- 1980 - 1986: Diplom in Industrial Engineering and Management, Majors: Finance and Banking, Mechanical Engineering, University of Karlsruhe (TH)
- 1986 - 1991: Research fellow and PhD in Finance at the Department for Finance and Banking, University of Karlsruhe; Dissertation entitled "Aktienbewertung und Unternehmensinformationen"
- 1991 - 1999: SGZ-Bank
- since 1999: Member of the management board at BBBank eG, Karlsruhe and since 2002 CEO of BBBank eG
- Since 2003: Lecturer at the University of Karlsruhe (TH)
- Since2011: Honorary professor at the University of Karlsruhe (TH)