Curriculum Vitae
Name:   Dr. Thomas Mendel Ph.D.
Address: Hauptstraße 9
56244 Hartenfels
Telephone:   +49 160 99492223
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Nationality:   German
Date of birth: May 4th, 1967
Marital status: Married, three children



Core Competencies:


  • More than 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, as well as business strategy development and execution.

  • Business fluent in both English and German, experienced international negotiator and workshop facilitator.

  • Powerful public speaker at international IT conferences with up to 5,000 attendees.

  • High degree of cultural awareness through a long history of managing global teams (in Europe, Americas and Asia) and dealing with global customers.

  • Ability to achieve superior team performance through a strong customer orientation and the capability to create a win/win situation between young, innovative employees and experienced ones.

  • Capability to manage and deliver both big and small consulting projects.

  • Established global strategy thought leader for topics like IT Management Software and Cloud Computing with 200+ publications.

  • Capability to bridge the business/IT as well as the C-level/technical-level gaps.

  • Strong theoretical, mathematical and technical background in strategy and model development.

  • Competency in managing complexity and risk through the right mix between theory and action orientation.

  • Leadership through times of change, balancing revenue and cost responsibility.


01/11 – Today: Managing Director Research In Action GmbH - Independent Research & Consulting

04/04 – 12/10: Vice President & Reseach Director - Forrester Research GmbH & Co KG

06/01 – 04/04: Principal Analyst - Forrester Research GmbH & Co KG

10/98 – 05/01: Vice President Solution Center Global Network; Program Director Global Information Technology Infrastructure -

                        Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

10/95 – 09/98: Project Manager Information Systems - ABB Kraftwerke AG

10/93 - 09/95: Postgraduate Study – European Business Management School University of Wales (Swansea)

04/93 - 09/93: Work Experience - DCW GmbH

10/87 - 03/93: Business Studies – Mannheim University

07/86 - 09/87: National Service

07/73 - 06/86: First and Secondary Education – Carl Benz Gymnasium Ladenburg



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