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We are an owner-operated, independent consulting and management company, with a range of services for strategic assignments within companies and on the side of the owners. Our main focus is process-oriented strategy consulting with special attention on the challenges of medium-sizes companies.


PINUS.TEAM was founded in 2005 by managing partners Markus Stainer and Johann Schattauer, in Salzburg and meets the requirements of the ICMI (International Council of Management Consulting Institutes) and the quality standards of ISO 20700:2017. With the CMC certificate (Certified Management Consultant), some of our consultants also carry a globally recognized seal of quality in management consulting.


Being a Partner with PINUS.TEAM, means not only the co-operation of competent consultants, but also bringing a friendly readiness to help along with active improvement suggestions. Internal processes such as team supervision require a high degree of respect for colleagues, in relation to both the person and the performance. Each partner with PINUS.TEAM assumes total responsibility for their activities. We do without strict hierarchies and instead deliberately create space for us to exercise our competencies. However, we also expect that each partner contributes to the performance and success of the team.


The focus on medium-sized companies and business families, where we provide consultancy in achieving their goals, is what inspired our own name. Elements that characterise successful family-owned companies, such as long-term orientation, economical use of resources and the willingness for survival critical innovations and developments, we have also found in a tree in the High Alpine region of the Alps. The Swiss Pine or Arvenholz Pine (botanical name Pinus Cembra) is applicable due to its adaptability, versatility and characteristics. It is considered the “Queen of the Alps” and has therefore been chosen as our symbol for the corporate application of PINUS.TEAM.