After studying business administration in Münster, he was initially attached to the Institut für Revisionswesen (Institute for Audit Studies) at the University of Münster. Key positions after this include commercial manager for Bosch Diesel in Jihlava (Czech Republic), a spell with McKinsey Consulting and commercial manager (CFO) at Lafarge Dachsysteme in Oberursel. Since February 2002 member of the managing board of DELTON AG in Bad Homburg. In October 2002 he became Member of the Board of Directors and in September 2005 Member of the Executive Committee of Logwin AG. Since April 2014 Chairman of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.