Lakeside Invest & Consult

Core staff

Dr. Hauke Hansen

  • Founder and President of Lakeside Invest & Consult
  • Formerly Chief Manufacturing & Supply Chain Officer (CMO) at Vistaprint
  • 7 years of top management consulting experience with McKinsey & Company
  • Author of the book “Capex Excellence – Optimizing Fixed Asset Investment” 
  • PhD in Physics in Quantum Optics, studied at the University of Konstanz, Kiel & Caltech
  • Functional Expertise: Operational Excellence | Lean & Quality | Capital Investments | Business & Growth Strategy | People & Performance Management
  • Industry Experience: E-commerce | Printing | Semiconductors | Hightech | Power Generation | Logistics | Automotive | Telecom | IT

Peter Anderegg

  • Co-founder of Lakeside Invest & Consult
  • >25 years of professional experience in research & development and business development
  • Formerly Sr. VP Research & Development Vistaprint, founder of Vistaprint Schweiz GmbH
  • ETH Graduate (Dipl.-Ing.), EMBA University of St. Gallen
  • Functional Expertise: R&D | Product Development & Innovation Management | Software Development & Agile | Start-ups | Business Growth & Innovation

Christof Höfner

  • Co-founder of Lakeside Invest & Consult
  • > 20 years of professional experience as legal counsel, authorized representative, managing director and management board member
  • Formerly Legal Director Vistaprint Schweiz GmbH

  • Primary fields of expertise: international business law and contract law in manufacturing, IT/Telcom and e-commerce
  • Combining legal experience with business acumen and an affinity to technology


Robert Bruce - Senior business advisor & operational excellence expert with a broad experience base all across Asia and various industries.

Niko Dittmann - Technical advisor for software development and IT infrastructure.

Hansjörg Neuweiler - Financial advisor and freelancer. 

Noel Figuera - Business Analyst and Lakeside freelancer. Industrial Engineer, computer scientist and manufacturing expert. Work experience in Spain, Portugal and Switzerland.


Lakeside offers a platform for private and institutional investors to participate in the funding of investment and startup projects. For a quick overview of current investment projects take a look at our projects page. If you are interested to learn more or become an investor yourself take a look at our investor's page.

We value the privacy of our investors and only disclose information on investors that have explicitly agreed we do so. These named investors are independent persons and institutions who take an interest in our projects. They are not contractors or employees of Lakeside Invest & Consult.

Network & partners

Moritz Meidert - Startup coach and consultant, offering a broad range of founding services, located in Konstanz

Case examples*

Semiconductor fab


  • Built invest business case
  • Shaped the finance & contract structure
  • Secured state & federal support


  • $2.4 billion invest volume
  • 30% cost / chip reduction
  • ~2500 direct & indirect jobs created


  • 200 people project team
  • Collaboration between AMD, McKinsey, Meissner & Wurst, Free State of Saxony

Web-to-Print Production System


  • Introduced Lean, Flow & Quality
  • Industrialized the plant value streams
  • Tripled the size of the global plant network


  • >70% overall throughput time reduction
  • >30% productivity gains across the network
  • Substantial cost savings


  • >1500 FTE in 8 locations in Europe, North America and Asia
  • Multiple M&A’s, plant launches in Australia & Asia
  • Cross-functional collaboration between Marketing, Software Development & Operations

Selected other case examples

  • Lean transformation at a leading global semiconductor equipment manufacturer
  • Network & business strategy for German mobile provider, 3G network planning & decision support
  • Program management & software for leading logistics network spanning 21 companies in 16 countries
  • Utilities power plant cost restructuring & process optimization
  • Introduction of a strategic management system (balanced scorecard) for an international oil & gas exploration company
  • Winner of the McKinsey PD olympics with a contribution on network industry dynamics “The Genghis Khan Strategy”

Industries we have worked in:
  • E-commerce 

  • Printing 
  • Hightech / Semiconductors
  • Utilities / Power Generation / Oil & Gas
  • Logistics 
  • Automotive 
  • Telecom
  • Software / IT

Investment expertise

Investments determine the asset structure of a venture. They also enable the introduction of new products and structural cost reductions.

Investments therefore are a core – and often poorly understood – lever to drive long term growth and value creation There is significant value-creation potential in optimizing capital investments. 

Core questions during the critical design and realization phase of new investments:

  • Right positioning – does the competitive situation allow the investment to be successful
  • Right technology – how to optimize timing and risks of technology innovations
  • Right timing – how to cope with economic cycles
  • Right size – how to identify the optimum size of an asset
  • Right location – how to find the best location for an asset
  • Right design – how to make investments lean and flexible
  • Right financing – how to financially structure the investment

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* The case examples and publications above are examples of projects and publications that Lakeside employees have actively been involved in and in most cases led personally. They are not necessarily projects & publications delivered by Lakeside Invest & Consult.