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Payments Consulting


After many years in online payments  – and product management in more recent years –  I stepped into a freelance consulting role in December 2016.


With a broad mix of in-depth technical and domain knowledge, a bag full of methodology and strategic and pragmatic thinking, I can help small and large companies on many topics around payments and product management.


Living in Hamburg by choice, I’m looking back at national and international places to work, including Cologne, Berlin, Dublin and New York.


Outside of business hours, you may run across me taking photos for my side business Hamburg Pixx.


I have different and unique perspectives on payments: Working at PSPs and working on payments for merchants. I was in touch with local markets and managed global, crossborder payments. I've been with startups size 30 and as well with 60K+ corporations.

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How i can help you - payments related

  • Assessment of your payments setup, including payment partners and internal and external processes

  • I analyze the efficiency of your fraud management and I help you reducing fraud

  • Optimization of payer conversion, processes and payments related costs

  • I support you on projects for which you don´t have the capacity and/or the expertise, e.g. ensuring regulatory compliance for marketplaces or PSD2 related topics

  • I can help you setting up your subscription business - see also the product consulting section

  • I partner with software development companies specialized in payments - i can convey them to you or work with them together in your project

How i can help you - product management related

My approach to product management is heavily influenced by agile development. Iterate on ideas and features, then measure and iterate again. As a product manager giving context to all stakeholders is key, and especially to the engineers. When everyone knows what to build and why, friction get reduced and magic happens.

  • I help with your product strategy and product roadmap

  • Coaching of junior product managers / product owners

  • Interim Product Management

  • I help building up your product/engineering org

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Deep understanding of online payments

  1. In depth understanding of common and alternative online payment methods

  2. Subscription management

  3. International and domestic payment routing and setup

  4. Payments cost & process optimization, including crossborder payments

  5. Fraud management, both rules based and machine learning, including behavioral analytics

  6. EU taxation requirements

  7. EU regulatory/legal requirements for payments processing

  8. Payments reporting

  9. Conversion optimization

2016 to now

Senior Payment & Product Consultant, Everywhere


Product Lead at SolarisBank, Berlin Senior Product Owner at RiskIdent, Hamburg


Senior Product Manager at SoundCloud, Berlin


Product Manager Payments at XING, Hamburg


Payment Specialist at Arvato Finance Ltd., Dublin


Director Payment Systems at ClickandBuy, Cologne


Consultant at CCV-Allcash, Moers


Graduation in Mechanical Engineering at Universität Duisburg


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