Professional Experience

Head of Customer Success, Sherpany AG (as of January 2016)

Director of Leadership and Talent Strategies, CEO & Board Practice, Korn Ferry Switzerland and Germany (October 2013 – November 2015)

Academic Experience

Researcher in Residence, Department of Business Administration, Chair of Organization and Management, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (as of March 2013)

Visiting Assistant Professor, The Wharton School of Management, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (Sept. 2012 – Dec. 2012) (upon invitation by Prof. Katherine Klein)

Marie Curie Fellow IEF, Munich School of Management, Ludwig Maximilian’s University, Munich, Germany (as of 2009-2011)

Senior Research Associate, ZfOG, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany (2008-2009)

Visiting Scholar / SNF Fellow, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, (2007 –  2008) (upon invitation by Prof. Ed Zajac)

Research and Teaching Assistant at the Institute of Labor Economics and Labor Law, University of St. Gallen (2006 – 2007)

Research Assistant at the Institute for International Management, University of St. Gallen (2003 – 2005)

Research and Teaching Assistant at the Institute for Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich (2003 – 2005)


Munich School of Management, Munich/Germany Post-Doc, 2008-2009

University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen/Switzerland: PhD (International Management), 2003-2008

University of Zurich, Zurich/Switzerland: BA, MA in Communication Science (Major) and Management (Minor), 1997-2002

Academic Honors and Awards (selection)

Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship, Call Identifier: FP7-PEOPLE-IEF-2009, Proposal N° 237369 – “Towards a Behavioral Theory of Corporate Ownership and Control, 2 year grant. (Euro 152’264.95)

Selected as Mentee of the LMU Mentoring Program (2009-2011)

Grant of the “Verein zur Förderung der Führungskräfte” LMU (19’700 Euro) (2009)

Strategic Management Society: Nominated for the SMS Best Conference Paper for Practice Implications Award (2008).

Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management: Best Paper
Proceedings (2008)

Full Time Scholarship Grant of the Swiss National Science Foundation: Visiting Scholar at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA (Feb. 2007 – Feb. 2008) (USD 30’800)

Swiss Government Grant for the “Publication Network”, a Mentoring Project for Promising
Researchers (Jan. 2005 – June. 2006 and July 2006 – Dec. 2007)


Winter Term 2010&2011: “Introduction to Change Management”. Bachelor Level. University of Munich.
Summer Term 2009&2010: “Current Topics in Strategic Management”. Master Level. University of Munich.
Summer Term 2009: Master Thesis Colloquium. Master Level. University of Munich.
Winter Term 2008: “Produktion und Organisation”. Bachelor Level. University of Munich.
Summer Term 2006: “Moderne Gesellschaften im Spiegel ihrer Literatur“. Bachelor Level. University of St. Gallen.
Summer Term 2005: “Introduction into Organizational Communication”. Bachelor Level. University of Zürich.
Winter Term 2004/2005: „Qualitative Methods: System, Structure and Organizational Analysis” Master Level. University of Zurich.
Supervision of Undergraduate Seminar Papers and Bachelor and Master Theses


Academic Journals:

Ad hoc reviewer for Business & Society, SAGE Publications
Ad hoc reviewer for Organization Studies, SAGE Publications
Ad hoc reviewer for Corporate Governance an International Review, WILEY
Ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Management, SAGE Publications
Ad hoc reviewer for Organizationa Science, INFORMS

Strategic Management Society (SMS)
Academy of Management (AOM)
European Academy of Management (EURAM)
European International Business Academy (EIBA)

Professional Affiliations (selection)

Member of the Academy of Management (AOM)
Member of the Strategic Management Society (SMS)
Member of the European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS)
Member of the European International Business Academy (EIBA)
Member European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
Member Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Member Marie Curie Fellows Association (MCFA)
Member SRI Connect