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Hello, welcome to my website.

 

I am a freelance consultant that offers multidisciplinary intelligence across the domains of technology-driven businesses, finance and business law. I am coming from academia and I am in my early 30′s, but what started as a one-off project alongside my doctoral studies three years ago, has now progressed towards a virtually full-time freelance consulting occupancy. I am still with one foot in academia though, until the end of February 2015 (defense of my PhD, titled “Legal & market infrastructure for technology-driven firms”).

Clients usually rely on my services to explore one-off projects or returning jobs that are in specialist areas that are usually highly priced in the market of business services and advisory services. Especially for projects or jobs that require knowledge from more than one domain among technology, finance and business law. I have reasonable specialist knowledge in those three domains, and traditional service providers would immediately have to compose a costly team of different specialists to cover the required input from those separate domains. Such projects may not be explored or undertaken if one would only be able to go to the traditional and expensive service providers like corporate finance houses, law firms that deal in international business law areas, or well-known consulting firms. Some of my clients start with a one-off job to test the relationship and then return for more jobs on a more regular and ongoing basis, once there is an established relationship. I can also negotiate to do a first job or project for a reduced rate or sometimes even for free, if this would enable an ongoing relationship with a steady flow of jobs or projects.

I have advanced knowledge and I am highly comfortable with high levels of complexity that is otherwise only available from traditional business services providers. But my service is considerable less expensive, certainly when multidisciplinary knowledge is involved. I am however no replacement for such traditional players when managers seek external consulting and advice for the certification of their decisions towards shareholders – only a big brand or a well established firm can deliver that. Traditional players will also be able to deliver specialists that are very advanced in very narrow domains – whereas my strength is rather based on multidisciplinary skills and having „only” reasonable expertise in those domains separately. Also in terms of manpower can I only take jobs that fit a sole person instead of a team. Finally, I cannot provide services that require a license (i.e. investment advise, investment management, legal defense, patent filings, etc.) or that require to take on large liabilities that I cannot take on me as a sole person – for that I require a sign-off by one of those traditional players.

Recently, I served a US-based niche consulting firm in a subcontracting capacity to produce the dataset of a yearly report that is authoritative in a niche industry of $17bn (a report of which key metrics are referenced every year by A-list publications like Forbes, Business Week, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Techcrunch, Venturebeat, etc.), a boutique consulting firm in a subcontracting role where I create input for reports that serve A-list end-clients like the European Commission, I served a European stock exchange which operates multiple segments (a Regulated Market and multiple Multilateral Trading Facilities), and a European venture capital investment firm.

Knowledge-wise, I deliver the same seriousness and intellectual capacity in domains that are served by the major business advisory players. But I don’t work from a shiny office with an expensive address, but rather from anywhere where I have wifi connectivity.

 

Feel free to browse around, or to get in touch.

Kristof