Bernd Zipper, Senior Consultant, CEO

Bernd Zipper is always one step ahead of the game and is regarded as one of the print and media industry’s innovators.

Bernd is a consultant, lecturer and speaker as well as founder and CEO of zipcon consulting GmbH based in Essen, Germany. His specialisms are e-business print, web-to-print, online print stores and interdisciplinary media projects. This technology and strategy consultant and his team actively mentor and support practical implementation on a wide range of different client projects. He creates visions, concepts and strategies for those from a wide range of different industries that are involved in the print production process. Bernd is a highly regarded practically-minded and critical technology and strategy consultant, speaker and facilitator. His visionary presentations are regarded around the world as trend-setting management recommendations.


Sabrina Tenschert, Senior Consultant

Sabrina Tenschert is the link between e-business print theory and practice.

Sabrina has been an experienced operator in both theory and practical project management at zipcon consulting for many years. As Head of the ‘EPOS Studie’, she has a detailed knowledge of the online store and web-to-print applications market and is able to find the right solution for every intended use. Given that she has a media design qualification in digital and print media and print and media technologies from “Bergische Universität Wuppertal”, Sabrina has a passion for print, but always with its use in e-business print business segments in mind. Her responsibilities include up-to-date market evaluations and analysis activities as well as project management and hands-on mentoring of consultancy projects. Sabrina is highly regarded by our clients as a skilled consultant, because she generates solutions together with clients and highlights options that can be implemented quickly in day-to-day routines.


Max Spies, Senior Consultant

For the Swiss Sword and business economist, the outcome is important as long as one does not lose sight of the people and the process.

People used to “start from the bottom up” – and this is exactly the case with Max Spies. The trained typesetter and offset printer successfully completed his training as a state-certified printing technician, making him a highly sought-after man. He worked for a publishing house as a production engineer, where he was responsible for media-neutral data management. The next step was to gain experience in managing employees as head of prepress in a large printing company. He went through the digital transformation from conventional prepress to CtP. Equipped with this knowledge, he made the leap into the editorial team of Deutscher Drucker. For the trade magazine, he researched internationally in the premier league of prepress. He worked for a Swiss ERP software provider as a presale’s consultant for more than nine years and has achieved considerable sales success. Max Spies set up the academy for ERP software users. With his profound expertise in the printing and ERP sector, he is able to keep a close eye on the people and the process, which is one of Max Spies’ strengths. He was able to use his potential successfully in countless optimization projects. His analyses, recommendations for action and training – whether in the printing or publishing sector – are practical and goal-oriented and thus help decision-makers and users to achieve their desired success quickly.


Sandra Bellof, Event & Marketing Communications Specialist

Sandra Bellof focuses on communication concepts, customer consulting and event management.

As a M.A. communication scientist with extensive practical experience in the print and media industry, she is responsible for the development of marketing and communication concepts. Sandra Bellof advises and accompanies your projects from the analysis, through the implementation of communication measures, to the achievement of objectives and budgeting. She is also responsible for PR, further development of the zipcon media and event organization, such as the annual Online Print Symposium.


Jessica Kelley, Analyst & Social Media Expert

The world of online channels with an international view is Jessica Kelley’s focus.

After completing her Master of Arts in International Business at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Jessica’s main focus at zipcon is on social media platforms. She brings momentum to our public channels and analyzes the industry, collects data, and researches the world of online printing with an international perspective. Jessica always keeps an eye on all the news from the online world, web-to-print and e-commerce, on both sides of the Atlantic. As an analyst, she gets to the heart of complex topics and summarizes the collected data for a comprehensible and well-founded overview in a corresponding financial analysis. When collecting global market figures and sizes of the industry, she benefits above all from her accuracy, international background and sensitivity.


Daniela Reeck, Executive Assistant

Nobody manages a range of different interests and people as skillfully

As professionally trained commercial specialist Daniela has already gained several years of solid experience in the service sector. She handles the organization and coordination of various client projects, ranging from providing administrative support to the relevant project team and event organization to professional research projects. She also looks after and maintains our CRM system and project management is in her heart. She also acts as an advisor to the Initiative Online Print Management Board and is therefore our in-house contact for members of the association and other interested parties. And of course, she always has a sympathetic ear for your questions and concerns.


Nicola Zipper, Financial Consultant

Money rules the world and at zipcon consulting Nicola Zipper is the one pulling the strings behind the consultancy scenes.

As an accounting expert with many years of experience, Nicola is not only responsible for looking after zipcon’s finances. In fact Nicola’s task is to validate concepts and analyses for clients from a financial expert’s perspective, produce costings and financially screen the feasibility of projects and change processes.