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Moritz Haucke, M.A. is the founder and Managing Partner of Entourage GmbH. He studied Information Science, Business Administration and Philosophy at Saarland University and looks back on many years of experience in HR consulting.
For a leading Anglo-Saxon recruitment company, Mr. Haucke successfully built up new markets in German-speaking countries and was subsequently responsible for the pharmaceutical sector for the D/A/CH region. Accordingly, he has excellent knowledge of GxP-regulated markets and an excellent network of experts and decision-makers within the pharmaceutical industry.
Moritz Haucke is Managing Director of Entourage GmbH and member of the Board of Directors of Entourage Pharma Consulting AG.
Dominik M. Aumer
Dipl.-Kfm. Dominik M. Aumer is an independent management consultant and founder of Entourage GmbH. He studied business administration at Saarland University and looks back on more than ten years of experience in strategic consulting and human resources development.
Mr. Aumer has deep knowledge in sales-related personnel and organisational development and an excellent network to decision makers and experts in the service industry. With the process-based method of Sales Process Consultancy that he developed, he designed scientifically sound concepts for sales personnel development as a consultant to sales organisations. In 2013 he was also voted one of the Top 100 Trainers Excellent in Germany.
Dominik M. Aumer is Managing Director of Entourage GmbH and a member of the Board of Directors of Entourage Pharma Consulting AG.
Kris Hofmann, Dipl- Kfm, studied business administration at Saarland University with a focus on human resources management, trade and marketing.
During his professional career, Mr Hofmann has already gained relevant experience in the field of strategic planning and strategic purchasing as well as in finance and budgeting with a focus on the retail sector. In addition, he has experience in the area of human resources and completes his profile with his sales knowledge.
As Head of Finance at Entourage, Kris Hofmann is responsible for the areas of contract design as well as accounting and controlling.
Mariya Kovaliova studied business administration at the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences. Her focus was on human resources management, digital marketing and international business law.
Ms Kovaliova gained her first professional experience in the group human resources department of an international car manufacturer in Munich. There she worked primarily in HR process and quality management. Later, she supported the Corporate HR Strategy and Targets department in the New York metropolitan area, USA. Here she supervised and coordinated the strategic HR departments of the markets in North and South America. Most recently, she worked as a human resources officer for a service provider for security solutions. Her responsibilities included helping to build the HR department, recruiting, onboarding, training, training materials and payroll.
Mariya Kovaliova supports Entourage as HR Manager.
Laura Antal earned her diploma in business administration at the Academy of Economics in Bucharest, specialising in management. She later trained as an office administrator at the IHK Munich.
During her professional career, Ms Antal worked as an assistant to the business and project management, among other positions. Her core competencies include personnel management, budget responsibility, job interviews, accounting, administrative organisation and contract processing. Most recently, Ms Antal worked as an office administrator. She was responsible for bookkeeping, cash accounting, marketing analysis and assessment, customer care, in the analysis of business processes in active consulting and sales talks and conducting price negotiations until the conclusion of contracts.
Laura Antal supports Entourage as Office Manager.
Knut Schwarz trained as a medical-technical assistant at the Philipps University in Marburg.
During his professional career, Mr Schwarz worked for renowned pharmaceutical companies, research institutions and IT companies in an international environment. He has worked for the Human Genome Project, in research and development, technical IT support and site engineering. His long-standing portfolio includes the development of molecular biological methods, laboratory organisation and automation and process development and optimisation under GMP. In addition, Mr Schwarz is experienced in the development of laboratory databases and in the qualification and technical support of analytical equipment.
Knut Schwarz supports Entourage as Management Consultant.
Moritz Weber studied German, English and History at the Otto Friedrich University in Bamberg and the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. During his studies, Mr. Weber gained experience at a large, German private television broadcaster in the area of research & acquisition, especially in database work, research & analysis, consolidation of programme data and maintenance of content and products. He also gained initial experience in project management and in translating guides for employees into English. He also worked for a daily newspaper in the area of state politics and gained basic knowledge of journalistic work there, including researching & writing short messages and articles.
Moritz Weber supports Entourage as Marketing Manager.
Thaliana Ohr trained as a state-certified graphic designer. She is currently studying media design at the IUBH Munich.
Ms Ohr gained professional experience in various industries and positions. In addition to jobs in office management and retail, she worked for a global logistics company and in gastronomy.
Thaliana Ohr supports Entourage as a marketing student trainee.
Markus Meinke studied business administration in the dual system at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.
He has already worked as an intern at Entourage in the areas of administration, marketing and research. Mr. Meinke also gained several years of experience in the areas of human resources, administration and finance.
Markus Meinke supports Entourage as Junior Finance Manager.
Daniel Hautumm is a lawyer and specialist in employment law and external legal advisor to Entourage GmbH. After studying law at the Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg, Adelaide University (Australia), the University of Cologne and completing his legal clerkship in Düsseldorf, Mr. Hautumm worked at two internationally renowned law firms, most recently at the law firm Taylor Wessing in Munich. Mr. Hautumm is a founding partner of a law firm specializing in employment law. Mr. Hautumm combines his in-depth expertise in the areas of contract law, employment law, contracts for work and services and employee leasing with many years of experience in advising human resources departments. As an external consultant, Daniel Hautumm supports Entourage in all legal issues relating to employment and contract law.
Christina Schwenker studied business administration and management with a focus on human resources in Osnabrück. She gained her first experience in recruiting during her studies. Immediately after graduating, she completed a trainee program in human resources and thus succeeded in starting her career as a junior personnel officer. After the move, Ms. Schwenker worked in recruiting at an internationally renowned personnel service provider in Munich. There, she focused on filling specialist and management positions and was also responsible for employee support. At Entourage, Ms. Schwenker joined the HealthCare team after her parental leave. There she was responsible for the placement of medical specialists. After an internal transfer, she now devotes her time to human resources at Entourage.
