About

David Ritzenthaler

David Ritzenthaler is a senior sales & business development manager since 2012 for a multinational automotive Tier I supplier where he leads strategic SMBD (Sales, Marketing, and Business Development) projects, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions (CBMAs), having played an active role in post-merger integrations since 2014.

He will complete his MBA in Entrepreneurship in September 2021 with thesis work focused on optimizing Asian M&A strategy. Mr. Ritzenthaler has authored several patents and publications, and is a long-time veteran of corporate development, and offers private consultation services since 2019.

Mr. Ritzenthaler is specialized in automotive cross-segment technology business development, such as new mobility ecosystems, defining the future of automotive electrical/electronic (E/E) architectures for connected, autonomous, shared, and electrified applications. He is also a skilled marketing professional in data services/digital adoption, vision systems, lidar, and radar.

He has five years of cross-functional team management experience, is skilled in products-and-services technical presales, go-to-market strategy, integrative marketing, and establishing strategic partnerships, including M&A/JVs (mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures).

His mother tongue is English; he resides in Germany since 2008 and has achieved B1 German proficiency certification.

For additional details on David Ritzenthaler’s professional background, please see his LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dritzenthaler/