Ulrich Machold

Basic

Angestellt, Chief Product Officer & Managing Editor, upday GmbH & Co.KG / Axel Springer

Berlin, Germany

Skills

Produktmanagement
Media
Journalism
Online journalism
Agile Software Development
New Product Development
Product Road Map
Business Development
innovation
Intrapreneurship
UX
Scrum
Machine Learning
Personalization
Aggregation (OLAP)
subscriptions
T-shaped
Product Vision
Agile Methods
Social Media
Editorial

Timeline

Professional experience for Ulrich Machold

  • Current 2 years and 7 months, since Mar 2019

    Chief Product Officer & Managing Editor

    upday GmbH & Co.KG / Axel Springer

    Managing upday's product organisation, strategy, roadmap and implementation, with a focus on engagement and personalisation of both features and content, leading a team of 5 POs plus UX, analytics and, by proxy, approx. 25 engineers, scaling traffic to >30m MAUs. Also managing upday's editorial operations, strategy, formats and best-practice sharing, leading a team of approx. 50 across office locations in 8 countries. Reporting to the CEO.

  • Current 9 years and 3 months, since Jul 2012

    Head of Strategic Product Development

    Axel Springer SE

    Co-founded and lead IDEAS, Axel Springer's strategic product incubator (until 12/14). We did systematic innovation work and built digital products and businesses in the media space and build more than a dozen products and start-ups. 'On loan' to various Axel Springer properties afterwards.

  • 2 years and 5 months, Oct 2016 - Feb 2019

    Director Product & Managing Editor

    upday GmbH/Axel Springer SE

    Managing upday's product organisation, strategy, roadmap and implementation, with a focus on engagement and personalisation of both features and content, leading a team of 5 POs plus UX, analytics and, by proxy, approx. 25 engineers, scaling traffic to >30m MAUs. Also managing upday's editorial operations, strategy, formats and best-practice sharing, leading a team of approx. 50 across office locations in 8 countries. Reporting to the CPO.

  • 10 months, Dec 2015 - Sep 2016

    Director International

    upday GmbH/Axel Springer SE

    Joined Samsung's exclusive upday media aggregator to manage its international growth into the UK, France and 14 other countries, handling the whole enchilada (concept and product localization, recruiting, setting up operations and interim country management).

  • 5 months, Aug 2015 - Dec 2015

    Product Lead

    Business Insider Deutschland

    Acting as Concept and Product Lead for BI Deutschland, setting up product, editorial concept, team and all other relevant aspects of Business Insider's German operations from scratch to launch in Nov 2015, based on data-driven social media beta to identify setup for launch; product, concept, recruiting, liaising with US tech team and setting up operations; scaled to >3m visits in 3 months

  • 1 year and 8 months, Jan 2009 - Aug 2010

    Chief of Staff to the Publisher at BILD

    BILD GmbH & Co. KG

  • 2 years, 2007 - Dec 2008

    Politics Editor at VANITY FAIR (DE)

    Vanity Fair

  • 2002 - 2007

    Economics & EU Correspondent, Deputy Business Editor at WELT AM SONNTAG

    Axel Springer SE

Educational background for Ulrich Machold

  • 1 year, Sep 2010 - Aug 2011

    Business Administration

    University of Cambridge

    Entrepreneurship/Venture Capital

  • 1 year, Sep 2001 - Aug 2002

    European Studies

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    The Berlin universities' tri-lingual study programme in European Studies, with a specialisation in European economics.

  • 3 years, Sep 1998 - Aug 2001

    Government and Economics

    London School of Economics and Political Science

Languages

  • German

    First language

  • English

    Fluent

  • French

    Fluent

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