Michael J. Schaeffner, CEO
“In today’s highly dynamic, global marketplace our employees must adapt quickly to new environments.
New technical advances and faster innovation cycles brings a continuing pressure for greater change performance.
These factors add to the growing requirements for our greatest asset – our human capital. "
Michael J. Schaeffner
Organizational Transformation & Governance
Sales & Marketing
Strategic & Financial Planning
Customer Relationship Management
A seasoned executive with comprehensive corporate management experience in marketing, sales and business development
Michael J. Schaeffner has spearheaded new companies, developed strategic partnerships both domestically and internationally, led restructuring initiatives, and defined markets to achieve greater market strength and profitability across Central and Eastern Europe. He is a motivational leader with the ability to inspire both internal and external teams to attain aggressive goals and bottom line results in complex organizations.
Michael brings a multifaceted perspective to his work with client organizations. His unique approach and collaborative style has consistently led his clients through growth, transition, and change, with high levels of achievement and success.
Expert Consultant for the Gerson Lehrman Group,
a New York City based membership platform
to provide independent consulting services
to business professionals around the world.
Prior to Schäffner & Partner, Michael has served in managing director roles since his twenties, honing his international, multi-cultural executive experience by establishing and managing new business development and sales operations for accelerated growth in Europe. His experience includes 8 years management experience with a global, North American company, and is fluent in both English and German.
Executive MBA, University of Texas, Austin
Engineering degree, HTL Technical University, Mödling, Austria
A trusted, collaborative change partner
Insightful facilitator and "out of the box" solution strategist