Michael started out in the German “Mittelstand” (SME), working in Business Development before joining the Automotive Industry.
From there, he built two manufacturing plants in Mexico and staffed critical leadership roles. This led him to Detroit, the heart of the US automotive industry, where he pioneered a diverse team for JOYSONQUIN. Michael introduced the start-up ecosystem into his company, using it to drive innovation and productivity. This connected him with the Michigan and Silicon Valley start-up and angel community. He is a passionate investor and mentor to several US and European start-ups and believes that the start-up ecosystem is the future success of each economy.