Christoph’s career started in 1999 with SPORTFIVE (back then still named UFA Sports). He performed a variety of national and international roles within the company, culminating in his appointment as the Vice President Football Federations and subsequently Vice President Media for Northern, Central and Eastern Europe in 2008.
During the course of his twelve year career at SPORTFIVE, Christoph managed the majority of the 53 European football federations , hundreds of club and national team matches, and all media sales and acquisitions in selected territories in Northern, Central, and Eastern Europe.
An entrepreneur at heart, Christoph left SPORTFIVE in the summer of 2011 to start his own company. He founded Playbook International in August 2011 and happily teamed up with Robert Tönnis in September 2012.