Simon has spent several years working as a software developer, ScrumMaster and CTO.
His Scrum experience started when he co-founded a startup and was part of a cross-functional Scrum team of diversely skilled people ranging from software developers to psychologists. In a highly Agile fashion, they shipped new product increments iteratively and incrementally sprint after sprint, continuously optimised their processes and paired in order to find appropriate solutions for problems and improving their products.
Simon has truly fallen in love with working in an Agile way. Ever since he was introduced to Scrum, he has been dedicated to shortening feedback loops to accelerate learning and strengthening team collaboration and communication to maximise synergies and effectiveness.
Nowadays, as an Agile coach at agile42, Simon enjoys coaching and training teams and organisations that desire to attain higher productivity, continuous innovation and extraordinary performance.
agile42, Agile Coach
February 2015 - Present, Berlin, Berlin, DE
agile42 provides world-class expertise, training and coaching on Lean-Agile development methods including Scrum, Kanban, Systems Thinking as well as Lean and Agile Leadership. We have a proven approach for managing the adoption of Lean-Agile methods and transforming organisations to achieve better business outcomes.
Self-employed, Advisor & Agile Coach
October 2013 - February 2015, Berlin, Berlin, DE
I helped various startups with creating their product development strategy, planning the software architecture and technological infrastructure, recruiting product and development teams, introducing engineering practices and Agile software development methods.
Rocket Internet / Foodpanda, Project CTO / CTO
November 2011 - September 2013, Berlin, Berlin, DE
Rocket Internet is the world's largest online venture builder for e-commerce and online marketplaces with projects and employees on all continents.
Foodpanda is globally the fastest growing online food delivery service. Together with its affiliated brand Hellofood, Foodpanda operates in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Middle-East reaching three billion people worldwide.
Motivado, Co-founder & CTO
August 2009 - October 2011, Berlin, Berlin, DE
Motivado is the first platform for interactive video coaching and assists people in finding solutions for personal issues and reaching goals. Motivado closes the gap between cost-intensive personal coaching and the general guidebook market with an approach of mass customisation for coaching content.