Jens Echterling strengthens GEDANKENtanken

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Jens Echterling strengthens GEDANKENtanken

The Cologne-based training start-up is expanding its management team. As Chief Product Officer (CPO), the former Managing Director of the FOCUS Online Group and NetMoms founder Jens Echterling is now part of the management team.

Cologne, September 25, 2019 - GEDANKENtanken is expanding its exceptional position among training and coaching providers. For the further development of innovative e-learning technologies, the Cologne-based company, which in April was honored with a Germany appearance by former U.S. president Barack Obama in the sold-out Lanxess Arena in Cologne made headlines, now the founder, product and marketing specialist Jens Echterling on board. With the newly created position, the qualified business economist is also a member of the Executive Board as Chief Product Officer (CPO).

"With Jens Echterling, we welcome a true start-up professional to our management team," said GEDANKENtanken CEO Alexander Müller. "Particularly in the expansion of our digitally based continuing education offerings, which are designed to accompany people on their individual paths to self-realization, he will make decisive contributions that will further advance our company but also, above all, our customers on our joint path to sustainable growth. We are very much looking forward to working with a creative mind who will strengthen GEDANKENtanken with his know-how in the start-up world, his media-relevant and business expertise, but not least with his personality."

After graduating from WHU, Jens Echterling began his career at McKinsey, then founded the online portal NetMoms with partners, until he was appointed as a Managing Director at the FOCUS Online Group. Subsequently, since 2017, Echterling has been a member of the management team of the digital consultancy dgroup, a subsidiary of Accenture, most recently as Managing Director.

About GEDANKENtanken

Since 2012, the company GEDANKENtanken has been following a mission: Their goal is to revolutionize the world of personal and professional development. In different formats, experts, trainers and coaches create a motivating environment both online and offline and convey relevant content that supports people, for example as self-employed people and entrepreneurs, but also very personally to develop their own potential. In 2019, GEDANKENtanken was named Germany's best employer by Great Place to Work. The company of Alexander Müller and Dr. Stefan Frädrich employs more than 80 employees, whose Satisfaction is one of the central building blocks of corporate culture. GEDANKENtanken next wants to answer the question of how people can be optimally supported in everyday life as a digital companion in order to develop personally and achieve a successful, happy and fulfilled life to lead. GEDANKENtanken wants its app to be on the home screen of every smartphone.

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