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Head of Animatronics

Warner Bros. (F.E.) Inc. Entertainment

Animatronics is the use of electronics and robotics in mechanised puppets to make them appear to be alive. It is mainly used in moviemaking, but also in theme parks and other forms of entertainment. Its main advantages to CGI and stop motion are that it is not a simulation of reality, but are physical objects moving in real time in front of the camera. The technology behind animatronics has become more advanced and sophisticated over the years, making the puppets even more realistic and lifelike. As the Head of Animatronics I lead a team of Information Technology and Electronics specialists who have been working on special effects (FX) for some of Warner Bros. most successful blockbusters.

Jan 2005Present

VP Sales & Owner

VoicInt Telecommunications GmbH

During the first two years after VoicInt’s incorporation as a Founder and Managing Partner of VoicInt Telecommunications I owned Sales and Business Development. I managed to win Fortune 500 definitional customers and grew VoicInt’s software license, maintenance and services revenue by 300% per year. Beginning in 2007 I recruited the VP Sales, Account Managers and implemented a professional presales team and finally finished handing over sales to the newly formed group. Since then I own VoicInt’s Product Management and Engineering.

Aug 1997Dec 2004

Head of IT, Strategic Alliances & Professional Services EMEA

twenty4help Knowledge Service AG

When I joined twenty4help Knowledge Service AG – recently been acquired by Teleperformance Group – it has been a Germany based company with roughly 200 employees. I have been asked to help twenty4help expanding its business to a truly European coverage by establishing highly standardized ICT and Contact Center services, recruiting and forming a cross-country team of over 40 IT professionals and engaging in major sales opportunities as high-quality ICT capabilities were considered being one of twenty4help’s key USPs. I owned the ICT budget, have been fully responsible for all ICT purchases and decided on the multinational ICT architecture and all recruiting and staff issues. I further have played a leading role in all of twenty4help’s major sales opportunities ranging from gathering customer requirements, preparing RFP responses and giving Best- and Final Offer presentations to European and US Fortune 500 customers.

Jun 1996Aug 1997

Executive Producer

RTL Television

The Executive Producer plans, coordinates, and supervises all aspects of television shows from approving initial concept to actual broadcast and evaluation. When I worked for RTL Television I took care for daily shows like ‘Hans Meiser’ – who is the founder of RTLs news editorial department - and ‘Barbara Schäfer’ as well as for the production of some key movies for RTL’s own ‘Blockbuster’ series.

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It is my fundamental believe that passion for what I do combined with an excellent talent for making right people decisions helps achieving even extremely ambitious targets. This is at the heart of everything I do.