eccelerate unites e-business experts with a variety of approaches to the subject. We are a diverse team of strategists, purchasing specialists, online marketing gurus and technology experts. We are united by our passion for our jobs. Find out what true passion for e-business looks like.

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Dr. Marc Ehlbeck

Partner

Marc Ehlbeck loves competition. Why? Because it drives him to become faster, better, and more efficient every day. From years of experience in a wide range of positions, companies, and industries, he knows when to “put it into high gear” in order to get out ahead of the pack. He wants to get to the top together with our clients. Marc sees quick wins as real assets along the way, and reaching strategic goals as the true wealth. He sees integrity and a hands-on approach not as contradictions but as the expression of his passion.

Marc.Ehlbeck@eccelerate.de

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Lennard Grewe

Partner

Lennard Grewe loves putting international corporations in the fast lane with the right strategy. He started dealing with business models and trends early in his career, so he has the freshest and most unadulterated view of our clients’ strategic challenges. This is why he is our strategist and always at hand when it comes to these kinds of issues. He has undertaken the long journey from vision to successful implementation many times himself, so he knows what it takes to ensure that the concept you sent to the starting block actually makes it across the finish line. His genuine priority is always your best interest.

Lennard.Grewe@eccelerate.de

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Sebastian Hettlage

Director

Nothing appeals to Sebastian Hettlage more than a good business idea. He used to tinker with his own solutions, but now uses his keen sense of innovative concepts and ideas for our clients. Changing sides this way never diminished his passion. Sebastian continues to work at full steam on the successful implementation of solutions as if the ideas were his own. He works closely with teams and knows how to get large groups of people enthusiastic about new ideas and infect them with his excitement better than anyone else. His foresight and pragmatism prevent false starts – and make sure that the dream of flying becomes a reality. 

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Thorsten Kler

Director

Thorsten knows all about the complexity of e-commerce processes and organizations, as he himself was part of the network of full-service outsourcing for several global brands in the fashion industry for many years. The speed that is essential for doing business online does not scare him; in fact, he is totally open to (dirty) workarounds whenever they are appropriate. However, he also knows that sustainable strategies can only be achieved with a steady hand and a certain level of endurance. With this side of his personality, Thorsten helps our clients stay their strategic course in their daily business despite hectic schedules and tight deadlines.

Thorsten.Kler@eccelerate.de

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Stefan Konopatzki

Head of Marketing

Stefan Konopatzki is what you would call a “hybrid model”: On the one hand, he has extensive up-to-date marketing experience, and he has led and managed international growth strategies for digital fashion players, as well as developed marketing teams for renowned manufacturers. On the other hand, Stefan has always been a true expert. Inane chatter on the meta-level is not his thing. C-level and front-line support with attention to detail, all in one – this is the connection that sets him apart. Furthermore, he has not lost any of his enthusiasm for new features and tools, as well as data analysis in real time, during his time here. He is a true role model for our younger coworkers. And our clients value him very highly.

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Stephanie Reidel

Senior Consultant

Stephanie Reidel is driven by the ambition to create a connection between operative excellence and conceptual innovation, and to support both new and established enterprises with the required challenges. Her compass on this journey consists of best-practice indicators and performance frameworks. Based on these elements, Stephanie supports our clients in developing highly efficient communication concepts, optimizing fulfillment and reporting processes, and generating channel-specific value promises. Long-term relationships with our clients and their development are what she demands of the cooperation and of herself. 

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Daniel von Blumenstein

Consultant

"Just do it" ist für Daniel von Blumenstein nicht nur ein Marketingslogan, sondern eine Arbeitsphilosophie. Umgesetzte Lösungen sind sein Antrieb, nicht PowerPoint-Slides oder Konzepte auf Papier. Priorisierung ist aus seiner Sicht wichtig – Noch wichtiger ist es aber, einfach mal zu starten. Daniel packt Dinge an und lässt sich auch von Rückschlägen nicht aufhalten auf dem Weg zum Ziel. Er ist Integrator, Erklärer, Begeisterer, Wadenbeißer und Eintreiber in einer Person. Hochintegrativ, aber immer klar in der Sache. Denn am Ende des Tages steht immer der Kunden im Mittelpunkt seines Wirkens. Für dessen Zufriedenheit kämpft er tagtäglich, auch in festgefahrenen Strukturen und gegen Widerstände. Das macht ihn für unsere Kunden so wertvoll.

