I am the Managing Partner of the German office and have been instrumental in its growth. I grew up and studied in Scotland, but have been based in Germany for almost 20 years and can often be found in a wide variety of European cities supporting our customers and acquiring new ones. I have four children and love spending time with them and coaching childrens’ rugby at a local club. I have a keen interest in sustainability and climate change, and am an avid reader of the subject.
The Bonn office
Analysys Mason acquired Allolio&Konrad Consulting GmbH in April 2020, but Allolio&Konrad Partnerschaft was originally founded in 2003. We have mainly focused on consulting projects for the telecoms industry, but have expanded our remit into the utilities and finance sectors over the years. The company has grown consistently since 2003, from 5 members of staff to a 50-person business, and our team continues to grow. Allolio&Konrad Partnerschaft was acquired by Ericsson in December 2016 and traded under Allolio&Konrad Consulting GmbH. Analysys Mason GmbH became the new brand name for our German entity in July 2020.
Meet the office head
Why am I proud to be the head of the office?
The greatest asset that we have is our people, and the biggest responsibility that I feel is for our team who are talented and unique individuals with many different skillsets and personalities. As a team, it always feels that we are very much stronger than the sum of the individuals, so being the head of the office and the team makes me proud every day as the ‘wins’ can be shared and the ‘losses’ seem more manageable.
What am I looking for in a new hire?
I am looking for people with a sense of humour, people skills, intellect, problem solving skills, communication skills, a willingness to try new things and the ability to learn quickly. I am also looking for someone who knows lots more than me about social media and online collaboration tools. Mostly, we are looking for individuals who bring something valuable to our team that we can all appreciate and benefit from, and who understand and appreciate our culture and can share in our vision.
Overview of the team
Meet our people
I joined Analysys Mason as a Consultant in 2007 and am now a Senior Manager. I am the account lead for one of our big telecoms clients, but I also deliver projects and handle internal tasks. Since joining, I have worked for different clients in a range of countries. Before joining, I studied European economic studies at the University of Bamberg and West Virginia University. During my studies I also did some internships in Germany and abroad. My main reasons for joining Analysys Mason were that I could live where I wanted to live (it is possible to work abroad) and that I could start working on clients' sites straight away. The core reason for staying is the exceptional work atmosphere and team spirit.Philipp Zeidler Director
I joined Analysys Mason right after I finished my PhD in mathematics at the RWTH University in Aachen in 2013. Since joining, I have had the chance to see almost every type of project, and have worked for customers in Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and the UK. I value the opportunity to work as part of a team, exchanging ideas and improving each other’s proposed solutions. Working like this, we come up with amazing results for our customers. However, the best part for me is that the company is not only trying to improve the team, but also the company as a whole and you can be part of that progress.Grischa Studzinski Director
I joined Analysys Mason Germany in 2007, directly after completing my studies in informatics at the TU Munich. From the start, I have enjoyed working in the challenging consulting business and being part of a really close team. In my career, I have supported projects in several industries and countries. I have had the opportunity to learn a lot about the telecoms, banking, pay-TV and utilities industries, and have delivered projects in France, Germany and Qatar. My roles have varied between project manager, solution designer, business analyst and subject matter expert. I have continuously gained new skills and deepened my expertise, and now use that experience to support our junior colleagues.Brahim Sakout Andaloussi Director
I joined Analysys Mason in 2018 having worked for a large consulting company for 9 years. At Analysys Mason, I have had the chance to to shape the culture of the company and to really make a difference regarding the ways of working. My background in telecoms has enabled me to dive deep into a totally new field supporting large digital and IT transformation projects. I enjoy working with experienced senior members of staff and young and ambitious professionals in a family-like environment. At Analysys Mason, we accept and value our differences, and combine them to add value for our customers.Ilyas Bora Director
I joined Analysys Mason in October 2003 right after I got my diploma in mathematics from the Martin Luther University in Halle/Saale. There is no employee who has worked for the company in Germany longer than me. Analysys Mason is like a big family to me with lots of fun and friendships that have developed over time. I have received all the support and training that I have needed to develop my career. My life outside of work consists of family, practising martial arts and playing the bagpipes.Mirko Weißmann Director
After studying international business administration and living in South America for 2 years, I worked for another consultancy company before joining Analysys Mason in 2017. I have worked for several of our clients in different industries, but my main focus is on cyber security in the telecoms industry. In my free time, I like getting creative in the kitchen and furthering my risk assessment skills by avoiding falling off cliffs while mountaineering.Oscar Werner Director
