Stefan Hallerstede graduated from Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) in 2008 with a Master in business administration (Diplom-Kaufmann). He specialized in information systems, logistics, psychology and management. During his studies, he gained practical experiences at internships with Siemens SEA, Atlanta, GA and Adidas Global IT, Germany while not neglecting support for regional collaboration platforms. In his spare time, he is working as an IT Consultant for several companies, such as Adidas.