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Torsten Kriedt

B2B Venture Building / Board Advisor

Can work in or around London

  • 51.509648
  • -0.099076
  • Suggested rate €1,665 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
Propose a project The project will begin once you accept Torsten's quote.

This freelancer has confirmed part-time availability (2 days per week) in the past 7 days.

Part-time, 2 days per week

Propose a project The project will begin once you accept Torsten's quote.

Location and workplace preferences

Location
London, England, United Kingdom
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around London and 15km

Preferences

Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
Business sector
Would prefer to avoid:
  • Defense & Military
  • Raw materials industry
Company size
Would prefer:
  • 2-10 people
  • 11 - 49 people
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
Would prefer to avoid:
1 person

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Languages

  • German

    Native or bilingual

  • English

    Native or bilingual

  • Spanish

    Conversational

Categories

Skills (13)

Torsten in a few words

I am an international senior executive with 20 years experience in venture building, digital transformation and product management, with specific experience in B2B services and enterprise software. Throughout my career I have been part of teams providing on-demand services, using on-demand services or transforming operating models to make use of on-demand services.

I have direct experience in assessing market trends, crafting business models, building business units from the ground up and launching flagship products.

I believe in collaborative leadership, having led indirect teams of 200+ people across 8 countries.

The majority of my career highlights have been in the B2B space:

- Launched and led European professional services organisations
- Launched global business consulting unit
- Created and launched solution for small- and mid-sized business segment (incl go-to-market strategy & target ops model)
- Change leader for pan-European restructuring initiative
- Led pitch to invest in and partner with start-ups to enhance market offer and expand into growth segments
- Received exclusive awards for valuable leadership and guidance to the business travel industry

Experience

Solesa Venture Services

Co-Founder  - As a freelancer

London, UK

December 2021 - Today (9 months)

We provide on-demand insight, expertise and business services to entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors of ambitious B2B companies. Our specialist business professionals bring the depth of expertise and connections necessary to enable you to expand the B2B business you are passionate about. Make leveraged teams your unfair advantage. on-demand insight: Do you need to understand market dynamics, competitive set, broader ecosystem, or revenue streams flow of a certain industry or a market segment? We connect you with experts, conduct confidential research and create a tailored briefing. on-demand expertise: Do you need a professional to co-build your B2B venture, an interim manager to manage your mission critical project, or an experienced B2B product manager to create create your go-to-market strategy? We provide you with experts that deliver your vision without having a big ego. on-demand business services: Do you feel that you could be more effective if you had a bigger team but cannot recruit right now or don't have the time to find a specialist for everything? We augment your team with the services and manpower you need. From project management to launch plans, from remote team management to sales support, from digital marketing to customer success. We are not just another gig-match board. We put the team together to ensure we are delivering against your north star. We are always looking for business professionals that want to get their mojo back and work on projects that matter, in a community that is supportive and allows you to be who you are. Sign up to join our community of professionals.

BCD Travel

Senior Vice President, Solutions & Products Europe

London, UK

November 2018 - December 2021 (3 years and 1 month)

My team ensures we have the right solutions and business model for each market segment across Europe. Member of European Senior Executive Team reporting directly into the regional president.

BCD Travel

Vice President - Product Strategy & Innovation

London, UK

January 2010 - October 2018 (8 years and 9 months)

As senior leader in the global Technology, Products and Innovation team, I was responsible for product strategy, development and marketing for the corporate level client facing portfolio, and strategic growth initiatives.

GBTA | Global Business Travel Association

Advisory Board Member

February 2012 - November 2020 (8 years and 9 months)

Serving as volunteer on the advisory board of the European organisation of GBTA, guiding and consulting the association leaders on the nuances and concerns for the European region. Recipient of the 2017 Luoma Award, an exclusive annual award for individuals that have provided valuable leadership and guidance to the industry

Advito

Vice President, Innovation & Intelligence

July 2006 - December 2009 (3 years and 5 months)

Executive responsible globally for service and business innovation and industry analysis (promoted from Senior Director, Consulting) . Advito is BCD Travel's consulting unit, offering professional services to large multinational organisations.
• Led project teams to develop and successfully launch intellect-driven services
• Developed business plan, formed team and successfully launched independent business unit leading to a 40% combined revenue growth year on-year
• Established robust consulting and client engagement service model that contributed to significantly increased client re-engagement rate and a client satisfaction rate of 92% in baseline year
• Published leading-edge intelligence papers resulting in high media exposure and attractive sales leads

BCD Travel (formerly TQ3 Travel Solutions)

Head of Professional Services - Europe

February 2005 - July 2006 (1 year and 5 months)

Leader of consulting division (European Senior Management team) reporting functionally to the Executive Board of the B2B subsidiary of blue chip TUI AG (until taken over by privately held company to become BCD Travel)
• Built, launched and led pan-European business unit providing advisory, procurement and implementation services to large national and multinational organisations
• Steered multinational business development activities for strategic prospects across Europe
• Achieved positive bottom-line contribution within first year of launch

TQ3 Travel Solutions

Director Strategic Projects

February 2002 - February 2005 (3 years)

Strategic projects leader, reporting directly to the Senior Vice President, Global Account Management at the EMEA headquarters for the business-to-business subsidiary of DAX-listed TUI AG. Projects included: roll-out of multinational account management methodology, selection and implementation of salesforce.com as CRM system and post merger integration

Post Office Consulting

Enterprise Planning Team

January 1999 - January 2000 (1 year)

Assignment with the Information Systems Programme Management Practice of the UK Post Office Group's internal management consultancy
• Worked with managers from Deloitte, IBM and Accenture on one of the largest SAP R/3 implementations in Europe and the development of the group information systems strategy as member of the Enterprise Planning Team

Hapag-Lloyd

Verkaufsleiter (Key Account Manager)

January 1995 - January 1997 (2 years)

Sales and business management of regional key accounts at market leading travel management company

Education