Our People

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

We are consumer obsessed with a passion for innovation & a love of 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

An entrepreneur at heart & in practice, Christian has over 20 years of experience in helping his clients to bring ideas to life. 
His focus is & always has been on delivering positive business impact for all his clients.

Niek de Visscher
BENELUX CEO

Our geek in a suit with a talent for translating complex business & technical challenges into manageable solutions that drive transformation.
Niek is a successful entrepreneur, simplifier, design believer, technologist & disruptor.

Antonio Zea
U.S.A. CEO

With over 25 years experience, Antonio is an innovator, marketeer & entrepreneur wrapped into one.
He has built businesses, managed large teams & brought game changing ideas to life throughout his career.

Renold Lee
Principal Consultant

Renold is an expert in all aspects of product creation. He has worked for more than 25 years with the biggest brands in the sporting goods industry, directly & through consulting projects

Jon Himoff
CEO UK

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

Valentin Ehrhardt
COO

With over 10 years of experience consulting at major brands & across industries, Valentin is our operational guru. 
Consulting-wise, he oversees & specializes in our procurement & project & workplace management services. 

Karen Feldpausch-Sturm
Principal Consultant

Karen has 30 years of experience in retail & marketing for major international companies.
An experienced leader & expert in her field, Karen is an asset to anyone looking to launch their commerce business into the future.

Stephen Pierpoint
Principal Consultant

A global citizen with a wealth of experience over 25 years in leading large & diverse teams across all marketing disciplines.
Stephen is a strong believer in creative & consumer-centric solutions

Frederik Maier
Managing Consultant

Frederik's focus is on innovation that brings digital experiences to life.
He has realized numerous game changing in-store experiences & platform projects for some of the world's leading retail brands.

Mark Rouse
Principal Consultant

With a career in retail and wholesale merchandising, go-to-market planning, and process management spanning over 35 years at major UK and international companies, Mark is a seasoned professional. Growth and efficiency are two of his favourite words.

Andreas Weidner
Principal Consultant

An accomplished leader in consumer centric design for retail & workplace environments.  

​Andreas enjoys challenging the status quo to find future facing solutions.

Michel Henssen
Managing Consultant

Our champion in orchestrating 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.

Frits Reneman
Principal Consultant

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

No matter how big the challenge or crazy the idea, Frits will get it done.

Hermine Matzer van Bloois
Principal Consultant

With 25 years experience in international retail, Hermine understands the factors contributing to the design & scalable roll-out of successfully operating stores. She is passionate about the innovation of customer experience & brand engagement, both on- & offline, as a major driver of future retail success.