Our Team

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Helping people and companies to develop and strengthen their innovative ability is what drives the verrocchio Institute team:

Benno van Aerssen

Methods / Creativity / Finding ideas

Benno van Aerssen is a lateral thinker, visionary, innovator, trainer and author with extraordinary creativity, ideas, passion and empathy.

Contact - Mail - bva(at)verrocchio-institute.com - Mobil - +49 172 200 92 65


Christian Buchholz

Leadership / Change / Innovation Culture

The Managing Director of the verrocchio Institute for Innovation Competence is considered an expert on the topics of "Leadership and Innovation".

Contact - Mail - mail(at)verrocchio-institute.com - Phone - +49 211 5508882


Malvine Klecha

Moderation / Innovation methods / Working formats

Malvine Klecha's focus as a master's student is on increasing the innovative capacity of small and medium-sized companies. As a working student she also supports the verrocchio Institute for Innovation Competence in the development of new concepts and in operative business.

Contact - Mail - malvine.klecha(at)verrocchio-institute.com - Phone- +49 211 5508882


Jennifer Weiß

Corporate communicationn / Digital Business

Jennifer Weiß is a communication professional and takes care of all corporate communication from social media to digital business.

Contact - Mail - jenny.weiss@verrocchio-institute.com


Daniel M. Ziegler

Design Thinking / Lateral Thinking / Inspiration

Daniel Maurice Ziegler is a multi-instrumentalist, innovation coach and speaker. His special focus is on design thinking, lateral thinking, impulse pictures and inspiration.

Contact - Mail - daniel.ziegler@verrocchio-institute.com - Mobil - +49 170 2424364


Dirk Wirth

„Innovatorik“ / Business-Models / Methoden

Dirk Wirth is convinced that successful companies can only be managed by "innovators". Innovatorics is the language of "innovators"!

Contact - Mail - dirk.wirth@verrocchio-institute.com - Mobil - +49 162 2725951


Markus Schulte

Medium-sized companies / Innovation / IT

Markus Schulte is engaged as a "future-finder" and supports entrepreneurs in finding their "business potential 2.0" or with innovation coaching in the company.

Contact - Mail - markus.schulte(at)verrocchio-institute.com - Mobil - +49 170 232 545 6


verrocchio Notes

Are you willing to make yourself familiar with new innovation methods? Are you wondering what the job of an Innovation Coach looks like? Are you willing to be up-to-date as to the subject of innovation?

We will send you hand-picked innovation know-how in the monthly verrocchio Notes. Free of charge and geared to practice. At first hand from Benno van Aerssen and Christian Buchholz, the founders of verrocchio Institute.

Just fill in the form, send it to us and confirm the response e-mail - that's how easy you will become a recipient.

By the way: We don't like spam mails and, certainly, neither do you. For this reason, your data will be safe with us and we will never pass them on to third parties.