Team Member

Claus Mayer - Larx Advisors

Leadership Positions

  • CFO & COO, Karlville
  • CFO, Hikanos, Liberty Mutual MGA
  • Board director

Industry Experience

  • Energy
  • Insurance
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Manufacturing

Professional Affiliations

  • Prospanica (formerly National Society of Hispanic M.B.A.s)


  • B.S. in mechanical engineering, Universidad de los Andes
  • M.B.A., Yale University

Claus Mayer


Claus Mayer is a finance and operations expert, advisor and leader with more than 15 years of experience working in and supporting businesses across insurance, real estate, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, consumer products, and entertainment industry sectors. He is trained in negotiation techniques and possesses strong data management skills.

A mechanical engineer by training, Claus originally wanted to be a Formula 1 mechanic. Today, he holds an MBA from Yale University and thrives when collaborating with clients to forge high level strategies, oversee finance and operations efforts as well as lead acquisition, restructuring and process improvement efforts.

Claus loves playing tennis, reading, and traveling with his family, which includes two young daughters.

Prior to Larx Advisors, Claus was the CFO of Hikanos Ltda the largest General Managing Agency for Liberty Mutual in Colombia. He was responsible for the finance department and day to day activities of the company managing the successful transfer of operations directly to Liberty Mutual. During his tenure in the company he implemented several financial and operational strategies that increased valuation positioning the firm to be acquired, managed the restructuring of the firm and improved all customer service indicators.

While in Colombia he also served as consultant to the board of directors of one of the largest park and recreational enterprises in the country, helping forge the long term strategy of the firm. He also consulted for Ecopetrol, a state-owned company, on financial matters related to renewable energy projects.

Before spending time in Colombia, Claus was CFO and COO for Karlville Development Group, a packaging manufacturing company with headquarters in the U.S. and manufacturing facilities in France, China and Taiwan. As CFO, his primary responsibilities were to organize the department establishing KPIs and processes and procedures, negotiate finance lines with banks, manage the accounting team, design budgeting practices an implement an ERP. As COO his main duties were to coordinate operations across the globe ensuring that synergies were realized between all facilities and customers received goods and services on time and with the highest standards of quality.

Prior to Karlville, Claus worked for Boehringer Ingelheim, a pharmaceutical company with over $20 billion in annual sales initially as part of their LDP (Leadership Development Program) and afterwards as director of FP&A where he managed the successful restructuring of the department and implementation of new methodologies to handle the long-term forecast. He also helped the CEO, CFO and board of directors on special projects ranging from increased efficiencies to savings opportunities.

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