This quote has been with me since I first read it, and subconsciously it has actually always been with me. Do not burden yourself with the past, just go out and do something wonderful. And if it is not always something wonderful, then at least something new.
I am Jürgen Thiel. I could try to describe myself here, but I would like to much rather leave that to former colleagues and companions who describe me as someone who …
… combines sales experience with entrepreneurial spirit and a high understanding of technology
… clearly communicates visions and strategies, but also provides room for the implementation
… dares new ways and approaches
… can innovate and transform
… builds highly motivated and successful teams
… challenges and promotes talent
… moves confidently in an international and intercultural environment
… is empathetic and caring, but also very consistent
In more than 30 years of my professional life I was able to gain experience in a wide variety of fields. During and after university, studying computer science, I worked as a software developer for three years. After that, I was employed at Intel Corporation for 16 years, where I first built up our business and organization in Eastern Europe in the 1990s after the opening of the borders. Later, I spent several years as Managing Director of Intel’s German subsidiary in Munich and as a member of the EMEA Board of Directors, being responsible for our business and sales organization in Europe. During that time, I also had the pleasure of receiving the award “Career of the Year”.
In 2006, I decided to take a sabbatical and traveled to Brazil. In the end, this sabbatical turned into ten years during which I founded and managed two companies over there in the areas of management consulting and the hotel industry.
After returning to Germany in December 2016 and in my position as Head of Global Sales & Business Development at Paessler AG, previously a client of my consulting work in Brazil, I was able to contribute significantly with my experience to corporate strategy development, global business development and building a worldwide sales organization.
Since October 2020, I have been working as a management consultant, interim manager and business coach.