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Borris Förster

Director

Borris Förster is a genuine multi-industry chameleon. While he could be found virtually everywhere before, he is now mainly involved in the primary and secondary sectors and in retail. He has remained true to his enthusiasm for all things digital as well as innovation and business model development. While learning his trade in strategy consulting at one of the Big Four, he also cultivated a pragmatic approach and his obsession with focusing on the customer as an entrepreneur. He has since returned to consultancy with a perspective that is both highly entrepreneurial and visionary. Borris now works with large corporations, mid-sized enterprises and startups on the customer-focused integration of digital as well as brick and mortar strategies, driving innovation and developing hybrid strategies for future business models. His return to the world of consulting is a stroke of luck for our clients.

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Bastian Latt

Director

Bastian Latt always has his eye on the consumer. He has a passion for analyzing and improving the entire e-commerce value chain from the customer’s point of view, from sourcing and merchandising, to website usability, delivery experience, and customer service. Bastian loves to get to the bottom of things rather than just finding solutions to treat symptoms. Instead, he is constantly on the lookout for solutions that reveal the underlying causes and create a sustainably improved customer experience, along with a more successful business. He is aided by his extensive experience in marketing, strategy consulting, and working with the world’s most customer-friendly online retailer.

Bastian.Latt@eccelerate.de

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Jan Sudworth

Director

With Jan Sudworth sustainability of digital success enjoys highest priority. In his view this can only be achieved through a distinctive customer centricity. Hence, in his cases he always keeps a close eye on customer values and needs. Potential evaluation, process analysis and system selection are his playing field. Jan applies his experience with renowned consumer goods corporations to digitalization of marketing and sales, contributing high value added to our clients. When it is about shaping successful customer centric business ideas and processes, he rolls his sleeves all the way up – because in this case for Jan there’s no wave too high and no mountain too steep.

Jan.Sudworth@eccelerate.de

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Lena Krieger

Project Manager

Lena Krieger is not just considered a purebred online expert at eccelerate since she has worked for a long time on other platform interfaces, particularly stationary ones. She knows the specific advantages of individual touchpoints and platforms in the service context and consequently steps up now and then to manage online customers in the store. There, Lena is completely undogmatic and can get the best results for companies and their clients.

Lena.Krieger@eccelerate.de

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Daniel W. Haglage

Senior Expert E-Mail /CRM

Until recently Daniel was still in contact with almost every fourth German in the country. This is because he was responsible for the complete newsletter marketing and CRM at the most customer friendly retail company in the world. There, he learned that customer focus, personalization and customer satisfaction are the key drivers for online success. Large scale quantity structures definitely don't scare Daniel. On the contrary: For him, huge distributors mean huge potential. His international orientation also allows him to think outside the box and approach issues whilst planning far beyond national borders.

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Christoph Moser

Consultant

Christoph Moser liebt Geschwindigkeit – Privat hinterm Steuer, beruflich auf Projekten. Die besten Konzepte sind aus seiner Perspektive auf dem Papier wertlos, wenn sie nicht praktikabel und in einem akzeptablen Zeitraum realisierbar sind. Um daran mitwirken zu können, hat sich Christoph zum Scrum Master ausbilden lassen. Dafür kämpft er jeden Tag. Schnell gebaute „Minimal Viable Products“, die anschließend über Akzeptanztests schnell und iterativ zu aus Kundensicht optimalen Lösungen hin entwickelt werden, sind sein Weg. Dabei verliert Christoph trotz der hohen Geschwindigkeit nie die nötige Präzision und den Blick für Details aus den Augen. Daten-Fokussierung und Test and Learn-Mentalität helfen ihm dabei, nicht zuletzt aber auch seine Empathie und sein Teamgeist. Denn Christoph weiß, dass ohne den Faktor Mensch das beste Konzept und die höchste Geschwindigkeit wertlos sind.

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Dominik Hennecke

Expert Analytics & BI

Whilst all other team members associate the word “python” with a giant African snake, for Dominik Hennecke this immediately brings the field of data analysis to mind. For him, Agile Data Science is the central point of approach to generating relevant information for making decisions, as well as for finding the right answers within the available data. In this case, the application itself is the focal point, despite all the fondness there is for methods and data. Only those who understand the business can use the data for practical application. Therefore, methodical magic tricks are not enough for Dominik – the solution to the problem is not what drives him.

