Who we are

We are experts with team spirit and personality.

We are the leading independent management consultancy for innovation and R&D: We make innovation profitable. We are consultants with conviction and cross-industry experience, in-depth expertise, and strong personalities. We are experts, visionaries, pioneers, trailblazers, lateral thinkers, developers, facilitators, and motivators. At the same time, we are creative, innovative, down-to-earth, professional, courageous, kind, efficient, personable, dynamic, and reliable. In short, we are 3DSE.

What we stand for

In addition to cross-industry experience and in-depth expertise, our employees are characterized above all by their down-to-earth and strong personalities. Team spirit is very important to us and typical "consultant clichés" are not fulfilled. The relationship between us, and our customers is characterized by often long-standing, trusting partnerships and in-depth knowledge of the specific requirements.

Values like individual responsibility, determination, appreciation, loyalty, alignment with opportunities, courage, and constant further development are the cornerstones of our professional self-image and are deeply anchored in our DNA.

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Our management team

Our management team consists of experienced and committed executives who together drive the strategic direction and development of our company. Each member contributes their individual strengths and experience and works closely together to provide our customers with first-class products and services.

Dr. Stefan Wenzel

Founder and Managing Partner

Dr. Armin Schulz

Founder and Managing Partner

Thomas Haim

Managing Partner Austria

Management Office Wien

Barbara Riegger

Managing Partner USA

Management Office Chicago

Dr. Tim Sturm


Industry Lead Automotive

Stephan Finkel


Industry Lead Defense & Security

Marc Fritzen


Industry Lead Mobile Machines

Denis Trost


Industry Lead Medical Devices

Our 3DSE advisory board

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günter Kappler

Proven expert in the field of research & development in teaching and practice

Claudia Kessler

Entrepreneur and visionary and one of the few female executives in the international space sector in the international space sector

Prof. Dr. Harald Ludanek

Expert with profound expertise in the automotive sector and 26 years of experience in automotive development

Dr. Matthias Ludwig

Veteran with more than four decades of experience in the electronics research and industry

Frieder Megerle

Freelance Business Consultant with extensive experience in engineering & manufacturing, lean production, turnaround management, M&A, internationalization and management of multinational teams

Dr. Detlef Müller-Wiesner

Freelance Consultant for innovation processes, aerospace research & technology, Systems Engineering, strategy and start-up coaching

Our partners

With our network, we offer you a solid 360-degree spectrum of expertise for your innovation and R&D strategies. Together with our competent partners, we are able to comprehensively cover central interfaces to adjacent fields such as supply chain, change management, IT, and other specific areas.

Consultancies and Companies

Innovation Management

phasix is our partner for identifying differentiated top innovations of the future and for implementing cautious innovation management.


Systems Engineering Performance and Projectmanagement

SETEC IPMC is our partner in the French market to support companies facing special challenges in cross-border Franco-German cooperation, such as in the aerospace or energy/utilities sectors. Since February 2013, 3DSE, and SETEC IPMC have been operating together in the form of a European Economic Interest Group (EEIG) to better address the needs of mutual clients in the German-French market.


Change Management / Training

change factory GmbH is our partner for supporting change processes, leadership development, and strategic learning environments.


Digital Transformation and eSolutions in R&D

The Ancud IT-Beratung consultancy is our IT partner for supporting digital transformation and for providing customized eSolutions in R&D.


Logistics / Supply Chain Management

EicherLogistik Training is our partner for designing and implementing comprehensive and continuous process chains at the intersection of personnel deployment planning and the supply chain.


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

ILC PROSTEP is our partner in the area of PLM for the product development process.


Text Analytics Service

datanizing is our partner for the automated analysis of large amounts of text, both in the development of requirement documents and in product planning for market analyses. The company uses state-of-the-art methods of artificial intelligence and interactive visualizations.

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Institutions and Associations

INCOSE – International Council on Systems Engineering

INCOSE was founded in 1990 as a not-for-profit organization to support systems engineering. Today, INCOSE is considered to be the authoritative body for defining, building understanding, and disseminating systems engineering.


German Society for Systems Engineering – GfSE

The GfSE promotes science and education in the area of systems engineering in industry, research, and teaching. It considers itself obligated to serve the public. Since its founding, GfSE is associated with the International Council on Systems Engineering and covers the German-speaking area as the German Chapter of INCOSE.


AC – Automobil-Cluster

The Automobile-Cluster (AC) is a cross-industry network that supports innovative strength and international competitiveness of companies in the automotive sector.



The Mechatronik-Cluster offers a cross-industry network for companies from the fields of mechanical and plant engineering as well as related industries, such as equipment and apparatus engineering, technology and component suppliers, research and development and educational institutions.

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The BDU (Bundesverband Deutscher Unternehmensberatungen) represents the German consulting industry, which employs over 220,000 people and has a turnover of more than 43.7 €.


TISAX audited

3DSE Management Consultants GmbH is TISAX-audited. Tisax is a registered trademark and is managed by the ENX Association.
Our processes comply with the high information security requirements of the automotive industry as stipulated by the VDA (VDA ISA). The TISAX® audit results can be viewed exclusively via the ENX Portal by specifying our participant ID: P871HZ, and scope ID: SMHV66.

TISAX and TISAX results are not intended for the general public.