Managing Partner | Alpha-Consult
Axel Tillmann, is the Managing Partner at Alpha-Consult, a going to market and business strategy consulting firm. With his engagements he focuses on moving business and society to a new + smarter future. Be it transitioning to a new market, brand, strategy, or partnership, Mr. Tillmann helps clients design understandable plans, and innovate meaningful solutions.
Mr. Tillmann brings close to three decades of leadership experience to the table, having directed numerous startups to and through successful exits, which also allowed him to gain a wealth of experience dealing with publicly held firms. Known as a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Tillmann is a well-known, well-connected expert involving start-ups, entrepreneurship and enterprise endorsement.
In the last 5 years Mr. Tillmann consulted with 100s of firms from a wide range of technology and industry sectors (Communication, Internet Security, IoT, Travel Industry, Life Sciences, Renewable Energy and Green Technologies). He is a thought after startup advisor/mentor and contributor to Pitch Globally, Pitchforce, Global Technology Symposium and various other events. Additionally, he is the co-organizer of the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Prior positions were with RVC-USA, a Going-To-Market strategy firm for foreign companies that wanted to enter the US market, during which time he was also advisor to Maxwell Biotech, a venture capital firm for Biotechnologies, AT Consult (among many projects lead a team of German Energy developers to work on the opportunity for 300 MW wind power in New Hampshire cooperating with the then Governor of NH), Arcsight (acquired by HP), Azure Technologies (acquired by GN), ENIRA Technology (acquired by ArcSight) and GBS Laboratories. In 1998 he founded NOVILIT, Inc., a firm specializing in the design of electronic automation products and protocols. At NOVILIT, Mr. Tillmann oversaw and successfully ran the funding, market strategy all product development and R&D for the firm.
An accomplished speaker and author well known for his technical expertise, Mr. Tillmann advises numerous industry organizations and served as Chairman of the Board of Alion Energy, Chairman of the Board of Appnow, past Member of the BoD of SMI (acquired for $300M) and is in the BoA of more than 10 other companies. He holds degrees in Bachelor of Science in EE from the University of Wuppertal in Germany and a Bachelor of Science in BA from Luebeck.