Jan is an executive coach and strategic advisor with more than 20 years of management and leadership experience. He advises and supports leaders and their teams in mastering critical and strategic challenges and demanding situations. The performance and effectiveness of the client is the focus of his coaching and advisory work.
Jan started his career as an investment banker with Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, managing large project finance transactions globally. He then became a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, providing strategic advice to international financial institutions. Jan went on to be Head of Strategy and Principal Investments for eight years with HCoB and DZ Bank, the leading banks in the German savings and cooperative banking system. Subsequently, Jan joined Bankhaus Lampe’s private equity firm for seven years as Managing Director and CFO. For more than five years, Jan took over CEO functions of troubled portfolio companies, successfully managing situations of turn around and strategic repositioning.
Throughout his career, Jan underwent and mastered numerous challenges himself. Some of his responsibilities have been change processes; M&A, spin-offs and privatisation transactions; PMI; managing start-up companies; portfolio clean-ups; turn-arounds; strategy development and implementation; and structuring and implementing staff reduction programs. Key prerequisites to master these challenges have been leading qualified teams, best possibly leveraging each team members’ capabilities, and handling diverse stakeholders successfully.
Today Jan shares his experiences and capabilities with his clients. As an executive coach he trusts in the ability of his clients to master their challenges themselves and assists them by asking purposeful questions and giving straight forward feedback. As a strategic advisor he acts as sparring partner, expert and moderator.
He works internationally in English and German.
Education, Qualifications, Professional Memberships:
- Meyler Campbell Business Coach® Graduate
- Certificate in Positive Psychology from PennState University
- Member of the Institute of Coaching (IOC) / McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School
- Member of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)
- MSc in Economics, Business & International Public Law from the University of Kiel, Germany