Michael graduated from University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen holding a Major in Business and Engineering and also holds a Master in Education and Human Resource Development from University of Stuttgart. In 2006 he joined Kestria Germany: Friedrichs & Partner as an Executive Search Consultant and leads the Stuttgart office. He has a very strong background in sales and marketing, with professional engagements at senior management level at FESTO, Apple Computer, Adobe Systems, XEROX and Pitney Bowes. In those positions, he served customers mainly from Industrial / Production / Automotive and Technology sectors.
As an executive search consultant at Kestria Germany, Michael focuses Industrial/Production and Technology /Telecom sectors. In addition he is an Associate Professor at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) -Schools of Business, Engineering and Social Work- in Stuttgart where he teaches Human Resource Management.
Michael is a Member of the Kestria Executive Board and also heads the Industrial / Production Practice globally.