Christina Schwenker supports Entourage as HR Manager.
Simon Augustyn studied social work with a focus on adult education at the KSFH in Munich.
Mr Augustyn gained his first experience in human resources and recruiting at a large media company in Unterföhring and as a personnel service provider at a recognised placement agency in the automotive sector. As a consultant in the field of GMP, Quality and Production, he gained relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry. As Head of Research & Sales and Business Manager of a personnel service provider, he also has several years of management experience.
Simon Augustyn supports Entourage as Department Manager Pharma.
Patrizia Piscopiello studied German language and literature, Italian studies, pedagogy and didactics as well as general linguistics at the University of Konstanz. She also successfully studied business psychology.
At the beginning of her professional career, Ms Piscopiello gained experience in public relations in the public sector and in corporate marketing at an SME. Until February 2016, Ms Piscopiello worked at Entourage as Assistant to the Managing Partners, where she was responsible for Entourage's office management and human resources management. Subsequently, Ms Piscopiello moved into sales as a staffing services provider in the pharmaceutical industry.
Patrizia Piscopiello supports Entourage as Principal Consultant.
Dr Natalie Berron
Natalie Berron studied biology at LMU Munich with a focus on molecular biology, cell biology and medical microbiology. She also received her doctorate in biology from LMU Munich, specialising in molecular biology and biochemistry.
During her professional career, Dr Berron worked in the pharmaceutical sales force. Her tasks included advising general practitioners, general practitioners and internists in the indications COPD and asthma, diabetes, hyperuricemia and shingles, as well as advising specialists in pulmonology in the indications COPD and asthma. She also organised events and conducted workshops and training for doctors and healthcare professionals. She was responsible for successfully increasing sales of the medicinal products for which she was responsible in the relevant territory and acted as a contact person for specialist medical questions, as well as an interface between marketing/medicine and external stakeholders.
Dr Natalie Berron supports Entourage as Senior Consultant Medical, Clinical and Safety.
Beatrice Weidinger first trained as an industrial clerk. She then studied business administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich and completed her bachelor's degree in business education at the LMU Munich.
Professionally, she first gained experience as an industrial clerk at a medical technology manufacturer. Later, she worked as a student trainee in the HR department of a global insurance company in Munich. Most recently, she worked for a personnel service provider. There she was responsible for the supervision of consultants in temporary employment, active participation in the recruiting process and the coordination and management of contract negotiations.
Beatrice Weidinger supports Entourage as Senior Consultant Pharma GMP.
Dajana Radisic first trained as a state-certified sports and gymnastics teacher and is studying health and social management at the FOM University of Applied Sciences in Munich.
During her professional career in the sports and dance sector, Ms Radisic was already able to gain experience in dealing with people and their motivational mechanisms. Ms Radisic has excellent language skills in German, English and Bosnian.
Dajana Radisic supports Entourage at the Munich location as Consultant Pharma GMP.
Dominik Emmermann trained as a hotel clerk and then attended a renowned hotel management school in Austria. He also holds a language diploma in English and French.
During his professional career, Mr Emmermann held various positions in the hotel and catering industry. Later, he worked for a well-known personnel service provider in the placement of IT specialists and experts. Most recently, Mr Emmermann worked as an IT contracting consultant for a global service provider, where he was responsible for the acquisition of new customers, the support of existing customers and the placement of personnel.
Dominik Emmermann supports Entourage as Consultant Pharma GMP.
Sina Salvo first trained as a nurse at the municipal vocational school for nursing in Munich. She later completed her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in art history at the LMU Munich.
During her professional career, Ms Salvo worked, among other things, as a casting editor in film production. Here she was responsible for finding potential candidates and acted as a contact person throughout the entire application process, from initial contact to conducting interviews. Most recently, she worked in patient recruitment for clinical trials. She identified suitable candidates, conducted telephone interviews and was responsible for assigning suitable patients to participating partners.
Sina Salvo supports Entourage as Consultant Pharma GMP.
Anna Neumann studied information-oriented economics in her Bachelor's degree at the University of Augsburg and business psychology in her Master's degree at FOM Munich.
In the course of various internships, she was able to gain her first valuable experience in the field of payroll accounting and human resources. Most recently, Ms Neumann worked as a Recruiting Specialist for a well-known, globally operating personnel service provider. Her core competencies include candidate qualification, new client acquisition and recruiting of technical experts. Ms Neumann speaks three languages and also has a wide range of IT skills.
Anna Neumann supports Entourage as Consultant Pharma GMP.
Arzu Nazar studied Business Administration at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Munich. During her studies, she was able to gain initial work experience in applicant management in controlling and as a recruiter at leading industrial companies.
The skills she learned there include supporting system tests, creating release note documents and preparing training courses. Her other core competences include the preparation of presentations and market maps, the screening of application documents and the qualification of candidates. In addition to her excellent MS Office skills, Ms Nazar also speaks four languages.
Arzu Nazar supports Entourage as People Consultant Pharma GMP.
Melissa Rieder completed an apprenticeship as a bank clerk. Later she studied business management at the University of Applied Sciences in Kufstein, Tyrol.
During her professional career, Ms. Rieder gained experience in supporting and advising private customers, in quotation and order entry, and in invoicing. Most recently, she worked in her family business as an assistant to the management.
