About us /
Our continuously growing team consists of a broad mix of experienced industry consultants and functional experts who can hit the ground running from day 1. We understand our clients' issues because we are specialized on the industry.
The following provides an experience overview of some of our people.
Joachim is of German-Swedish origin and holds a master's degree in business administration. Since 1996 he has worked with global companies in the sector to define strategies, improve performance, transform supply chains and integrate acquired companies. Prior to founding StepChange in 2006, he worked for 10 years as a management consultant with a large international management consulting and technology firm, where he was operationally responsible for building the pulp and paper consulting practice. In addition to his specialization in the forest, pulp & paper industry, he has consulting experience from a wide range of other industries.
Ralf holds a degree in industrial management and marketing. He has expertise in sales & performance management, supply chain, turnaround and operational improvement projects. Before joining StepChange Consulting in 2006 , Ralf worked for six years as a management consultant to the pulp & paper industry. Additionally, he has five years experience working in different sales functions for a French chemicals company.
Dr. Veronica Schey
Veronica holds a degree in architecture from the Technical University of Vienna. She also has a MBA degree and a PhD in Economics. She started in the global management consulting business in 2001. Veronica concentrates on strategic industry topics, sourcing of strategic raw materials and managing performance change. She has experience from living and working in South America, North America, Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining StepChange she has been responsible for various strategic and operational projects for Fortune 500 consumer packaged goods companies as well as many other industries.
Marja is a Finnish citizen and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland. She has worked in pulp, paper and board for more than 20 years, first in the industry and since 2000 with international management consulting firms. Marja has worked with global paper and board companies in various strategic assignments including due diligences, feasibility studies, operational improvement projects and market studies.
Alexander holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Johannes Kepler University Linz. He has expertise in supply chain management, working capital reduction, turnaround management, operational performance improvement, business process design and implementation, and project management. Prior to joining StepChange in 2009, Alexander worked for an international management consultancy firm.