→ KLAITON becomes Haufe Advisory

Creating an impact.

Targeted matching with the best consultants & coaches enables us to empower organisations and people to achieve sustainable results and unlock their full potential.
Our Vision
We enable organisations to access the best external support in an efficient yet personal way. At the same time, we create conditions for top coaches to work independently and have a strong partner at their side.

“We aim to be the best at what we do. Providing a high quality online platform for purchasing and processing business coaching, and being an attractive partner for the best business coaches.”

Our values
The things that are most important to us are part of our DNA:
  • We deliver quality.
    Behind everything we do is a desire for excellence. We use the most advanced methods, the best tools, and the most modern processes. We guarantee best practice quality.
  • We are honest.
    Our processes are transparent. Our communication is simple and easy to understand. We apologise whenever we make a mistake. You can count on our words.
  • We are gamechangers.
    We constantly look at things from a new perspective and consciously question traditions and
    procedures. We think along and are one step ahead. We are redefining the industry.
  • We are respectful.
    We treat each other and our partners in a friendly, respectful and fair manner, because that is the only way to create trust. Having fun together is an important part of our working lives.
  • We are fast & uncomplicated.
    We work fast and take complexity out of things. We are pragmatic and we always find away. Problems thrive us to think creatively and find solutions. Feedback is the basis for our growth.
Our history
How KLAITON became Haufe Advisory

In January 2015, we founded Haufe Advisory — originally named KLAITON — in Vienna. In September 2018, KLAITON became part of the Haufe Group and, as Haufe Advisory, put two products on the market: Haufe Consulting and Haufe Coaching. An innovative online platform for the placement of highly qualified consultants and coaches is at the heart of our company: we are convinced that digital and efficient ways to purchase business consulting & business coaching will lead the way into the future.
Foundation of KLAITON, launch of the product KLAITON Consulting
First investors on board, 5 employees
2015
Second capital increase, expansion to Germany
7 employees
2016
Launch of the product KLAITON Coaching
16 employees
2017
Alliance with the Haufe Group
20 employees
2018
KLAITON becomes Haufe Advisory
22 employees
2019
Our team
Many unique personalities – one committed team. In order to live our vision, we do not solely need the professionalism of our individuals, but above all diversity and smooth cooperation at team level.
Adela Lucaciu
Expert Relations Manager
(Parental Leave)
+49 211 40 833 604
(DE)
+43 676 847 833 604
(AT)
adela.lucaciu@haufe.com

My objectives are the development and expansion of our Top Expert Community, providing a first-class service as well as ideal matchings

Adela Lucaciu
Expert Relations Manager
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Pragmatist, Multitasking Talent, Change Manager
Important stations
LKW WALTER Internationale Transportorganisation AG, HAYS - Personnel Services & Recruitment for Experts, MMC Agentur für digitale Kommunikation GmbH
Agnes Reczi
Graphic Design
(Parental Leave)
(DE)
(AT)
agnes.reczi@haufe.com

Continuous development not only as a person, but also as a professional graphic designer is very important to me. For me, Haufe Advisory means the place where I can achieve both.

Agnes Reczi
Graphic Design
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Out-of-the-Box-Thinker, Design-Lover, Layout-Expert
Important stations
Exithink GmbH, Time Travel in Vienna GmbH, Reczi Design
Armin Braunstein
Senior Software Developer
(Parental Leave)
(DE)
(AT)

At Haufe Advisory, I work in a technically adept and professional team. Flexibility and the provided development opportunities create an environment in which I flourish. I highly appreciate that.

Armin Braunstein
Senior Software Developer
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Visionary, thinker with a tremendous thirst for knowledge
Important stations
Atos IT, D.A.S. Rechtsschutz, Kooco Co. (Taiwan)
Birgit Fordinal
Chief Relations Officer
(Parental Leave)
+49 211 40 833 600
(DE)
+43 676 847 833 600
(AT)
birgit.fordinal@haufe.com

To be a part of a vivid community is both meaningful and valuable! With its community, Haufe Advisory offers a hub for high-quality consulting expertise. To add value for consultants, coaches and companies: that’s what it’s about for me.

Birgit Fordinal
Chief Relations Officer
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Community allrounder, dot connector, reflectivity expert
Important stations
Gesellschaft für Erlebnismarketing, Eybl International, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Birgit Jax
Staffing & Deployment
(Parental Leave)
+49 211 40 833 308
(DE)
+43 676 847 833 308
(AT)
birgit.jax@haufe.com

Allowing the right sparring partners to accompany you at determining moments can be the key to the next level. Finding the right experts for it doesn't have to be difficult. We ensure the right match, professionally, personally and future-oriented.

Birgit Jax
Staffing & Deployment
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Mrs. make-it-possible, bridge-builder, idealist
Important stations
VGN Medien Holding, Impact Hub Vienna, Whirlpool Corporation
Birgit Oburger
Chief Operations Officer
(Parental Leave)
+49 211 40 833 300
(DE)
+43 676 847 833 300
(AT)
birgit.oburger@haufe.com

Quality, swiftness, consulting that adds more value than it costs. No commodity, but professional service, offered in a transparent and modern form. That’s what Haufe Advisory is to me.

