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From Ironman to Walkolution, Kai Baumgartner becomes CCO at Munich based HealthTech Startup

Sep 2, 2019 4:00:00 PM

Kai Baumgartner, M.A. appointed to the Walkolution board and becomes new Chief Commercial Officer.

Kai fully embodies the spirit of our mission with all his background as an athlete, a strategist and a senior executive. His energy, talent, expertise and proven track record of operational and deal closing excellence are highly valuable for our goals with Walkolution. We are very fortunate to have him by our side, said Dr. Eric Söhngen, CEO at Walkolution.
When I noticed Walkolution 6 or 7 months ago, I was immediately attracted to the whole idea and overall look and feel of their first range of high quality and sustainably manufactured products. In my last business roles, I felt the negative mental and physical impact from prolonged periods of sitting at board meetings, traveling by plane or at my desk. As a former competitive triathlete with exposure to world-class professionals, I had this misconception of compensating a sedentary office life with daily sports activity. Scientific studies show that a sedentary lifestyle can only be compensated for by a very high number of hours of intensive sporting activities - or by ongoing, light activity, as recommended by current science. Walkolution can contribute on making the daily routine at the office or home, in general, more sustainable and healthy. I am happy to join forces with a great team and to have a direct positive impact on society,”  Kai Baumgartner on his motivation for joining Walkolution.

On behalf of the Advisory Board, I am pleased to welcome Kai Baumgartner to the Walkolution leadership team stated Prof. Dr. Volker Nürnberg of BDO AG. Kai Baumgartner has an impressive record of success in advancing the development of numerous high-growth companies throughout his career, with extensive experience in strategy, sales and marketing. He brings a deep understanding of a former Private Equity and current Venture Capital professional to our growing company.

About Kai Baumgartner, M.A.
Kai’s background in STEM, economics, and marketing enabled him to add value to a variety of companies in various sectors. Before joining Walkolution, Kai was Managing Director in an organic functional food company with patents in this space and its own production facilities and offices in Europe and Canada. He has experience as Senior Manager in Venture Capital, Private Equity and managing their portfolio companies, SaaS, FMCG, CPG, and own companies.

He is engaged in networks that focus on health, biotech, nutrition, sports, Blockchain, and AI. He adds his passions for self-improvement, mental and physical health and his advocacy for disruptive innovation into daily office life at Walkolution.

In his free time, Kai enjoys nature, outdoor sports, activities all year round and learning new things.


Humans are designed to move. Walkolution is the company behind the revolutionary office treadmill. Noiseless, ecofriendly, Made in Germany.

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