At the age of 17, after graduating high school I began my first company, SilverStar (a short stint), traveling to the likes of Australia and Singapore. Upon returning home I worked a few jobs, coaching basketball (including my younger brother, a former top Austrian talent) and soccer teams, tried out a few hobbies like writing and producing music, and ended my doing my years’ military service. I then went off to graduate college focusing on business and marketing. During my last semesters, I went corporate and from there on was fortunate enough through hard work and smart hustle to begin a quick climb on the career ladder. I’ve always been very dedicated, focused, a quick learner and leadership seems to flow through my veins.
I come from an Austro-American upbringing, growing up trilingual and as a kid moved a bit so that’s I guess where the travel bug hit me. Traveling is amazing. It opens insights into cultures, languages and best of all meeting people. I love meeting people and getting to know other points of views.
At an early age, technology drew me in. I was always fascinated by the stuff it could do that I would take apart things. I’m sure my parents weren’t always happy with that. The interest in tech is what I accredit my knowledge in knowing my way around computers and software. I learn quickly and adapt.
Now I’m a family guy in my early thirties who took a year’s sabbatical in 2019 after a decade of being in the rat race for a variety of reasons, my wife and I deciding to pick up our family and move to Valencia, Spain in order to replenish and focus on family, health and well being along with other endeavors. Albeit having a “time out” I continue to have the privilege of mentoring and coaching individuals from all walks of life. Something that is close to my heart as I believe leadership is not about rising up, but helping others rise.
Now, I hold a Bachelors in Business Administration and pursued my Master’s in Communications, alongside numerous certifications ranging from Certified Personal Trainer to Project Management, continuously seeking knowledge through personal development. I have spoken in front of packed crowds, from university students to the business environment and enjoy giving back to the community.
I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with my kids. Something I am extremely thankful for. And the way my wife and I raise them, they too have taught us a lot about ourselves. Nothing goes above family and wonderful friends.
Towards the end of 2019 we picked up our family again and moved to Dusseldorf, Germany where I now lead Operational Excellence within Europes leading logisitcs and transport services provider.
While progresing professional, I’ve always been a full performance athlete (at heart anyways) always seeking to fulfill my desires by doing what I love, with near perfectionism and passion. From a young age I was actively involved in a multitude of sports from soccer to American football, martial arts (Black Belt 1 Dan – Shodon) to Track and Field. At the age of 14, I completed my first of many marathons (42.195km) and shortly thereafter my first Ironman triathlon. I have competed in many sporting events including the World Junior Championships in Athletics and held several Austrian records in the 200m, 400m and 1500m distances.
Now I primarily focus on triathlons, with road biking being my favorite discipline and leaning on my wife to make sure I eat right. That’s because I love food. Like really, I seriously love food. I love cooking and I love eating. And my kids seem to be the same.
I believe that every day is full of new opportunities and that you need to seize them, crushing your limits at everything you do to become a better person and inspiring the world for good. Life to me is a mindset, soak in your surroundings the best you can and never stop engaging. I believe that life is a fine balance between ambition, working hard and spending time on the important things without having to compromise on one’s goals. I have been fortunate enough to do that after leaving my corporate job in 2017, studying and the opportunities life has given me. Now it’s time for new challenges.
That being said, welcome to my home on the web. This is a place where I share my thoughts and ideas on everything from business, technology, to fitness and my personal life.
I’m glad you stopped by and if you read this far, do reach out to me. Let’s get in touch!