I joined Analysys Mason in mid-2012. I obtained work experience as a farm hand, bartender, tutor and software-return operator before settling with consultancy. My educational background is in biology and I have a PhD in stem-cell research. To keep a healthy balance with my work life, I love getting my hands dirty in my free time – you are likely to find me in the garden, in the garage or playing with the dog. Loud music and regular morning runs are a must for me!Clara Beutner Manager
I have a diploma in genetics and a PhD in biochemistry, so you can assume that I love complexity. I found my way to consulting through an unusual route: the head of HR at a big life-science company told me “we don’t need a consultant” during a job interview. As a result, I applied to be a consultant with what is now Analysys Mason and never looked back. When I am not saving clients' projects, I am an enthusiastic dad, play role-playing games (the pen and paper variety) and love to cook.Cristian Neacsu Manager
After completing my Bachelor’s degree in international business at the Technische Hochschule Köln, I started as a consultant at Analysys Mason Germany. So far, I have been engaged in various projects for mobile and fixed-line providers and cable network operators, supporting the clients with project and programme management of IT transformation initiatives. While gaining practical consulting experience in the telecoms business, I have further expanded my scientific knowledge in an extra-occupational master’s programme in business administration and economics at the FernUniversität in Hagen. I enjoy initiating and co-ordinating knowledge management activities in order to maintain and transfer our knowledge and experiences.Theresa Esch Manager
Before I started at Analysys Mason, I studied economics in Bonn and then did my doctorate in econometrics at the Bonn Graduate School of Economics. During my student days, I had the chance to get a taste of the field of management consulting. After getting to know the Analysys Mason team in Germany during the application process, the choice was not difficult for me. Since then, I have managed a wide variety of projects in the banking and utilities sectors. Analysys Mason offers a great mix of exciting and challenging projects in highly interesting industries and, last but not least, a terrific team.Thomas Nebeling Manager
I have always been excited to learn new skills and understand new concepts, so I greatly enjoyed studying biology and doing my PhD in the field of epigenetics. Having joined the world of consulting, whole new ecosystems have emerged for me to explore: how businesses operate, how technology shapes our life and how human interactions determine how large teams work together. At the same time, I can use the mindset that I have acquired as a scientist to help our clients to understand and navigate these environments with us.Manuel Leichsenring Manager
I joined the Analysys Mason team in Germany in 2015. Since then, I have been involved in multiple projects for major telecoms companies. I have worked on project management, business analysis and data-driven projects. I hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in mathematics from the Silesian University of Technology in Poland. Additionally, I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in computer science. If I am not working, you will probably find me doing sports. My latest passion is road cycling, which I have discovered during my business travels.Magdalena Stebel Manager
I joined Analysys Mason Germany in 2016. In my time as part of the team, I have supported clients in the energy and banking sectors with projects relating to sales and operations planning and steering, product and portfolio management and IT and business transformation. I studied at the universities of Bonn and Pisa and hold a Master’s degree in mathematics. In my leisure time, I do sports, hiking tours and other social activities, but my friends would also describe me as a movie and streaming junkie.Michael Holle Manager
I started working at Analysys Mason in 2012 after returning from the USA where I worked as a postdoctoral researcher for a year after finishing my PhD in physics. I have been involved in numerous projects, mostly focusing on two themes: big transformation programmes and data analysis. For transformations, I work on solution design and delivery structure, and in data analysis I work to use the data and information within a company to structure reports that enable the management team to make data-driven decisions. Outside work, I like to travel and cook.Benedikt Wundt Manager
I joined Analysys Mason in 2018 after concluding my studies in business administration. Since then, I have had a great journey with a steep learning curve! The topics we address with our clients are varied and we are mostly free to focus on the topics that we personally like. What I like most about Analysys Mason is the great team spirit that is noticeable on a day-to-day basis, even in dinner sessions during which we share the occasional bottle of wine!Stefanie Graf Senior Consultant
I hold a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Göttingen. During my studies, I engaged in committee work and the board activities of the University and related institutions. I decided to join Analysys Mason’s Germany office as a Consultant in 2020 because it gives me the opportunity to combine my analytical skills with my passions for project management and strategy development as part of my daily work life. Supporting clients in various projects within a team of highly knowledgeable and kind colleagues at Analysys Mason makes the job very satisfying and the learning curve continues to be enriching and diverse.Annika Nitschke Expert Consultant
