Susanne Klepsch was born and raised in Vienna, Austria. After her master’s degree in international management, she gained work experience in Paris, London, and Munich, mainly in the automotive industry. After her father passed away, she took on her first leadership position in her family business with 120 employees. Later, she started her first entrepreneurial venture, Coachfox – an online marketplace that aims to connect coaches with their clients. Coachfox was later transitioned into DerButton, of which she is the co-founder and CEO. The company is now fully focused on seamless customer experience for professionals of all branches. She is an avid traveler who has visited over 56 countries and she plans to double this number by the time she hits 40. She also loves arts and music – especially jazz – and tries to squeeze in cultural activities like going to museums, operas, and classical concerts.
Wake up, have freshly ground coffee overlooking Manhattan while skimming through emails and checking yesterday’s sales performance.
Do my daily 7-minute workout. That is the longest I can commit to sport.
Having my daily stand-up call with the team in Vienna. Sorting my Trello tasks for the day.
07:30 – 7:45
Commute to the office through the beautiful streets of Soho with a Citibike, grab a croissant from my favorite French bakery, Balthazar.
08:00 – 08:30
Get to the co-working space. Quick chat with other startup founders and then get to work. Found a nice table for the day on the 7th floor with a beautiful view.
08:30 – 08:45
Reply to some emails. See that there’s a big consultancy that wants to work with us. Send reply with details for a meeting at a café in the Lower East Side.
08:45 – 10:00
Second coffee of the day. Ordering it via an app ensures that it’s ready the moment I come through the door. Only in New York!
Management meeting with COO and CTO in Vienna.
Lunch with a founder of a large-scale startup around the corner at my favorite SoHo deli. Sharing some of the ups and downs of startup life with each other.
Meeting with the Vienna team and my co-founder. They give me some great news about an interested law firm client. They’re a great team.
Taking the NY underground to Times Square for a meeting with a mentor. Go over strategy for the next two months. Great meeting, things are looking good!
Quiet working time. Phone on silent. Working on big changes to the website, rebranding, and long-term strategy. Consult with the mentor and quickly call my mom for some support.
More meeting and emails in between. Not the most fun part.
Pick up some quick dinner with my beloved Mealpal app (a great way to avoid cooking)
Go to Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village with my boyfriend, where a bluegrass jazz jam session is entertaining us. I am crazy about jazz.
Finally get home. Brush teeth and hop into bed exhausted.