Seeing eye to eye: our expert consultants
We help your company to broaden its perspective, work more efficiently and thus become more successful in the long run. The journey towards this goal is somewhat reminiscent of a common mountain tour: we set off together motivated and sometimes have to prove we have endurance and a strong will along the path. Once you have reached the top of the mountain with us, you will clearly see all facets of your company, the economic market and also the potential adjustments that can be made. We will also support you in effectively implementing these changes should your company require it.
Our consultants have many years of experience in strategy consulting and the industry. As an internationally positioned management consultancy, we employ only experienced experts with unique personalities and backgrounds. We always keep an eye on all economic, legal, political and social changes relevant to you and your company and adapt our consulting services accordingly.
„My clients include banks, stock exchanges, asset managers and investors in Europe, Asia and Australia My work focuses on realignment projects, sales and client strategies, turnaround management, private equity and M&A. I am also a strategy consultant because, as a physicist, I value analytically creative work on the one hand and, as an entrepreneur, I like to put myself in the position of a decision-maker and business leader on the other. This enables me to identify the respective interests and bring them together with the necessary changes.“
Peter Schuh is a founding partner of Rockview and partner of an internationally active asset manager. Previously, he held a senior position at The Boston Consulting Group, where he advised financial service providers and industrial companies in Europe. A graduate in physics, he studied mathematics and physics at the University of Bonn, the University of NSW in Sydney and at Seoul National University. During his studies he was a scholar of both the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France and Singapore and is a board member of the international INSEAD Alumni Association.
„My clients are leading players in the capital markets – including stock exchanges, trading companies and asset managers. I find the ongoing structural and technological changes to which the European banking and stock exchange system is subject particularly interesting. I accompany my clients in realigning their strategic positioning and business models and support them during the necessary transformation.“
Simone spent several years with McKinsey & Company and PricewaterhouseCoopers: As project manager at McKinsey, she advised clients from the financial industry throughout Europe and was a member of the European Corporate Finance Practice. At PricewaterhouseCoopers, Simone worked on international M&A projects across different industries. Simone Riebel-Adam holds a degree in business administration and studied economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany and at Harvard University.
Dr. Sebastian Reschke
„Consulting without practical experience often fails due to a lack of an eye for what is feasible and sometimes neglects the challenges involved in implementation. Twenty years of operational industry experience in medium-sized companies with a special focus on the market and customer end, most recently as CEO of an internationally operating group of companies for power tools, have taught me that companies live from effectively implementing strategies. Leadership and corporate culture thus play a fundamental role in this respect.“
Sebastian Reschke is a strategic consultant, member of an advisory board, coach and partner to a portfolio of various companies. With a doctorate in mechanical and process engineering, he studied at the RWTH Aachen and INSA de Lyon, France and completed his MBA at INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France). He is an accredited Meyler Campbell Business Coach. Sebastian Reschke has lived and worked on different continents and speaks four languages.
„My industry focus is on the energy industry, life sciences and manufacturing industry. I support medium-sized companies and corporations in questions regarding digital strategy, innovation, marketing and sales and reorientation. In one of my most recent projects, I supported an international energy supplier in the strategic positioning and development of B2B digital sales.“
Caroline Höllein mainly supported life sciences clients in sales, marketing and product launches internationally in a leading strategy consultancy. Previously, she worked for an investment banking boutique in mergers and acquisitions for medium-sized companies in the USA and Europe. After the death of her father in 2011, she joined the family’s iron foundry, restructured and successfully repositioned the company on the market and then handed over the operational management to her brother. Caroline Höllein studied international business administration at the European Business School in Vienna, Austria and at Pace University in New York and completed her MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France and Singapore.
