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We are communication professionals when it comes to solving acute or complex tasks. Because difficult tasks and urgent jobs need trouble-shooters. Our experts specialise in Change, Finance, Crisis and Litigation PR.
Alfred Autischer is founder and principal shareholder of Gaisberg Consulting. As an expert for litigation PR, he has overseen large disputes over the last few years as a communications advisor and/or spokesperson. Alfred possesses more than 20 years of international experience in the areas of reputation management and public affairs. In 1986 he founded his first PR agency, which he made part of the agency Grayling, one of the largest and most respected agencies in the world. Before founding Gaisberg Consulting Alfred was the Managing Director Western Europe for Grayling. Alfred received a doctorate in Communication Studies from the University of Salzburg and teaches regularly at the Universities of Krems and Vienna.
Sandra Luger is shareholder and managing partner at Gaisberg Consulting and has over 20 years of experience in strategy and communications consulting on the agency side. Sandra Luger has accompanied top managers and companies across all industries in their strategic positioning and in challenging phases such as restructuring, crises or strategy and innovation processes. Until 2011 she was a member of the Management Board of Grayling Austria. Prior to that, she was a consultant at Hauska & Fleishman Hillard for four years. Sandra Luger holds a master's degree in journalism and a translation degree from the University of Vienna. Sandra Luger teaches at the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten.
Verena Nowotny is a partner and authorized officer at Gaisberg Consulting. With more than 20 years of international experience she supports companies, start-ups and institutions mainly in the areas of strategic communication, crisis communication and public affairs. Verena Nowotny worked for more than ten years as a spokesperson for the Austrian Federal Government, including as foreign policy spokeswoman for Federal Chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel and as spokeswoman for Austria's non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council in New York. In 2007/08 she lived and worked in Shanghai. Verena Nowotny has worked as a spokesperson and crisis manager in numerous corporate and public crisis situations, including the 2004 tsunami catastrophe. She holds a master's degree in political management from George Washington University in Washington DC. Verena Nowotny teaches crisis communication at the Danube University Krems and at the FH Campus Vienna.
Christiane Berghold is managing director at Gaisberg Consulting. In this position she is responsible for the financial and HR management of the firm. She possesses an extensive know-how of the communications industry and knows all organisational requirements in working with the media and companies. Prior to joining Gaisberg she was an advisor and office manager of a large Austrian firm. Before that Christiane organised the non-partisan committee of President Heinz Fischer in the 2010 elections and worked in the cabinet of former Finance Minister Ferdinand Lacina.
Paul Trummer is a communications advisor at Gaisberg Consulting and supports clients in challenging situations in dealing with the media. Before his work with Gaisberg he gained extensive communications experience on the national and international level as the spokesman for a finance minister. He owes his practical know-how and knowledge of the Austrian media scene to his long activity as an economic and political journalist for an Austrian newspaper. Paul graduated from the Vienna University of Economics and Business with a degree in Business Administration.
Silvio Piskernigg advises clients in the areas of financial and crisis communication. He is a versatilely communication expert with international experience, especially in the financial sector. Before Gaisberg Consulting he worked for First Data, one of the world’s leading service providers in the area of cashless payments. There he worked in various marketing & communications positions in Austria and the United Kingdom, most recently as Communications Manager for the United Kingdom and Ireland. Before that he gained experience with Austrian banks. Silvio received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, with study visits to England and Italy. He is lecturer for Crisis Communication and Issue Management at the University of Applied Sciences Krems.
Isabella Schulner is an expert in change, leadership and strategy. At Gaisberg, she has been advising and supporting companies facing major changes for over five years - from strategy development and repositioning to challenges such as restructuring, innovation and cultural change. Prior to Gaisberg Consulting, she gained her first professional experience at leading Austrian companies such as Siemens and Raiffeisen Ware Austria. Isabella Schulner completed her master's degree in management with a specialization in human resources management at IMC Krems. As a lecturer at the FH St. Pölten, she passes on her knowledge to students.
Diana Gregor-Patera is a senior consultant at Gaisberg Consulting, and in that capacity she can draw on the experience gained in a 12-year career in the field of strategic PR. Before working with Gaisberg Consulting, she was employed as a consultant at PR agency Loebell Nordberg; before that, she was the head of the PR campaign for the Austrian National Parks at the level of the umbrella environmental association. Diana Gregor-Patera also spent five years in New York as the media relations manager and political consultant for an NGO which specialised in strategic communications skills in connection with reporting in the near East region. Diana Gregor-Patera holds a doctorate in PR and Communications Science from Vienna University.
Ute Stocker is a consultant at Gaisberg Consulting and advises clients in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and construction industries. She supports companies primarily in the areas of strategic corporate and expert positioning, communicative process support for digitisation and innovation as well as brand management. In addition to her diploma in Theatre, Film and Media Studies, she holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Communication Studies from the University of Vienna.
Sophie Di Bora is PR-Assistant at Gaisberg Consulting and responsible for the office. She studied Media and Communication Consulting at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, with the focus on PR and event management. During her studies she gained experience in the areas of marketing and PR at an international Tourism company in Hamburg and in the communication department of the Ministry of Defence and Sports.
Alice Stampach supports the team of Gaisberg Consulting as a PR-Assistant in numerous projects. In addition to her bacherlor’s degree in journalism and communication sciences with a main focus on public relations and advertising at the University of Vienna, she joined Gaisberg Consulting during an internship. Since October 2018, Alice Stampach is studying economic law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.