Thorsten founded Valesco Ventures in 2016 and focuses on building high performance sales teams and expanding portfolio companies internationally.
Prior to starting Valesco Ventures Thorsten grew and scaled the field sales organizations of various leading global IT vendors during times of hyper growth. As executive officer and executive vice president, worldwide field operations at Infoblox (NASDQ: BLOX) he grew the company with a 40% CAGR to $96m/quarter and without exception delivered quarterly results above plan and street consensus.
Before that Thorsten tripled F5 Networks' (NASDQ: FFIV) EMEA business as senior vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Over a period of five years he grew the business to over $97m/quarter. Prior roles include senior vice president, global partner and channel sales as well as CEO of Northern, Eastern Europe & Africa for Siemens Enterprise Communications, Managing director at the Business Acceleration Group, a global financial services and business accelerator for technology companies and senior country/sales management positions at Cisco Systems, Inc. in Germany, South Korea, and South Africa.
He holds a B.Sc. in Management Information Systems from Hochschule Lahr, Germany.