The Story So Far
I’m a product-obsessed founder from Germany, who grew up outside of a small town in Ireland. My love for technology began at the age of 14, when I bought my first book on python and started programming, which led me to setting up my first web design business at 16.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Web Engineering, in 2011, I began my career in tech, working with high-growth startups. Over the past 9 years I have worked with two Silicon Valley startups, where I was hired as part of the first team to open EMEA operations in Dublin.
During this time I also founded two startups, spending over 5 years combined in CEO and CTO positions, learning more in those years than I ever had before, allowing to put the broad skillset I had developed to use as I built both businesses.
I didn’t get it right the first time and made the tough decision to close down my first business in 2016, but this allowed me to collect all my learnings and in 2018 I had the opportunity to put all these learnings to use and co-founded Birch, my second startup.
Between these two startups, I worked with ChangeX, a non-profit startup I joined as Head of Product. In 2017 I made the move to Munich to continue my adventure, where I founded a consultancy to focus my learning on Data Science.
Today, I continue to grow and lead as the CEO of Birch as we work to build the best platform for students to discover career opportunities.