About

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In jungen Jahren
  • *1965 in Berlin-Spandau
  • 1984 Abitur Lily-Braun-Oberschule, Berlin-Spandau
  • 1992 Freie Universität Berlin: German Philology, Political Science, Linguistics
    Magister Artium »Sehr gut«
  • 1997 Ph.D. Freie Universität Berlin
    Dr. phil. »magna cum laude«
  • 1997 Autodidactic learning of HTML (HTML 3.2!, those where the times...), freelance projects as author and HTML developer, support of a computer based training (CBT) for DaimlerChrysler
  • 1998 - 2000 Head of text & editorial services and project manager at eskatoo, Nuremberg
  • 2000 - 2002 Project manager at Pixelfactory, subsequent GFT Technologies, Frankfurt am Main
  • 2002 Head of e-learning unit at M.I.T newmedia, Friedrichsdorf
  • 2003 Consultant with main focus on online services and e-learning at Avinci, Frankfurt am Main
  • since March 2004 freelance consultant and senior project manager, projects e.g. for Deutsche Telekom, Hansenet, Peter Schmidt Group, Scholz & Volkmer, Neuland + Herzer, Leo Burnett, OgilvyOne, Etecture.
  • 2009 Teaching at Academy of Visual Arts, Frankfurt am Main
  • 2012 - June 2014 EU Platform Manager E-Business & Technology at Kia Motors Europe, Frankfurt am Main. Main responsibilites:
    • cost efficiency of all web activities and further developments on the pan-European platform
    • CMS Sitecore and Kia Car Configurator, its infrastructure, the SEO and its monitoring tools, as well as the web presence development
    • Connecting business needs from After Sales, Marketing and Dealer Network with web technology
    • Strategic decisions to improve web content and SEO
    • Integration of global IT projects like global domain consolidation, URL administration and global campaign, monitoring and tracking needs
    • Selection and steering of external service providers and agencies
    • Coordination and management of 19 European markets on the platform
    • Introduction of Scrum and agile management techniques
  • Numerous projects >500T€ for DaimlerChrysler, DCVD, Mercedes-Benz, Telekom, BASF, Hankook, Volkswagen and others in the fields of IT and software, online applications and services, brand sites and e-Learning.

Personal Info

Services

Consulting

Or simply: advice and experience. Is your project a mess? Looking for a manager to get things done? Or an ambitious product owner for your IT project and your business requirements, for the long-planned web relaunch with this hilarious — but not-so-realistic — deadline? You, your team and your company can benefit from my experience in IT and online projects of every scale, preferable in an international atmosphere with agile project structures.

Project Management

Projects are always communication projects. Open conversations with all participants make projects successful in time & budget. Sounds simple, but it's not — because we are carbon-based life forms or, more precise: humans. We are men, designer, developer, information architects, marketing guys, lawyers, technologies, professions, standards, crafts, moods, experiences, stories, opinions, feelings, technical and financial requirements. I organise this for you — from A like assumptions to Z like Z Score.

Strategy

Does your team need a thought partner to bounce ideas off, get further input and refine existing processes to reach the best solution?
Have you lost the general conspectus? Don't you get all your ideas, departments, stakeholders and requirements organised?
Ask for 'Information Architecture', an open revision of your project situation or your next move on the digital field. If you want new thinking and real progress on your projects with agile methodologies and a pragmatic approach I can work as your platform manager, online strategist or web strategy director — permanently or temporary, let's talk about it.

Recent Projects

Contact

I'm available for freelance work. I want to hear about your projects.

Skills

ScrumAlliance Certified Scrum Product Owner
  • Senior Project Management100%
  • Consulting90%
  • Online Strategy90%
  • Scrum / Product Owner100%
  • Konzeption60%
  • Hot Air Production0%
  • Search Engine Optimization60%
  • HTML5 / CSS3 / RWD 70%
  • Redaktion80%
  • E-Learning60%