Background and Testimonials

We were privileged to work with global tech clients, corporates, state funds, and independent founders from more than 30 countries and thankful for their feedback. Here´s some background and testimonials, grouped per industry. 

Telco and Mobile Networks

Axel was responsible for the Marketing and Product Development for the 18 Elisa city carriers and the nationwide carriers. He coordinated the Marketing & Product related know-how transfer between Helsinki and the German city carrier group and the central product & service roadmap. He negotiated the e-commerce pilot with one of the largest German media houses and a California based e-commerce specialist.

Dr. Jürgen Kassubek CEO Helsinki Telekom Deutschland / Elisa Group

Elisa Group Finland – No 1 Fixed & Wireless Network Operator in Scandinavia

RadioOpt – Spin-Off Vodafone 5G Chair – 2015/6


Payment and Cryptocurrencies

Axel´s expertise significantly improved the efficiency of our product road mapping, marketing, and sales automation process and finally helped us in achieving harsh deadlines. We are delighted by his proactive client support and have experienced Axel as a loyal and trusted partner.

I can only wholeheartedly recommend Axel to you as a business consultant and I hope you can enjoy the equally impressive benefit from his work as we do at Swiss Crypto Exchange

Björn Matthies, Member of the Board, SCX, September 2018
SCX – Swiss Crypto Exchange

SCX – Swiss Crypto Exchange
Regulated Exchange for blockchain-based products & Cryptos

Yapital was the first European, mobile payment solution, customers could make cashless payments across all channels, whether it be in-store, mobile, online, or by invoice.

Axel has both incredible industry vision and the ability to execute on this vision. He also poses the ability to open doors and quickly make key connections. – I highly recommend him for his professional and personal skills. Further, he is a very pleasant and reliable person to work with – I appreciate him on both levels.

Nils Winkler, CEO, and Chairman of the Board
Yapital – Mobile Payment by Otto Group

Yapital – Mobile Payment Solution by Otto Group


Advertising Technology

Axel is one of those few folks who understands both what the business needs and how the technology needs to support the business. His command of the digital media space, from both technical and business dimensions, is truly impressive.

And, he’s a great human being and a pleasure to work with!

Harald Neidhardt, Mentor & Advisor, Serial Entrepreneur
Futur.io | smaato

Smaato – Mobile Advertising Platform

Microsoft Advertising – Digital Media arm of Microsoft

Digital Envoy –  Global No. 1 in IP-Intelligence

SAP XM – Digital Media arm of SAP


International Business Development

Axel has an amazing ability to link Mobile Innovation, Social Network Dynamics, and their impact on international trade and investment. He is able to connect with and energize an audience, no matter how varied the group may be. At a recent conference that I organized he captured a crowd of media, tech, and online professionals with a presentation on Mobile Monday and its importance in driving innovation and cooperation between mobile developers, international technology companies, and other relevant stakeholders. Great to see someone actually living the idea of Global Mobile Business Development.

Rainer M. Giersch, Director of Business Development Europe
Government of British Columbia

Invest British Columbia – British Columbia Investment arm

XING – Largest Professional Business Network in DACH

Hiogi – Service Communities.

Premium Brands

Axel is an expert in the German retail business with profound insight and excellent contacts. We appreciated his professionalism and go-getter spirit.

Andreas Cohen, Chairman. I-COM Global

Mars – Management Positions /92-94

Thomson – Sales Director Capital Chains /98-99

Premiere / SkyTV – Management Positions /94-98