Dr. Roger Hage
President & Founder
Our mantra is "Accelerating SMB Growth in 3 Steps"
With a global mindset, technology background, innovative spirit and a sales & business development expertise, we help European small & medium sized companies grow nationally and further market their innovative solutions (Renewable Energy, Environmental Engineering, IT/ Telecom Solutions, eGov. & Smart City Solutions) in the Middle East & North Africa, making the world a better place to be by being responsible and sustainable.
Through local workshops, trainings and coaching in English, French and Arabic language, we also help Governments and Enterprises in emerging countries of the Middle East & North Africa increase their degree of innovativeness and secure a sustainable competitive advantage. We focus on two promising regional clusters: SOUQ = Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Qatar and TAM (Maghreb)= Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco.
Our “Vitamin G” program framework enables small businesses to accelerate Growth in 3 quick steps: Innovation, Sales Performance Optimization, and Internationalization. It includes:
Competitive Advantage& Creativity/Innovation Strategy Workshops (AdvantageMaker™ & InnoMaker™)
Sales & Business Development Excellence Training Bootcamps (RegenMaker®)
Business Development Outsourcing Programs (GoSales™, GoMENA™)
Regenmaker® Consulting was founded by Dr. Roger Hage, an electrical engineer, inventor, university lecturer, veteran in international business development, expert in IT/Telecom, and speaking 5 languages. He perfectly bridges the divide between East and West, between Technology & Sales and between the Traditional and the Digital Economy. Based in Vienna, the heart of Europe, Regenmaker® operates in the EMEA region. We believe in Focus and Simplexity™ (Simplified Complexity) and follow the 3P principles:
Pragmatic (simplexity, tangible results)
Prompt (immediate results)
Partnership spirit (sharing your vision and risk)
Roger has 26 years of professional experience in Telecommunications and Medtech industries. He held senior management positions at multinationals like ERICSSON, AASTRA, KAPSCH, FREQUENTIS and AVL List as Sales Unit head, Vice President Business Development, Senior Sales Manager, Global Portfolio Marketing Manager and Product Manager, where he successfully designed and implemented strategies to develop new markets and value offerings in Europe, Middle East and Africa, hence growing the business under different market conditions and mastering full business cycles: fast growth as well as downturns. He was the author of several successful innovative high impact initiatives.
Roger holds a PhD and Masters in Electrical Engineering/Electronics & Telecommunications, is an inventor of one US and EU patent and used to lecture Statistics & Information Systems at the University of Applied Sciences IMC Krems between 1999 and 2005. He is a technology evangelist, influencer, trainer, strategist and a frequent speaker at international conferences.
Roger also designed & held customized sales boot camps for Aastra Technologies' partners in Abu Dhabi, Istanbul and Johannesburg and developed e-learning courses for channel partners.
He is Regenmaker's principle consultant and trainer specializing in market entry & growth strategy, business model innovation, and technical-sales performance improvement for telecom (fixed, mobile, broadband) and IT (networking, software, cloud services) vendors. He currently lectures "Business & Project Development" for the International Business & Export Management master degree program at the University for Applied Sciences FH IMC Krems, "Training the Salesforce" for the Global Sales Management master degree program at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria FH OOE, as well as "Strategic & Organizational Aspects of International Expansion" for the master degree programme International Marketing & Sales Management at the University of Applied Sciences FH Campus02
Roger is member of the "Austrian Economic Chamber" and the "Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria" (UNA-AUSTRIA). He speaks fluent German, English, French, Spanish and Arabic
"I highly recommend Roger as one of the most creative and innovative persons I know. He's been known
as one of the best marketing managers in our company. And in my opinion could claim to be
one of the best in the whole industry. He has got a very broad education and experience
from telecom and IT industry, and posesses extensive international experience.
Knows very well Western European and Middle East telecom markets"
Yuri Lyashek, Business Development, Ericsson Austria GmbH (Austria)
"When teaching at IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems Roger Hage delivered excellent courses in IT and Statistics
with great empathy and student focus. Besides his professional attitude in classes he was also a most witty colleague
combining an open, "trans-disciplinary view at the world" with a most likeable sense of humour
and fluency in various languages (English, German, French, Arabic)...."
Maximilian Schachner, Professor - IMC University of Applied Sciences (Austria)
"I have been working with Roger for 5 years. He played a decisive role in deploying our SME unified communication
solutions and developing our business in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
His cultural background allows him to develop excellent and
fruitful contacts in Europe, Middle East and Asia"
Hervé Morin, Product Manager, Aastra (Switzerland)
"I have known Roger since 2000 while at Ericsson Enterprise in his role as Portfolio Marketing Manager
and Senior Sales Manager. He is a great person to collaborate with.
His proficiency in product and technology and his innovative
ideas have contributed a lot to our success"
Leif Isaksson, Expert enterprise solutions, Ericsson (Sweden)
"He was instrumental in particular to deploy the Aastra-HP partnership in the Middle-East. I strongly recommend him for any
marketing or business development role, where leadership and broad vision are required."
Pierre-Alexandre FUHRMANN, Vice President - Global Technology & Development, Aastra (France)
“I admit that the Sales Bootcamp was one of the best workshops I ever had with Ericsson or Aastra”,
O. Al-Assaly, Managing Director SPEC (Egypt)
“The sales boot camp was different than any other training: more interactive, fun, helps much in sales situations”,
Fikret AYDOĞAN, CEO TopTel (Turkey)
"Roger is a visionary leader with a solid experience who thrives to deliver on corporate's objectives while building and sustaining partnerships and alliances. He enjoys deep market knowledge, supportive and embraces new ideas"
Hani Iskandarani, Chief Consultant, prleaders Co (U.A.E.)
"Roger is visionary, futuristic, with strong command of the Unified Communications industry, understanding in depth its landscape and trends. Roger also has pleasant personality with strong communication and presentation skills"
Jawad Saadi, Chairman & CEO, TAWASOL (Jordan)
"Roger is an excellent business developer and explorer in Telecom industry, has deep understanding of the IT industry with extraordinary sales talent and was regarded as one of the best BD / Sales Management & Channels Manager in his regions
Tao Qing, Managing Director, Aastra Communication Technologies (Beijing) Co., Ltd
"Roger is quite simply one of the most ambitious, dynamic, creative and hard-working people I have had the pleasure
of working with. He is able to conceptualise, develop and execute initiatives in support of sales,
business development or marketing related strategies - and he does so in a professional and
concise manner, while remaining adaptive and able to successfully deliver a
message or concept regardless of who the target audience is"
Zak Evans, Country Manager (SADC), Aastra Telecom South Africa (Pty) Ltd.