Thomas Mueller

Independent Consultant And Advisor // E-commerce, Digitalization, General Management


Bio Summary

Thomas is an experienced and independent management consulting professional and advisor. He is specialized in e-commerce, digitalization, and general management functions, mainly in these industries: retailers, packaged consumer goods as well as fashion, sporting goods, and luxury goods companies. Project examples include the concept development and implementation of new online shops, the assessment of selected e-commerce activities of existing online shops, the development of a corporate strategy for a multi-channel retailer or a transformation program for the transition period from an owner- to management-led organizational structure.

Thomas started as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in Germany in 2003. From 2008 through 2018, he was the Managing Director in two e-commerce companies in Germany. Based on these strategic, operational and very hands-on experiences, Thomas has been supporting his clients since 2019.

Employment History

Independent Consultant And Advisor // E-commerce, Digitalization, General Management

August 2019 - present

Core industries: retailers, packaged consumer goods as well as fashion, sporting goods, and luxury goods companies Core functions: e-commerce, digitalization, general management Project list (excerpt): - Transformation pro ...see more



November 2018 - January 2020

Innovative training program for graduates and young professionals (supplements existing functional and cultural introductions; focuses on general business skills like effectively collaborating with manager and colleagues or e ...see more

Managing Director


November 2015 - April 2018

Managing Director for eCommerce (Marketing, IT, Business Intelligence, Business Development and Logistics) as well as for Finance and HR Selected Achievements: - Marketing: Launch of customer loyalty program REWARDS CLUB and ...see more

Managing Director

October 2008 - March 2015

Managing Director for eCommerce (Online Marketing, Shop Management / Site Optimization, IT, Business Intelligence, International Markets, Logistics) as well as for Finance, HR, Project Management Selected Achievements: - Oper ...see more

Senior Associate

McKinsey Deutschland

September 2003 - September 2008

Participated in 2-Year-Fellow-Program from September 2003 through December 2005. Conducted PhD studies from January 2006 through December 2007, during official Fellow leave. Returned as a Senior Associate in January 2008, and ...see more


Master's in Business Administration/Management HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management 2003

Ph.D in Business Administration/Management RWTH Aachen, School of Business and Economics, 2007

Bachelor's in Business Administration/Management University of Passau 2001

Language Skills

German English

Country Experience

Austria Germany United Arab Emirates


Digital Strategy, Digital Transformation, Benchmarking & Best Practice, Business Case, Business Planning, Corporate Strategy, Growth Strategy, Strategic Management, Project Management, Dashboard Development, KPIs, Strategy Execution

Marketing and Public Relations
Digital Marketing

Digital Sales

Education and Training
Program Management

Business Intelligence