Lothar studied Economics, Marketing and International Marketing in Germany and Ireland and holds a National Diploma in Business Administrations. He also participated programs at the University of Virginia, USA, DARDEN Graduate School of BA.
Lothar is an award-winning, international Chief Marketing Officer with over 30 years’ experience on the media agency and customer side (including: FullTiltPoker, Gameforge, Bacardi, ProSiebenSat1, and clients such as Canon, Mercedes Benz, Beiersdorf, DHL, Lopoca, Casina.com, Pokercode, etc.).
He is an expert in brand building, marketing structures & processes, digital transformation, media and his main focus always is the customer happiness. His experience includes all relevant Marketing Communication facets, such as Media, New Media, eBusiness/Internet, eMarketing, Sponsoring, Strategic Planning, Market Research, PR, Event, etc.
Lothar was Managing Director and led and managed various Media Departments and key account teams in Germany and he directed, developed and led the Media, Marketing Services and Marketing Communications Department for Bacardi on a global scale out of Washington DC, USA. He won numerous media awards at the New York Festival and at the MM Awards in London.
He served as a Chairman and member of the German Sponsoring Association (FASPO) and as a member of the German Advertising Association. He was also a member of Zeche Neuland, a German Start-Up-Incubator Group.
Further in his career, Lothar was Chief Marketing Officer at companies such as Pocketkings Ltd. (FullTiltPoker) Gameforge AG, Imperus (casina.com) and maxdome (ProSiebenSat1 AG), before he decided to start his own consultancy firm Origin Integrated E.U. in Vienna, Austria. He serves clients such as GroupM (Media), Pokercode, Ebcont (IT), FootballIndex, etc.
Lothar is a shareholder of and operates as CMO at Vault Security Systems, a Suisse company dealing with blockchain-technology and B2C as well as B2B solutions in the area of fraud protection and counterfeiting product piracy.
Lothar is part of the Teach for Austria program and teaches as a professor at a technical secondary school in the subjects of Business Administration, German, Electrical Science, Ecology and Sports. The aim of the program is to provide a better educational path also for the socially weaker students.