He studied communication, psychology and marketing at the University of Vienna. In 2000 he was co-founder of punkt. netServices - an Austrian company specialised on information- & knowledge management as well as on Enterprise 2.0 solutions.
He is co-founder and managing partner of the Semantic Web Company and as CFO responsible for financial and organisational issues. Furthermore he leads and works in several national and international research, industry and projects in public administration - mainly in the areas of project management, requirements engineering and communication activities.