Jens Y. Zimmermann
„I seem to have a very distinct entrepreneurial gene in me: In over twenty years, I have managed more than 50 private equity investments, sat on over 25 supervisory and management boards and founded various companies in the USA, Europe and Asia.“
Jens Zimmermann initially worked for Booz, Allen & Hamilton in Munich and Paris with a focus on acquisitions. Later he worked for a buyout company and founded HGU Hamburg Private Equity AG. He has been active in South Asia, the Middle East and Dubai and has been a board member of the HBS Club of the United Arab Emirates since 2004. He completed his MBA at Harvard Business School and is co-founder of the German Alumni Organization.
„In times of accelerating change, companies should be as proactive as possible and shape their future. How this can be achieved is highly individual. This is why I particularly enjoy working on strategic marketing and sales projects, M&A support and due diligence as well as coaching and interim management.“
Thomas Böhme worked in leading positions in the strategy division of Accenture and at Batten & Company (BBDO Consulting) before he set up his own consulting firm in Switzerland. He was responsible for numerous projects in the automotive and finance industry as well as in medium-sized businesses in Germany and Europe as well as in the USA, Japan and Korea. The trained banker studied business administration at the University of Lüneburg in Germany.
Senior Project Lead
„Banks need to be more efficient than ever. I help my clients to critically examine their existing organisational set-up and processes and work closely with them to develop methods for optimisation. Far-reaching changes can be achieved through digitisation.“
As a manager at an international consulting firm, Stephan Maluck advised financial service providers throughout Europe for many years and was a member of the European Operational Excellence and Digitisation Practice. He has supported projects around cost and process efficiency and restructuring, among other things. The banker studied international business administration at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel in Germany, Beijing and Santiago de Chile.
“I specialize in the analysis and in the extraction of customers willingness to pay of complex products in online or offline businesses. There is a high potential to capture profitability by looking at microsegments and their drivers in the purchase decision.”
In recent projects Francesco Cusumano advised online platforms and other industrial companies on how to optimize their pricing, develop new cross selling opportunities and minimize their cost of acquisition online. He has extensive expertise in the fields of banking, ecommerce, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He has an MBA from the IESE business school and studied at the universities of Pisa and Munich.
Alexander von Massenbach
“Over the past 15 years, I have started with operational consulting on the shop floor, in supply chain management, and logistics before growing and specializing in strategic and digital transformations. As a project manager, consultant, and sounding board, I accompany and realize complex transformations. Whether it’s your new business model, post-merger integration or cost optimization – I stand by your side with pragmatic solutions and the ability to effect lasting change for you and your business.”
For several years Alexander von Massenbach worked as a consultant and director in the business transformation EMEA and post-merger integration of Hitachi Solutions in the UK and Germany. He also advised Siemens Solutions on change management and developed energy projects for Vattenfall and Senvion. Alexander is a graduate in computer science (Heidelberg) and completed his Master of European Business at the ESCP Europe (London / Madrid).
„Industrial companies are facing unprecedented challenges, but also and especially opportunities, in a more and more globalized and interconnected ‘VUCA’ world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous ) that is both enabled and driven by fast-evolving new, in particular digital, technologies. I am passionate about helping companies understand these changes in the environment and build the foresight, innovation, and operational capabilities to remain or become winners. The fourth industrial revolution is in full swing – let’s shape it together!“
Jörg Nowack has 18 years of R&D, strategy, marketing, business development and general management experience in organizations reaching from large diversified multinationals (Hitachi, Philips) to medium-sized industrial specialists (TT Electronics) and startups (CMS, now part of Thorlabs), plus 4 years of providing advisory and hands-on transformation services to a wide range of clients when at McKinsey. Originally an engineering physicist graduate (dual degree from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology + INP Grenoble), Jörg Nowack later obtained an MBA from the Vlerick Business School in Belgium. He has lived, worked, and studied in 8 European countries, the USA and Japan, and speaks fluent English, French and Spanish in addition to his native German.
Finn von Steuben
Prior to ROCKVIEW, Finn von Steuben worked as a data scientist in network optimization of a large utility as well as in analytic campaign management for a performance media agency. He studied business mathematics and civil engineering at the Technical University of Hamburg and the University of Hamburg.
