Inhaber, Managing Director, Owner, Founder, Baumgartner Consulting
Precious Metals, Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium, Supervisory Board Member, Advisory Board Member, Executive Board Member, Extended Executive Board Member, Marketing & Sales Evangelist, Technology Strategist, Digital Transformation, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Wealth Management. Note: Please use #LinkedIn to contact me. #Xing has no relevance since Xing groups were shut down.
Professional experience for Kai Baumgartner
Current 9 months, since Jul 2022
Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO), Managment Board Member
SOLIT Group AG
Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO), a member of the extended management board of SOLIT Group AG (SOLIT Management Suisse GmbH), an internationally active and globally positioned precious metals holding company based in the DACH region. The main topics of the holding are value protection, value preservation, and value retention. His responsibilities include M&A, internationalization, product and platform strategy, digitalization, and CRM.
Current 5 years and 1 month, since Mar 2018
Partner at StraightWalk GmbH, a Munich-based Global Advisory, Investment and Venture Capital firm that provides strategic, commercial, financial, and smart investment advice to clients including large corporations, start-ups, and clients in the financial sector. One major investment focus is DeepTech, HumanTech, and corresponding ventures in the intersection of robotics (wearables), drones, and AI.
Current 28 years and 11 months, since May 1994
Managing Director, Owner, FounderBaumgartner Consulting
Strategic consulting in private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurship and start-ups, e-commerce, e-business, business development, marketing, and communications. CV available at http://kaibaumgartner.com.
1 year and 2 months, Mar 2020 - Apr 2021
Division Manager Marketing, Communication, CRM, E-Commerce (Interim Manager)
Department head of marketing, communication, CRM, and e-commerce (ad interim) in a precious metal trading company with annual sales of several billion euros, which is 100 percent privately owned. Responsible for the realignment of e-commerce, the development of our marketing department, digitization projects, and the award-winning Goldkammer Frankfurt museum.
9 months, Dec 2018 - Aug 2019
Managing Director (Interim)
Undisclosed Functional Foods/Organic Foods (FCMG, CPG, Medical)
A growing and well-funded company in the Functional Foods/ Organic Foods sector with D2C/B2C distribution models of CPG and dietary supplements product lines with its headquarters in the heart of Munich (Germany) and worldwide production facilities, which have been cultivating micro-nutritional rich and high-quality, plant-based products since 1993. The patented, unique health benefits of the product range are to be further disseminated in strategic markets.
1 year and 6 months, Jul 2017 - Dec 2018
Director Digital Transformation, Marketing & Sales
Undisclosed Private Equity Industry Holding
Operational European Private Equity Industry Holding with € 600m sales within their owned companies (2017). The holding has three established business units: Private Equity, Real Estate, and a classic Family Office. PE's focus is small and mid-sized family-owned companies with or without succession plans and carve-outs from bigger .Inc companies. Sales and revenue targets for each acquired company range from € 30 - 500m annually. The main role objectives are Digital Transformation, Marketing & Sales.
2 years and 11 months, Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)
Leading marketing, communication and sales departments in a fast-growing category-leading CRM, big data and real-time mass customization company with customers in CPG: sports, sports retailing, retailing, fashion, workwear. Our products leverage value in a cross-channel and multi-channel-commerce environment. Member of the board.
2 years and 8 months, Feb 2012 - Sep 2014
Global Head of Marketing & Sales Strategy
Managed Marketing and Sales departments. Member of the board.
1 year and 2 months, Jan 2011 - Feb 2012
Global Head of Digital Marketing
Managed global Digital Marketing incl. e-commerce and e-business. Member of leadership team.
9 months, Apr 2010 - Dec 2010
European Online Marketing Manager
PowerBar Europe (Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé SA)
Build and lead a digital marketing team, developed an e-commerce business strategy.
11 years, May 1999 - Apr 2010
Managing Director, Owner, Founder
Founder of a leading European triathlon special interest magazine, online community with multi-channel commerce and annual growth rate of 400%+ over 5 consecutive years.
15 years and 6 months, Oct 1994 - Mar 2010
Chairman, President, VP and/or Member of the Board
Non-profit NGOs, sports federations up to state level and sports clubs.
Founder, President, Honorary President, Vice President of sports federations up to state level and various sports clubs incl. Hessischer Triathlon Verband e. V. (HTV), 3athlon.org Kassel e.V. (3athlon.org), Draftathlon.com, Triathlon Scene Kassel e.V. (TriaS Kassel), Triathlon WVC Kassel e.V., etc.
11 years and 8 months, May 1998 - Dec 2009
Technology and Community EvangelistAdobe Deutschland
Evangelist for various products, with speeches and sales presentations on B2B level (Fortune 500) or international fairs like CEBIT on annual basis, author of various publications, community (official user group) founder and manager.
5 years and 1 month, Oct 2004 - Oct 2009
English and German editor in a global mass participation endurance sport event environment. German anchorman for Ironman Triathlon World Championship events on Big Island, Hawaii.
2 years and 9 months, Jan 2001 - Sep 2003
Director Marketing and Communications Germany
IRONMAN Germany GmbH
Lead department in a mass participation sports event environment with regional Championship status (IRONMAN European Championship in Frankfurt am Main).