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.

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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

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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.


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.

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.

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Niek de Visscher


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.

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Jon Himoff


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.


Matt Hymers

Managing Consultant

With 15 years of experience working in digital product innovation, performance analysis & sports technology, Matt is skilled in bridging the gap between ideas, concepts & what is needed to bring them to life for the consumer.

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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.


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 & 


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

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Antonio Zea


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.

Valentin Ehrhardt


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. 


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

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.


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.