Based in Heidelberg, Germany, Tim Brouwer is the CEO and co-owner of SVP Deutschland AG, Germany’s leading market intelligence service. He studied physics and national economics at the University of Heidelberg and Pace, New York. In 1999 he started working for SVP, doing research projects for the clients in the consulting area like McKinsey and BCG. He later established a practice group for larger research projects and took over part of the company assets in 2002 when the founder of SVP retired and he became CEO. Since then he has been developing the company towards more and more industry specialization and made his own experiences with American company culture when SVP acquired the patent research practice from the American company Sopheon plc. SVP Deutschland specialized in covering cross-country research in all of Europe together with an expert-network.