Prior to setting up Beam, Robert co-founded Coffee Circle in 2010. As Co-CEO, he was responsible for marketing and sales (B2C and B2B), HR and technology. During his tenure, Coffee Circle achieved high 7-digit annual revenues and was growing at 50% annually. Coffee Circle operates profitably and is considered the leading coffee and accessory e-commerce website in German-speaking countries.
From 2006 to 2009, after studying Business Administration at the University of Mannheim, Robert worked at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. As a member of the Marketing & Sales competence center, he gathered substantial experience with regard to project delivery, leadership and intercultural awareness working for clients across the EU and in Abu Dhabi.
For his work with Coffee Circle, Robert was named an AACSB Influential Leader.