Archive August 2019



I use to say „I am good at (almost) every kind of sport, but I am not really great at anything“. This is because I love to try new things all the time.

Climbing high

One example: When my wife told me, she would love to do horse riding again (after she did it as a child) my first reaction was biased „stupid girls sport or not even a real sport“. But I went with her, took some training lessons and was fascinated by the power (and the lack of control about it). Long story short, a couple of years later I was doing show jumping at a local tournament. And believe it or not, even during dressage my pulse is at least as high as during a regular run.



Personal Data

Birthday: August 20th 1979 in Munich, Germany
Married since 2009
Proud dad since 2015

School & University

Elementary School „An der Waldmeisterstraße“

Gymnasium „München/Moosach“, Abitur

University of Applied Science, Munich, Master (Diploma) of Business Administration


My Microsoft Story

I joined Microsoft in November 2015. After only 10 months at Yahoo! the step came naturally as the strategic search business moved from Yahoo! to Microsoft at that time. Basically I move on to Microsoft together with my customers, the Bing Ads platform business and my boss Carsten Rauh who was in interview loops at the same time.

Interview & Hiring

I was interviewed by HR, followed by two in person interviews with Mark Richardson (Director GS3 at that time) and Axel Steinman (VP International Strategic Search). And even though I knew both a little bit from working with Microsoft during my Yahoo! time (we met during the joint Product Advisory Group) I had no idea how the interview went.