“Right from the start of my career, what counts for me is developing my own ideas and carrying out analyzes that do not end up in drawers. At ROCKVIEW I benefit from a positive working atmosphere, flexibility in terms of time and space, and collaboration on an equal footing. Direct customer contact, trust and regular feedback make the work here particularly valuable to me.“
Lena Repenning, M.Sc., studied business administration at the University of Hamburg, the Seoul National University and the Aalborg University with a focus on corporate management and marketing. Lena works as an associate at ROCKVIEW and can draw on experiences in the areas of HR, project management, network marketing as well as start-up consulting.
Prior to ROCKVIEW, Leon Birke gained experience at Otto Group and KPMG, where he worked on projects to optimize digital finance processes.
He studied management in the US and is now studying business administration with a focus on finance, banking & insurance at the University of Hamburg.
Prior to ROCKVIEW, Johannes worked as a freelancer in the digital industry and supervised local
service providers in the conception and implementation of online marketing strategies.
Furthermore, he gained experience as a student assistant at the Chair of Behavioral Finance
and as a tutor in Entrepreneurship & Digital Transformation. Johannes studies
Business Administration at the University of Hamburg.
Fabian Tang Zheng
Prior to ROCKVIEW, Fabian Tang Zheng gained experience in corporate finance and private equity. He has advised on various corporate transactions at Belgrano & Co, DealCircle, KPMG, Avedon Capital Partners and most recently Arma Partners. He studied business administration with a focus on financial management & controlling at the Northern Business School in Hamburg.
Prior to ROCKVIEW, Viktoriia Ermolenko worked in different fields of mechanical engineering and construction.
Furthermore, she gained experience as a tutor in experimental physics. Viktoriia studies mechanical engineering and production with the study focus production technology and production management at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.
Prior to ROCKVIEW, Jan Witte worked in different position at the Deutsche Bank and gained experience at a Swiss Family Office as well as in the Investment Management of a Corporate Venture Capital Fund. He studied International Business in the Netherlands and holds a MSc. in International Management with a major in Corporate Finance from Católica Lisbon.
Data Analytics Consultant
„I specialise in the extraction and structuring of large amounts of data. The nature of my involvement in projects often focuses on data analysis, pattern recognition and market modelling.“
In recent projects, David Solomon has transformed and analysed data sets of large product portfolios from various industries at the SKU level. He has extensive experience in the fields of medical technology, retail and e-commerce as well as in industrial manufacturing. The data analytics specialist has an MSc in Corporate & Financial Management and studied at the universities of Groningen in the Netherlands, Hong Kong and Lund in Sweden.
Recruitment, Office Management and PR
„Management consulting is always based on trust and good interaction. That is why I am committed to ensuring that everything runs as smoothly as possible at Rockview and that our clients, employees, guests and cooperation partners are satisfied and can work efficiently.“
Prior to joining Rockview, Imme Clotz worked for many years with international law firms such as White & Case and Fieldfisher in communications and business development. The PR consultant trained at the PR College in Berlin studied French and business administration at the University of Hamburg in Germany and Rouen (France).
Senior Graphic Artist
„The success of a consulting project is often based on clear and comprehensible communication of analyses and results in presentations. I make sure that these values are presented in a way that is generally understandable and appealing.“
Daniela Pralat has around twenty years of professional experience as an infographic designer and specialises in the visual presentation of market and company data. Before joining Rockview, she worked for the management consultancies McKinsey & Company and LSP, among others.
„We are at our best in our jobs when our skills and potential are optimally suited to the tasks at hand – and the work culture offers us room to grow yet also fits our needs in life. I make sure that consulting personalities come together at Rockview and climb new peaks together.“
Daniela Chikato has served as a recruiting, personnel marketing and employer branding specialist for twenty years. She shares her expertise as co-author of the reference book “Praxishandbuch Social Media Recruiting” which is published by Springer Gabler in regularly updated editions. The business economist and publisher is also an experienced entrepreneur.