Highly Concentrated Solutions
You don’t find the best ways forward – you build them.
Infront supports companies and entrepreneurs in developing and successfully implementing future-proof, effective strategies. Working together in small teams where experience, efficiency and creativity are fused to find highly concentrated solutions enables us to achieve real results and measurable effects – always in close and trustful collaboration with our clients. Unpretentious, and with genuine enthusiasm.
In a Spirit of Partnership, Courageous, Consistent
Infront was founded in 2004 and advises companies on strategy, innovation and transformation. More than 1,200 developed business model ideas, over 100 tried-and-tested innovations, and their implementation in the market and in the core organization position us in the league of top consultancy companies for digital transformation in Germany. Consistently winning new awards for our ground-breaking approach and methods are testimony to our effectiveness.
Infront has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Munich-based KPS AG since 2018. We pool our know-how and resources to assist our customers, with tasks ranging from strategic alignment through to the precise architecture of turnkey, industry-specific process chains, and right through to comprehensive technology and organization implementation.
You will find Infront on the Jungfernstieg, Hamburg’s foremost boulevard. We operate across the entire German-speaking region from here and, coincidentally, this is the point from where we take the Hanseatic virtues of commitment, a cosmopolitan outlook and composure out into the wider world.
Infront – The Architects
Infront specializes in strategy and management consultancy with a focus on orchestrating digitalization. We work across sectors in providing consultancy on digital topics, first and foremost:
- Business model strategies
- Innovation ecosystems
- Core business transformation
In partnership with KPS, Infront delivers highly concentrated solutions for the strategic alignment of corporate transformation programs.
KPS AG –
The General Contractor
KPS advises companies at all levels on technological strategy development for digital and omnichannel transformation, from process optimization right through to implementation. KPS covers the entire process range in the domains of merchandise management, e-commerce, digital customer management, and marketing.
In tandem with Infront, KPS facilitates the ultra-precise realization of strategic initiatives through drawing on its in-depth technology know-how and extensive resources.
Multifaceted Experience Meets Multifaceted Challenges
Digitalization has no respect for stepping in time. Different sectors and industries are positioned at very different phases of the digital life cycle. Through concertedly gathering experience across sectors, we command in-depth expertise today in many key industries. Added to this is an aggregated overview of all phases of digital transformation. We are therefore able to engage precisely at the point a company has reached on its digital path and move forward in a targeted way from there.
Fundaments for Ongoing Success – The Infront Fingerprint
Our innovative methods and approach ensure successful change with lasting effect, reliably and replicably. Quite apart from creativity and versatility, we work consistently true to the five unassailable and basic principles that leave their mark on each project.
All Equal, but All Different
The six partners embody the fundamental attributes of Infront’s philosophy. Enthusiasm for new and unconventional ways. Dogged determination in the search for the best solution. Energy – Straightforwardness – Humor – and the will to earn the trust of our clients through active, open and respectful collaboration. However, notwithstanding their common ground, the backgrounds, experience and strengths of Frank Deburba, Sven Drinkuth, Joerg Heydecke, Axel Marschall, Robert Edward Neurohr and Thomas Sindemann are completely different. This is why companies do not find glossy, “me-too” consultants. They get hands-on individuals who act out of conviction and harness their individual potential to ensure their clients’ success.
“If rational strategy meets with excitement, it means it’s promising.”
Thomas Sindemann, business graduate, is a pragmatic strategist. With a long track record in sales and marketing in his work for a leading consumer goods manufacturer and as a top management consultant in an international consultancy company, Thomas Sindemann has set in place the foundations on which he proceeds for our clients today. His special expertise focuses on realigning companies in technology and services to reflect the market, as well as in ensuring implementation programs.
“Passion is the only way forward to successfully conquering new market segments.”
In his capacity as a confirmed shaper and designer, Frank Deburba is the driving force behind the development and realization of new market strategies, with determination and staying power. His study of business administration, and his experience from having held various senior positions in international retail and in the software industry, with more than 15 years of working in management consultancy, form the basis of his work today. His special expertise focuses on topics concerning digital transformation, business development, marketing and sales in the producing industries.
“Discovering the obvious for the first time is simply genius.”
Joerg Heydecke, business graduate, is a creative analyst and entrepreneurial problem solver. Prior to joining Infront, Heydecje worked in international management consultancy. He appreciates complex issues and works on honing his ability to view things from different perspectives every day. Joerg’s aim is to find promising levers and solutions for improvement. He provides support for leading companies, primarily in the sectors of telecommunications, IT, media and services, in matters concerning marketing and organization, as well as with mergers and acquisitions.
“Strategy is the victory of an idea over presumed unavoidability.”
Industrial engineer Robert Edward Neurohr developed his understanding of management in Germany, the US and China. Before joining Infront, he was in charge of strategy development, strategic marketing and business development for large corporations. His conviction: The competition for growth is decided at the level of strategy – where contenders can outpace their established competitors. Quite apart from being a strategic planning instrument, strategy in his view lives from inspiration and holistic thinking. Based on these principles, he develops innovative growth strategies, brand positioning and business line approaches together with his clients. He is the author of the management book »Strategien für Herausforderer« (Strategies for Contenders).
“Ideas and strategies come alive with first rate implementation.”
Business graduate Axel Marschall is a strategist with a wealth of implementation experience and a broad background in sales and supply chain management. Backed by his international roles as chief sales officer, general manager and head of strategy in corporations, as well as in owner-managed mid-sized companies in the sectors of mobility, logistics and retail, he joins forces on an equal footing with our clients to work on finding answers to the challenges of the digital age.
“Focus on the customer – only those who are serious and act seriously will be successful”
Sven Drinkuth focuses on his clients’ customers. He achieves concrete, measurable success from the conception to the realization of digital transformations. His mission for more than 20 years: To create inspiring customer experience in the mass market as well as for business customers in the markets of Europe, USA, South Africa and China.
After studying physics, he first worked in the industry for 4 years, before he spent 16 years working for a large, international management consultancy, last as a strategy partner.
Less of the Consultant, More of the Consultancy Service
Infront is the right partner for you if you appreciate a focused approach rather than a big show. Our team consists exclusively of consultants and managers who act responsibly, whose expansive experience is pooled and precisely tailored to each project, and who work confidently on finding solutions to your assignments.
Recognition from All Sides
Infront repeatedly wins choice awards that come from different and particularly credible adjudicating bodies: an interdisciplinary expert jury (“Best of Consulting”), broad-based competitor and client surveys (“Best Consultants”) and the in-depth survey on 500 senior managers (“Hidden Champion”). This is supplemented by the many awards bestowed on KPS AG.