After his studies in Geneva, Los Angeles, Paris and Cairo, Heiko began work at Hewlett Packard in 2001, where he learned the foundation of the HP-Way— to combine humanity with a strong entrepreneurial drive. Subsequently he tackled various management positions at Bayer, General Motors, Bombardier, Groupon and eBay. In parallel he completed an executive master in Organizational Change at the Ashridge Business School.
Dismayed with the state of leadership and especially the HR function, he returned to his roots in 2008, as global HR leader of Europe's largest independent videogame company, Crytek. There, his team worked on reimagining the HR function in the spirit of the HP-Way. They drove all HR competencies back into the line to enable quick-acting, self-organizing federations of small and passionate business-teams. The big-hairy-audacious mantra of "100% Democratic Entrepreneurship, 0% Bureaucracy" contributed largely to Crytek's stellar success story at the time. The Resourceful Humans approach signifies a radical and successful evolution of the HR model for inspiring a new kind of leadership mindset at vanguard companies. It completely rethinks and aligns the social, procedural and technological architecture with the organization's value creation chain. At its optimum, the RH-Way allows companies to run completely democratic and 'liquid' with virtually no shared service functions like HR. We founded Resourceful Humans Consulting in late 2011 to spread the RH-Way to more companies and industries.