My Life in Treasury: Patrick Kunz
Patrick Kunz is an interim treasury and finance consultant. With experience in abundance to share with his clients, he understands that adaptability, a passion for learning, an orderly mind, and boundless energy keep the work flowing in. Here, the self-confessed ‘extroverted nerd’ shares his pathway to success.
The life of an interim treasurer can be unpredictable. For many a professional, not knowing what’s around the corner can feel somewhat uncomfortable. But moving from one job to the next as an external treasury consultant – an interim treasurer – provides the level of variety and excitement that Patrick Kunz is not about to relinquish. As he says himself: “I love it!”
With a string of successful interim assignments over his seven-year career, Kunz has plenty to look back on with pride. Most recent duties have included setting up a treasury function from scratch at Takeaway.com, where on only the third day the world went into lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many would panic but it’s a mark of Kunz’s professionalism that he was able to deliver.
Having successfully built and handed over the basis of a new treasury regime to the incoming team at the international online food delivery marketplace, he took on a treasury manager position with global engineering consultancy Arcadis. This was a part-time role that ran alongside an ongoing treasury consultancy assignment with Dutch domestic retail car marketplace CarNext.com.