I completed my studies at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg with a PhD in Chemistry. After that, I joined Analysys Mason as a Consultant in 2022. Here, I can use my analytical skills in my daily work and manage different projects. It is challenging to move into another field and start as a newcomer, but you can rely on your highly knowledgeable and kind colleagues. That is what I like most about Analysys Mason; we help each other and I feel like I'm part of a big family.Anastasia Merk Consultant
I joined Analysys Mason in 2022, and soon appreciated how supportive each colleague and the company are. Before becoming a consultant, I was a postdoctoral researcher, specializing in cell biology. My other work experiences include having a paper round, working on an oil well, and leading an animal facility. Outside of work, I can be found fussing over our two cats, playing board- or PC-games with my partner and friends, working on home improvements, or taking part in the local amateur theatre where I am an actor, director, or stage manager.Andrey Fadeev Consultant
My background in business engineering and environmental and resource management is perhaps not the most typical profile for Analysys Mason or any consultancy. However, I have known early on that consulting was what I wanted to do. Thinking creatively to find solutions to complex problems as well as determining next steps is something I love to do. These skills have been instrumental on any project regardless of industry. I enjoy working with great colleagues and some have become very good friends. We share a common love of good food and other more-active hobbies.Katharina Kiefer Manager
The Germany team are experts in undertaking major transformation and strategic change programmes within the telecoms, utilities and banking industries. Our clients trust us to run all major parts of their business-critical process and IT change programmes. We plan, manage and assure the roll-out of newly integrated billing, CRM, order management, product management and associated systems. Our work is frequently the critical building block in digitalisation transformations, post-merger integrations, system consolidations and cost reduction programmes.
In my favorite project, I was part of a team at a global financial service provider that was responsible for the integration of different software and hardware products into the security architecture, and we successfully aligned business requirements with implemented IT security policies. Our team worked with a positive attitude towards a clear goal and had a great ’can do’ spirit. Furthermore, I gained profound insights into network architecture, cyber security, network security and other relevant security topics that are important for IT infrastructure in large enterprises.
One of my favourite projects was the implementation of a project management software tool for a British client that works in a range of different countries. From gathering the business needs to choosing the right tool and finally seeing the implementation and configuration through, I was able to work with an amazing international team throughout the whole process. As project lead, I connected human needs to technical requirements and was part of the company’s journey towards changing their way of working. In my view, this is a great example of how new IT tools, when done right, can support the users and therefore generate real business value.
When I came back from paternity leave, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity opened up: I was offered a data forensics project in a customer relationship department. The task was simple on paper: please help us to find the gaps in the data structure and identify inactive accounts in our huge, organically grown industrial-sized databases for many millions of private and corporate clients. Sifting through code, digging out mismatches and repairing the data structure evoked fond memories of my time in the university labs!
My favourite project was setting up reporting for a senior customer. Firstly, we had to understand his requirements. Then we created a framework, defining the necessary input data and how we would collect and store it. Our aim was to maximise automation with the help of the most suitable reporting tool. From time to time, the report grew bigger than it was initially intended with a) more data and b) more topics. Therefore, we tried out new tools to improve our ability to manage the input data. The project led to us gaining a deep understanding of data manipulation, data frameworks and automation, and other topics, such as cyber security or programme and project steering.
Migrating your customers from an existing IT platform to a new one is a bit like moving house over a long period – while simultaneously using the kitchens in both houses to prepare daily meals! We helped our client in Ireland to stay in control of this complex process by setting up a framework that made sure that the right people in the company were always on top of the latest status and were comfortable making the right decisions. In the end, the customers made the move successfully and without disruptions.
My favourite project – even though it was not the easiest – was building a steering model for one of our customers. Firstly, having to analyse what information was really needed and, even more importantly, what our customer’s leadership team wanted to see was hard work. Getting everyone to participate actively and productively was a challenge as well. However, making it work consistently in a process felt very rewarding. We deployed a lot of communication and conceptualisation skills, as well as some coding. Thus, it was a great task that demanded soft as well as hard skills. I enjoyed the challenge immensely.
