Business Growth Driven by Transactions

Alliances Licensing Spin-offs  Acquisitions Divestments


Juergen is founder and CEO of Globalator, a hands-on management service company focused on international expansion of companies through transactions, acquisitions of other entities, and the preparation for and executing of a sale of companies. Globalator has offices in the USA (San Diego), UK (London) and Austria (Vienna). Using experienced CEOs instead of traditional consultants or investment bankers in combination with an innovative approach to transactions allows Globalator to realize superior value for its clients. Juergen not only utilizes his over 30 years of international business experience as CEO, executive manager and coach to CEOs on 3 continents in his engagements, he also shares that knowledge through various executive education outlets as keynote speaker at conferences, leader of company specific workshops, and academic courses at various universities. Change privacy settings


Making international transactions work since 1989

Teaching business executives since 1996

Conference speaker since 1999

CEO positions held in 6 countries on 3 continents

100+ CEOs coached on business expansion

San Diego, California, USA

London, UK

Vienna, Austria

Juergen Graner

Professional Profile

Business Practice Track

As founder and CEO of Globalator, Juergen takes on pro-active roles within organizations, working internationally with owners and senior management of companies, to enable successful growth utilizing transaction-based strategies.

Pre-Exit Optimization
Exit Management
Post-Exit Optimization

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Executive Education Track

Through conference speaker engagements, tailored company workshops and academic courses targeted at CEOs, company owners and business executives, Juergen shares his expertise in Transaction Based Growth Management™.

Keynote Speaker
Company Workshops
Academic Courses

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Core Industry Experience

Juergen has spent his over 30 years in international business in a variety of industries. His focus is on technology driven companies, especially in the life science field. Juergen really enjoys the additional complexity that scientific or engineering teams add to company structures. The list below provides an overview of the core industries that his experience spans across.

Life Sciences


Health Care

Consumer Goods



Select Management Expertise

Juergen’s expertise stretches across a the whole spectrum of company situations. He started his career in international expansions, relying heavily on the creation of alliances in order to form long-term relationships that provide lasting benefits to all parties involved. Juergen started his own companies, worked with start-ups and created spin-offs in order to optimize company growth. Many of his engagements involved turnarounds of companies in order to bring them back on track. Juergen also worked on many transactions in the licensing field, adding value to businesses through in-licensing or out-licensing of technologies. A hot topic that he has been working on for many years are mergers & acquisitions, which take special skill from a management perspective to make them successful. On the other end of the spectrum Juergen has worked extensively with companies that want to exit, preparing them properly for a sale, manage the actual sales process and guide the integration process to secure the future of the business.

  • Expansions
  • Start-ups
  • Turnarounds
  • Mergers
  • Divestments
  • Alliances
  • Spin-offs
  • Licensing
  • Acquisitions
  • Exits

CEO Positions Held

Juergen has held a number of CEO positions across the world. He find this hands-on experience very useful when interacting with other CEOs, since Juergen understands exactly how it looks and feels like to run a company being in charge. The list below shows the countries on 3 continents in which Juergen actually held the position as CEO. One of the most interesting experiences from a cultural diversity perspective was his engagement as CEO of a company in South Korea, which Juergen bought on behalf of a Swiss-American investor group, which served as a cornerstone to acquire another business in Europe and third one in the USA, creating a global life science company in a specific application area within 2 years from scratch.


South Korea





Select Teaching & Lecturing Topics

Juergen has more than 20 years of teaching and lecturing experience, mostly with business executives and business-minded scientists. He enjoys sharing his know-how and has lectured on a wide variety of business subjects in Europe, Asia and the USA. The list below shows the breadth of topics that Juergen has lectured on. His longest teaching engagement has been with the Salzburg Management Business School, where he has been a lecturer teaching “International Strategic Marketing” in their Master of International Business program, since 2002. The focus of Juergen’s teaching activities since 2018 has been on his latest developed program called Transaction Based Growth Management™, where he shares his experience in making a wide array of transactions work at conferences and through training courses for senior executives. The feedback on his teaching performance has been consistently at the very top, with especially positive remarks for the practicability and usefulness of his lectures.

  • Transaction Based Growth Management™
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Strategic Marketing
  • Intellectual Asset Mangement
  • Leadership
  • Total Quality Mangement

Core Education

Juergen has started out his core education a Certificate in Industrial Engineering from the TGM in Vienna, Austria. After several years of work experience he supplemented his practical know-how in international business with a Certificate in International Trade from the Wirtschaftsuniversität in Vienna, Austria. After further practical work experience as manager and entrepreneur, Juergen was accepted to London Business School in the UK, where he completed his MBA in 1999. In order to support his teaching career, he completed also the Discussion Leadership Program at Harvard Business School in the USA, which teaches educators on how to teach with the famous Harvard Business School Case Study Method.

Industrial Engineering Certificate

Vienna, Austria


London Business School
London, UK

Discussion Leadership Program

Harvard Business School
Boston, USA

International Trade Certificate

Vienna, Austria

Other Information

Founding Member of High-Growth Technology Business Task Force at European Patent Office

Founding Member of High-Growth Technology Business Task Force at Licensing Executives Society International

Intellectual Asset Management Professional

First Winner of London Business School Alumni Entrepreneurship Award

Member of E100 Business Angel Club in London (UK)

Fluent in German & English

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