Birgit Oburger
Chief Operations Officer
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Communication freak, maverick, implementation pro
Important stations
Caliber Media AB, KFV – Kuratorium für Verkehrssicherheit
David Preuster
Director Client Engagement
(Parental Leave)
+49 211 40 833 301
(DE)
+43 676 847 833 301
(AT)
david.preuster@haufe.com

I enjoy being the intersection between our customers and consultants and ensuring that organizations can solve their projects and problems sustainably.

David Preuster
Director Client Engagement
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Pragmatist, communications expert, problem solver
Important stations
Eurest, Prevent Group, Michael Page
Elisabeth Heiserer
Chief Financial Officer
(Parental Leave)
+49 211 40 833 501
(DE)
+43 676 847 833 501
(AT)
elisabeth.heiserer@haufe.com

Transforming old patterns, driving innovation, working in a highly professional environment, where mutual appreciation and mindfulness are not just buzzwords, but key values. The industry is finally changing!

Elisabeth Heiserer
Chief Financial Officer
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Analyst, mediator, creative forward thinker
Important stations
Deloitte Financial Advisory, Zentrum Unternehmensberatung, INiTS Gründerservice
Elisabeth Laiminger
Head of Marketing
(Parental Leave)
+49 211 40 833 305
(DE)
+43 676 847 833 305
(AT)
elisabeth.laiminger@haufe.com

At Haufe Advisory, I’m given creative leeway to try things out and constantly expand my knowledge. Our flexible working environment, the products, but most of all the team is what makes work an exciting and unique experience.

Elisabeth Laiminger
Head of Marketing
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Team player, communications expert, motivator
Important stations
Bestseller Handels GmbH, Red Bull Media House GmbH, P8 GmbH
Erika Stefan
Marketing Manager
(Parental Leave)
+49 211 40 833 303
(DE)
+43 676 847 333 303
(AT)
erika.stefan@haufe.com

Haufe Advisory gives me the scope to implement creative ideas into concrete strategies and measures. The varied subject areas, the appreciative work environment and mutual trust are the motivators of my work

Erika Stefan
Marketing Manager
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Communications expert, ideas creator, practice-oriented
Important stations
Holger Schmenger
Managing Director
(Parental Leave)
+49 160 978 77 401
(DE)
(AT)
holger.Schmenger@haufe-akademie.de

It’s a lot of fun to actively participate in the implementation of the disruptive business idea. Professional cooperation in a dynamic team with an agile mindset will be our guarantee for success in the years to come.

Holger Schmenger
Managing Director
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Doer, pragmatist, harmoniser
Important stations
Branch Manager Integrata AG Stuttgart, München, Nürnberg Vice President Corporate University, Software AG CEO Haufe Akademie GmbH & Co. KG
Jakob Frohnwieser
Head of Engineering
(Parental Leave)
+49 211 40 833 401
(DE)
+43 676 847 833 401
(AT)
jakob.frohnwieser@haufe.com

Haufe Advisory offers me the ideal environment to fully utilize my strengths and drive innovations. Together we create the highest quality online platform for consultants and coaches.

Jakob Frohnwieser
Head of Engineering
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Tech Enthusiast, Full-Stack Problem Solver
Important stations
Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH, SIGNON Österreich GmbH (now Evolit Consulting GmbH), Specific-Group Austria GmbH
Judith Mayer
Senior Project Manager
(Parental Leave)
+49 211 40 833 307
(DE)
+43 676 847 833 307
(AT)
judith.mayer@haufe.com

Helping companies to advance their coaching management by way of an innovative product of which I’m wholeheartedly convinced: That’s what I’m able to do at Haufe Advisory, being part of a great and dynamic team with short decision-making paths!

Judith Mayer
Senior Project Manager
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
active listener, pragmatic doer, focus-keeper
Important stations
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Hewitt Associates (Aon Hewitt), Zürich Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft
Julia Kern
Staffing & Deployment Manager
(Parental Leave)
+49 211 40 833 302
(DE)
+43 676 847 833 302
(AT)
julia.kern@haufe.com

Professional service thrives on transparency, commitment, quality, independence and, most of all, respectful communication. At Haufe Advisory, we are driven by finding the perfect match for our clients.

Julia Kern
Staffing & Deployment Manager
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Organizing freak, doer, multitasking pro
Important stations
Universität Wien, Volksbank Wien, [kju:] digital solutions
Levente Fabian
Senior Software Developer
(Parental Leave)
(DE)
(AT)

For me, Haufe Advisory means being part of a committed and motivated team. I also really appreciate having flexible working hours and working with the newest web technology.

