Professional Career

01/2013 Owner and founder
Mertens Interim Management, Europe

Creative developement and implementation of growth and go-to-market strategies. Leadership development and business coaching.
06/2011-12/2012 Sales Director - OEM
NVIDIA GmbH, Europe

Number of member responsibility: 43
Responsible for a group of top global OEM accounts for European markets.
Market introductions and sell-out growth of products based on NVIDIA Technology: Notebooks, tablets, smart phones, PC and all-in-one PC
08/2006-06/2011 Director of Sales Central Europe
NVIDIA GmbH, Central Europe (Germany, Austria,Switzerland and Eastern Europe)

Number of member responsibility: 12
Responsible for the Central Europe Sales and Marketing Team covering Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Eastern Europe. Built and lead the geographically spread Sales and Marketing Team for the channel: 12 direct reports including contractors
05/2003-08/2008 Head of Sales Eastern Europe
NVIDIA GmbH, Russia, Ukraine, CIS, Eastern Euope

Number of member responsibility: 5
Complete market development and entrance in the target Region. achieving market leadership by
- First customer acquisitions for Asian partners
- Installation of a marketing and sales team in Moscow, 5 heads
- Installation of 3 contractors for Poland, Czech Rep., Bulgaria
06/2000-05/2003 Sales Manager D, A, CH
NVIDIA corp. (USA), Germany

Number of member responsibility: 3
Foundation of NVIDIA GmbH as the first employee in Germany
Acquisition of leading PC manufacturers ,distributors and retailers.
Brand building for NVIDIA and Geforce from a pure components maker in the background to the favourite end-customer brand
Development of the indirect sales partner process
11/1992-06/2000 International Sales Manager
ELSA GmbH, ELSA AG, Europe

Successfull development of the foreign business of a purely Germany focussed company.
building all customer relations including global OEM design-wins with Hewlett-Packard, France. Negotiating GPA and HUB contracts.
07/1992-10/1992 Project Engineer, Project Manager
KKS GmbH, Germany

Leading the development of a data requisition and calculation computer for Opel (GM).
Successfull project presentations at Opel and acquisition of new projects