Bjorn is the founder and CEO of Abilitie. Abilitie offers team-based business leadership simulations that develop front-line managers, business leaders, and executives. Our road-tested solutions, certified, global facilitators, and seasoned implementation teams have delivered value to leading organizations in over 20 countries.
Prior to founding Abilitie, Bjorn was the Founder and CEO of Enspire (www.enspire.com), an e-learning development company. Enspire creates immersive online and blended learning programs. After starting Enspire in 2001, Bjorn bootstrapped and grew the company to $5MM in revenue and 30 employees. Bjorn has been a speaker at conferences such as Training and SXSW Interactive, and Enspire has provided solutions to dozens of Fortune 500 clients and renowned organizations including Microsoft, GE, Harvard Business School, and the World Bank. Before founding Enspire, Bjorn was a consultant for BAAN, a Dutch software company, and worked as an intern for McKinsey & Company, a strategic consulting firm.
Bjorn holds an MBA with Honors from Harvard Business School and a dual BA/BBA from the University of Texas, where he is an alumnus of the Plan II and the Business Honors Program.
A native of Hamburg, Germany, Bjorn first came to the United States as a high-school exchange student, enrolling in Pflugerville High School in Pflugerville, Texas. He currently lives in Austin, TX with his wife and three children, age 6, 5 and 2.