Since March 2006 director of the R&D division "Smart Devices and Embedded Security" of the Fraunhofer Institute SIT (Secure Information Technology) and spokesperson for SIT (mainly responsible for the overall business development and key account management of SIT). Co-Founder and CEO of the Virtual Forge GmbH early 2006. Virtual Forge's unique strength is the intersection of Security Expertise with Know-How in the area of Business Applications and Technology Platforms. Joined SAP Product Security Team (NetWeaver) in 2003. Focus topics were secure development, security testing, security response, product certification (Common Criteria) as well as awareness events for the development crew. From July 2005 to February 2006 project lead in "Research & Breakthrough Innovation" division of SAP May 2003 dissertation about "Security Engineering with Patterns" (with distinction). Promoted to managing director of ITO. 1998-2003 member of the scientific staff at the IT Transfer Office (ITO), Department of Computer Science, Darmstadt University of Technology. Project team member, later project lead of projects for customers such as T-Systems Nova, Siemens AG, SAP Corporate Research, and Fujitsu Laboratories. 1996-1998 Work as independent consultant and developer for diverse customers, e.g. Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste Deutschland (VWD), Coopers & Lybrand, DePfa-Bank, Direkt Anlage Bank, and Sonymusic Germany. 1993-1998 Studies of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Darmstadt University of Technology (Degree "Diplom-Ingenieur").