Our People

We are innovators, entrepreneurs, tech geeks, engineers, analysts, producers, marketeers and creatives. 

We are consumer-obsessed with a passion for innovation and a love for technology.

We have a hands-on mentality from a team built around executives with extensive first-hand experience.

Meet the leadership team

Christian Blümlein

Group CEO

  • Expert in the field of digital related business consulting in Retail, Marketing and Healthcare.
  • 25 years in leading interdisciplinary and diverse teams across complex global IT and digital programs.
  • Christian is an entrepreneur at heart and in practice and an effective outcome-focused accelerator for everyone who wants to leverage a digital mindset and technology to the advantage of his business.

Valentin Ehrhardt


  • Expert in indirect procurement and workplace transformation.
  • 10 years of experience in leading and executing strategic projects and initiatives.
  • His cross-functional business understanding combined with pragmatism helps him to stay focused and drive business and projects successfully.

Hermine Matzer van Bloois


  • Expert in international retail management, retail design and development with focus on cross channel customer & brand experience.
  • 25 years of international experience, 18 as Global Director Retail Design with Hugo Boss
  • Driven by the innovations in digital technology and their specific potential for retail, as well as cross-cultural communication and bringing teams behind a common strategy.

Meet the management of our international offices


Niek de Visscher

Benelux CEO

  • Expert in enterprise design and architecture, platform design and engineering, digital service design and product development.
  • 20 years in several tech leadership and enterprise design roles, digital product development and architecture.
  • Niek is a successful entrepreneur, simplifier, design believer, technologist and disruptor with a talent for translating complex challenges into manageable solutions.

Jon Himoff


  • Expert in software as a service and software development.
  • He has a wide range of experience in helping companies move forward faster using the latest enabling technology.
  • Jon has run software development companies & created new tech-driven products, all focused on delivering measurable business outcomes.

Antonio Zea


  • Expert in innovation and product development.
  • With over 25 years experience, Antonio is an innovator, marketeer & entrepreneur wrapped into one.
  • Former senior innovation director at adidas and director of global soccer footwear at Under Armour.
  • He has built businesses, managed large teams & brought game changing ideas to life throughout his career.

Meet our principal & managing consultants


Frits Reneman

Principal Consultant

  • Expert in digital enablement & transformation, connecting business and IT.
  • Effective change agent & passionate leader with 30 years of experience in different countries, industries and business functions.
  • Frits is a result-driven pragmatist with a track record of designing, implementing & managing digital organizations, products and processes.

Michel Henssen

Principal Consultant

  • Expert in orchestration & delivery of mission critical programs and projects.
  • Michel has more than 20 years of experience in IT consulting.
  • He is a skilled moderator & project leader with strong communication & influencing skills.

Mark Rouse

Principal Consultant

  • Expert in cross-channel merchandising, GTM planning, pricing, process and project management.
  • 40 years experience in major UK and international companies.
  • Former VP of Range Architecture and Pricing at adidas.
  • Mark is focused on delivering profitable growth and efficiencies.

Andreas Weidner

Principal Consultant

  • Expert in retail experiences, workplaces and hybrid concepts – physical/analog and digital.
  • Over 20 years in creating retail concepts, marketing and store implementation in leading global brands like smart/DaimlerChrysler, Montblanc, adidas, Swarovski.
  • Former Managing Partner and Head of Design at Knoblauch GmbH.
  • Andreas has a focus on cross-industry innovations and trends for Retail, Workplaces and Hospitality.

Stephen Pierpoint

Principal Consultant

  • Expert in retail excellence and digital experiences, marketing and business transformation.
  • 25 years in leading large and diverse teams across all marketing disciplines.
  • Former Vice President of Marketing for adidas.
  • Stephen is a strong believer in creative and consumer-centric solutions.

Renold Lee

Principal Consultant

  • Expert in all aspects of product design.
  • He has worked with the biggest brands in the sporting goods industry for more than 25 years, directly & via consulting projects.
  • Former Senior Director Product Development at adidas.

Karen Feldpausch-Sturm

Principal Consultant

  • Expert in retail omnichannel commerce and marketing.
  • 25 years in leading large & diverse teams cross all retail disciplines.
  • Former Senior Vice President of Retail for adidas and Esprit.
  • Karen is a strong believer in omnichannel retail consumer-centric experiences.

Frederik Maier

Managing Consultant

  • Expert in digital experiences.
  • 8 years experience digitizing retail & workplaces, where he has brought to life numerous game changing in-store experiences.
  • Frederik is a strong believer in technology as an enabler and differentiator.

Henk Joubert

Managing Consultant

  • Expert in business and enterprise architecture, strategy and capability assessment.
  • Extensive experience of working in four different countries on three different continents.
  • Worked for companies such as Harley Davidson and Northwestern Mutual.
  • Henk focuses on technology and business strategy.

Xiangjie Lu

Managing Consultant

  • Expert in consumer journeys and in-store digital experiences, process optimization, implementation and rollout management 
  • Over 8 years of experience in digital retail, implementation management and rollout management
  • She has excellent communication skills and is excelling in problem solving through her outstanding Out-of-Box thinking and result driven way of working 

Michael Jedamski

Managing Consultant

  • Expert in brand marketing, digital experiences and strategic transformations 
  • 10 years of experience in managing digital product implementations, rollouts and change initiatives in large global enterprises 
  • Michael is a strong advocate for the importance of sustainable and innovative new business models and solutions, to create value for consumer & communities alike