Primary Role
VP, Head of Business Development at Foursquare
Fuqua School of Business
December 20, 1970
San Francisco

Person Details


Holger has held positions in internet & mobile services since 1998. Holger works at foursquare as Vice President, Head of Business Development managing mobile distribution and strategic partnerships, setting foursquare's mobile strategy from a business perspective as well as managing foursquare's international expansion. He is also overseeing Media partnerships and M&A.

Prior to foursquare, Holger worked at Yahoo Mobile as a Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, responsible for all of Yahoo's strategic partnerships with global OEMs (handset manufacturer).Holger joined Yahoo! in 2005 after heading Portal & Partner Management at T-Mobile International in Europe. In this role, Holger lead Business Development and Partnerships with German and European Business Partners for T-Mobile's t-zones carrier portal including Publishers, Games, Entertainment, and Search companies.

Prior to T-Mobile, Holger ran Business Development activities as Managing Director, Germany for Red Message, an early European SMS service provider, out of London and Munich. Holger holds a German Diplom in Business and Japanese from Hochschule Bremen and an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

Holger is an expert in understanding mobile data and digital media business opportunities. His expertise in multi-million dollar deal-making and handling complex partner relationships makes him a well-rounded business development and product marketing executive. Furthermore, Holger has an in-depth understanding and vast global network in the internet & wireless industry.

Experience (6)

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    SVP Business
    Jun, 2014
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    VP, Head of Business Development
    Jun 21, 2010
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    Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships
    Nov, 2005 - Jun, 2010
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    Director - Head of Portal & Partner Management (International)
    Nov, 2000 - Aug, 2005
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    Red Message

    Managing Director Germany
    1999 - Jan, 2000
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    1998 - Jan, 1999

Advisory Roles (1)


Education (1)