Bernhard Wirtz

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Inhaber, Founder & CEO, Make Ideas Real - From Vision to Value

Zürich, Switzerland

Skills

New Business Development
Strategisches Management
digital transformation
Strategy
Business Development
Consumer Goods
Retail
New Media
Innovation
Leadership
Business Model Innovation
Customer Experience
Customer Experience Management
Customer Relationship Management
Business process modeling
Growth Strategy
Growth Management
Stakeholder Management
shareholder
Start-ups
Venture Capital
Organisationsentwicklung
Teamentwicklung
Interkulturelle Kompetenz
Internationalisierung
Business opportunity
implementation
value proposition
Design Thinking
Lean-Management
Innovation Management
Visionäres Denken
Strategisches Marketing
Product Marketing
Ecosystems
Strategische Partner
Partnermanagement
collaboration
Industrial design
Business Consulting
Strategy Consulting
E-Business
E-Commerce
Omni-channel Retailing
Channel Development
Digital Marketing
Watches
Crystal and Glass
Jewellery
Uhren
Schmuck
Accessoires
Technologie
Brand management
Service

Timeline

Professional experience for Bernhard Wirtz

  • Current 5 years and 2 months, since Jul 2017

    Founder & CEO

    Make Ideas Real - From Vision to Value

    Advising large corporations and startups on strategy, innovation, new business development and new business models, digital transformation. Streamlining organizations, developing new growth opportunities and creating value. Venture Capital.

  • 5 years and 1 month, Jun 2012 - Jun 2017

    Director New Business, Strategy & Innovation

    Daniel Swarovski Corporation AG

    Developed new global businesses on behalf of the owner fanily / Executive Chairman from vision/strategy towards implementation: retail/megastores for megacities, IoT/wearables/smart devices incl. ecosystem setup with global blue chips and startups Developed framework for non-incremental innovation incl. governance model; deployed lean management techniques, design thinking, ...

  • 4 years and 8 months, Jul 2007 - Feb 2012

    Management Consulting

    Egon Zehnder International

    100+ Executive Search mandates on C-level (N, N-1, few N-2) Leadership of Zurich Research team (12 FTE, 9 nationalities)

  • 7 years and 7 months, Apr 1999 - Oct 2006

    Vorstandssprecher / Spokesman of the Executive Board

    MediaTransfer AG

    - internet start-up, complete lifecycle from exponential growth through crisis (2001) towards profitable growth - client services and new business as Managing Director (focus 1999-2001), in addition general management incl. turnaround/restructuring, strategy, controlling, administration (focus 2001-2005)

Educational background for Bernhard Wirtz

  • 2 months, Aug 2018 - Sep 2018

    Private Equity & Venture Capital

    Università Bocconi

  • 3 months, Apr 2018 - Jun 2018

    Artificial intelligence: Impact on Business & Strategy

    MIT Sloan School of Management

    Status quo and Future of AI in business, including Machine Learning, NLP (Natural Language Processing), Robotics, Ethics

  • 2 months, Oct 2017 - Nov 2017

    Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen

    Harvard Business School

    Strategy, Innovation, Growth

  • 2015 - 2015

    Design Thinking

    IDEO U

    prototyping, customer orientation

  • 2014 - 2014

    Personal Leadership

    Columbia University in the City of New York

  • 2013 - 2013

    Science of Happiness

    University of California, Berkeley

  • 2012 - 2012

    Executive Program in Innovation

    Haas School of Business, University Berkeley

    top faculty including Steve Blank, one of the most influential evangelists worldwide on "How to build a successful business" Silicon Valley mindset "in the air" - very inspiring

  • 2006 - 2006

    Leadership Program General Management/Unternehmerseminar

    Executive School HSG, St. Gallen

  • 2004 - 2005

    Change Management

    2Coach

  • Business

    University of Cologne

    Product Marketing, Brand & Marketing Communication, Finance, Consumer Psychology,

Languages

  • German

    First language

  • English

    Fluent

  • French

    Intermediate

  • Spanish

    Basic

Wants

Interesting People
Knowledge
Ideas
Luxury Goods
Industrial Design
Wearable Technologies
Career Opportunities
Jobangebote
Konsumgüterindustrie
Luxusgüter
Strategische Partner

Interests

Travelling
Sports

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