Her activities there included the administration and organisation of day-to-day operations, all social media marketing activities, as well as the organisation and support of application processes. In addition, she worked as a project member in the company's merchandise management system.
Melissa Rieder supports Entourage as Assistant to the Management.
Stefanie Mill completed her Bachelor's degree in Technology and Management-oriented Business Administration at the Technical University of Munich. She is currently doing her Master's in Management & Technology there.
During her studies, she gained professional experience in various internships. Among other things, she completed an orientation internship at a supplier of car accessories and workshop equipment. She spent an internship abroad with another automotive supplier in Northvale, New Jersey, USA, where she worked in the database department. Most recently, she worked for an international automotive manufacturer in process/area management in the "Vehicle Dynamics Development" department.
Stefanie Mill supports Entourage as a working student in Pharma.
Christian Nitsche trained as an industrial glazier and studied industrial engineering with a focus on marketing and sales management at HSHL in Lippstadt.
In the course of his professional career, Mr Nitsche was already able to gain experience in organisation and office management. In addition, he has gained initial consulting experience in the glass industry at the largest glass company in Switzerland. Mr. Nitsche rounds off his profile with initial sales and analysis experience in the examination of financial products.
Christian Nitsche supports Entourage as Head of MedTec.
Dr. Julia Beck
Dr. Julia Beck studied biology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and received her doctorate in the field of medical microbiology and immunology.
As a doctoral student, she already worked together with industrial partners on in vitro diagnostics according to SOP specifications. Later, Dr Beck worked as a consultant in the life science sector. There, she was responsible for the complete recruitment process from the qualification of the candidate to the support of the contract negotiations and the onboarding of the candidate. As Branch Manager, Dr. Beck was then entrusted with the management of a branch office. She was responsible for the financial success of the branch as well as for ensuring recruitment strategies and the fulfilment of client orders. Most recently, as Scientific Lead Germany, she was responsible for the scientific area on a national level.
Dr Julia Beck supports Entourage as Department Manager MedTec.
Michael Meyer graduated with a degree in sports science from the German Sport University Cologne in 2009.
During this time, Mr Meyer gained insights into the areas of sales & marketing at internationally operating groups in the automotive, aerospace and aeronautics industries through stations in Germany and abroad. After completing his studies, Mr Meyer gained his first experience in research and consulting as a consultant in the field of executive search. Further activities in sales on the corporate side as well as in the start-up sector round off his profile.
Michael Meyer supports Entourage at the Munich location as Senior Consultant MedTec.
After graduating in International Business Management from the European College of Business & Management in London, Isabella Winhart completed her training as an International Office Administrator with a focus on business administration at the state vocational school in Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen.
Ms Winhart has more than three years of professional experience with a large German car rental company and gained knowledge in project management, event organisation and office communication in addition to international experience in England and France.
Isabella Winhart supports Entourage as Consultant MedTec.
Franziska Bellot is a trained and state-certified sports, gymnastics and dance teacher.
In addition to customer acquisition, Ms Bellot gained valuable experience as a gymnastics and fitness trainer in dealing with people, their leadership and motivational techniques. Furthermore, as a gymnastics teacher in rehab, she learned a lot about convalescents, healing processes and dealing with pain.
Franziska Bellot supports Entourage as Consultant MedTec.
Ivan Zivkovic studied Business Administration and Business Psychology in the Bachelor of Science at the FOM University of Applied Sciences in Munich.
During his vocational training at a health insurance company as an insurance and finance clerk, Mr. Zivkovic was able to gain initial customer care and sales experience. In addition to his studies, Mr. Zivkovic gained experience in the areas of marketing, sales, customer care service and quality management in working student positions. Most recently, Mr. Zivkovic worked as a recruitment consultant for a personnel service provider. His core competencies include the acquisition of new customers, the qualification of candidates and the all-round support of candidates and customers.
Ivan Zivkovic supports Entourage as Consultant MedTec.
Nikita Ivanov completed his training as an industrial clerk at Siemens AG / Unify Software & Solutions GmbH & Co. KG.
Mr Ivanov first gained professional experience at a software company for communication solutions and in internal sales at an ATM operator. He acquired skills in personnel consulting as a consultant for IT infrastructure. There he was responsible for the acquisition, pre-selection and support of candidates. Most recently, Mr Ivanov worked as a consultant for an international personnel service provider in the area of software development and IT infrastructure. His tasks included the identification, development and maintenance of customer relationships and the support of candidates throughout the entire application process.
Nikita Ivanov supports Entourage as Consultant MedTec.
Mateusz Soldanski first worked as an independent sales representative for a financial services provider. There he gained experience in the acquisition of new customers, the support of new and existing customers and the recruitment of new employees. In doing so, he managed a team of up to 10 people. Later, he worked for an asset management company as an independent sales representative and accompanied financing processes. Most recently, Mr Soldanski worked as a recruitment consultant in the medical technology sector. His tasks included the placement of specialists as freelancers or in temporary employment. He has extensive experience in the candidate process from the initial approach to the conclusion of the contract.
Mateusz Soldanski supports Entourage as Consultant MedTec.
Jana Hofmann trained as a hotel manageress at the Bayerischer Hof in Munich. She later completed her bachelor's degree in business education at the TU Dresden with a focus on HR and marketing.
Professionally, Ms Hofmann gained experience in HR consulting as a project manager HR and HR manager at a personnel service provider in Munich. Her competences include personnel planning, recruiting, personnel marketing and personnel development. Furthermore, Ms Hofmann has experience in the acquisition of new candidates, in the maintenance and expansion of a candidate database, in the creation of job advertisements and in applicant management.
