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Dr. Stephan Kruft - “Live simply but dream big.”

Stephan graduated from the University of Trier - including one year at Universidad de Oviedo - with a degree in economics, majoring in international affairs (Diplom Volkswirt). He also holds a degree in business administration with a major in banking (Diplom Kaufmann) from FernUniversität Hagen. At the University of Sunderland he earned a summa cum laude for his PhD paper. He was an equity partner at zeb, one of the leading financial services management consultancies in Europe, as well as the chairman and managing partner for zeb in Italy. Before working at zeb, he was a principal at Droege Group, a specialist in customized restructuring. Today, Stephan is the managing partner and sole stakeholder of InCoH - International Consulting House GmbH.

Since 1999, Stephan has worked in management consulting for financial services institutions with a strong focus on mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, target operation models (TOM), transaction services, sourcing, and capital markets. He has led various large-scale assignments designing and implementing TOM and shared service centers for major financial institutions at a regional, national, and international level.

In the course of his professional career he has also coached numerous high performers both on and off the job, enabling them to outperform their peer groups. He also volunteered for eighteen months at a homeless center in Fremont, California as a case manager helping minority groups.