Christian Schniering

Christian Schniering

Startup Business Advisor, Supply Expert Inc.
 

Currently employed at Samyoga, Supply Expert Inc., Lawo

Previous: LSB Broadcast Technologies GmbH

 

Previous: University Of Toronto - Rotman School Of Management, Universität St. Gallen-Hochschule Für Wirtschafts-, Rechts- Und Sozialwissenschaften, FH Bingen - School Of Applied Science

 

    Summary

    As a global media technology executive, I am passionate about and fluent in launching new products, opening new markets, building start-up companies, and growing a Fortune 500 customer-base for Digital Media and Entertainment products. In progressive high-profile leadership roles with one of the world's leading digital media technology companies, I am the go-to-expert with industry leaders, customers, partners, and distributors such as Google, Amazon, Apple, Bloomberg, Comcast, Disney, Time-Warner, Netflix, and Turner Broadcasting. With P&L responsibility, I oversee management and motivation of high value talent: 25+ direct reports and indirect reports in sales and sales operations. As employee #4 of LSB, a digital media technology company, helped grow the company to $10,000,000 in revenues and enable a M&A with Lawo AG as well as ensured a successful post acquisition integration. I am fluent in the global market dynamics of international B2B sales and operations including launching capturing new business in the Americas, and expanding brand awareness to gain a sustainable, competitive advantage. Part of the 3 person founding team, grew the North American subsidiary and market to multimillions < 6 years. I am known for bringing meaningful change to customers resulting in successful client relationships, winning proposals, and top/bottom-line business growth. I am skilled at engaging/managing stakeholders across complex cross-functional global organizations to enable the alignment of partners, distributors, and system integrators such as Solotech (Cirque du Soleil exclusive vendor), Bexel, Diversified, and Applied Electronics. I have directed sales, technical product management and product implementation as part of a broad and deep foundation of experience that is informed by dual MBAs from University of Toronto and University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and a BSC in Software Engineering, Germany.

Experiences

 

Startup Business Advisor

At Samyoga

From January 2016 to Present
 

Startup Business Advisor

At Supply Expert Inc.

From 2016 to Present
Acting as advisor and mentor to this an online marketplace for construction materials specializing in the online supply. Advised on P&L analysis, business model, marketing plan and pricing scheme, strategic roadmap, and e-commerce platform for future expansion. Helped arrange funding agreements to...
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Startup Business Advisor

At Samyoga

From 2016 to Present
Acting as advisor, mentor and motivator to this Toronto based, brand focused on handcrafting props, accessories and apparel for the modern-day yogi. Advised on company growth strategy, business model, sales and marketing plan, partnership and rewards initiatives and online presence for sustainable...
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Director of Sales and Business Development

At Lawo

From 2010 to Present
Member of the founding team as employee #3 of this North American subsidiary of Lawo AG (a privately held provider of HW & SW technology in digital media/entertainment). Helped launch and build from start-up to 45 employees in North America. Instrumental in growing revenues to multimillions annually...
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Project Manager

At LSB Broadcast Technologies GmbH

From 2006 to 2010
As the 4th employee of this core founders team, helped grow the company to 60 employees and $10,000,000 of annual revenues in less than 6 years enabling a successful acquisition and buy-out by Lawo AG. PROJECT MANAGEMENT – EUROPE Provided project management, commissioning and customer support...
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Skills

 
  • Account management
  • B2B Sales
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Executive management
  • International business development
  • Joint Ventures
  • Leadership
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