Career

Currently I advise Norak - a worldleader in patent & technical translation - as a freelance consultant on a broad variety of marketing, strategy & business development issues.
As head of marketing and business development for an international intellectual property law firm in Munich, I successfully built from ground up a strong international suppliers and clients network for an e-commerce platform for intellectual property services. I negotiated terms and conditions on C-suit level and developed new and refined existing services.
My last project with this international intellectual property law firm was a social network for intellectual property professionals. After developing the concept I successfully presented to the management and the project launched end of 2018. This network is one of the largest and most successful social networks for intellectual property professionals in the world now.

Skills

As an experienced team leader and project manager I am driving complex projects in dynamic environments to success. With sharp analytical and problem solving competence I efficiently meet the demands of clients and markets.
I have excellent communication, presentation and negotiating skills, and prolonged stays abroad (through-out the EU, US and ASIA) defined my adaptation and intercultural skills. I like to work with international and interdisciplinary teams in dynamic and volatile settings.
An excellent command of MS-Office and profound knowledge of all major web-programming languages (HTML5, CSS, Javascript and PHP) complement my professional profile. I am also well experienced in handling Customer Relationship Management (Salesforce), e-Commerce (Magento) and Content Management software (e.g. WordPress).

Education

I am an experienced and certified Project Manager IPMA Level C with sound knowledge of agile management practices (SCRUM, KANBAN).
I hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh, and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (B.A. Hons.) in Social Policy and Politics.
Main fields of academic research and coursework was political economy, transnational business economy and aspects of globalization and European integration. I received numerous scholarships for outstanding academic work.
During university years I was working as a freelance advisor / consultant for large international consulting-companies and think-tanks on strategic and operative business issues gaining in-depth experience in consultancy.

Personal

Born in 1974, I am also a trained musician and started giving guitar lessons when I was thirteen years old. At the age of fourteen I scored regular engagements as a studio and live / touring guitarist with national and international acts and bands. Prolonged tours and recording-sessions throughout the world in my teenage years shaped my international mindset, adaptation skills and team-work competencies.
In 2004 I founded a private Music School in Munich, which received numerous awards and was promoted by the Bavarian Ministry of Arts and Culture to the status of an 'state-approved private music school'. Many of my former students were accepted to the most prestigious universities of the music-world like Berklee, Juilliard and Mozarteum.
As a producer (producing, recording and mixing) I received awards for numerous records including 'Newcomer of the Year' and 'Record of the Year'.
In 2014, I left the music industry to pursue my interests and talents in marketing, strategy and business development, after feeling that I successfully achieved all my personal goals in music.

Since I like to challenge myself, I completed a 2500km walk in 2014 starting in Genoa (IT) to Santiago de Compostela (ES) via Arles (FR) and Avignon to Barcelona (ES), Valencia, Zaragoza before entering the Camino Frances at Pamplona.

Grown up in a passionate horse rider family, nowadays I spend my free time with caring for our horses, riding or participating in dressage tournaments together with my daughter.