clients, evaluating the quality of our cooperation and in particular the results of our projects in a few sentences. For reasons of confidentiality, we only make these personal testimonials from individual clients available on request, but we are happy to provide contact details for the relevant contact persons, who can provide more detailed information on particular subjects or industry-specific references.

Customer testimonials

How we are rated
by independent expert juries

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Structure Management Partner: Consultant of the Year for 2020!

In the TOP CONSULTANT rankings, the turnaround management pioneer came out squarely on top.

Having already done so in 2018, Struktur Management Partner has once again made it into the ranks of the best SME consultants this year – taking first place in size class C (over 50 experts). The jury selected a “Consultant of the Year” from the top three in each size category in the consultant competition. The comparison of consultants is based on a scientifically implemented, anonymous client survey, and provides orientation in the selection of advisers.

“The attitude and high level of identification with our company is exceptional. Struktur Management Partner's consultants are focused on individual client needs and provide tailor-made solutions, support us in difficult times with a high level of personal commitment, and maintain friendly relationships within the organisation. The cooperation is highly respectful on both sides and will hopefully continue beyond the current commission.”

FOCUS Business:

Top Consultant 2021 + 2022

FOCUS magazine surveyed more than 1,800 experts to find out who they say are the leading management consultancies.

This unprecedented survey was conducted to provide a transparent overview of the consulting market and the leading consultancies from the points of view of both clients and consulting industry professionals themselves.

Structure Management Partner was named Top Consultant for both 2021 and 2022 in the


categories of Restructuring, Commerce, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Change Management.

These latest awards come as the fruit of our long-standing total commitment to earning the best possible recommendations from our clients. Our recommendation rate of currently 98% has been a primary factor in the many distinctions bestowed upon us in recent years by independent institutions.

brand eins survey: SMP ranks in the top 2% of German consultancies

Business magazine brand eins has ranked Structure Management Partner among Germany’s leading management consultancies for the ninth time in a row. The market rankings place us among the top twenty consultancies in our core area of restructuring, and in the categories of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Transport, Traffic and Logistics. The rankings are based on joint surveys conducted by brand eins Wissen and Statista.

Some 1,500 of our colleagues who are experts at major consultancies and 1,500 clients gave assessments based on the experiences they have had with firms in the consulting industry. 

While confirming the value of our work, the rankings furthermore create a powerful motivation to become even better.

2019 study of the German restructuring market

A study of the German restructuring market conducted by the prominent IfUS Institute revealed that we are one of the three highest-ranking restructuring specialists for all crisis phases, and were ranked first by turnaround-seeking client firms with turnover up to 250 million euros.

Structure Management Partner is one of the top three consulting firms in the category of Planning Competence and in the most operations-relevant categories of Implementation Competence, Operational Restructuring Competence and Stakeholder Mediation Competence.


Dietmar Buchfink
Managing Partner
Technical Diploma in Business Studies
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Marc-René Faerber
Managing Partner
Diploma in Industrial Engineering, EMCCC (Insead)
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Georgiy Michailov
Managing Partner
Diploma in Economics, B.M. (TSUoE)
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