Michael is creative director and co-founder of GameDuell, Germanyâ€™s largest gaming community with over 10 million players. In operation since 2003, GameDuell offers skill-based multiplayer tournaments in casual games like Solitaire and Trivia.
As managing director and creative director, Michael (35) is responsible for GameDuellâ€™s games, website, player community and user experience. At GameDuell he has designed and produced more than 30 games.
Michael is a serial entrepreneur who also co-founded the consumer portal dooyoo.com in 1999. As a member of dooyooâ€™s board of directors and chief product officer, he was responsible for creating one of Europeâ€™s largest web communities and managing all customer relations (CRM). Previously, Michael has worked as an international consultant for product- and online-marketing.
He holds a degree from the advertising academy WAK, a masters degree from the University of Cologne, where he specialized in marketing and consumer psychology, and an MBA from Eastern Illinois University (USA).