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Areas of expertise

Business growth, Business turnaround, Distressed Companies

Professional summary

Jephtah Lorch is the CEO of Navitas, a Strategy and Business consulting company. He brings over thirty years of management experience and substantial growth of shareholder equity. He now shares his experience as a mentor, consultant and interim manager.

Jephtah's expertise is in aligning company execution with its goals ensuring internal logic and harmony exist within, increasing profitability, sales and generating a sustainable competitive advantage. He identifies priorities and generates change 'on the go' to avoid long reports and corporate slowdowns.

In 1997 Jephtah undertook to turnaround Jolt, a bankrupt electronics company. As CEO Jephtah planned and led the turn-around resulting in the very profitable sale of the company to a NASDAQ traded company. In 2000 he joined Firebit Inc. as CEO and Member of the Board were he repositioned the company, eventually merging it into a strategic partner of Nortel. Since 2003 Jephtah undertook to manage two more companies, remaining in one of them as Chairman of the Board till 2010.

Based on his experience, Jephtah wrote his book “How not to run your business, A guide for the positive thinker”, bringing an unconventional perspective of the world of management and analyzing the Qualitative Aspects of Decision Making.

Prior to becoming a consultant Jephtah was Vice President Research and Development in a power electronics company, in 1987 he joined Semikron in Germany as Joint Vice President Sales & Marketing responsible for new product introduction. In 1990 he founded YLC, a business consulting and interim management company that worked in US, Europe and Latin America.

He is a frequent speaker, writer and mentor. He also leads workshops on management. Jephtah is an active contributor and volunteer for non-profit organizations, he is fluent in Spanish and German, his hobbies include hiking, reading and skiing. He holds a BSc in Electronic Engineering.

Engagement overview

Engagements may be on or off site. Fees shall be negotiated according to period, location, frequency of meetings under the understanding that projects are dynamic and may suffer delays and sudden changes.


A partial list of clients:

• Blade Technologies (a Pratt & Whitney Company)
• Ampal (NASDAQ: AMPL)
• Swiber (SGX:SWBR)
• PEMEX (Mexican Oil Co.)
• LCI Inc./ Jolt Ltd. (turnaround CEO, Co. sold to NASDAQ: MRVC)
• Guatel
• SIDOR Steel Mills
• Satec
• Gaash Lighting
• Elina Engineering
• Sytron Technologies
• Arco Control
• D-fence
• Texaco
• Firebit Inc./Ltd. (merged with Telrad of Koor NYSE: KOR)
• Mexican Electricity company