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THE MAK’ED TEAM is rooted in the SME sector and is a team of makers, solution finders and solution implementers.

We work with the highest level of professionalism.

Our working methods are always professional, our communication is efficient and solution-oriented.

We attach great importance to high-quality results.

Our goal-oriented way of working means that the focus is on results of the highest quality at all times.

We work in a structured, process-oriented and responsible manner.

In doing so, we are approachable, authentic and implementation-oriented and attach great importance to close feedback loops. We generate visible added value. Our implementation is energetic and professional.

We work sustainably, pragmatically and solution-oriented.

Our way of working is analytical, fact-based, pragmatic and targeted, always keeping a holistic view of the situation.

We work independently and internationally.

We work for the management, the executive board, the owners, for partners and shareholders as well as for the supervisory boards and advisory boards of nationally and internationally active medium-sized companies.

We believe in continuous and sustainable development.

We attach great importance to the continuous professional and personal development of all employees as well as to lasting progress at THE MAK’ED TEAM and all client and partner companies.

We believe in the efficiency of medium-sized businesses.

We develop targeted and sustainable solutions and create added value for medium-sized companies and entrepreneurs.

We live value freedom, respect and openness.

The cooperation in our team as well as the work with clients is based on mutual trust, mutual appreciation and empathy.

THE MAK`ED TEAM – a diverse team with one thing in common:

We share a high affinity for medium-sized businesses and for the people who shape them. Structure, efficiency and feasibility are not only our watchwords, but we live them every day.

With our focus on corporate development and corporate management, we have already assisted many SMEs and family businesses. Whether shareholder structures, hurdles in family businesses or generational change: we know what special challenges medium-sized companies face and develop suitable solutions.

Our approach is interdisciplinary and characterized by a balanced mix of strategy development and concrete action. As forward-looking doers, we like to get things done and bring a lot of practical experience and solid expertise to our client projects.

Ann-Katrin Hardenberg THE MAK'ED TEAM


Ann-Katrin Hardenberg is Managing Partner and founder of the consulting company THE MAK`ED TEAM. Her focus is on HR management, corporate learning as well as organizational and corporate development for medium-sized companies.

The business economist has already worked in Germany, Australia, Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America in international corporations, medium-sized companies and start-ups. Here she has gained extensive experience in dealing with special situations, difficult markets and corporate crises with foresight. Over the years, Ann-Katrin Hardenberg has founded several companies herself and set up new business units with new teams for private companies in various countries. Today, she brings her extensive management skills and her high level of expertise in sustainable corporate development to THE MAK`ED TEAM.


Martin Auer is Managing Partner and founder of the consulting company THE MAK`ED TEAM. His focus is on finance, general management and corporate development in medium-sized companies.

As a graduate in banking, he can look back on a varied working career in Central Europe and the USA. During his time as a board member of a medium-sized group of companies, he was responsible for their expansion at home and abroad. Martin Auer has extensive experience in the development, restructuring and turnaround of medium-sized companies and has supported many family businesses in their growth or turnaround. His structured approach and interdisciplinary way of working predestine him at THE MAK`ED TEAM especially for financial, strategic and complex tasks.


Stefan Gutsch is Senior Consultant and Managing Director at THE MAK`ED TEAM. With his long career in medium-sized businesses, he is an expert in strategy, organizational development, business development and leadership.

Stefan Gutsch, who holds a degree in business administration, can look back on extensive experience in management and consulting. He was responsible for the establishment and expansion of subsidiaries as well as sales and service networks in Europe, the USA, China and Korea and was himself the managing director of a medium-sized company for many years. As a consulting partner, he has successfully assisted many companies in a phase of change in achieving their goals. Today, he actively supports clients of THE MAK`ED TEAM and successfully translates their entrepreneurial opportunities into sustainable concepts.

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Experienced Problem Solvers and Project Partners: The Deinzerconsult Team

Experienced Problem Solvers and Project Partners: The Deinzerconsult Team

The consulting company Deinzerconsult is our project partner and complements the competences of THE MAK`ED TEAM in individual projects with its high level of experience in the optimization of manufacturing and production processes.

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