Ulrich Wallenhorst

Ulrich Wallenhorst has been a manager and executive with extensive product and market expertise for over 30 years, both in German medium-sized companies of various sizes and industries (mechanical engineering, industrial automation, automotive, etc.) and in large listed American corporations.

From 2018 to 2023, he was the Technical Managing Director (COO) of tool manufacturer Knipex.

Through his implementation experience, he can effectively support the introduction and evaluation of products, business models, technologies and methods in companies as an advisory board and consultant.

Ulrich Wallenhorst is currently active as chairman of several advisory boards and as senior advisor to several private equity companies.


Result-oriented manager who determines the strategic thrust of medium-sized family businesses and American corporations and who understands and implements their philosophy. Responsible for organic and inorganic growth, Business development and M&A. Leading more than 1500 employees worldwide in heterogeneous management teams.

  • Supervisory Board & Advisory Board mandates
  • Digital business models & Industry 4.0
  • Strategic product planning & innovation management
  • Personal coaching and mentoring
  • Leadership, Growth and M&A

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Start-Up Funding: Mastering big challenges professionally!

Consulting area "Start-ups & Entrepreneurship"


Initial situation: a new VC fund needed a critical mass of investors with the willingness to invest at least a six-digit amount in a first funding…

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