since 2019
KINDERMANN Value Creation GmbH, Reutlingen, Germany
CEO & Founder
Support for company founders, family offices and private equity funds in growth, restructuring and sales processes

2016 – 2018
RECARO Child Safety GmbH, Stuttgart & Marktleugast, Germany
Transfer of the operative business segment into a licensing business model

2009 – 2016
Internetstores GmbH (, Stuttgart, Germany
Successful company value development with and for the founder and majority shareholder as well as institutional minority shareholders (private equity fund) with successful company sale to SIGNA RETAIL

2007 – 2009
Heinz Kettler GmbH & Co. KG, Ense-Parsit, Germany
Director garden furniture & child + toy
Revitalization of a leading brand in the garden furniture sector through structured product range and sales expansion as well as successful relaunch of the KETTCAR sub-brand in the toy market

2003 – 2007
Bike & Outdoor Company GmbH (BOC), Hamburg, Germany
Development and expansion of one of the largest retail chains in the German bike and outdoor industry with strong growth momentum for a renowned German family office

2001 – 2003
Traffic GmbH, Reutlingen, Germany

Product management and buying consultancy for well-known cycle brands and bike trading companies throughout Europe and Asia with a focus on Bulgaria, Taiwan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh

2000 – 2001 AG, Munich, Germany

Successful restructuring of the company after missing the IPO window following the collapse of the German stock exchange segment “Neuer Markt” in March 2000 for well-known Munich family office

1997 – 2000
Eurobike AG, Düsseldorf, Germany

Turnaround management of the foreign business by implementing an international growth strategy and opening new retail outlets and markets

1995 – 1997
Giant Deutschland GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany
Managing Director

Development of national market leadership in a saturated sub-segment of the bicycle market for the Taiwanese world market leader

1993 – 1995
Benetton Sportsystem, Munich, Germany
Project manager

Market launch and trial of bicycles under the name of the internationally renowned fashion brand BENETTON

1991 – 1993
Staiger Zweirad GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
Head of sales and marketing

Successful growth of sales and repositioning of a German cycle brand from traditional bicycle supplier to sporty bike brand