Jannis Lindschau


Angestellt, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lebenslauf.de GmbH

Hamburg, Germany

About me

I love lateral thinking and finding new angles and ideas; no one’s tried before. I enjoy coming up with new ideas and innovative solutions. I am naturally supportive of colleagues and stay calm when stress levels rise. I can feel constrained by too much routine, and I tend to shy away from repetitive tasks. I enjoy daydreaming and original thinking. I am open-minded and comfortable with change. I leap enthusiastically into the unknown and adapt well to new situations. And I'm obsessed with food, dining, and traveling.


Business Intelligence
Business Strategy
Marketing Strategy
Project Management
Emotional Intelligence
Online Marketing
Corporate Communications
International Project Management
Brand Development
Organizational Development
Social Media Marketing
Process Optimization
Online Communications
Change Management
Business Development
Machine learning
Data Analytics
Big Data


Professional experience for Jannis Lindschau

  • Current 3 months, since May 2022

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Lebenslauf.de GmbH
  • 3 years and 4 months, Jan 2019 - Apr 2022

    Senior Manager Growth Strategy

    XING – part of NEW WORK SE

    Building up and leading a team of four FTE plus two working students (marketing and business development) in two locations. Responsible for the B2C member growth at XING in the DACH region; Designing and implementing a new data model concept and a statistical forecasting system to better predict and steer future development; Monitoring organic member acquisition and addressing potential opportunities and issues with the product teams; Budget responsibility for all B2C performance marketing activities.

  • 10 months, Mar 2018 - Dec 2018

    Senior Manager Business & Strategy


    Identify new strategic partnerships to grow the XING Premium benefits program; negotiated several contracts with external partners; Developed a new product strategy for XING Campus with the product and marketing teams to further increase the relevance of XING for students in the DACH region. General analysis of our customers' data quality and structure within our systems in cooperation with business analytics and the data science teams to better predict and steer future member development.

  • 1 year and 2 months, Jan 2017 - Feb 2018

    Strategic Business Development


    Managing churn reduction of paid memberships for the product "XING Coaches" in a project with product development and sales; optimizing outbound sales via call centers; Integrating Salesforce as CRM tool for sales and marketing. Developing strategic cooperations with universities in Austria and Germany to work on scientific evaluations on coaching quality and effectiveness; Relationship management with national and international coaching associations to strengthen the reputation of XING within the market.

  • 3 months, Oct 2016 - Dec 2016

    Business Owner | XING Campus


    Responsible for the student segment's member growth and market development in the DACH region, overseeing and shaping the general business KPIs with a strong focus on performance marketing and network quality; Developing a product strategy with the product and marketing teams; General business development and strategic partnerships as well as maintaining relationships with alumni organizations and universities to improve the sustainability of the network in activity and size.

  • 2 years and 5 months, May 2014 - Sep 2016

    Senior Manager - Online & E-Commerce

    Edel AG

    e-commerce strategy development, concept and project management for launch of three online shops with interface to SAP, standardized plugin for integration of shops run by third parties, international distribution, consulting for all online marketing activities for 20 online marketing and social media managers in 10 profit centers, innovation management, direct reporting to executive board. AdWords, GTM, GA, GMC, FB ADs, FB Product Feed, Twitter ADs, MailChimp, Freshdesk, SAP, magento, WordPress

  • 3 years, Jan 2011 - Dec 2013

    Co-Founder and Director NIEC

    NIEC - Norwegian International Entrepreneur Conference

    brand development, strategical development of the conference, marketing and communication strategy for online and offline activities, preparing for international spinoffs, negotiation with nogwegian NGOs and government for public fundings, financial controlling

  • 3 years and 6 months, Apr 2010 - Sep 2013

    Head of Business Development New Media & CTO

    elkline GmbH

    process analysis, optimization and restructuring: warehousing and logistics, distribution, product development, marketing and admin process, implementation ERP (interfaces: POS, EDI, online shops) and ERP for POS, relaunch online shop (concept and project management), CRM, online marketing strategy development (social media, newsletter, B2B and B2C), innovation management. special achievements: development of online marketing strategy with noticeable increase in sales volume and above average profit margin

  • 1 year and 7 months, Jun 2008 - Dec 2009

    Corporate Communications

    Edel AG

    project and website management, maintaining/developing corporate identity, optimizing master data management. special achievements: conception and implementation of corporate identity and corporate design, relaunch of holding website (corporate and product), including interface with SAP and various external partners to gather master data for presentation of over 10.000 products

  • 1 year, Jun 2007 - May 2008

    International Marketing Coordinator (edel entertainment GmbH)

    Edel AG

    product and label management, marketing coordination with international partners, restructuring of the international department, internal and external process optimization

  • 1 year and 11 months, Aug 2005 - Jun 2007


    Edel AG

    product management, marketing (offline and online), corporate communications, website management (conception, project management, content management, SEO), human resources, customer service, creative services. special achievements: responsible for online presence of the entire holding, shortening of trainnee program to two years

  • 6 months, Jan 2005 - Jun 2005

    Internship (edelkids GmbH)

    Edel AG

    product management, event organization, coordination of marketing activities with external partners

  • 6 months, Nov 2002 - Apr 2003

    Internship (below the line)

    Springer & Jacoby Werbeagentur GmbH & Co. KG

    accounts: DaimlerChrysler AG (market launch of Smart Roadster and Smart Roadster Coupé) and Eurohypo AG

Educational background for Jannis Lindschau

  • 1 year and 2 months, Jul 2008 - Aug 2009

    General Management

    St. Galler Business School

    Thesis titled "The relevance of social responsibility in corporate cultures in context to the development of social values."

  • 1 year and 11 months, Aug 2005 - Jun 2007

    Vocational Mediaschool Hamburg

  • 3 years and 5 months, Oct 2000 - Feb 2004

    Industrial Engineering And Management

    University of Applied Sciences


  • German

    First language

  • English



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