Given the critical role of cyber security nowadays, serving as a subject matter expert in the cyber security department of a major player in the telecoms sector has been my favorite role so far. On the project, I identified security gaps, conducted risk assessments and drove forward mitigations to improve our customer’s security. I value gaining diverse perspectives on cyber security including risk management, technical and legal viewpoints. Engaging with stakeholders across various departments and levels allows me to develop a comprehensive understanding of the subject. I find it satisfying to witness a continuous improvement in the cyber-security maturity within the organisation knowing that my contributions are part of the overall progress made.
Travel and client exposure
We believe that we deliver the best value to our clients when working together in collaborative settings, both virtually and in clients’ offices. Our clients may work in a variety of environments (such as at home or in the office). This means that we expect our consultants to travel to clients’ offices when it is beneficial to the project and the client. Therefore, the extent of travel may vary from week to week.
We do not have fixed office days in our office in Bonn and we allow for mobile working from home or any other sensible location. Therefore, you can choose your place of residence within Europe, but it is helpful to choose a location with good public transport connections to ease the commute to the client.
Our onboarding philosophy is best summarised as ”training on the job”. We believe that this enables the steepest learning curve. From the first day onwards, it is important that you take on responsibility, which will grow naturally over time. Immediate client exposure is part of the deal.
Office dynamics and culture
Our culture is customer-centric. At the same time, we are aware of the wishes, interests and personal circumstances of our team members and accommodate those as best as we can. We avoid disturbing our team members on their well-deserved holidays. We do not expect our staff to be available 24/7, preferring instead to give you time to recharge.
The dress code in the office is casual. When visiting client offices, the dress code depends on the client’s rules. Your project team will provide you with the necessary information before you start.
Joint team activities span from lunch breaks to after-work drinks and joint sport activities at the different project locations. We also aim to bring the whole team together at least four times per year to allow for cross-account exchange.
Join the team
Application and interview process
You can browse our active vacancies by clicking on ‘Search jobs’ at the top of this page. Important documents for us to evaluate your application include your CV, diplomas and transcripts and relevant employment references.
We will get back to you within 2 weeks. If your application is successful, we will want to get to know you personally and will schedule the date for the first interview at our earliest convenience.
There are typically two interviews. This ensures that there are sufficient opportunities to get to know each other. We would like to understand who you are and what unique talents you possess.
Of course, during the interviews, you will have the opportunity to get answers to all your questions and learn more about our company and projects. The interview process includes solving case studies.
A website can only tell you so much about a job; ask your interviewers to describe the day-to-day of their projects to get a better idea of what working at Analysys Mason is all about. Never assume the worst during a case study; take a deep breath, stay positive and think through your explanations. Be clear about what you are looking for in your role; consultants at Analysys Mason work on a diverse range of projects and it gives your interviewers an idea of where you might fit.
Becoming acquainted with each other is an essential part of the interview process. As simple as it sounds, practising talking about oneself in a well-structured manner with friends and family can make a great difference.
Be authentic and follow your own thought process, even if it seems to be unconventional. Show who you are instead of using standard phrases and tips from job application guidebooks.
Do not hesitate to ask questions. We will take the time and are open for all your questions.
It is easier to make a good first impression than to correct a negative one. Be on time and dress appropriately for the position that you are applying for.
We are just as curious to meet you and are very eager to hear your questions about us and our team. Do not hesitate to ask!
Prepare and ask questions! A good fit has to make both sides happy, so the interview is as much about us getting to know you as about you getting to know us. Be yourself. We are looking for bright individuals and characters.
Please prepare. We do read all your documents, so you should return the favour. Relax! Explain your answers: if you get asked “what is 2+2?” do not just say “4”. Write it down and describe your approach. Please be consistent and stay true to yourself. You would be amazed how unconventional our team really is.
Be honest and be yourself! The interview is also an opportunity for you to get to know the company and the team, so ask questions. Don't be afraid to ask so-called "stupid" questions. As one of our project managers says: "Stupid" questions have to be asked, too.
Don't treat an interview as an exam but think of it as a negotiation of a business arrangement: honestly present what you have to offer and listen carefully to what the employer offers. It will allow both sides to make an informed decision about whether what is on offer suits them.
Internships are available for students of computer science, mathematics, natural sciences, business, economics or a similar subject that want to get out in the field while studying. We offer internship positions with a minimal duration of 6 weeks during the year.
Internships are a valuable learning opportunity for you, and it is our responsibility to find challenging tasks and provide realistic insights into the life of a Management Consultant. Many of our former interns returned after graduation and are now valuable team members. We are looking forward to your application.