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The IndustryMasters Team
Günther Kober - Managing Director
Günther completed a Diploma in Business Administration and has worked over 15 years in different roles in companies e.g. ENBW. Before becoming a consultant and joing IndustryMasters GmbH, he worked as a director of product marketing for a big utilitiy company. In his work he builds bridges between his practical implementation competence and his key areas of expertise like management and leadership evaluation, development and training, organisational development and analysis and development of business models.
Thomas Lehnert - Founder & Systems Architect
Thomas is one of the founders of IndustryMasters, and the creative force behind many of our innovative solutions. A graduate of Koln University in Germany (Dipl. Kfm.) he has over 30 years experience of programming exciting and new approaches to solving business problems. He has built a number of companies in this dynamic area, including one of most successful Business Game environments used in Germany (CABS) , and IndustryPlayer - a massive online game platform with over 400,000 users. The IndustryMasters brand with its highly flexible suite of programs is his latest innovation.
Bryan Rimmer – Founder & Director of Executive Education
Bryan cofounded IndustryMasters, and has been working in the executive development & corporate education sector for over 20 years. He earned his MBA at the London Business School, and spent some years teaching finance and business strategy as part of the Executive Education faculty at LBS. He has a BSc in Chemical Engineering, and spent his early career in fmcg production and marketing functions in the food sector. He has taught hundreds of executives at all levels over the past 20 years, in many sectors including the oil & gas and process industries, with corporations such as with Exxon, Schlumberger, Eli Lilly, Glaxo-Wellcome, SABIC, and Dow Chemical.
Management Team and International Partners
Ameya Mahadeshwar – Director India & ASEAN
Ameya is a graduate of IIMA - India’s premier business school, the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad. He manages IndustryMasters business in South Asia, as well as further afield across the APAC region. An expert in developing custom-built business simulations, Ameya has built many successful models for our clients over the past few years. His background is in the IT consulting area, and worked with Infosys India before attending IIMA
Jean- Pierre Carlin - Director France & Benelux
Jean-Pierre has an extensive pedigree in the global hospitality industry – he spent over 25 years in senior financial management roles with the global Accor Groupe SA (Sofitel, Novotel, Ibis, and others) as Deputy CFO EMEA, CFO of Accor UK, as well as the positions of Financial Controller at IBM, and as Auditor with KPMG France. Jean- Pierre leads our Hospitality Simulation practice.
Ricardo Lucas Fernández – Director LATAM & Spain
Ricardo is a seasoned expert in leading executive education programs, and has filled the roles of adjunct Professor of several important business schools in Spain, including EOI Madrid, EEN Madrid, ESESA Malaga, and CESAE Madrid. He was also Managing Director LATAM of the EEN Business School network, based Lima, Peru. In previous roles he was Channel Manager Iberia Novell-WordPerfect Spain and CEO of Lucas Training, Madrid.
Darren Keegan - Decision Making Specialist
Darren Keegan is a business simulation specialist. He has facilitated events with clients such as Telefonica, Kiewit, DukeCE, and with several universities including Politecnico di Milano and EHL Lausanne. He is Affiliate Faculty at the University of Glasgow, and his Doctorate research at Edinburgh Business School is focused on the use of business simulation in virtual teams and in global leadership development. Darren has a BA in Marketing and an MBA from the University of Glasgow.
Antonio Dirceu de Miranda - Marketing Partner Brazil
Antonio is CEO of BankRisk Educational Group in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as well as being Visiting Professor at Fundação Dom Cabral (Brazil’s top business school) & Fundação Getúlio Vargas. He has an impressive record in the banking and finance sector, serving as VP Citibank, MD Manufacturers Hannover Trust, and Treasurer of Rabobank.
US and Canada Partners- Tycoon Systems Inc
Kathryn Larson – Managing Director North America
Kathryn joined the Tycoon Systems team to help open new markets in the US, and took over as MD in 2015. She has over 20 years experience in simulation, game, and instructional design, business development, and consulting. She holds a degree in geology from Southern Methodist University and completed graduate studies in education and organizational development at Regis University in the U.S. Kathryn has facilitated and consulted globally with clients in logistics, manufacturing, energy, and franchise industries. Areas of concentration include leadership development and organizational transformation.
Dan Topf - Performance Consultant
Dan has a wealth of experience in managing successful executive change programs at Kiewit, Weitz Company, Accenture, ING Group, Deere & Company, Microsoft, Rockwell-Collins, Wells Fargo and many other companies. Known for his outstanding learning design and facilitation skills, Dan serves as lead facilitator for our business simulations and business acumen programs. Dan is a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT), and has an MA from the University of Northern Iowa.