Christine Breeze brings a wealth of experience in international marketing, public relations, business, sales management and entrepreneurial experience. She has been intimately involved in various types of start-up and established businesses and understands the many elements required to start, build, mature and grow a company. Christine studied Languages and Linguistics at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität zu Münster and at Cambridge University, Sheffield (UK). She worked for MTV Networks and VH-1 Germany as a distinguished public relations manager for 6 years, launching both TV channels in the German speaking markets. The successful launch of her Public Relations Agency ‘press forward’ in Hamburg resulted in working with fortune 500 companies as well as small and mid size firms in Europe and the US. Christine played a key role with her Public Relations activities and business contacts in, for example, successfully establishing numerous bookstores as entertainment and coffee places, guiding the very ambitious growth goals of a big insurance company, a partner of Deutsche Ring and Continental Versicherung, launching one of the first children’s online platforms in Germany for BP, and developing the merger of a big bank in Hamburg with a Consulting Group to develop a new software system (TXS). With her excellent negotiating skills, Christine Breeze participated in numerous business counseling situations between companies, customers and the media. The president of the Hamburg Rotary Club asked her to join his club as the first woman member in 2001, where she played an active role as a Public Relations specialist for years. She was also on the board of the PR Club Hamburg and the Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Club. When she moved to the US, she created and co-founded Vibrant Consulting Group with Stephen Fedyski in Phoenix, consulting start-ups in strategic Public Relations, Marketing and Social Media. She became an active member in the Arizona Chapter for Germanic Cultures and joined their board for 2 years. As organizer of the German Women’s Club in Arizona, she attracted numerous German business women to her monthly events, providing an excellent platform for business relations and private gatherings.
In 2010 she helped raising funds for a green technology firm in Arizona and, eventually, moved back to Germany with her family to close the deal in 2013. Christine Breeze is now active in preparing an incubator in Bremerhaven, an area, where there is not much going for young entrepreneurs.
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