Hi! We're Expansion Partner

Who we are

Europe is our home. We work with a sense of purpose. We bring the right people together to make things happen and bring new ideas and products to our continent. We go deep to explore value and have the courage to act. We help our clients to build a strong foothold in Europe. In doing so, we live up to our label: “Made in Germany”.

What we stand for

Passion

We love to work on both sides of the Atlantic. We love working with interesting and driven people. We love helping bring cool companies to Europe. We work hard to pursue our passion.

Results

We strive for success. We pursue it with a “can-do” attitude. We put professionalism, commitment, and focus to the core of it. We achieve results and celebrate them.

Team

We owe our achievements to our team. We work better, are smarter and have more fun when we work together. We share ideas, thoughts, knowledge, tools and successes.

Team

Christopher Cederskog

Christopher has over 10 years of start-up experience. He spent 4 years in several roles at Airbnb, both in Europe and San Francisco. He acted as the company’s General Manager for Central Europe and built teams in global Finance and European Operations. Prior to joining Airbnb, he helped  grow Zalando and founded Springstar, a Berlin-based incubator.

Christopher is in the middle of a multi-year project of building a house in his native country of Sweden.

 

Christopher Cederskog

Founder

Georg Bauser

After selling his startup to Airbnb in 2011, Georg spent more than 4.5 years with the company where he worked on International Growth. He launched several international offices and built teams, including the Airbnb EU HQ in Dublin and Airbnb’s Trip business unit in San Francisco.

At Expansion Partner Georg follows his dream of bringing German quality and efficiency to all internationalization projects.
Georg cannot start and end a day without a bowl of ‘Müsli’.

 

Georg Bauser

Founder

Laura Jassoy

Laura gained her management experience at Fyber, where she built global sales and client management teams. She was with the company from setup to successful exit. Afterwards, she consulted Uber and Axel Springer, and also served as Interim Director of Group Development at company builder Hitfox. She holds a degree in economics from the University of Mannheim and an MBA from INSEAD.

Laura is Spanish and German, and spends most of her spare time with her 1-year old daughter.

 

Laura Jassoy

Interim GM / Consultant

Stefan Braun

Stefan brings to the table international experience of setting up digital businesses beyond Europe.

He founded the first VC backed e-commerce company in Myanmar, launched and managed the Thailand office of a German medtech startup and advised international firms on market entry strategies to Thailand.

Stefan loves to learn about new business cultures as much as the famous German bread.

 

Stefan Braun

Interim GM / Consultant

Claudia Bates

Claudia’s background is in strategy consulting and market research, where she advised clients in sectors from e-commerce to caravans and frozen food to baby accessories on market entry and internationalization. She has an undergraduate degree from Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD.

She is known to moonlight as a yoga teacher, and true to her British roots, believes there are very few difficult situations that can’t be improved by a cup of tea (earl grey, milk, no sugar).

 

Claudia Bates

Interim GM / Consultant

Carolin Sandfort

Carolin is passionate about brands and focuses on helping early-stage startups reach their exposure potential.

She brings along over 10 years of marketing experience both in corporate and startup worlds. Having started her career at Danone, she also helped grow such brands as Volvic, Bonafont, and Milupa. In 2014 she joined Airbnb, where she launched the German brand marketing activities and set up the team.

 

Carolin Sandfort

Interim Marketing Director

Ercan Öktem

Ercan worked 5 years at Fresenius Medical Care before moving to Barcelona. After 2 years and back in Germany he first finished his studies in information sciences in Potsdam and played a leading role in kickstarting Berlin-based startups into business afterwards.

“Air Jan” spends a significant amount of time on his bike and his ambitious goal is to ride on every single street of Berlin until 2020.

 

Ercan Öktem

Operations

Jonathan Bünemann

Jonathan helps our clients on quantitative aspects of their expansion plans.

Previously, Jonathan was an intern at N26, which he helped with entering new markets in Europe. He gained U.S. experience at EY in Detroit. He recently completed his Masters’ degree at the University of Mannheim with a thesis on eye-based human-computer interaction.

Outside the office, he loves to play the cello and still participates in his former university’s orchestra.

 

Jonathan Bünemann

Junior Consultant

Work with us

We currently have one open position:

Recruiter (m/f)

Also, we are always open to discussions with curious and ambitious applicants! Feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] with a few words about yourself and what you would be interested in pursuing with us.

 

 

Work with our clients

Our clients have great openings in many locations, including European cities – so you still can work with us in one team!

Links to career pages:

Contact


Expansion Partner GmbH
Eichhornstraße 3
10785 Berlin
Germany

[email protected]