Jana Hofmann supports Entourage as People Consultant MedTec.
Jakub Raster completed his studies in Political Science / Sociology at the LMU Munich. He is currently studying business education for a Bachelor's degree.
During his professional career, Mr. Raster has already gained experience in various working student positions. Among other things, he worked at a public television station as a technical employee and at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland as an intern. In addition, he worked for a real estate company as an assistant to the site manager. In addition, Mr Raster has very good language skills in English, French and Spanish.
Jakub Raster supports Entourage as People Consultant MedTec.
Claus Myrou completed his training as a state-certified commercial assistant in the field of information processing. His specialisations included business administration, human resources, financial accounting and IT and systems application.
During his professional career, Mr Myrou first gained experience in retail as a sales assistant and branch manager trainee. Later, he worked as a clerk in initial processing at the Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienste und Wohlfahrtspflege.
Most recently, he was responsible there for new client admissions, checking and paying invoices, maintaining electronic files and providing support and advice to insured persons.
Claus Myrou supports Entourage as People Consultant MedTec.
Louis Harth is studying Business Administrations with a focus on International Management at ISM in Munich.
During his professional career, Mr. Harth worked in various positions and activities. Among other things, he worked as a test assistant and logistics manager at a Corona testing and vaccination center in Munich and in the catering industry. He also worked as a self-employed tutor. Furthermore, Mr. Harth completed an internship at BMW in the development department.
Louis Harth supports Entourage as People Consultant MedTec.
Oliver Schons completed his education as an IST Diploma Sport & Health Trainer and is studying Sport Business Management at Bachelor level.
Professionally, Mr. Schons gained experience as a personal trainer in various companies and areas. Among other things, he was responsible for customer acquisition and the support of existing customers. Most recently, he was responsible for receivables management. Here he was responsible for debt collection management and dunning, parts of controlling and correspondence with law firms. In addition, he was an advisor to the management and supervised projects with up to 20 employees.
Oliver Schons supports Entourage as People Consultant Health Care.
Dr Igor Tchoudovski
Igor Tchoudovski graduated in Biomedical / Medical Engineering from Moscow State Technical University. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. In addition, Mr Tchoudovski is a certified Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
In his more than 18 years of professional experience, Dr Tchoudovski has held positions such as Head of R&D at various medical device companies. As a consultant for the leading management consulting firm, Mr. Tchoudovski was most recently active in various areas. Among others, in Business Transformations & Strategy, in Digital Solution Development and Entrepreneurship & Business Building.
Dr. Igor Tchoudovski supports Entourage as Head of Management Consulting.
Dr Ralf Hess
Dr Ralf Hess studied biology at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg and received his doctorate at the Institute of Virology. Dr. Hess has many years of experience in the development of medical devices and medicinal products as well as their combination, in laboratory analytics and their quality assurance. The quality expert has established, implemented and maintained QM systems according to ISO and GxP for various application areas. The customer service portfolio ranges from manufacturers of classical and biological drugs, medical device companies and vaccine manufacturers to immunohistochemical, immunological, molecular biological and serological diagnostic laboratories. Dr. Hess is active worldwide as an auditor in the GxP/ISO area and has many years of experience in FDA remediation projects and the regulatory development of combination products (drug device products).
Dr. Ralf Hess supports Entourage as Principal Management Consultant.
Antje Schroeter graduated from Saarland University with a degree in business administration. She is a trained business coach and holds various project management certificates, including a Project Management Professional (PMP®).
During her professional career, Ms. Schroeter first worked as a Supply Chain Manager, Project Manager and Program Manager for European companies in the aerospace industry. Most recently, she worked as an authorized signatory at one of the Big Four for global transformation projects in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector in Hamburg and Munich. In addition to her focus on deal-related projects such as carve-outs and post-merger integrations, Ms. Schroeter has developed and trained in-house project management trainings on a national and international level together with her team of trainers.
Antje Schroeter supports Entourage as Principal Management Consultant.
Assoc. Prof. Dr Simon Schulz
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Simon Schulz received his diploma in chemistry from the Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg. He received his doctorate from the Institute of Physical and Biophysical Chemistry; Heidelberg, and the Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart. In 2016, he was appointed Associate Professor in Experimental Medicine by the University Medical Centre Freiburg.
Dr. Schulz has many years of experience in GLP compliance and computer validation as well as the development and testing of medical devices and combination products. He has extensive expertise in the compliance of medical devices with ISO 13485 and FDA 483 according to 21 CFR 820 and the development of compliant SOPs for their design and manufacturing process. Furthermore, he has distinct competence in CAPA management, complaint handling and process validation. He is lecturer for quality of medical devices and medicinal products at the University Freiburg, Faculty for Chemistry & Pharmacy.
Dr. Simon Schulz supports Entourage as Senior Management Consultant.
Dr Andreas Benischke
Dr Andreas Benischke first studied chemistry and biochemistry at the LMU in Munich. He then did his Master's in Chemistry and his doctorate in Organic Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy.
During his professional career, Dr Benischke worked as a chemist in research and development. He was involved in the development and optimisation of processes for the production of organic products and APIs according to ISO and cGMP guidelines. He also introduced laboratory procedures into development, established new technologies, worked out analytical procedures and prepared risk analyses. Furthermore, Dr Benischke has expertise in organometallic chemistry, homogeneous catalysis and organic synthesis and process chemistry, among others.
Dr Andreas Benischke supports Entourage as a Senior Management Consultant.
Ulrike Heimann is a graduate engineer (FH) in electrical engineering / mechatronics. In addition, she completed an MBA in International Business Management.
