The Acornpark® Senior Partners

Ute Ferber

Senior Advisory Partner

Profile of Ute Ferber

Senior Advisory Partner

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.


Klaus Gebauer

Senior Advisory Partner

Profile of Klaus Gebauer

Executive Partner, Managing Director

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

Executive Partner

Profile of Thorsten Knobbe

Executive Partner, Managing Director

Dr. phil., OKR Master (Betterworks), Scrum Master (

Thorsten Knobbe is co-founder and Managing Director of Acornpark. He is responsible for the Practices of OKR, Agile Organization, Change Management, Leadership Consulting and Career Management. He is particularly interested in research on "People in working life". 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 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: Betterworks OKR Master (endorsed by John Doerr): Professional Scrum Master I, Schwaber; 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.

Mirko Jens Luebke

Senior Advisory Partner

Profile of Mirko Jens Luebke

Senior Advsiory Partner

Dipl. Oec., MBA, General Management Program | Harvard Business School
Marshall Goldsmith SCC Certified Coach

Mirko Jens Luebke is a Senior Advisory Partner. He supports Acornpark across industries and topics based on his experience as Principal of Luebke Consulting and as a Management Consultant ofMcKinsey & Company.

Career: Founder & Principal, Luebke Consulting; Managing Partner, BDGI - Business Development Group International (Düsseldorf, Athens, Birmingham); Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company (Düsseldorf, Chicago).

Education: SCC Certified Coach, Marshall Goldsmith; LCOR Leading Change and Operational Renewal, Stanford University Graduate School of Business; General Management Program, Harvard University/Harvard Business School; MBA, The University of Birmingham; Diplom-Ökonom, Bergische Universität Wuppertal.


Michaela Moser

Senior Advisory Partner

Profil of Michaela Moser

Senior Advisory Partner

Dr. rer. pol., Diplom Kauffrau, Certified Mediator,

Michaela Moser is a Senior Advisory Partner and supports Acornpark in her role as Professor for Human Resources at IUBH Internationale Hochschule. She focuses on topics related to her scientific research on new leadership models, agilization of enterprises and establishment of leadership skills.

Career: Professor for Human Resources, IUBH Internationale Hochschule; Professor in the Department of "Training Soziale Kompetenzen", Europäische Fachhochschule; Head of Controlling, HOCHTIEF Facility Management GmbH; Managing Director, HOCHTIEF ViCon GmbH; Member of the Management Board “Service Center”, HOCHTIEF AG; Head of the Corporate Tax Department, Pilkington Deutschland GmbH; Tax Assistant, Deloitte & Touche.

Education: Coach, IFAP-Institut, Geprüfte Mediatorin; PhD, Cologne University; Diplom-Kauffrau (Master of Business Administration),  Cologne University.



Mario Schuster

Senior Advisory Partner

Profil Mario Schuster

Senior Advisory Partner

M.A., MBA, Dipl.-Ing., OKR Master Betterworks

Mario Schuster is Senior Advisory Partner. He supports Acornpark across industries and topics in the area of Performance Management and Objectives & Key Results in his function as founder of DRECON Performance Management. He has been working in HR, engineering and IT services for 20 years and has, among other things, built up a project and service company for Hays Holding in Mannheim as Managing Director.

Career: Managing Director Bertrandt Technology Consulting GmbH; Managing Director Hays Technology Solutions GmbH; Managing Director Splu Experts GmbH (ManpowerGroup); Regional Manager FERCHAU GmbH; Branch Manager Brunel GmbH; Branch Manager Gulp Solution Services GmbH; Founder DRECON Performance Management.

Education: OKR Master, Betterworks University; Master of Human Resources Development, Technical University of Kaiserslautern; Master of Sales Management, Ostfalia - University of Applied Sciences; Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Kiel University of Applied Sciences.