ANDREAS DIETRICH WESTENDÖRPF

CTO, Tech Leader / Enthusiast / Evangelist

Father of Frederik (born 2021)

ABOUT ME

I am a people-centric CTO and tech leader with focus on digitization of existing and exploration of new business models in scale-up organizations. I’ve led and built tech organizations to align with business, developing technology strategy from discovery to delivery. I am a proven leader of diverse, mid-sized teams in hyper-growth and agile, rapid change environments and have proven my leadership, consulting expertise, methodological skills and industry-overarching tech experience in international projects in 11 countries.

KEY EXPERTISE

  • Tech Leadership, Motivation3.0

  • Delivery-focused Tech Strategy

  • User-centric Tech Product Development

  • Scaling Empowered Tech Product Teams

  • Anti-fragile Software Engineering

  • Tech Organization Development

  • Diverse Tech People & Culture

  • International Consulting

  • Agilization / Restructuring / Change Mgt.

  • Data Privacy & IT Security

BUSINESS OWNERSHIP

  • Direct staff headcount: >110

  • Managed Revenue: >12mn EUR p.a.

  • Managed Budget: >25mn EUR p.a.

  • Reporting line: direct to board / founder

  • Team Leadership since 2011

  • IT + Management Consulting since 2007

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Emma Sleep GmbH - The Sleep Company — Chief Technology Officer (CTO) — Frankfurt a. M. (Germany) + remote, since 10/2020

  • Engel & Völkers Technology GmbH — Managing Director + Chief Technology Officer (CTO) — Hamburg (Germany), 3 years 7 months

  • Zalando SE — Head of Digital Productivity — Head of internal IT — Berlin (Germany), 2 years

  • KPMG WPG AG — Manager IT Consulting — Frankfurt a. M. (Germany), 1 year 5 months

  • Comma Soft AG — Senior Consultant — Bonn (Germany), 1 year 3 months

  • Detecon Inc. — Consultant — Reston, VA (USA), 5 months

  • Detecon International GmbH — Head of Team Data Center Management — Senior Consultant — Consultant — Business Analyst — Bonn (Germany), 5 years 5 months

  • Freelance — Software Engineering Consultant — St. Augustin (Germany), 1 year 10 months

  • Freelance — IT Administrator — Web Developer — Academic Intern — Bonn + St. Augustin (Germany), New York City, NY (USA), Cologne (Germany), 7 years 2 months

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • E-Commerce & Online Retail (D2C/B2C/B2B)

  • Real Estate Brokerage / PropTech

  • IT Services

  • Financial Services / Banking

  • Telecoms / ISP

  • Government / NGO

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • IT & Management Consulting

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • 2000 - 2005: University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg — Computer Sciences / Media Informatics, Diploma of Science in Computer Science (M.Sc. in Computer Science) — St. Augustin (Germany)

  • 1995 - 2000: Gymnasium Lohmar — Abitur, corresponding general qualification for university entrance 'A' levels — Lohmar (Germany)

  • 1993 - 1995: German School MoscowMoscow (Russia)

  • 1987 - 1993: German School GenevaGeneva (Switzerland)

MEMBERSHIPS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • 03/2022: MACH Alliance Ambassador

  • 01/2011: Professional Sales on Executive Level (AVINA)

  • 12/2009: PRINCE2 Practitioner in Project Management

  • 10/2009: PRINCE2 Foundation in Project Management

  • 12/2008: MPLS - Architecture and Design

  • 09/2007: ITIL Foundation in IT Service Management

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Software Architecture & Design: Legacy & modern/cloud tech patterns and architecture; RESTful and gRPC-based APIs, MicroServices, native and cross-compiled app development

  • Software Engineering Culture: Agile software development processes (SCRUM, Kanban, mixes), DevOps, GitFlow, Software Quality, eXtreme programming, …

  • Software Delivery: Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) in Cloud DevOps environments (AWS, GCP, Azure)

  • Data Analytics: Data modeling, ETL, analysis, principles of data mining & machine learning

  • Tech Stacks: various - Typescript/JavaScript (VueJS, ReactJS, Angular, NodeJS), Java (Spring+SpringBoot), Kotlin, golang, Python, Swift, PHP, SQL, GraphQL

VOLUNTEERING

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

LANGUAGES

  • German (native)

  • English (fluent)

  • French, Russian (basic)

For an extended professional profile and detailed project list as PDF, please request directly at andreas@westendoerpf.de.