The Scientific Team at the CSM

Assistant Professor

Jun. - Prof. Dr.

Dominik Schreyer

Assistant Professor CSM

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Dominik has spent the last years exploring both individual and organizational behavior through the lenses of sports. Since he did not show any sign of sporting talent, Dominik studied politics, communications, business and economics at the Universities of Düsseldorf, Auckland and the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen. In 2014 he finished his PhD at EBS University in Oestrich-Winkel. His current focus lies on topics related to the future of sports, particularly related to trends in sports consumer behavior.

Research Assistants


Florian Holzmayer

Research Assistant

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Prior to his doctoral studies Florian completed his Bachelor studies in Business Administration at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo as well as his Master studies in International Management at ESADE in Barcelona and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Afterwards he worked for Simon-Kucher and Partners for 2 years in Munich. In his spare time Florian likes to sail, ski, run or play golf or tennis. As his hometown is Cologne, he is an enthusiastic fan of 1. FC Köln which development he has been following for years and of which he would not miss one match – however, also the Karneval during the fifth season should never be left out…


Mark Kassis

Research Assistant

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Mark grew up on the sunny shores of Sydney, Australia and had a short but fruitful semi-professional football career. Since hanging up his boots, he has pursued his passion for sports on less physical and more theoretical level. In his doctoral thesis, he uses technological testing environments to explore the effect of feedback on talent performance in under pressure settings. Before beginning his doctoral thesis and migrating to Germany, Mark studied International Business at Macquarie University and the Berlin School of Economics and Law; he also has a background in computer science and founded his own online HR-services company. In his free time, he enjoys watching European football, cycling and traveling.


Sebastian Koppers

Research Assistant

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Sebastians doctoral thesis investigates the implications of digital technologies and data analysis on talent development in professional sports. Prior to joining CSM, Sebastian studied General Business Administration at WFI – Ingolstadt School of Management and at Williams College of Business at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Furthermore, he worked as a consultant on various projects related to digital transformation. He experienced and enjoyed the unifying spirit of sports on football fields from his home town all the way to Cameroon. In his free time, Sebastian can be found on running tracks or his racing bike, when he is not watching and analyzing football, basketball or American football games. 


Felix Krause

Research Assistant

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Felix is the point of contact for the SPOAC and its GMP and EP programs. As part of his doctoral thesis he deals with the factors involved in the process of optimal performance under pressure. After his double bachelor-degree with a German BSc in International Management at the ESB Business School Reutlingen and an American BSc in International Business from Northeastern University in Boston (USA), Felix started as a consultant with McKinsey & Company in their Munich office. In his spare time Felix follows his passion for soccer, be it on the pitch or watching his favorite team VfL Wolfsburg in the stadium or on TV. He would never miss a game! Other than that, he likes to enjoy the mountains and lakes in the Munich area with friends. In addition, he also loves traveling and sailing.


Caroline Päffgen

Research Assistant

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In her doctoral thesis, Caroline investigates motives and behaviors of sports fans in the digital age. Before starting her doctoral thesis, Caroline studied General Management at the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, the Queen's University in Kingston and the Monash University in Melbourne. She also worked in consultancy for three years. After spending many years in competitive sports as a middle-distance runner, nowadays she can be found at longer running events, on tennis courts or in the mountains. Caroline is never getting tired to push the center team to sporting peak performances. 

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