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Stefan Behrendt

Stefan Behrendt

Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
Member since March 3, 2019
Stefan is a product manager and strategist with more than 20 years of experience and a background in electrical engineering and business. He’s occupied management roles in product development, corporate strategy, operations, and consultation for Fortune 500s and startups alike. Stefan has successfully worked in various industries such as telecoms, enterprise software, energy, banking, industrial products, travel, and media/advertising.
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Project Highlights
Expertise
  • Business Models
  • Jira
  • Management Consulting
  • Product Management
  • Software as a Service
  • Strategy
  • Team Management
  • Telecommunications
Education
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Employment
  • Startup Mentor | Coach
    2012 - PRESENT
    Startup Bootcamp
    • Product-managed startups.
    • Advised on processes, infrastructure, and SaaS setups.
    • Held workshops on the use of SaaS-based tools.
    • Connected startups with industry-specific networks.
  • Founder | Managing Partner
    2011 - PRESENT
    DSP-Partners
    • Consulted on business and technology issues working at the intersection of business and technology with startups and large enterprises.
    • Worked on digital strategy and business models, digital transformation, product management, business cases, digital marketing, process management, enterprise architecture, and the implementation of SaaS tools.
    • Focused on the following industries: telecommunications, energy, travel, banking, digital, publishing, advertising, and startups.
    • Developed software products (apps, cloud services).
    • Studied and published digital transformations.
  • Member
    2003 - PRESENT
    Interactive Media CCSP AG
    • Worked on the supervisory board.
    • Handled the post-merger integration into T-Online AG.
  • Vice President Product Management Digital Services
    2009 - 2011
    Deutsche Telekom AG
    • Oversaw and was responsible for international product management with a team of 100+ persons.
    • Managed the go-to-market strategy for the mass-market digital services.
    • Handled a range of products: digital customer self care, email, online storage, security software, iOS/Android apps, smart home, paid content, and subscriptions.
  • Supervisory Board
    2003 - 2011
    atrada AG
    • Acted as the chairman of the supervisory board.
    • Transformed a B2C marketplace to a B2B software development and systems integration environment.
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Swoodoo
    2008 - 2010
    Kayak (formerly Swoodoo AG)
    • Occupied the role of deputy chairman and fulfilled the corresponding duties.
    • Managed the exit to Kayak.
  • Supervisory Board
    2007 - 2010
    T-Online at GesmbH
    • Worked as a member of the supervisory board.
  • Supervisory Board
    2007 - 2010
    Scout24 Holding GmbH
    • Worked as member of the supervisory board and fulfilled the corresponding duties.
  • Vice President Business Development and Partnering
    2007 - 2009
    Deutsche Telekom AG
    • Worked on business development, fostering partnerships, and managed the portfolio of Deutsche Telekom’s Internet Assets.
    • Partnered with startups and digital players like Google.
    • Managed the portfolios of companies like Scout24 (the largest provider of European classifieds) and Bild.T-Online (a German content portal).
  • Senior Vice President Strategy
    2005 - 2007
    T-Online International AG
    • Oversaw the strategy, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and subsidiary management.
    • Developed and implemented strategies.
    • Performed subsidiary management and control, corporate governance, M&A, and post-merger integration.
  • Senior Manager of Subsidiary Management
    2001 - 2005
    T-Online International AG
    • Managed subsidiaries with a focus on strategy and performance management, corporate governance, organization, and personnel.
  • Senior Account Manager.
    1999 - 2001
    Crealogix AG (formerly abaXX Technology AG)
    • Oversaw and was responsible for direct sales to corporate accounts (key account management).
    • Managed and was responsible for international partner management (IBM, CSC).
    • Performed pre-sales consultations.
  • Senior Consultant
    1996 - 1999
    Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
    • Focused mainly on strategy, M&A, restructuring, and organizational design.
    • Specialized in the following industries: engineered products and automotive.
    • Promoted to junior consultant to consultant and finally to senior consultant within two years.
  • Lecturer
    1995 - 1996
    University of Berne
    • Developed two-semester courses for MBA students on innovation technology and investment management.
    • Taught courses to MBA students (>100 participants).
    • Supported and evaluated MBA students' theses.
Project History
  • Calls2Do | iOS App for Call Management
    Created the product concept, hired offshore developers (Vietnam, Ukraine, India) and successfully launched to the App Store.

    Calls2Do is an app that enables one to create a to-do list for phone calls that draws upon information taken from your iPhone's contact book and calendar.

  • Pics2Phone | iOS App to Download Photos from Dropbox
    Developed the product concept, hired offshore developers, and successfully launched to the App Store.

    Pics2Phone is an iPhone app that allows one to batch download a large selection of photos from Dropbox to the user's local photo app on their iPhone.

  • vicarda | Cloud Service to Create vCards from Email Signatures
    Developed the product concept, hired offshore developers (Vietnam), and successfully launched the SaaS service.

    vicarda is a cloud service that creates address book entries (vCards) from email signatures which can be added to any address book (iOS, Android, Google Mail, Outlook, and more).

Education
  • Completed studies in Business Administration
    1995 - 1995
    Technical University of Dresden - Dresden, Germany
  • Completed a master's thesis in Electrical Engineering and Software
    1994 - 1994
    Nagoya University - Nagoya, Japan
  • Master's degree (Diplom-Ingenieur) in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration
    1989 - 1994
    Technical University of Darmstadt - Darmstadt, Germany
Certifications
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
    FEBRUARY 2015 - JANUARY 2018
    Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Certified Scrum Master
    OCTOBER 2013 - PRESENT
    Scrum Alliance
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