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Valentine Teinturier

Associate Consultant

Valentine Teinturier ist unser Glamour Girl durch und durch. Ihre Vita liest sich wie das Who is Who der internationalen Modewelt – Ihre Sprachkenntnisse erstrecken sich von Ostsibirien bis nach Süditalien. Ihr Interesse für Fashion und Luxury ist ihr Antrieb und eine persönliche Leidenschaft. Weil sie von Fashion nicht genug bekommen kann, sind ihr Marktplätze mit schier endloser Produktbreite am liebsten. Sie kennt den Markt und die Herausforderungen der Brands wie keine Zweite bei uns. Das gilt als unser Profi auch für das Thema Marktplätze. Valentine hat Digital Business bei Pure Playern und renommierten Marktplätzen gelernt, bringt diese Erfahrungen für Fashion Brands ein und begleitet sie im Rahmen der Digitalisierungsherausforderung und Marktplatzstrategien. Strategisch, aber immer auch anpackend. National, lieber aber noch im internationalen Kontext. Die Begeisterung für die gehandelte Ware trägt sie dabei immer im Herzen.

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Maximilian Demberg

Senior Consultant

Maximilian Demberg prefers transparency. The wish to work in e-commerce was therefore close to home for him. Where else can you test the value of an idea, and its potential in just a few days? Maximilian believes that gut feeling is important – but he would never make important decisions based on it. Making constant adjustments to reach the optimal form of development is his working method. Iteration instead of standstill. Testing instead of gut feeling. This is important for him – this is what our clients demand. Maximilian is developing his value for our clients specifically in this area.

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Isabel Karstedt

Senior Consultant

Isabel Karstedt loves the fast pace of e-commerce. She sees constant change not as a challenge but as an opportunity for growth and honing the competitive edge. But she also knows that a marketing and sales flash-in-the-pan is not enough to establish a long-term foundation for a successful e-commerce expansion. So Isabel digs deep into our clients’ process environment, always looking for even better ways to connect the units involved and for visible improvements for the end customer of all relevant e-commerce processes.

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Markus Miller

Senior Expert Scrum & SEO

Nobody calls Markus Miller by his real name – everyone calls him Max. His real name was lost somewhere along the way. It’s actually quite surprising because this kind of thing would never happen in his project work. More than any of his colleagues, he is known for never missing a single requirement detail despite the most agile approaches and often breakneck speeds. But delivering at these speeds has never been detrimental to the foundation of his decisions. He insists on always being “data-informed,” meaning critically examining his own experience and “gut feelings” within the context of insights gained from web analysis. So his name change probably didn’t happen by chance – it was rather a carefully planned coup.

Markus.Miller@eccelerate.de

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Simon Metzner

Senior Expert UX & Conversion

Simon Metzner combines several talents: designer, developer, with a concept- and a UX-focus all at once. He manages the balancing act between front- and backend and knows both worlds inside out. His strive for a final digital product is what is driving him. Other people collect stamps, Simon collects methods for strategic product development and utilizes those for the benefit of project success. For him user centricity as most efficient key to success is always in his focus. He’s always targeting a  product-problem fit and its digital version as the ideal user experience. In order to reach his goal he makes use of heuristics and analysis methods. But behind the figures he is still able to see the user, behind bounce rates he sees unfulfilled expectations, and behind checkout aborts he sees put-off customers.

Simon.Metzner@eccelerate.de

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Matthias Carell

Senior Expert E-Commerce IT

Matthias Carell likes to take up the technical perspective. When others talk drivel, he starts to revel. His technical knowledge creates the main benefit for our customers, also leading to his nickname “Chief-Techie”. His work experience reaches back to nearly two decades during which he implemented and sized all kinds of systems, but most importantly: also made sure they were  performing towards expectations. Since only  daily operations and interplay with other systems can proof if the right systems has been selected. He can’t help it…

Matthias.Carell@eccelerate.de

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Bastian Littek

Senior Expert Marketplaces

Bastian Littek has a strong record in buying for online retail. “Buying is where the profit is” may be an obsolete paradigm, but for Bastian it still is one of the most important elements for improving profitability in the long term – provided that purchasing is closely interconnected with other company functions. Only ongoing mutual exchange can ensure maximum process efficiency and prevent bad decisions, while an “us versus them” mentality brings disastrous results. Gut feeling is indisputably part of any decision making process – but ultimately, corporate decisions must be primarily data-driven and based on precisely defined performance figures and detailed reports. Bastian is at ease in both areas. During his tenure with the world’s most customer-friendly online retailer, he learned what it means to put all your efforts at the customer’s disposal. He is now trying to establish this DNA with our clients as well, by listening, but always being clear in his direction. 

