I join forces with corporate innovators
co-creating digital business and designing innovation programs utilizing my entrepreneurial toolkit & mindset
Innovation Workshop Facilitation
Innovation Project Sparringsparter
Innovation Project Lead
Innovation Managers Sparringspartner
Innovation Program Interim Lead
what others say about me
“Christopher is a successful entrepreneur and a reputable intrapreneur”Prof. Dr. Christian Scheiner, University of Lübeck, Chair of Entrepreneurship
“We were empowered to work like a startup would do: customer-centric, iterative and straightforward”Harald Schnabel, Executive Manager at Munich Re
“Christopher is like a one-person project accelerator”Matthias Notz, Managing Director, German Entrepreneurship GmbH
Being an entrepreneur since 10 years,
I specialized in executing digital innovation from scratch, turning rough ideas into impact (products, services, programs, strategies or business models.
Without blushing I can say that I´m a battle-tested digital entrepreneur, experienced in all aspects of this playground. Mainly these are project and product management, digital marketing, customer development and business development.
Against all odds, I have built and established digital companies that changed industries or were integrated into large organizations.
When the company I was CEO of got acquired by a Fortune500, I also grew to be an intrapreneur. Since then, I joined forces with established organizations in different positions.
Doing so, I developed my own, very pragmatic way of using innovation methods like Design Thinking, Lean Startup, the Business Model Canvas (amongst others), Scrum & Kanban, Google Sprints and others to increase the speed of the customer, product, and business development & the quality of its output.
I love to co-create programs, projects, and trainings. Maybe next time together with you?
Projects featured in
been there. done that. and still curious
during 10 years as entrepreneur and intrepreneur, I grew to be a battle-tested digital doer – see for example:
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my working ethos as intrapreneur and entrepreneur
as an entrepreneur I follow these three principles I learned during the battles I fought
I believe in lean structures and processes to empower self-organization and decision making.
I don´t like administrative bureaucracy, I don´t like wasting time in endless meetings and I do not work on detailed presentations and concepts that nobody reads.
I believe in rapid time-to-market to make mistakes early and learn fast.
I don´t like to wait around, I test hypothesis as fast as I can and I re-work concepts when necessary – at any stage of the project.
I believe in transparent collaboration with customers as well business partners and experts.
I learned to consult users at the beginning of a project and I love to work with my ever-growing network. Common goals equal win-win situations.
some examples of who I've worked with as an intrapreneur
I’m proud to be active for several Fortune500 and “Mittelstand” companies, while not being able to disclose all
Munich Re Group / OSRAM GmbH / TRUMPF GMBH & CO KG / R&V Insurance / Allianz Group
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With a decent track record as a digital entrepreneur within the pet market, I co-founded and ran a company, which successfully sells pet health insurances online via several platforms as part of a multi-channel sales funnel, in late 2013. As managing director, I was responsible for product and online marketing as the company was acquired
„Chris, we have to implement a fundamental change in the way we offer our services to our customers. But the daily business kills innovative ideas / projects even before achieving any tangible results“. This is how an Executive Manager at Munich Re, approached me in autumn 2015. „I want you as an entrepreneur to help me. Drive this
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