Philipp Engelhardt

Philipp Engelhardt

Researcher & Consultant, University of St. Gallen

Philipp is a researcher at the School of Management of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He was an early employee at Groupon and served as Financial Director as well as Head of Controlling EMEA during Groupon’s hyper growth phase. Among many challenges he managed Groupon’s NASDAQ IPO for Europe from a financial perspective. Fascinated from the experience of what happens to a company during rapid growth, Philipp became a researcher at the University of St. Gallen. He investigates how young, fast growing companies need to be managed in order to scale and be sustainably successful. Philipp started his career as a management consultant at Stern Stewart & Company and holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

Strategic Startup Leadership with Simple Rules

Room E2075

One reason for startup failure is lack of a powerful growth strategy. Founders and leaders often face the challenge to bridge strategy and action. Startup strategy must be clear to provide direction, but flexible enough to reflect learnings on the way. In this session, learn how to lead your startup with a few simple strategic […]