Our team

Anna Bender
  • Anna BenderTop Management Consultant & Senior Advisor

    Top Management Consultant & Senior Advisor

    Personal background
    Studied business administration from 1997-2001. Started at the management consultancy firm Roland Berger in 2002, then changed to Axel Springer in 2007. Was the Head of Corporate Development at Axel Springer from 2014-2020. In 2021, founded her own company VERSIO Consulting & Coaching and works as a freelance consultant and coach.

    Added value for the customer
    I’ve been supporting a variety of clients with their transformation projects for 18 years. My skills include reorganization, restructuring and change management.

    My motivation
    The economy and our environment are becoming increasingly dynamic. Organizations and managers can only be successful when changes are managed proactively. This is what I’d like to support them with.

Jens Appelt
  • Jens AppeltTop Management Consultant & Senior Advisor

    Top Management Consultant & Senior Advisor

    Personal background
    Studied architecture and has over 15 years of experience as a senior editor, head of communications and consultant at Axel Springer, Deutsche Bahn, Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe as well as Hirschtec.

    Added value for the customer
    Digital workplace, hybrid work models, the digital transformation of corporate communications, coordination with stakeholders, and experience with European-wide tenders.

    My motivation
    Professional: I strive to understand the radically changing work environment for people and companies so that I can develop an integrated communication system in companies which is both efficient and sustainable. I consider this from a technological, communicative and cultural perspective. Privately: Our 40-year-old VW bus, a boxy Volvo, and of course my family.

     

     

  • Thomas MickeleitTop Management Consultant & Senior Advisor

    Top Management Consultant & Senior Advisor

    Personal background
    Fully qualified lawyer with many years of experience as a head of Communications at, i.a., Grundig, IBM, Volkswagen and most recently as a member of the Executive Board at Microsoft Germany until 2020.

    Added value for the customer
    As a crisis-tested generalist with executive maturity, I am your man for all cases. I particularly like to support communication departments in becoming state of the art, for example by advancing digitalization, data-driven communication and developing employees into brand ambassadors.

    My motivation
    I would like to make communication’s valuable contribution visible and help communication leaders find their roles as trusted advisors in the organization.