With focus on client boards' most critical issues and opportunities I advise leaders on complex organizational development and change management. Company strategy and restructuring - with special attention on financial detail and focus on value creation - management of innovation, sales leadership management and succession planning, as well as advising on the set-up of subsidiaries in Germany are my core competencies.
Based on my experience I feel strongly about a comprehensive and appreciatative approach to include all levels of the company, with special focus on those parts that contribute decisivily to value creation. This requires open and honest communication and the courage for bearing the consequences. Consequently exercises in lip service and pseudo projects are out of my scope.
General participation or dormant equity holding is my second focus area - most preferably in newly established technology and IT companies I advise.
Unplanned resignation of executive top management - the reasons for such a crisis are manifold - usually leave a vacuum that can't be filled with internal ressources. To close this gap quickly management ad interim is a viable approach
In contrast to "pure" mangement consulting, interim management focusses on operational tasks. An interim manager helps solving the most urgent issues and stays on until a new management is established.
1983: Foundation of a hardware and software engineering company. Main project: Development and implementation of an over-the-counter booking system for small and mobile branch offices of the Hessian Savings Banks.
1986 - IBM: Assignments in business and management consulting services, sales and sales management, followed by an international carrer in IBM's European HQ (Paris, France) and its world-wide HQ (NY) as executive leader of world-wide business segments as well as establishing and product management of new business areas e.g. chip cards, Internet and web hosting.
Since 2001 executive leadership of several large software brands in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, latest as member of the management board of IBM Austria, responsible for IBM Software Group's business. Besides the day-to-day business as software director resumed authority for several reorganization projects and the integration of multiple companies acquired by IBM in the local business.
2012 - returning to Germany as the head of sales for banking and financial markets (hardware, software, services).
2018 foundation of a management consulting firm and member of advisory boards.
Education: studies of economics and electrical engineering (Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur, Technischen Universität, Darmstadt, Germany).
Many years of experience with up to nine-figures revenue responsibility.
Personal experience with family owned enterprise.