Karl Pfister-Kraxner


Geographies: Vienna, Austria/Israel/Silicon Valley/Global
Experience: Founder of PK-TechVentures, EVP Global Technology Industry Practice GfK SE, Business Unit Head Samsung Electronics CEE, startup scouting Nokia Ventures Silicon Valley, Global Executive Management Nokia Mobile Phones, Area of expertise: Technology Industry, IT/Telco, Software, Digital Media, SaaS, global Corporates & startups.

Our Team


All    APAC    EMEA    USA    LATAM


Prasanna Srinivas

Bangalore, India, with reach into Europe

Prasanna is a consumer insights professional with about 15 years of experience, mostly in the Consumer Electronics / Technology space. Next to…

Emanuele Pizzatti

Zurich/Lugano-Switzerland, EMEA

Experience: Active professional in the VC industry with focus on early and growth companies around B2B technologies, Impact and MedTech sectors. Emanuele…

Romy Thureau

Israel, France & Global

Experience: Global Director Client Solutions and R&D Center Board Chairperson at GfK HQ, Automation Manage at Tower Semiconductor, Managing Director Software Design…

KyungChul KC Lee

Windsor UK/Europe/Korea

Experience: Senior Vice President, GfK | Head of Insights and Strategy, Samsung Europe HQ | Manager of Corporate Strategy Planning & Research,…

Uschi Joshua

San Francisco - Munich / US, Germany

Experience: German American Business Association, National Semiconductor, PalmSource, Yahoo / Sales & Business Development, Corporate Marketing Expertise: Technology, Digital, Internet/Content, M&A, Investor…

Gerald Reitmayr

Vienna, Austria, Netherlands, UK, Switzerland

Experience: Partner and COO, techbold technology group AG; Vice President, Head of Sales Channels, Samsung Europe; Head of E-Business Europe, Sony Digital…

Klaus Seibold

Germany, DACH, EMEA

Experience: VP Sales and Head of Business Development – successfully finding lighthouse customers and establishing winning offer packages. Here are key functions:…

Claudia Schmitt-Lühmann

Stuttgart, Germany

Experience: GfK New Biz Dev, IBM Global Business Consulting Services, Daimler AG Product Management Expertise: digital strategies & growth concepts, implementation, interim…

Kaloyan Ratchev

Austria, Bulgaria, CEE, DACH

Experience:  founding board member and advisor at several european startup associations and international innovation alliances. 15+ years agency experience; founder and partner…

Elisabeth Plattensteiner

Vienna, Austria/DACH, EMEA

Experience: CEO Purpur Media I Managing director OMD Austria I Media & Marketing business Executive, Hutchison 3G Expertise: full stack marketing &…

Jukka Riivari

United Arab Emirates, EMEA

Experience: Global management experience from Nokia and Fujitsu; Running several startups during last 15 years, solution sales, marketing, project/product business management, corporate…

Stefan Bohlin

Sweden - Nordics

Experience: Management consulting and advisory in the whole range from global corporates to local start-up. Leading transformation and change thru an authentic…

John Nikolaidis


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David MacKenzie

based in Singapore, Global reach

Experience: Global management experience from GSK, Adelphi International Research and most recently leading the global Health Industry Practice at GfK SE inititally…

Paul Ghent

Windsor, UK / Europe

Experience: senior vice president, gfk | vp emea, palm inc | executive director uk/ireland, htc | head of global operators, samsung mobile…

Jouni Suoranta

Finland, Nordics, Europe

Experience: Senior roles in business development, sales development, product marketing and partner development. Business experience from Europe, North America, South-East Asia, Middle…

Birgit Kleinhans

Frankfurt. Germany / Europe

Experience: Marketing & communication for global leading companies as GfK, Accenture, Lufthansa and The Walt Disney Company – Marketing & Communication Advisor Expertise: Leadership,…

Dragan Zivkovic

Dublin, Ireland - Belgrade, Serbia / EMEA, Eurasia, SE Asia

Experience: Technology executive with over 25 years of international experience including general management/business development and advising startups on growth strategies. Transformational sales…

Adrian Sanger

London, UK

Experience: GfK member of ExCom, Nielsen, Kantar Millward Brown, Innovator in Shopper/ Digital, Behavioral Data, Strategy, Product Development, Go-to-market expert Industry expertise:…