Levente Fabian
Senior Software Developer
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Analyst, visionary, diagnosis enthusiast
Important stations
Lisa Smekal
Executive Assistant
(Parental Leave)
+49 211 40 833 500
(DE)
+43 676 847 833 500
(AT)
Lisa.Smekal@haufe.com

This is where the highest quality, competence and innovative working models come together in line with the New Work trend. The integration into the operative business as well as working as a large family allows one to grow personally and professionally and offers room for development.

Lisa Smekal
Executive Assistant
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Organizational talent, teamplayer, determined
Important stations
Madeleine Espino
Finance Expert
(Parental Leave)
(DE)
(AT)
madeleine.espino@haufe.com

As part of the Haufe Advisory Finance Team, I have the opportunity to combine the for me most important elements in the world of employment: performing in a dynamic and motivating working environment as well as expanding my interest in finance.

Madeleine Espino
Finance Expert
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Tidy, reliable, teamplayer
Important stations
Martina Federler
Expert Relations Manager
(Parental Leave)
+49 211 40 833 603
(DE)
+43 676 847 833 603
(AT)
martina.federler@haufe.com

In my capacity as recruiting expert with systemic coaching training, I contribute to the development of our lively expert community and create this experience of values for all our consultants and coaches, both in the selection process and during staffing of coaching requests.

Martina Federler
Expert Relations Manager
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Team player, profile matcher, bridge builder
Important stations
PwC, Do & Co
Melanie Fischer
Senior Project Manager
(Parental Leave)
+49 211 40 833 306
(DE)
+43 676 847 833 306
(AT)
melanie.fischer@haufe.com

Being the project and product manager, I see things through our clients’ eyes every day, aiming to provide added value to organisations by means of user-optimised product design.

Melanie Fischer
Senior Project Manager
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Allrounder, enthusiast, coordination pro
Important stations
ÖBB, Constantia Industries, Werner Consult
Mona Kieninger
Business Development
(Parental Leave)
+49 211 40 833 309
(DE)
+43 676 847 833 309
(AT)
mona.kieninger@haufe.com

Mona Kieninger
Business Development
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Important stations
FAU Nürnberg-Erlangen, Wirtschaftsuni Wien, BMW Group
Nikolaus Schmidt
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
(Parental Leave)
+49 211 40 833 200
(DE)
+43 676 847 833 200
(AT)
nikolaus.schmidt@haufe.com

The right business consulting makes a big difference! At the same time, a lot can be improved: more transparency, improved quality and a fair costs/income ratio for companies and consultants. Haufe Advisory is the answer.

Nikolaus Schmidt
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Consulting junkie, business developer, forward thinker
Important stations
Deloitte Consulting, IBM Business Consulting Services, die Berater, RegioPlan Consulting
Oliver Wana
Chief Technology & Product Officer
(Parental Leave)
+49 211 40 833 400
(DE)
+43 676 847 833 400
(AT)
oliver.wana@haufe.com

For me, as an information scientist and business psychologist, HAufe Advisory is the ideal technical platform to put focus on companies and individuals, along with their strengths, interests and independence.

Oliver Wana
Chief Technology & Product Officer
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Visionary, tech thinker, idealist
Important stations
Deloitte Consulting, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna, Smart Information Systems, Telekom Austria
Romana Bilas-Kainz
Senior Finance Expert
(Parental Leave)
(DE)
(AT)

I love working in an environment where I can change something for the better. At Haufe Avisory, I also have the possibility to work flexibly, which is something I really cherish.

Romana Bilas-Kainz
Senior Finance Expert
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Doer, financial translator, excel-pro
Important stations
neunerhaus – Hilfe für Obdachlose Menschen, Pfizer, Nissan Österreich
Stefan Schweiger
Senior Software Developer
(Parental Leave)
(DE)
(AT)
stefan.schweiger@haufe.com

It is important to me to find quick solutions and to be able to make the right technological decisions. At Haufe Advisory, I particularly appreciate the good and open atmosphere in the team.

Stefan Schweiger
Senior Software Developer
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Problem solver, analyst, idealist
Important stations
Nagarro GmbH, runIT solutions GmbH, Technische Universität Wien
Tina Deutsch
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
(Parental Leave)
+49 211 40 833 100
(DE)
+43 676 847 833 100
(AT)
tina.deutsch@haufe.com

Creative leeway, flexibility and independence – the core values that lead me into entrepreneurship. For me, but also for all those fantastic consultants, for whom we create a solid basis.

Tina Deutsch
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
Energetic, execution hero, networker
Important stations
Royal Dutch Shell, Cerberus Capital Management/BAWAG P.S.K., Deloitte Consulting
Verena Eiweck
Marketing
(Parental Leave)
+49 211 40 833 312
(DE)
+43 676 847 833 312
(AT)
verena.eiweck@haufe.com

Haufe Advisory offers me the opportunity to unfold my ful potential and helps me to rethink traditional ways. The working environment, the organization and upon all, my colleagues, are the reason to form this fact day by day.

Verena Eiweck
Marketing
(Parental Leave)
characteristics
reliable, organizing lover, future-oriented
Important stations
4e7 media, Burgenländische Volkszeitung