Our Core Team
Head of Rehearsal
Adina is studying History of Arts in her Bachelors Degree at the Freie University in Berlin. To broaden her area of expertise she wants to start studying Political Science next year.
Head of Intuition
Stephanie is a painter and knowledge management consultant who works with organizations to make better use of what they know. She studied accounting and information technology, and is a self-taught artist.
Vice President of Bricolage
Thomas is a fresh graduate in International Business. After holding different responsibilities in Sales and Digital Marketing, Thomas recently joined Google.
Chief Curiosity Conductor
Dirk is co-founder of Age of Artists. He has a background in business and social science. Between 1998 and 2014 Dirk held various consulting and international management positions at companies such as SAP, T-Systems and Hewlett Packard.
Head of Serendipity
Kathrin is Head of Serendipity at Age of Artists. She has a business background and worked for different companies such as L’Oreal, VF Corp., and Idee.Design.Licht as a Sales & Marketing Manager.
President, Observation & Listening
Christiane, a public radio journalist since 2005, writes documentaries and radioplays focusing on culture. Having a background in German Language, Literature and Education, she is currently studying Anthropology.
Executive Vice President of Experiment
Marc is a project manager and consultant focusing on digital transformation initiatives in areas such as Online Marketing, Web and Systems Development in small and medium-sized companies.
S. Kirsten Gay
President of Play
Kirsten is co-founder of Age of Artists. As a design leader and business strategist, Kirsten has over 18 years experience using human centered approaches to create experiences for businesses consumers in the technology area.
Chief Uncertainty Explorer
Eric, over 30 years experience in digitilization, long-time IT manager and effectuation expert. Thinks digitalization consistently from the human perspective. Gives companies security during the transformation into uncertain and fast-moving times.
Daniel alias Walbrodt is a visual artist and performer, working with artistic interventions and processes in various organizations. He received the EMA (Economy Meets Art) award for his work ‘In-Company Atelier’.
Executive President, Mistakes and CoinciDances
Elmar Holschbach, PhD
President Release and Performance
Elmar is a professor for organization and supply management at the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences. Elmar has over 15 years of project experience in various areas and for several companies such as Capgemini.
Chief Inspiration Officer
Thomas is co-founder of Age of Artists. He has over 18 years of experience as an expert in organizational and strategy development as well as corporate communications and is also active as an author and speaker.
Head of Abstraction and Synthesis
Alexander is a Media Scientist and Professor for Media Management in Cologne. Co-Producer of European movies since many years, he possesses a strong expertise in movie-making, creative leadership and digital transformation.
Hans is a scientist and lecturer at various universities in Europe. He designed the degree program Innovation Management at Campus 02 in Graz and looks back at 20 years of consulting experience.
Hans Lercher, PhD
Head of Innovative Thinking
Sebastian Mai, PhD
Chief Orchestration Officer
After graduating in theoretical physics in 2014, Sebastian left the field of sciences to become a self-employed proposing coding and programming web based business solutions for customers.
Chief Alchemist of Interpretation
Raoul facilitates systemic transformations in public and private organizations. He studied Design and Business Informatics and researches organizational practices and trust in times of digitalization. He was the chairman of an association dedicated to theory and practice of Zen-Meditation.
Johann Sarmiento-Klapper, PhD
Chief Thought Experimenter
Johann holds a doctorate degree in Human-Computer Interaction and is interested in simple things like groups, systems, learning, creativity and, of course, inter-action. He has over 20+ years of professional experience in several fields including Software Design, Knowledge Management, User Experience Research, and Computer-supported Collaboration.
Head of Freedom and Autonomy
Barbara has worked in the technology industry since 1999. She held different roles as Strategic Consultant on both business and technical perspectives, and is currently senior manager within SAP.
Vice President, Awareness & Attention
Benjamin is member of Age of Artists since 2014. He first studied science of communication and political science, and focuses now on political and organizational communication.
Melissa A. Visintin
Chief Remix Officer
Melissa is an international human-centered strategic business consultant and published medical illustrator. She has over 17 years of professional experience across different functions, different business and different industries.
Laura Westerheider is a professional communication designer, she heads a Hamburg-based agency called, inuit, which focuses on strategy and design. Laura accompanies customers in their brand-building journey, in both digital and print media.
Head of Visual Perception