About

Hel­lo — my name is Flo­ri­an. I’m a run­ner and blaz­ing trails for Spot the Dot — an NGO to raise aware­ness of melanoma and oth­er types of skin can­cer. Beyond that my heart beats for spe­cial­ty cof­fee, rides with the grav­el bike, as well as pen-and-paper role-play­ing games, and — coin­ci­den­tal­ly — I’m work­ing for the largest finan­cial ser­vices group in Europe as an edi­to­r­i­al direc­tor. If you’re curi­ous about my skills, my cur­rent pur­suit of a Mas­ter’s degree in busi­ness psy­chol­o­gy, or you just want to grab my résumé, you’re in the right spot.
Hal­lo — mein Name ist Flo­ri­an. Als Läufer und Botschafter für die NGO Spot the Dot ist es mein Ziel, das Bewusst­sein für Melanome und andere Arten von Hautkrebs zu erhöhen. Darüber hin­aus schlägt mein Herz für Spe­cial­ty Cof­fee, für Aus­flüge mit dem Grav­el-Bike sowie Pen-and-Paper-Rol­len­spiele und ich arbeite, per Zufall, als Redak­tions-Leit­er für die größte Finanz­di­en­stleis­tungs­gruppe in Europa. Wenn du mehr über meine Qual­i­fika­tio­nen wis­sen willst, neugierig auf mein laufend­es Mas­ter-Studi­um in Wirtschaft­spsy­cholo­gie bist oder einen Blick auf meinen Lebenslauf wer­fen möcht­est, bist du hier genau richtig.

Skillset / Mindset / Toolset

 Lead­er­ship   Orga­ni­za­tion­al Psy­chol­o­gy   Big Data/Machine Learning


 Com­mu­ni­ca­tion   Sto­ry­telling   Con­tent Mar­ket­ing   Dig­i­tal Strat­e­gy   Agile Methodologies 


 Sci­en­tif­ic Curios­i­ty   Sense of Ori­en­ta­tion   Enthusiasm 


 HTML   CSS   Python 
 Javascript   Swift 


 Trail & Ultra Run­ning   Grav­el­grind­ing   Sail­ing   Pack­raft­ing   Yoga   Meditation 


 Eng­lish   French   Finnish 


 Today 

  • 2019 — current

  • Com­pe­tence Lead
  • S‑Communication Ser­vices, Düs­sel­dorf
  • I am head of edi­to­r­i­al divi­sions for both the online sub­sidiary (Inter­net-Fil­iale) and the email mar­ket­ing tool (EMMA) at the Ger­man Sav­ings Banks Finance Group (Sparkassen-Finanz­gruppe), effec­tive­ly serv­ing more than 370 com­pa­nies, enrich­ing the expe­ri­ence of around 50 mil­lion clients, and suc­cess­ful­ly accom­pa­ny­ing my team through times of change and ambiguity. 
  • 2020 — current

  • Lec­tur­er
  • Macro­me­dia Uni­ver­si­ty of Applied Sci­ences, Cologne
  • As a lec­tur­er for the depart­ment of Jour­nal­ism, PR and Media Man­age­ment, I am teach­ing stu­dents how to devel­op dig­i­tal busi­ness mod­els and earn mon­ey through con­tent creation.

 Education 

  • 2021 — current

  • Mas­ter of Sci­ence: Busi­ness Psy­chol­o­gy (2024)
  • FOM Uni­ver­si­ty of Applied Sci­ences, Cologne
  • I’m cur­rent­ly pur­su­ing my Mas­ter’s degree in Busi­ness Psy­chol­o­gy, focussing on lead­er­ship, orga­ni­za­tion­al psy­chol­o­gy, and the research chal­lenges of big data.
    • 2023 — current

    • CS50: Intro­duc­tion to Com­put­er Science
    • Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty, Cam­bridge, Massachusetts
    • Active­ly enhanc­ing my prob­lem-solv­ing skills and expand­ing my knowl­edge in core com­put­er sci­ence con­cepts through Har­vard’s CS50 course. Top­ics include data struc­tures, algo­rithms, soft­ware design, and web development.
    • 1998 — 2006

    • Mag­is­ter Artium: Art History
    • Rhen­ish Friedrich Wil­helm Uni­ver­si­ty of Bonn
    • Stud­ied Art His­to­ry and Ger­man philol­o­gy with a focus on con­cep­tu­al art, body art, and medieval illu­mi­nat­ed man­u­scripts. Grad­u­at­ed with a the­sis on con­cep­tu­al artist Elke Krystufek.

     Work History 

    • 2016 — 2019

    • Edi­tor in chief
    • pris­ma, Düs­sel­dorf
    • Guid­ed edi­to­r­i­al strat­e­gy, con­tent cre­ation, and qual­i­ty con­trol for one of Ger­many’s high­est-cir­cu­la­tion print magazines.
    • 2013 — 2016

    • Man­ag­ing Editor
    • t3n Mag­a­zine, Han­nover
    • Super­vised edi­to­r­i­al staff and coor­di­nat­ed con­tent pro­duc­tion to meet dead­lines, qual­i­ty stan­dards, and KPIs.
    • 2011 — 2013

    • Head of Press and PR
    • Lehm­bruck Muse­um, Duis­burg
    • Man­aged media rela­tions, pro­mot­ed exhi­bi­tions, and increased pub­lic engage­ment for the museum.
    • 2010 — 2011

    • PR / Social Media Editor
    • result, Cologne
    • Devel­oped and exe­cut­ed pub­lic rela­tions strate­gies and man­aged social media pres­ence for the company.
    • 2008 — 2010

    • Edi­tor, Man­ag­ing Edi­tor, Head of Busi­ness and Media Department
    • news.de, Leipzig
    • Key con­trib­u­tor to the found­ing team — played an instru­men­tal role in shap­ing the por­tal’s incep­tion and growth, deft­ly man­aged edi­to­r­i­al work­flows, lead the busi­ness and media divi­sion, and fos­tered close col­lab­o­ra­tion with developers.
    • 2006 — 2008

    • Trainee
    • Leipziger Volk­szeitung
    • Gained hands-on expe­ri­ence in jour­nal­ism, honed writ­ing and edit­ing skills, and learned about the dai­ly oper­a­tions of a news organization.
    • 2001 — 2006

    • Free­lance Journalist
    • Deutsche Welle / Stadt­magazin Schnüss / Gen­er­al-Anzeiger Bonn / JS-Magazin
    • Cre­at­ed engag­ing con­tent for var­i­ous pub­li­ca­tions about arts, the­atre and music.
    • 1997 — 2006

    • Bike Mes­sen­ger & Dispatcher
    • Velofix, Bonn
    • Nav­i­gat­ed cityscapes to ensure swift and effi­cient pack­age deliv­er­ies, while over­see­ing dis­patch oper­a­tions and embrac­ing the spir­it­ed cama­raderie of the couri­er community.