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Prior to ORBIT
Before joining ORBIT, I worked at XING in Hamburg as a Product Owner for the Premium membership on Mobile.
Together with my team, I aimed for expanding the mobile payer base for XING’s largest b2c business driver by launching several initiatives. Among those was the launch of the availability of the Premium membership as a subscription product throughout the native iOS application, several improvements to the upsell funnel by AB testing a ton of ideas and completely reworking the advanced member search Premium feature.
Prior to that, I was on the early team of the (now sunsetted) mobile startup MyGassi. Our goal was to establish a social platform for dog owners to connect with like-minded people and get information and supplies for their pets.
My daily responsibilities were collaborating remotely with our developers, designing assets for our iPhone app, handling social media marketing, developing newsletter templates and shaping our team structure.
My journey as a mobile product manager started even a couple of years before at stern.de, one of Germany’s largest news sites. I was responsible for a variety of apps on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and even Smart TVs – Generating about 2m total installs at that time. Daily business also involved handling everything related to our advertising monetization, development and editorial concept in close collaboration with the newsroom.
Beyond my Day Job
I’m always curious to expand my skill set beyond the status quo which leads to stretching my passion for mobile products into a couple of side projects. I’m either motivated to kick-off something on my own or by teaming-up with new people I meet.
I also host a podcast focussed on the tech and product angle of modern product development with my co-host Tim Adler and send out a weekly newsletter with valuable content and advice for product managers, UX designer and entrepreneurs.
I value passion in my daily work, founded arguments based on proven insights and pay high attention to clear communication in order to get everybody involved on the same page.
It’s important for me to work in a team which shares the same passion and is connected through a common goal – A great relic from my career as a professional swimmer.
Besides that, I also have a huge passion (and weakness) for third wave coffee, delicious burgers and triathlon. Feel free to check out my Instagram and Strava profiles to learn more about those matters.