Nikolaus Guido is a globetrotter in the corporate landscape. His expertise lies in developing business strategies and handling company challenges, both of which require a deep understanding of the business at hand. After working several positions in top management in industry, financial services and consulting, in 2014 Nikolaus Guido founded Prospire, turning his understanding of company consultancy into a reality.
"There are only two days a year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live." (Dalai Lama)
Each and every day, he strives to reveal courses of action and find new solutions based on strategic alignment. These may include unconventional approaches, but that’s because he is interested in more than just the routine. Nikolaus Guido considers himself a consultant with a great responsibility: as a pilot who doesn’t leave the ship until the company is back in calm waters. And he takes all company stakeholders along for the journey. Being authentic and transparent is important for him: After all, it’s the only way to get people enthusiastic about solutions and make an impact.
Staying authentic is the only way to inspire people and make an impact.
Before founding Prospire, Nikolaus Guido acted as Senior Client Manager and Operating manager, among other capacities, at Credit Suisse Private Banking. His career path first led the electrical engineer with a degree from ETH to ABB as a development team leader, followed by Synpulse Management Consulting, where he was responsible for establishing the branch in Frankfurt as partner. At McKinsey, he provided customers from all different industries with consultation in areas including IT, profit optimization, or product and business strategies. There, he also experienced the power of a good team: in the right constellation, a team is invincible.
Outside of work, Nikolaus Guido hits the slopes on Telemark skis in the winter, while he enjoys sailing and rowing on Lake Zurich in the summer. To top things off, he is practicing to master the skill of bread baking – the only thing he’s missing is a field for wheat.
- Strategy development
- Business development and planning
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Market launches
- Business transformations, turnaround situations
- Value chain digitization
- Project and program management
- Line management
- Change management
- Banks and Insurance Companies
- Manufacturing Industry
- Automotive Industry