as a Service

Your Partner for
Capital Markets
Business Development

Competence as a Service

Our name is the guiding principle for our consulting services: precise support of your projects with know-how and methodological knowledge. Delivered as an interactive service by experienced experts in compact formats. These include confidential sparring, mobilizing impulses, interactive workshops and active program support. Always supported by a perceptible passion for excellent solutions and enthusiasm for joint success.
7 Partners
20 Experts
Headquarters in Hamburg
Founded in 2016


Behind "Competence as a Service" is a team of 7 partners and 20 experienced consultants and specialists. The experience background of our team members is multi-layered and is based on personal management experience and sound consulting and methodological knowledge. We also know numerous industries from the inside and have reliable networks to companies, investors and relevant multipliers.
Christian Henge
Partner, Strategy & Governance
Christian loves to turn comfortable constellations on their head and work with teams whose creative restlessness generates a powerful impact.
Katja Henge
Partner, Corporate Social Development
Katja loves direct contact and asks questions that move people personally. This enables her to expand perspectives in professional and personal change processes.
Dr. Michael Kösel
Partner, Business Development, Processes and Systems
Michael blossoms when it starts to hurt e.g. when developing precise and superficial concepts or breaking the deadlock on difficult projects.
Mark Piekereit
Partner, Business Development, Product Management and Distribution
Mark loves products in need of an explanation, enjoys getting sales up and running and destroying pipe dreams.
Jochen Reichert
Partner, Capital Markets Advisory
Jochen resolutely introduces investor perspectives and effectively links enterprises to the financial community.
Dr. Klaus Vernie
PaPartner, Corporate Transactions
Klaus effectively brings companies together and knows where it’s worth digging for hidden potential.
Alexander Knütter
Consultant, Project Management
Alexander digs deep where gut feeling no longer helps and fights on when others want to give up.
Giesue Vincent Furnari
Partner, Strategy, Governance & CFO-Services
Vincent systematically translates broad concepts into tangible metrics and transforms complex ventures into manageable projects.


We work for family entrepreneurs, investors and management personalities in numerous industries. We are particularly pleased that our customers are "repeat offenders" and entrust us with new support tasks again and again.
€ 30m
€ 2.5bn
bis 25,000
Enterprise Value
€ 25m
to above € 8bn
To our work, our customers report back to us that
  • we find accurate solutions and know practical abbreviations
  • our interactive work formats mobilize the participants particularly strongly
  • lead our projects to measurable results
  • we work with clearly communicated roles
  • we do not lose our sense of humor even in challenging situations
  • we attach importance to a pleasant working atmosphere
Next to our work, our customers also appreciate our discretion. That's why you will not find any names here. If necessary, we are happy to establish personal contact with reference providers.


At CaaS, you will be involved in challenging projects relating to strategy, governance, capital markets and business development. We appreciate the opportunity to work closely for and with outstanding leaders. The enthusiasm for excellent solutions drives us every day anew.
In our team, experienced experts and personalities are always welcome. We are a good fit for you if...
  • ... you appreciate working in small, personal teams.
  • ... the search for the best solutions inspires you.
  • ... you like to move in the playing field between strategic thinking and pragmatic implementation.
  • ... you are open to constantly changing topics and questions.
Depending on your level of experience, we can offer you the right perspective:
  • As a working student, you can get to know the professional field of strategy consulting at the highest level.
  • After completing your studies you can gradually learn the exciting profession of strategic management consultant.
  • As professional with several years of work experience you can independently accompany or manage challenging projects as a consultant or project manager.
  • As an experienced partner or manager with a resilient network, you can help shape our business in the function of principal or partner.


SGS Academy Training – Risk Assessment Concerning Mental Stress in the Workplace

Katja Henge and Alexander Knütter explain the legal basis and recommendations made by the authorities for a risk assessment concerning mental stress in the workplace. With the aid of examples, you will learn to carry out and evaluate a risk assessment including the steps afterwards for developing and implementing any of the necessary measures to be taken.

Please register using this link.

iGrafx Partner Interview – Three Questions for Alexander Knütter Concerning Governance 4.0

Digital developments and the pressures they bring are having numerous effects on various areas of our economy including the field of corporate governance. The digitisation of companies and the resulting changes in leadership styles are issues which effect middle and C-level management.
In an interview carried out by our new partner iGrafx, Alexander Knütter (Senior Consultant at Competence as a Service) explains what helps distinguish Competence as a Service via its implementation of Governance 4.0 and the benefits that companies can gain by introducing digital governance.

Follow the link to the interview.

Katja Henge and Alexander Knütter speak at the SGS Auditors Meeting on the topic of Psycho-Social Stress analysis.

The strong increase in the number of work days lost to psycho-social stress in the workplace has caught the intention of lawmakers. Since 2013, all companies have been required to carry out a risk assessment on the psychosocial distress of their employees. (GBU) and if necessary, develop and implement measures to reduce these burdens.
As well as looking at the background to the problem and methods for dealing with the issue. Katja and Alexander demonstrated how companies can generate considerable benefits for employees and their own business from this new obligation.

CaaS to become partner with iGrafx

In line with CaaS’ approach “Governance 4.0” all essential management tools will be digitally administered. This enables the consistent design and application of all instruments for target, responsibility and compliance management.
To achieve this goal, CaaS has chosen the Process-Management Solution from iGrafx. CaaS and iGrafx have agreed on a close partnership encompassing the development and dissemination of the Governance 4.0 solution.

New Partner Jochen Reichert on board.

At the beginning of the year, Jochen Reichert is to begin his role as a CaaS Partner. He expands our competence in the field of “Capital Markets Advisory.” This fits in perfectly with our “Equity Value Creation”, Investor Relations and Transaction Services approach.
Jochen has 20 years of experience as a Sell-Side Analyst at Warburg M.M. and Bank Vontobel among others and has established a wide network encompassing companies and the financial community. Jochen’s fruitful years as an analyst were spent covering the likes of Axel Springer, Drillisch, Deutsche Telekom, Freenet, Lotto24, ProSiebenSat1, RTL, Scout24, Sky, United Internet, Wirecard and ZEAL Network to name a few.


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    How to find us
    • By Underground. Take the U3 from Hamburg Central Station to Rödingsmarkt. (CaaS is ca. 150 m away on foot.)
    • By Air: Once at Hamburg Airport you can reach us by Taxi of by S- Bahn (S1) to Stadthausbrücke. (CaaS is Ca. 400m on foot.) Alternatively change at Central Station to the U3 and alight at Rödingsmarkt (CaaS is ca. 150m away on foot.)
    • By Car: Our office is located in a pedestrian zone. You can find the nearest carpark at Rödingsmarkt 14. (CaaS is ca. 150m away on foot). Short Stay parkers may be lucky enough to find a space in the “Kajen” carpark or on “Rödingsmarkt.”
    • By Boat: Directly behind our building is a jetty that can be reached by private sports boats. However please pay attention to the tides as this is important when travelling under the harbour bridges.
    • By Bicycle: Cyclists can lock up their bike on the opposite side of the Deichstrasse.
    Our office is on the third floor and can be reached by paternoster. Please note that the transport of goods, suitcases and transportation aids is not allowed owing to safety reasons.