Advisory Board

In addition to the expertise of our team, we can draw on the knowledge and experience of leading experts from business and science. This enables us to discover new perspectives and to question our actions.

Philipp Westermeyer

Philipp Westermeyer, the founder and managing director of Online Marketing Rockstars (OMR), is one of THE online marketing experts in Germany. After building up and selling two ad-tech companies, the Essen-born entrepreneur created the OMR Festival in Hamburg, one of the largest digital business events in the world. Podstars, Germany's leading podcast company is also part of the OMR universe and thus of Westermeyer’s success.

Prof. Dr. Burkhardt Funk

Burkhardt Funk is one of the leading professors of business informatics in Germany. At the Leuphana University of Lüneburg he is conducting research with a focus on modeling and decision making in e-commerce. He is also Director of Technology for the international M&A and Corporate Finance Boutique Parklane Capital.

Malte Siewert

Malte Siewert is one of the founders of trivago and currently works there as Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer. Together with his co-founders, he has developed trivago into the world's largest meta-hotel search engine since it was founded in 2005. Like Sven Schmidt, Managing Director of, Malte Sievert also graduated in business administration from HHL. Before founding trivago, he worked in international investment banking at Merrill Lynch and HSBC.

Chris Schagen

Chris Schagen is Chief Marketing Officer of Berlin-based Contentful GmbH. The start-up has so far raised $45 million in venture capital and offers a disruptive content infrastructure system to replace traditional content management systems. Chris Schagen has founded and managed various start-ups and built up the Jamba business in the USA since graduating from WHU in 2000.