Ms. Heimann has 10+ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She is an experienced project manager, including cleanroom construction in pharmaceutical, semiconductor and electrical industries, as well as development and qualification of cleanroom monitoring systems (SCADA).
She has also successfully managed infrastructure projects in the pharmaceutical environment both domestically and internationally. Additionally, she has excellent knowledge of national and international pharmaceutical standards such as ISO 14644, Annex 1 and 21CFRPart11 and qualification / validation according to FDA and GMP standards.
Ms. Ulrike Heimann supports Entourage as Senior Management Consultant.
Toni Pscherer studied plant biotechnology at both the Bachelor's and Master's levels at Leibniz Universität Hannover.
During his professional career, Mr Pscherer worked on various projects in pharmaceuticals and medical technology. Among other things, he dealt with the optimisation of production processes, process validation and the creation of validation plans. In addition, he completed further training in GAMP5, e-compliance, cell culture under perfusion and chemotaxis and video microscopy in cell culture. His core competences are process validation, class E-C cleanrooms, bioreactor qualification and biological and technical optimisation of production processes.
Toni Pscherer supports Entourage as Management Consultant.
Merlin Idris graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Psychology. He then completed his Master's degree in International Business. Meanwhile, he spent two semesters abroad in Mexico and the USA, one at the Tecnológico de Monterrey and one at Berkeley College in New York.
Mr Idris has several years of professional experience in data-driven business model innovation and project management with a focus on digitalisation. His core competencies include design thinking, Agile and Lean methods (Scrum and Kanban) and project management. He has supported consulting projects in the areas of digitalisation, data analysis, HR and IT, among others.
Merlin Idris supports Entourage as Senior Management Consultant.
Dirk Düsterhöft studied computer science at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremerhaven with a diploma in media informatics. Mr Düsterhöft also holds a Master's degree in Management with a focus on Corporate Management from FOM Bremen.
During his professional career, he has worked in various positions such as Online Media Manager, Coordinator for Systems and Databases and as an IT Analyst. His core competencies include the recording and analysis of CSV-relevant processes in vaccine production as well as the coordination of the migration of software systems validated according to GMP, including revalidation. Furthermore, he is experienced in CSV in the entire production area (GxP, GAMP5, V-Model, Lean, PDSA, ITIL) and in process optimisation and implementation of international CSV company specifications. Mr Düsterhöft took over a CSV project in the SAP environment with more than 25 key users as project manager and successfully completed it in terms of quality, time and costs.
Dirk Düsterhöft supports Entourage as Senior Management Consultant.
Constantin Stihl completed his Bachelor's degree in General Management at the EBS University of Economics and Law in Oestrich-Winkel. Mr Stihl completed his Master's degree in Management and Technology at the Technical University of Munich, interrupted by a stay abroad at Bocconi University in Milan at the Department of Management and Technology.
During his studies, Mr Stihl gained professional experience in various industries. In addition to internships in a strategy and management consultancy as well as in an auditing and tax consultancy, he also worked in various areas of banking, including operations, client management, controlling and asset management. Most recently, he co-founded an app that provides patients with equal access to quality testing and healthcare through digital technology.
Constantin Stihl supports Entourage as Management Consultant.
Nhung Pham is studying Business Administration & Business Psychology at the FOM Munich with a focus on HR Management and Labour Law.
As a working student at a well-known HR consultancy, Ms Pham already gained experience in recruiting specialists and executives. She has knowledge in active sourcing in the management and implementation of the recruiting process. Furthermore, Ms Pham worked in the field of Business Intelligence & Administration in the IT industry. There she compiled relevant business information as a basis for operative and strategic decisions, she created reports and was responsible for performance and financial controlling.
Nhung Pham supports Entourage as Management Consultant.
Lars-Oliver Bolz studied chemistry at the ETH-Zurich and the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen.
During his studies, Mr Bolz successfully founded a company with the aim of developing and selling transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulators for the non-pharmacological treatment of epilepsy and migraine. Among other things, Mr. Bolz was responsible for the research and development of new device concepts and as project manager of a BMBF-funded project for research into neurological diseases in children and adolescents. He also completed internships at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Light in Erlangen, as well as at several medical technology manufacturers in the areas of development, sales and controlling.
Lars-Oliver Bolz supports Entourage as a management consultant.
Lara Milakovic studied chemistry in her Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the Technical University of Munich and did her doctoral research there.
During her studies, she completed her Master's thesis in the USA and gained her first professional experience as an intern at a globally operating chemical and pharmaceutical company in the Strategic Innovation-Science Relations department with a focus on strategic partnerships and start-up screening. She then continued to work for the department on a part-time basis as a freelance consultant while working as a research assistant at the Technical University of Munich. There, Ms Milakovic conducted research in the field of heterogeneous catalysis and was responsible for experimental planning and implementation, reactor set-ups and analytical evaluations.
Lara Milakovic supports Entourage as Management Consultant.
Charis Schmidt studied pharmaceutical biotechnology in her bachelor's degree at Biberach University. She also completed her master's degree in pharmaceutical biotechnology in a cooperation between Biberach University of Applied Sciences and the University of Ulm. In addition, Ms. Schmidt spent a semester abroad at the East China University of Science and Technology at the School of Bioengineering in Shanghai, China.
During her professional career, Ms. Schmidt worked as a quality auditor in the area of GMP and ISO at a well-known pharmaceutical company. Her responsibilities included internal audits, supplier qualifications and audits, preparation and supervision of customer audits and regulatory inspections.
Charis Schmidt supports Entourage as a Management Consultant.
Niclas Becker studied business administration at the University of Regensburg. During this time, he spent a semester abroad at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy. He is currently studying economics in the bachelor's program in Regensburg.
