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Executive-MBA, Dipl. Inform.
Dr. Bernhard Schmid
Owner and General Manager


Dr. Bernhard Schmid has been active for 25 years as entrepreneur and manager of ITC / High-tech and consulting companies. He studied Computer Science and conducted an Executive MBA successfully (both 'with distinction') before he achieved a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with a thesis about corporate finance as regards German SMEs.

  • Career: General Manager of various B2B companies, Member of the Board of Directors of a publicly listed ITC company with 19 premises as well as Director Germany, Austria and Switzerland of an Accenture-company.
  • over 25 successful Corporate Finance transactions: IPO, growth financing, M&A, MBI / MBO / successor planning.
  • Advisor of several international companies: amongst others portfolio companies of SAP-founder Dietmar Hopp, biggest qualification company, leading software vendor, Top-15 MBA-Business School etc.
  • author of various articles and books, speaker / moderator of strategy congresses for FOCUS, Die Welt group, Süddeutscher Verlag, WEKA etc.
  • active as Business Angel

The GVM team is complemented by experienced experts as regards GVM core competences.