Already towards the end of his studies at Vienna Technical University and Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Herwig Stöckl began his professional career in the software industry with a focus on the telecom sector within the Siemens AG in Vienna, Austria. His leadership talents were used early in challenging projects for innovative solutions for callcenters and teleworking. In parallel Herwig Stöckl also took a major role in the expansion of Siemens into Central Europe. He succeeded in attracting and retaining talent especially in Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Croatia and managed a cultural change in the teams there to transform them to top performing SW development teams. 1999 he became one of the youngest Vice-Presidents in Siemens and worked instead with solutions for automotive, transportation, railway and tourism including the first internet based booking system for World-exhibition EXPO 2000 in Hannover. He had full P&L responsibility and his business acumen generated one of the highest margins in the group.
End 2000 Herwig Stöckl moved to Gothenburg, Sweden and joined Ericsson. Back in telecom he started with a global responsibility in spearhead R&D developing IP stacks with top IT security and O&M interfaces for the first mobile data nodes in the brand new GPRS domain. Then he was global head of Ericsson’s main project office for customer projects monitoring and staffing the largest projects Ericsson had those years, e.g. full turn-key projects to establish new mobile operators in new countries. After several years in this role he was asked to join Ericsson’s new unit for m-commerce and he lead the launch of a pan-european mobile money service. The success lead to the promotion to the COO role for m-commerce which even included sales support responsibilities. Under his responsibility Ericsson could win and deliver on major contracts in Africa, Pakistan and Latin America and operates now two of the worlds largest mobile money schemes.
Then Herwig Stöckl was asked again by headquarters to move, this time to the M&A department to shape up the integration of acquired businesses and the separation work for divestment targets. Together with only a hand-full colleagues he managed to achieve significant better results than before, among them the successful sales of a Chinese factory including a product portfolio, the establishment of an independent operating unit for a totally new businiess model or the creation of a new big joint venture in the media solutions domain. He continued to work with such transformation projects and also helped companies in international expansion when he continued his career as independent management consultant.
Combining his heart for Austria and his passion for global business Herwig Stöckl decided 2019 to join ISG as a Global Managing Partner for the industry sector.
MAIN FOCUS & PERSONAL SKILLS
- Executive Search & Selection
- New Client & Candidate Acquisition on Global Level
- Recruitment of Professionals, Senior- & C-Level Managers
- HR Development based on long managerial and cultural experience
- Robust Network within several Industries & Markets
- Entrepreneurial Spirit with focus on Solutions
- Passionate & Committed to Win Attitude
- Always building Top-Performing Teams
Motto: „Do the right things right“