Simon-Kucher appoints six new partners in Bonn, Frankfurt and Geneva

23 January 2018 3 min. read

Simon-Kucher & Partners, an international consultancy with a focus on strategy, sales and marketing, has appointed six new partners in its German-oriented operations. Four of them are based in Bonn, with the other two newly promoted partners working in Simon-Kucher’s offices in Frankfurt and Geneva.

Max Biesenbach (35) advises banks, asset managers and providers of B2B infrastructure on product offering, pricing, and sales topics. He joined Simon-Kucher & Partners early 2014 from Deloitte, where he latterly served as a consultant in the firm’s Financial Services industry group. Earlier in his career, Biesenbach worked for Société Générale as an intern consultant and EY, as an intern during his studies at the University of St. Gallen. 

An expert on the retail, restaurants and consumer goods sectors, Tobias Maria Guenter (43) specialises in pricing, marketing, promotions, and category management. He has been with the international management consulting firm for over a decade and is based in Bonn.

Max Biesenbach, Tobias Maria Guenter, Stephan Schurz, Frank Gehrig, Jan Haemer and Thomas HofmannThe third new partner in the firm’s Bonn office is the 37 year-old Stephan Schurz. He advises companies from the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries on pricing and market access operational excellence topics. Prior to joining the company, he served rival German-origin consultancy Roland Berger for a short spell.

Frank Gehrig (34) and Jan Haemer (33) are both based in Frankfurt. Gehrig is an expert on the insurance sector with a particular focus on sales excellence, digitalisation, product and price strategies, and behavioural economics. Haemer specialises in chemicals, basic materials, and building materials. His main focus areas include product portfolio management, marketing, and pricing strategies. 

Thomas Hofmann, who is based in Switzerland, leads the Geneva office and advises private banking clients on wealth management. He joined Simon-Kucher & Partners in Zurich in 2011, after serving Homburg & Partner, another German sales and marketing consultancy for just under two years. 

With the addition of the five new partners in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), Simon-Kucher & Partners sees the size of its partner team break the barrier of 100 for the first time in its 30-year history. “The election of the new partners is a reflection of our success,” said Georg Tacke, CEO of the firm. Last year the consulting group grew its revenues by 7% to around $300 million.