Ackerman, Charles 

Senior Vice President – Human Resources
Robert Bosch – North America

“John Magee’s insights and approach to understanding cultural differences are invaluable for global companies. His pragmatic approach to sharing these insights and building collaboration will clearly be a game-changer for companies that need to leverage their diverse cultures.”

Boyse, Matthew

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
U.S. Consul General, 2006-09
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

“John Magee is one of the most thoughtful observers of German and American cultural differences I have encountered in my years serving in Germany. John has developed practical insights and recommendations that improve engagement with the other culture, including for those who think they know the other side well, but who may not be as expert as they think.”

Broenner, Cornel

Executive Program Manager
Linamar Corporation

“John Magee knows what he is talking about. I have lived and worked for fifteen years in various locations around the United States, building German-American businesses, plants, and partnerships. John’s insight are spot-on. I share the long-form posts John has on LinkedIn with my American wife. Americans and Germans are dealing with the same basic challenges, whether in the business or private spheres. While it isn’t easy, one can make it work. And John Magee can help.”

Doepgen, Dr. Clemens

Managing Director Governmental Affairs
Ford Motor Company – Germany

“John Magee brings a great amount of experience with him both from the political as well as the business world. In combination, with his deep understanding of the German and American culture, he is best placed to observe, comment on and guide to overcome German-American cultural differences. John is the living proof, that Germans and Americans, although sharing the same values, are different. He shows that there are ways to bridge those differences successfully.”

Forstner, Dr. Christian

Former Head – Business Excellence
Siemens Energy

“John Magee is truly American and German at the same time. He has turned two decades of experience in both cultures and business environments into very practical insights and value-adding recommendations for organizations on both sides of the Atlantic. John’s deep understanding is unique and I would consider his advice to be invaluable to any business that relies on US-German relations that really work.”

Kanthak, Werner

American Chamber of Commerce
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany 

“Finally someone has taken on the complex and critical task of ensuring that Germans and Americans understand the deeper-lying differences in their approaches. This has been in the shadows for far too long. John Magee has made accessible his expertise and insights to a wide audience beyond senior-level management.”

Karwowski, Phil

Former Vice-President – Engineering and Technology
Siemens Energy

“John Magee is passionate about improving trans-Atlantic collaboration. Through his business practice integration, management seminars and now CI, Americans and Germans of diverse skills and backgrounds learn how to cooperate more effectively. Productivity is increased markedly.”

Krüger, Andreas

Senior Vice-President – Human Resources
Mechatronics at Rheinmetall Automotive

“Culture influences business! More than we think. Therefore, it’s key to understand each other and the different approaches of doing business in the countries. John Magee’s experiences are impressive and he has a deep understanding of both cultures. CI is a great tool to support Americans and Germans by explaining the complex influence of national cutlure on cross-border collaboration.”

Mayer, Linda

Former President & CEO
SCHOTT – North America

“John Magee has devoted his professional career to recognizing, understanding and providing practical solutions to the cultural differences between Americans and Germans in the business context. His insights are powerful in contributing to a productive work environment when dealing cross-culturally. John encourages the collaboration of professionals from both sides to address the intercultural issues in real-time.”

McQuiggan, James

Product and Solution Security Officer
Siemens Energy – Wind Service

“I had the pleasure of meeting John over ten years ago when he was teaching his Culture Influence program at Siemens. John provided insights one doesn’t find in books. He takes it a step further and adds each other’s perception. This kind of knowledge is only achieved through John’s many years spent in Germany. His program is outstanding and should be a requirement for anyone working in the USA-Germany business space.”

Muench, Uli

Former Global Vice-President
Industry Business Unit Automotive at SAP

“Having worked in and led multinational teams for most of my career, I realized early on that often the root cause of problems are different cultural frames of reference. John Magee possesses an in-depth understanding of the cultural differences between Germans and Americans. He takes a pragmatic approach to complex problems, applying an extraordinary ability to put himself in the shoes of the different players while remaining neutral. John has advised at the highest levels in both the private and the public sectors. I highly recommend his services.”

Raethel, Dr. Frank

Former Senior Consultant – Global Assignment Center
Deutsche Telekom

“CI is John Magee’s response to the question how Germans and Americans can successfully collaborate despite cultural differences. Diligent research, complex material carefully structured, didactic skill in selecting and utilizing the possibilities offered by a web-based platform, all these make CI what is: a valuable tool for Americans and Germans for whom partnership is mission-critical.”

Schult, William M.

Chief Financial Officer
Pro Mach Group, Inc.

“I am an American CFO with 30+ years professional experience working for a major DAX30 corporation and for private equity owned businesses globally, but particularly in the U.S. and in Germany. I am very familiar with the complexities of working in the trans-Atlantic space, especially when it comes to mergers and acquisitions. These complexities need to be understood and I know no one more knowledgeable and effective in this area as John Magee. He has an exceptionally unique background and has drilled through the thickest boards, as the Germans would say. Most importantly, John is on a mission to make sure that Americans and Germans understand each other, so that their collaboration succeeds. I am very proud to be able to highly recommend John.”

Schweitzer, Hans

German Armed Forces
Lieutenant Colonel – Retired

“CI is a unique, exceptionally well-researched, platform for Germans and Americans in the business or the military context. CI drills through the thickest boards, revealing often very subtle differences in thinking. CI offers an optimal combination of analysis, real-world examples, discussions and guidance. It is a must for professionals operating in the German-American space.”

von der Wense, Gero

Chief Executive Officer
ITT Bornemann GmbH

“After a challenging integration I looked back and reflected on what went wrong or could have been improved. Communication and cultural integration were the two most important topics which came into my mind. Your advice and guidance, John, were instrumental!”

Wegman, John

Managing Director – DACH Region
Iron Mountain

“Cultural issues confronting global businesses are all too often pushed to the side because they are difficult to quantify on the P&L. However, when companies get them wrong the cost is very significant. One need only look to the news. John Magee has the unique ability to identify, analyze and link cultural differences to real business problems, enabling companies to understand and solve them.”