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Stephan Schleuss

Senior Expert Digital Business Models

E-commerce enthusiasm from head to toe – that’s driving Stephan Schleuss. From groceries to interior design including furniture and even mattresses, there is nothing Stephan does not buy online. Every top-selling mobile app will be tried out, new online shops tested with great curiosity and reviewed in detail. His enthusiasm in combination with deep analysis and  his constant appetite for advanced education and trainings equip him with insights for his agile and hands on approach to consulting.

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Ulrich Kaleta

Senior Expert Marketing Strategy

Ulrich Kaleta loves growth. Traffic is his currency. For the optimum figures he gives his best day by day in online marketing, but never at the expense of efficiency. Nothing is more annoying to him than inefficient channels. When Ulli takes a look at the figures, many business partners should better be prepared. In contrast to our clients who fully enjoy it since Ulli fuels the next growth initiative with secured  budget savings.

Ulrich.Kaleta@eccelerate.de

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Christine Virga

Project Manager

One message, but expressed differently in each channel – this is the biggest challenge for multi-channel companies. Christine Virga believes that the key to success is a sustainable cross-channel strategy and a clear customer focus. Her passion is the continuous optimization of the customer experience, from advertising to after sales service. She loves to share her enthusiasm for the possibilities of e-commerce with her teams and to not only work together to generate concepts and strategies, but also to get hands-on in developing the working and thinking patterns and processes. In her work, she draws on the wealth of marketing and sales experience she gained working with FMCG companies and mail order retailers. 

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Matthias Geisler

Technical Architect

Matthias Geisler is a „software craftsman“ with heart and soul. Furthermore, he is a passionate supporter of the “web as a platform” approach and its underlying mechanics  of open technologies and standard solutions. His passion for problem-solving and architectural conception is paired with his strength of realizing added value. Matthias operates beyond the mainstream whenever possible, generating unique IT solutions and more importantly value for the client.

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Johannes Herzog

Project Manager

Johannes Herzog likes concepts – but he needs more than that. His real enthusiasm is reserved for the successful implementation of clearly designed solutions. Whenever he has the choice, he positions himself in the project phases closest to the go-live. His many years of experience in business development for multinational companies have made him adept at using structured methods to identify unused potential and translate it into effective measures and visible results. He applies this ability for the benefit of our clients every day.

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Marlene Hornik

Marketing & Finance Manager

If it wasn't for Marlene Hornik, apart from our existing customers, no one would even know that eccelerate exists. In a world full of sales representatives, she is in charge of our marketing initiatives. Marlene organises round table meetings, conferences and takes care of publications. She works everyday to ensure that potential customers with suitable challenges are able to get in touch with us, indirectly increasing our fast growing pool of customers. And, sometimes, when there's a moment of calm on the front line, she also guarantees the smooth flow of all the accounting-related tasks. Impressive workload cruncher offering constant support in the background.

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Sigrid Schmid

Executive Assistant

Sigrid Schmid doesn't fit into any box. She's a whirlwind and organizational talent all rolled into one. The number of tasks that she can simultaneously juggle blows everyone’s mind. Her colleagues are always wondering when one of these juggled tasks will "fall". So far, no one's got lucky. And, when she's at the end of the line with manual tasks then her man simply comes over and fixes things. Even then, she never drops a thing. Unbelievable and also, a little bit spooky. We were always pretty sure this kind of a miracle was no longer possible to find on the labour market. Fortunately, Sigi proved us wrong.

sigrid.schmid@eccelerate.de

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Ulrike Alexopoulos

Team Assistant

Ulrike Alexopoulos cannot go to sleep at night until all tasks of the day are done, all problems are solved, and all matters are closed. She loves efficient processes, lean solutions, and a fast pace. The word “can’t” is not in her vocabulary.  She makes everything possible, brings structure to chaos, and does not mince words when things get a bit too chaotic in the hustle and bustle behind the scenes of one of our projects. That way, Ulrike makes sure that the rest of the team keeps a clear head to deal with our clients’ issues. She is the backbone of our entire operation.

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