About

NEWNOW

Business around the world is facing an inflection point. The accelerating climate crisis, the pandemic and digital technologies have become catalysts for a new reality. We believe companies can thrive in this new now by embracing opportunities and managing risks from environmental and social issues, while tapping into data and technology as key enablers.

Society at large is driving change at an unprecedented scale and speed - as consumers, employees, investors, activists and regulators. This requires companies to adopt a new definition for value creation, balancing financial performance and measurable impact. While executive boards are tempted to formulate bold ambitions, there is still a large knowledge and action gap with regard to ESG issues.

We help companies close those gaps by mastering two transformations in one: incorporate ESG issues into their strategy, while accelerating their leap into a digital, data-driven future. As most companies are creating value through consumption, they have to consider profound changes across their value chain. We act as a pragmatic transformation partner for our clients and offer tailored support from board level to data-driven execution.

Team

Johanna

Managing Director & Strategy Leader

Johanna Hettinger is an experienced strategy consultant with a passion for tech and entrepreneurship. At Bain & Company, she helped large consumer goods clients drive transformative impact through Big Data and AI as well as the digitalization of sales channels. Johanna has also mentored young impact founders and tested venture ideas in elderly care.

GenY Frankfurt

Daniel

Non-Executive Partner & Technology Leader

Daniel Dippold is a young entrepreneur who has founded three successful companies in AI and EdTech (EWOR). He also co-founded the world's biggest impact-driven entrepreneurship community represented in over 30 countries globally. Daniel graduated from Cambridge, St. Gallen and HKUST with honors.

GenZ Lisbon

Miranda

Data Science Expert

Miranda Zachopoulou is a data science and machine learning expert with a passion for classical music. She has graduated with distinction in Mathematics and Business Analytics from Imperial College London and was awarded the Mathematical Statistics Project Prize for her Bachelors dissertation. She is a passionate cello player and has received numerous music scholarships.

GenZ Stockholm

Otmar

Executive Chairman & Operations Leader

Otmar Debald is an experienced board professional, advisory board member in several consumer goods companies and advisor to technology startups. He spent over 30 years at Procter & Gamble, leading the Finance and Supply Chain departments as CFO & COO. He also oversaw several mergers and acquisitions including the integration of Gillette.

BabyBoomer Frankfurt

Sean

Managing Director & Executive Partner

Sean Gallagher has 30 years of experience in the technology industry across EMEA. He has held senior executive roles in Sales and General Management at Hewlett Packard, Xerox and Cisco Systems. He now advises several technology startups and coaches the sales organizations of some of the top technology companies in the world.

GenX Grenoble

Jan

Non-Executive Partner & Marketing Leader

Jan Huckfeldt passionately supports Cleantech companies to develop net positive solutions - for example as FCA (Future Cleantech Architects) panelist or advisor to Climeworks. He also holds a PhD in Polymer Chemistry and gives guest lectures at Cambridge and ESCP. He has previously held senior executive roles at Motorola, Lenovo, HP and P&G.

GenX Paris

Stefan

Non-Executive Partner & Leadership expert

Stefan Homeister has been on the board and held senior executive marketing, sales and GM roles at firms such as Procter & Gamble, T-Mobile and SAB Miller. He later followed his personal passion for leadership and founded a fast-growing consulting and learning community, helping 100+ companies and countless individuals to improve their leadership and strategy effectiveness.

GenX Zurich

Xavier

Non-Executive Partner & Impact expert

Xavier Sarras is a founding partner at the Impact VC fund 4P Capital. In this context, he acts as a board member and advisor to highly scalable, purposeful startups to drive positive social and environmental impact. He is an expert in customer experiences with close to 30 years of experience in scaling digitally driven marketing agencies.

GenX Frankfurt

Emanuel

Deep Learning Leader

Emanuel Jöbstl is an entrepreneur and experienced software engineer who is especially skilled in Parallel Computing and Machine Learning. He has co-founded several successful tech companies such as Authory and Optonaut, where he was responsible for building the core technologies using AI and computer vision. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science with a focus on Cognitive Systems and Signal Processing from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and was a researcher at the world-renowned Carnegie Mellon University.

GenY Berlin

Services

MADETOMEASURE

We are not about the cookie-cutter approach. Instead we look at your business and your transformation journey to identify and address the most urgent issues. The result: made-to-measure support to help simplify, navigate and manage your transformation.

We develop transformational and holistic environmental, social and governance strategies for companies that enable sustainable economic growth. It begins with working at board level to inform, advise and build cross-functional alignment.

We work together with the best team of eco-system partners to provide focused expertise injections on relevant ESG capabilities such as compliance, governance, impact measurement, risk management, communication, data and reporting.

We build custom technology solutions using the most leading-edge data science to create transparency and enable more sustainable decisions across the value and supply chain.

Careers

CREATECHANGE

Works needs purpose. And our work needs people who find purpose in change. Are you an exceptional talent ready to create the new now? Then well hope you'll join our team.

We hire outstanding individuals with different levels of experience from the areas of Data Science and AI, entrepreneurship, strategy consulting, ESG as well as impact strategy. If that's you, we'd love to receive your application.