Focus Areas

  • Agile Leadership
  • Growing & Developing Individuals, Teams & Organizations
  • Project, Program, & Portfolio Management
  • E-Commerce and Platform Business
  • Software Engineering
  • Digital Product Development 

Curriculum Vitae

VP of Engineering – POS Lite

  • Responsible for SumUp’s Point-of-Sale solution helping merchants worldwide to successfully run and grow their business (product catalog, cart & checkout, sales platform, fiscalisation, reporting & insights)
  • Built up a new tribe “POS Lite”, its culture, team structures, ways of working
  • Grew cross-functional engineering team from 15 to 30 people (iOS, Android, web, backend, production engineering) across 4 countries

01/2022 – today

Director of Engineering – Product and Category Experience

  • Responsible for the Strategy, the Product Management and the Engineering of Zalando’s central Product Offer Platform that processes up to 50.000 offer updates per second
  • Leading the Product Experience Engineering, which is responsible for e. g. Zalando’s Product Detail Page
  • Leading the Category Experience Engineering, responsible for elevated category-specific user experiences for Beauty and Premium
  • Tripled the throughput of the Product Offer Platform
  • Built a new department Category Experience from scratch, introduced flexible team structures

12/2017 – 12/2021

Head of Technology B2B & Business Operations; Member of the Product & Technology Board

  • Jointly responsible with the Head of Product for the success of the ‘B2B’ department, that integrates hundreds of thousands of merchants into idealo’s price comparison platform
  • Led the software engineering of the ‘B2B’ department
  • Interim led the ‘Business Operations’ department responsible for billing, CRM and customer care systems (1 year)
  • Significantly increased data up-to-dateness, scalability, and business steering through building new integrations with the Amazon and eBay marketplaces
  • Designed and facilitated a participative reorganisation of the whole business unit ‘Product Development’ consisting of 250 employees

01/2014- 11/2017

Managing Consultant

  • Led the team ‘Enterprise Project Management/Business Process Automation’ in Germany north-east through team building, development of the service offering, and talent management
  • Implementation of advanced project, program, and portfolio management methodologies and technologies for customers from the tourism, pharmaceutical, transportation infrastructure, and rail vehicle industry

11/2011- 12/2013

Managing Consultant

  • Project manager and engineer for software development projects: requirements engineering, software design, software development, test, and roll-out for customers from the media and logistics industry and from the public sector
  • Substantial and commercial creation of proposals ranging into multiple million euros volume
  • Central project controlling
  • Execution of project risk audits

08/2007- 10/2011

Working Student

  • Custom software development, consulting