Biography:Klaus heads the Commercial Industries initiatives for Phoenix Business Consulting. In this key role, he is charged with driving and sustaining the growth of our Commercial Industries business. Also responsible for the strategic positioning of our SAP presales, services and support offerings in the commercial arena, he achieves success in these efforts by drawing on his extensive industry experience and the considerable technical knowledge he garnered as an SAP executive consultant. Recognized as an influential expert and respected authority in building SAP systems integration consultancies across the globe, he is passionate about helping Phoenix customers utilize SAP solutions to grow their businesses while guiding them along the evolutionary path to becoming Intelligent Enterprises.
Prior to joining Phoenix, Klaus was President and CEO of B4 Consulting, a leading SAP Gold Partner for North America and SAP SI America, Inc., the systems integration division of SAP AG. Early in his career, he launched an array of international business units for PLAUT AG. Among these launches was a joint venture between Deloitte and PLAUT in South Africa, PLAUT UK and PLAUT Consulting Inc. USA. Klaus also enjoyed a significant tenure serving as a member of the SAP National Partner Advisory Council and in a variety of executive management positions with other consulting and technology companies
Despite having lived on different continents and having traveled the world, when not working, Klaus still enjoys traveling. There is an excitement and satisfaction he finds in exploring different cities and experiencing different cultures.
“Challenging times require taking advantage of the new opportunities that present themselves almost daily. In such an environment, intelligent, cloud-based technologies represent the best means of capturing those opportunities, capitalizing on them, and using data and information as predictive tools for establishing new normals as we move along technology’s rapidly advancing evolutionary path. SAP- and by extension, Phoenix as an SAP Gold Partner and premier provider of SAP Cloud Solutions- is at the forefront of this new technology frontier in these exiting times.”