Before joining AIMS Germany Paul enjoyed a long career within 3M and its spin-off company Imation corporation in the data storage business as European Sales Director, Managing Director of the Imation Germany GmbH and Business Manager for the D/A/CH region. For 3M he worked in different divisions including an assignment at the 3M Headquarters in Maple Wood/MN, U.S.A.

Paul holds a degree in Business Administration. He is an experienced European executive with many years of success in sales and marketing as well as general management functions within volatile and dynamic high-tech and FMCG markets.

As Senior Consultant, Paul is focusing on executive search projects concerning leadership, managerial positions in FMCG (including both B2B and B2C channels) as well as sales, marketing, product management, and customer service functions. Furthermore, he works on search projects for technical managers and engineers in industrial markets.

At AIMS International, he is part of the global Consumer team.

Paul speaks German and English.


Belonging to the generation “traditionalists”, I was very much impacted by Anglo-American influences, especially in music and literature. They influenced me not only in my youth but also in my entire professional life. After my studies, I had been employed only at companies coming from the UK and the U.S.

Early in my career, as I worked in the music industry, I had my first interesting adventure in the world of executive search experiencing a disconnect between headhunter and client being presented at a music label company for a position as PM for Pop Music but the client needed a PM for Classic Music.

Pop music is still one of my hobbies starting in the swinging sixties with Brit Pop and continuing with American Singers, Songwriters, and R&B/Soul. 
Reading short stories, novels and autobiographies as well as traveling with my wife are also part of my pastime.

In addition, I should not forget to mention that I am a club member of the soccer club “1. FC Cologne” enjoying roller coaster rides of emotions by elevating between first and second league.

I like to work in the executive search business utilising my broad scope of a long-term management career as line and hiring manager but also as developer of high potentials within teams and multicultural and international organisations.