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Senior leadership

Claus Werner Claus Werner - Director

Claus's experience is top-tier strategy consulting, with a background at Boston Consulting Group and as Senior Principal at The Parthenon Group. In these roles he focused on media and technology.

Claus joined Ocean in 2002. Subsequently he led many of Ocean Strategy's projects in consumer and B2B media, and has been instrumental in Ocean Strategy's international expansion, having worked in most countries in Continental Europe together with Ocean Strategy's private equity and blue chip media clients. Claus holds an MBA degree with High Distinctions from the University of Michigan.


Charles Ross

Charles Ross - Associate Director

Charles joined Ocean Strategy from its foundation in 2000, having previously worked in media for more than a decade. Charles started his career at Thomson Regional Newspapers in 1990 and gained both HQ and operating centre experience in research, marketing and strategy. Charles became Associate Director in 2007.

During his work with Ocean Strategy, Charles has worked on projects throughout all media sectors in the UK and internationally, as well as a wide range of strategic due diligence projects in the media sector. Particular areas of expertise include digital growth strategies for consumer publishers and pay wall.


Christoph SchedlChristoph Schedl - Associate Director

Christoph is an Associate Director at Ocean Strategy. He has a wide experience in advising clients in the media and related industries, gained during his eight-year career in strategy consulting and the corporate media environment. Prior to joining Ocean Strategy, Christoph worked as a Consultant for the Boston Consulting Group in Zurich and for an Austrian media group, as an Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer and as a Managing Director of a regional radio station. Christoph holds a PhD in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics.