More about Dirk

As managing director of Alva, Dirk is focused on transforming companies into future readiness involving strategy, innovation & growth, marketing, and digitalization.

Dirk crafts strategies for maximizing business benefits and delivers initiatives to improve product and service leadership, customer experience and operational excellence.

Prior to founding Alva in 2010, Dirk subsequently assumed a number of leadership roles in global telecommunication, energy and professional services organizations. He has been lucky enough to work for firms and people who have allowed him significant variety and growth in a portfolio of career experiences that has been personally and professionally fulfilling. The search for a better way to serve clients led him found Alva, as he was intrigued by a business model ahead of its time, a unique vision and an entrepreneurial culture.

Dirk earned a Master in Economics with Honors from the Ruhr University Bochum and hold Executive Programmes in Strategy, Marketing and Leadership at IMD and Stanford.

He is also a partner of taskforce – Management on Demand AG (Munich). With over 1.300 interim executives – including 130 carefully selected partners – taskforce is Germany’s leading interim management partnership.

Beyond Alva – five questions to Dirk

What inspires you?
I am inspired by boldness in the face of uncertainty.

What is a goal you have your eyes set on?

Leading the company to be strategic advisors for our global clients as they embrace a blended workforce strategy to drive their businesses forward with speed and innovation.

What accomplishments makes you most proud since founding Alva?
Leading an exceptional team through change and meaningful growth. This has been a life-changing experience and one I will cherish forever because of the humans involved.

Name three words that describe you.
Driven, empathetic, passionate.

Do you have any skills or secret talents that most people don’t know about?

I am an avid mountaineer.