Co-CEO at Unicepta GmbH, a Paragon Portfolio Company, Cologne, May 2023 – July 2023

  • 500 employees
  • Developed a transformation roadmap incorporating organizational design and AI implementation.

Post-Merger Integration Manager for Trademark Services at Questel, a Eurazeo, IK, and RAISE Portfolio Company, Amsterdam, Ljubljana, Munich, Starnberg, Jan 2022 – Jul 2022

  • Teamsize 30
  • Designed and executed the integration plan
  • Evaluated, detailed, and operationalized the business case.
  • Analyzed the current state and designed the future organization.

Interim Head of Business Line Trademarks at Novagraaf Group, a Paragon Portfolio Company, Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Geneva, London, Paris, Jan 2020 – Dec 2021

  • 200 employees
  • Established a dedicated management team of country directors.
  • Developed and implemented a program for process harmonization, transformation, and automation across locations, resulting in cost savings.
  • Led the integration of an acquired Legal Tech company.

Interim Managing Director at Novagraaf Netherlands, a Paragon Portfolio Company, Amsterdam,          Dec 2018 — Dec 2019

  • 120 employees 
  • Rebuilt a dedicated management team.
  • Designed and executed a back to growth program accelerating commercial punch, customer experience and operational excellence.
  • Delivered short term commercial results.
  • Initiated and implemented product innovation. Directed the development team, secured pilot customer collaboration, and negotiated supplier contracts. Launched new offering in < 1 year.
  • Delivered on target EBITDA.

Growth Strategy Consultant  at Wolters Kluwer Germany, Cologne, Jan 2017 — Nov 2018

  • Teamsize 12
  • Improved organization wide growth performance by introducing new analytical framework and redesigning existing business development procedures.
  • Coordinated with client representatives, identified requirements, and provided expert advice 
  • Kept abreast with legal, regulatory information, and services market developments for strategy development, organization design, and business modeling.
  • Delivered road map towards meeting growth and digital transformation goals


Other Key Interim Management Projects

  • BU Management, as Interim Business Unit Director for Wolters Kluwer
  • General Management, as Interim General Manager for CW Haarfeld GmbH
  • General Management, as Interim General Manager for VPW GmbH

Other Key Consulting Projects

  • Process Re-engineering for Verlagsgruppe Norman Rentrop
  • Organisational Design for Springer Nature
  • Organisational Design for Wolters Kluwer
  • Procurement and Purchasing for Verlagsgruppe Norman Rentrop
  • Post Merger Intregration for Heidelberger Druckmaschinen


  • Managing Director Verlag Heinrich Vogel GmbH for Bertelsmann
  • Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for Bertelsmann,
  • Consultant for Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
  • Deputy Corporate Banking Manager for KBC Bank in London


I have extensive managerial experience in various positions such as Managing Director, Line of Business Manager, Project Manager, and Operating Partner. During my career, I have managed companies and business units with up to 500 employees and led intercultural and cross-functional teams of up to 50 members. 


My areas of expertise include change management, digital transformation of product portfolios and processes, organizational design, and post-merger integration. I have a proven track record of success in these areas, utilizing a transformational leadership style to address complex business problems. 


I am skilled at developing and implementing concepts for sustainable value enhancement, as well as employing short-term optimization strategies. I take a hands-on and assertive approach in achieving results.


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