Mr. Becker gained professional experience at an international provider of software and services in the field of regulatory technologies. Here he supported in the area of investor relations, especially in the preparation of offers and contracts, maintenance of the customer database and in project management. Furthermore, he worked in Compliance, especially in the preparation of new contracts for Accounting and Project Management and the maintenance of the customer database. While working for an investment consulting firm, Mr. Becker was involved in the valuation of securities portfolios, asset management strategies and the preparation of client meetings.
Niclas Becker supports Entourage as a working student in Management Consulting.
Anastasia Wolf studied Biopharmaceutical Technology at the Technical University of Central Hesse in Giessen and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 2015.
Among other positions, Ms. Wolf worked for a global player in in-vitro diagnostics and served as Head of Technical Documentation Regulatory Affairs. She has knowledge in technical documentation, the implementation of international approvals, medical device software IEC 62304, conformity assessments and data management. Ms. Wolf rounds out her profile with her excellent language skills in German, Russian and English.
Anastasia Wolf supports Entourage as Senior Project Consultant.
Dr Abdallah Bashir
Dr. Abdallah Bashir first studied microbiology in his Bachelor's degree, after which he obtained his diploma in biology and then his doctorate in microbiology at Philipps University in Marburg.
Dr Bashir specialises in microbiology, particularly in working with soil microcosms, cultivation of bacteria in both full and minimal media under various stress conditions. In addition, Mr Bashir has good theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of bacteriological quality of water. His method portfolio includes PCR cloning, DNA isolation, plasmid preparation, membrane filtration system and electrophoresis. He also has very good knowledge of biochemical quality control, including working with SOPs, LIMS and mastering biochemical laboratory methods such as ELISA, SDS PAGE, immunodiffusion and Nephelometer-ProSpec, and is trained as an expert in the GMP-regulated environment.
Dr Abdallah Bashir supports Entourage as a Project Consultant.
Ghandi Dissing holds a Bachelor's degree in Animal Biology and Pharmaceutical Engineering and is currently enrolled in an Executive MBA programme with a focus on Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship.
Having worked in both the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, Mr. Dissing has gained in-depth knowledge in validation and qualification of production processes/equipment, test methods, computer systems (CSV) and packaging lines in compliance with regulations (FDA, ISO 13485:2016) as well as validation protocols (IQ, OQ, PQ), reports and SOPs, risk assessments (FMEA's) and in GMP regulated environments. As a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, he is experienced in process optimisation, process monitoring and waste reduction and has successfully implemented 5S concepts, KPI tools and GAP. He also has knowledge in design thinking, innovation management, lean management and project management.
Mr Ghandi Dissing supports Entourage as Project Consultant Validation Engineer.
Dr. Friederike Bieler
Friederike Bieler is a graduate engineer (FH) and holds a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering. She later earned a doctorate in engineering at the TU in Berlin.
During her professional career, Dr Bieler first gained experience as a research assistant at the Julius Wolff Institute, Charité Berlin. She has 8+ years of experience in regulatory affairs in medical technology. As Senior Specialist Regulatory Affairs, she was most recently responsible for MDD/MDR Class IIb (implantable) and Class III (combination) products. She has in-depth knowledge of the MDD and MDR and has experience in assessing/supporting the preparation of clinical evaluations. Furthermore, she has knowledge in technical documentation, implementation of international marketing authorisations and ISO 13485.
Dr Friederike Bieler supports Entourage as Project Consultant.
Oliver Gann studied electrical engineering at the University of Darmstadt and graduated with a diploma.
Mr Gann is an experienced Project Consultant for Regulatory Affairs and Change Management with a focus on medical equipment. In the 25+ years of his professional career, he gained experience in the areas of procurement, production, quality management and regulatory affairs. His core competencies include in-depth knowledge and experience in global regulatory processes, practical knowledge and experience in change management, as well as the analysis and creation of processes within QM systems according to ISO 13485. During his last position as Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs, Mr. Gann was responsible for the representation of Regulatory Affairs in development projects, new registrations and the maintenance of existing registrations in the EMEA region, communication with the Notified Body, development of EU-wide submission strategies over the product life cycle of the product portfolio, including the MDD/MDR transition.
Oliver Gann supports Entourage as Project Consultant.
Dr Danny Schlüns
Danny Schlüns studied chemistry in his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the TU Braunschweig. He then completed his doctorate in theoretical chemistry at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster.
Dr Schlüns first gained professional experience during an internship in the development of an autonomous driving car for an engineering and consulting service provider. There he later worked in a permanent position on the design, development and implementation of new functions for a 3D map application in C++, Java (Android) and Objective C (iOS). As a software engineer and technical project lead, he also designed and developed new functions for an automotive customer in C++ for embedded Linux systems. Most recently, he worked as a project coordinator in an agile SCRUM project for an automotive client on an embedded AUTOSAR system.
Dr. Danny Schlüns supports Entourage as Project Consultant.
Marc Mähler first completed an apprenticeship as a mechatronics technician. In addition to his full-time employment, he successfully completed his Technician in Mechatronics and subsequently his Master Professional of Technical Business Management.
During his professional career, which took place exclusively in the pharmaceutical environment, he first worked as a maintenance mechanic, then as an Area Engineer Validation & Qualification, Plant Process Technology Engineer and Project Manager.Most recently, Mr Mähler worked as Head of Engineering. Here he was responsible for 18 employees, the entire CAPEX of the factory, the Responsible Electrician and the costs of the department and the reporting to the Global Chief Engineer. In addition, the strategic direction of the factory including new investments, maintenance, digital development (CSV), sustainable production and streamlining, as well as systematisation of his department were part of his responsibilities.
