Michael graduated from University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen holding a Major in Business and Engineering and also holding a Master Degree from University of Stuttgart in Education and Human Resource Development. In 2006 he joined IRC Germany (Friedrichs und Partner Unternehmensberatung GmbH) as an Executive Search Consultant and is heading the Stuttgart office. He has a very strong background in sales and marketing, with professional engagements on senior management level at FESTO, Apple Computer, Adobe Systems, XEROX and Pitney Bowes. In those positions he served customers mainly from Industrial / Production / Automotive and Technology sectors. As an executive search consultant at IRC Germany, Michael is focusing on talents for Industrial/Production and Technology /Telecom. Beside this he is an associate professor at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) -Schools of Business, Engineering and Social Work- in Stuttgart, teaching Human Resource Management.