Michael graduated from University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen holding a Major in Business and Engineering and also holds a Master in Education and Human Resource Development from University of Stuttgart. In 2006 he joined IRC Germany (Friedrichs und Partner Unternehmensberatung GmbH) as an Executive Search Consultant and leads the Stuttgart office. He has a very strong background in sales and marketing, with professional engagements at 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 focuses Industrial/Production and Technology /Telecom sectors. In addition he is an Associate Professor at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) -Schools of Business, Engineering and Social Work- in Stuttgart where he teaches Human Resource Management.
Michael is a Member of the Board of IRC Global Executive Search Partners and also heads the Industrial / Production Practice globally.