Marc Mähler supports Entourage as Project Consultant.
Beate Hammer trained as a chemical laboratory assistant at Hoechst AG in Frankfurt am Main.
Ms Hammer is a laboratory technician with many years of experience in pharmaceutical quality control. She has extensive technical skills in the analytical laboratory as well as in the compliance area. She also has experience in wet chemical, chromatographic and spectroscopic methods as well as release testing. She has worked in a GMP-compliant environment for many years and is proficient in MS Office applications, SAP, Trackwise, Proficy, Coral and Empower. Most recently, Ms Hammer worked as a laboratory technician in the field of analysis of raw materials, intermediate and final products, stability testing according to internal requirements as well as European and American pharmacopoeia.
Ms Beate Hammer supports Entourage as Project Consultant.
Dr Thomas Koblizek
Dr Thomas Koblizek studied biochemistry at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen and did his doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Physiological and Clinical Research in Bad Nauheim.
Dr Koblizek has 20+ years of experience in the development of laboratory products, pharmaceuticals and medical devices as well as their quality assurance and quality management. During his professional career, Dr Koblizek has held positions including Head of Research and Development, Head of Laboratory and Director Regulator Affairs & Quality Assurance. The core competences of the quality expert include manufacturing and release documentation according to FDA requirements, the validation of processes and methods as well as the construction and qualification of production facilities (IQ, OQ, PQ). He is also experienced in the preparation and maintenance of technical documentation according to MDD and MDR (Class I-III) and in quality management according to ISO 13485.
Dr Thomas Koblizek supports Entourage as Senior Project Consultant.
Susanne Monka did her BSc (Hon) in Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She then went on to do a Master of Science in Molecular Biology at the University of Oslo, Norway.
Ms Monka has experience in collecting and analysing data in the neuroscience and behavioural science fields. She has several years of research in the analysis of doctor-patient communication, focusing on pattern research with Theme (Noldus) and Observer (Noldus). In addition, Susanne has laboratory experience in crystallography, neurobehavioural research and physiological control of the spinal cord. This also includes general laboratory techniques such as qPCR, UV-vis spectroscopy, pipetting and chromatography.
Susanne Monka supports Entourage as Project Consultant.
Swen Ortinghorn studied production engineering and organisation (B.Eng.).
Professionally, Mr Ortinghorn gained experience as a plant planner and simulation user and project engineer in plant construction. His responsibilities here included project coordination between simulation, planning and design, the creation, elaboration and documentation of manufacturing concepts, process optimisation and elimination of design loops, as well as the realisation and optimisation of robot simulations for new and existing car body construction plants. Most recently, as a senior project engineer, he was responsible for strategic management consulting, virtual assembly planning of large-scale plants and special machines, the definition and installation of production facilities, and the construction and display of cells in virtual reality. He has also advised and supported numerous OEMs in the field of the digital factory.
Swen Ortinghorn supports Entourage as a Project Consultant.
Alberto Garzón Quiñones
Alberto Garzón Quiñones completed his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Chemical Engineering at the University of Malaga. During his Master's degree, he completed a research project and laboratory internship at the University of Singapore, where he conducted analyses of reaction products by HPLC, among other things. As a chemical laboratory technician, Mr Garzón gained experience in chemical-physical testing methods, cleaning and sterilisation of laboratory equipment, as well as maintenance and servicing of laboratory equipment during his professional career. As a result of his further training as a GMP specialist, he also has extensive GMP knowledge. In addition to his good IT software skills, Mr Garzón speaks three languages fluently.
Alberto Garzón Quiñones supports Entourage as Project Consultant.
Tony Gómez trained as an office management assistant. He is also a plant operator and manager of solid packaging plants in pharmaceutical GMP production, SOP author, quality assurance manager in pharmaceutical production and trainer for employee training in pharmacy and CSV.
Mr. Gómez has five years of professional experience in pharmaceutical GMP production and is an interface expert in pharmaceutical and IT QA topics. His core competencies include SOPs, CAPAs, CCs, deviation and complaint management, PMS, LMS, MES systems, SAP, Veeva, CSV (EU Annex 11), employee training and coaching, and training and curriculum management. He gained project experience in the implementation of a curriculum annual check, introduction of a SAP documentation module and an implementation of a Q-Doc and training software.
Tony Luis Gómez supports Entourage as a Project Consultant.
Marina Schmidt-Thomé did her bachelor's degree in chemistry and biochemistry at LMU Munich, where she also completed her master's degree in chemistry with a focus on physical and inorganic chemistry.
During her studies, she completed several research internships, including at the University of Alberta in Camrose, Canada, at the Department of Physical Chemistry at LMU and at the Walther Straub Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology in Munich. She also completed basic courses in business administration and GMP. She gained professional experience as a laboratory assistant in the processing of human blood samples for omega-3 index determination via gas chromatography. Her skills include NMR spectroscopy, IR/Raman spectroscopy, UV/Vis spectroscopy and gas chromatography.
Marina Schmidt-Thomé supports Entourage as Project Consultant.
Dr. Nicole Affinass
Dr. Nicole Affinass studied Biosciences at the University of Potsdam and Biochemistry at the FU Berlin. Here she later also received her doctorate in biochemistry with a focus on immunology.
