Diplom Kauffrau, Systemic NLP Coach, Profile Dynamics® Consultant
Ute Ferber is a Partner of Acornpark. She is in charge of Agile Personnel Concepts, Team Building and Change Management. Her cross-industry consulting experience includes in particular change projects, coaching, as well as stress, resilience and health management and team building.
Career: Assistant to the Managing Director, FBZ gGmbH – Research and Consulting Centre for AAC of the University of Cologne; Interim Managing Director, Carpe Diem Kids Academy GmbH; Conference Manager for Information Technology and Finance / Project Manager for Handelsblatt Konferenzen, Euroforum Deutschland GmbH.
Education: Certified Management Trainer, IHK Cologne; Degree in Business Adminstration ("Diplom-Kauffrau"), University of Cologne.
PhD in Engineering ("Dr. Ing."), Welding Engineer ("SFI")
Klaus Gebauer is co-founder and Managing Director of Acornpark. He is responsible for the Practices of Program and Process Management as well as Innovation Management for large corporations and medium-sized companies. His consulting experience predominantly includes change projects, program management, business development and restructuring at technical companies, primarily in the automotive, mechanical and plant engineering, drive technology, train technology, electronics and truck & bus sectors.
Career: Managing Director Technology & Vice Presient Operations and Development, Jenoptik AG / Defence and Civil Systems; Head of Development for Division of Gas-Otto-Engines, Schnell Motoren AG; Vice President Innovations Management, MAN Truck & Bus AG; Director Global Engineering, TRW Automotive / Engine Components.
Education: Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) at Braunschweig Technical University, Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Aircraft Engines; Graduate Engineer (Diplom-Ingenieur) in mechanical engineering and Welding Engineer, Braunschweig Technical University.
Thorsten Knobbe is co-founder and Managing Director of Acornpark. He is responsible for the Practices of Change Management, Leadership Consulting and Career Management. His consulting experience primarily includes change projects at the process and personnel level, including many technical companies in the automotive, mechanical engineering and plant construction industries as well as technical service providers. He is also Managing Partner of TK Leaderspoint Group, our sister team specialized in career design, and a digital pioneer as founder of Leaderspoint.de in 1999.
Career: Senior Advisor at Arthur D. Little (Chemicals Practice Group, Amsterdam office); PMM (Peat Marwick Mitchell) Management Consultants GmbH Düsseldorf office, at the time a global recruitment consultancy associated with KPMG. Trainee program and quality management assistant at Rockhi Fasteners.
Education: Doctorate (Dr. phil.) in communication sciences, University of Siegen; Second State Examination at a study seminar for vocational colleges (Hagen/NRW); First State Examination after studying languages, business administration, didactics and educational psychology, University of Siegen and Aston University.
Thorsten Knobbe and Klaus Gebauer are supported by an engaged and experienced team of experts. Professor Andreas Hoffjan functions as Academic Advisor of Acornpark Experts™. He holds the Chair for Accounting and Controlling at the Technical University of Dortmund.