During her university career, she already gained experience as a research assistant and intern, for example in the biomedical field. During her subsequent training in Clinical Trial Management, Dr. Affinass gained experience in quality assessment of study-related documents, identification of quality risks and participation in audits. Most recently, she worked as a Regulatory Affairs Manager. Her responsibilities included ensuring and maintaining the registration of currently marketed products, planning and preparing change notifications, ensuring regulatory implementation of changes and timely submission of applications as well as regulatory inquiries, coordinating regulatory activities, and adapting patient information leaflets and labeling texts.
Dr. Nicole Affinass supports Entourage as a Project Consultant.
Karoline Golonka completed her bachelor's degree in applied chemistry at Nuremberg University of Applied Sciences, specialising in biochemistry and instrumental analysis.
During her professional career, she gained her first experience as a technical assistant in the laboratory. Later she worked as a Lab Technician QC Bioanalytics. Here, her responsibilities included quality control of biopharmaceuticals for release and stability testing under GMP, qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ) of laboratory equipment and performing method transfers. Most recently, Ms Golonka worked as a Lab Technician Compatibility. Her work included method development and validation for HPLC methods and compatibility tests for parenteral nutrition products.
Karoline Golonka supports Entourage as a Project Consultant.
Mirko Müller completed his training and then his master's degree as a hearing aid acoustician. He then studied medical technology for a bachelor's degree at Furtwangen University.
Mr Müller worked for several years as a branch manager of a hearing aid company and gained experience in R&D and process optimisation as a result of an internship during his studies. His responsibilities included technical documentation and change management. Due to his many years of professional experience, he has extensive knowledge in initial certification according to ISO 13485 and risk management according to ISO 14971. His further competences include the creation of SOPs and the concept development of a UDI-compliant packaging system.
Mirko Müller supports Entourage as Project Consultant.
Christine König completed her training as a state-certified chemical-technical assistant at the Lise-Meitner-Schule OSZ in Berlin.
Ms König has 8+ experience as a chemical laboratory assistant at various global pharmaceutical companies, primarily in production according to GMP/cGMP guidelines. In addition, she has experience as a Subject Matter Expert, has knowledge in CMC Change Management and has theoretical and practical knowledge in instrumental analytics. As deputy shift supervisor, she was responsible for training and briefing new employees. In addition, Ms König was the CAPA, Change, Variance and Deviation Management Officer and responsible for updates and recreations of risk analyses (FMEAs) and the validation of new products in production.
Kristine König supports Entourage as a Project Consultant.
Dr Christopher Spiegel
Christopher Spiegel studied Biotechnology (B.Sc.) at the BA Riesa in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, as well as Regenerative Biology and Medicine (M.Sc.) at the TU Dresden.
Dr Spiegel gained professional experience during his part-time doctoral studies at a GMP-certified biotech start-up. Afterwards, he was responsible for gap analyses of the technical documentation regarding biocompatibility with regard to MDR at a well-known medical technology manufacturer, among other things, and later led a team of MDR experts. He was also responsible for closing identified gaps by writing rationales or acting as a study monitor for conducting studies at external testing laboratories according to ISO 10993. Most recently, he supported a global MD manufacturer in developing a process challenge device for evaluating EO sterilisation and setting up a material database for evaluating biocompatibility according to MDR.
Dr Christopher Spiegel supports Entourage as Project Consultant.
Martina Brecelj studied biology at the LMU Munich.
She then worked there as a research assistant in prion research.
During her professional career, Ms Brecelj worked for a leading pharmaceutical company as a scientist in research and development and GMP department. There she was responsible for the development and establishment of analytical methods (SDS-PAGE, IEF) as well as for the validation of GMP compliant analytical processes. Furthermore, she was Quality Assurance Manager at a CRO in the quality assurance department responsible for supplier qualification, monitoring and implementation of CAPAs as well as the development of a QA system.
Martina Brecelj supports Entourage as a Project Consultant.
Rudolf Herzig worked as an electronics developer for communications technology (GSM repeaters, analogue and digital satellite reception, TV channel converters, TV modulators and TV demodulators).
He then worked in medical technology as head of the "Functional Group RU", responsible for the validation of reprocessable instruments (lithotripsy, hot biopsy forceps, etc.). This also included risk management for reprocessing procedures.
In his previous position, Mr Herzig was also the responsible risk management expert for all medical technology products (74 product groups) and for risks in critical manufacturing processes as well as risk management during development.
Mr Herzig is a specialist and coordinator for tests of electrical safety and EMC for HF current operated instruments and acted as interface manager between development, testing and the technical documentation of medical devices.
In addition, Mr Herzig completed further training in project and risk management, among other things.
Rudolf Herzig supports Entourage as a Project Consultant.
Curtis Sizer studied mechanical engineering at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs and Denver and holds a certificate in project management.
Curtis Sizer is a successful project manager and senior mechanical engineer with more than 20 years of experience working in the medical device, wireless, hard drive and connector industries. He has extensive knowledge in assuring medical devices to ISO 13485: DFM/DFA, DOE, IQ, OQ, PQ V&V, in FMEA procedures (ISO 13485, 21 CFR Part 820 part 20/30 and also in CAPA Remediation, Design Control Changes, Risk Analysis (ISO 14971), in DHF Development, Remediation and Approval.
Curtis Sizer supports Entourage as a Project Consultant.
Michael Fellner trained as a chemical-technical assistant and studied chemistry at the University of Stuttgart.
Mr Fellner has several years of experience in medical technology (MDR, FDA, MDSAP,...) in the areas of QA, QM, RA and R&D. This includes the topics of qualification and validation, TMV, CSV, optimisation of QM and production processes, CAPA management, complaints, vigilance and other Q topics, including experience as an interim QA manager. He also has experience in the implementation and realisation of CAQ systems.
Michael Fellner supports Entourage as a project consultant.