Christian Balloff Founder & Managing Director


Recruitment Expert    /     Venture Development & Scaling Know-how     /    Business Engineer


Expert in the active recruitment industry with 5+ years of experience – both with large international companies and independently.

2018 – present: IAM Global

Proven entrepreneur and CEO who successfully founded and continues to lead IAM Global since 2018. Orchestrated a complete rebranding and strategy building process with renowned German design agency ‘Freunde von uns’ – see Project Overview for details.

2016 – 2018: LMH Engineering (Düsseldorf / Amsterdam).

Strong expertise in technically oriented recruitment, accurate understanding of requirements and specifications. Excellent resource utilization, balance of performance and quality (3rd place LMH DACH 2017 in terms of revenue, 1st place LMH DACH in terms of quality, 3x global top performer of the month).

  2015 – 2016: Foodora Düsseldorf

(Rocket Internet, Delivery Hero, EXIT to Takeaway Group in 2019 for €346m).

Experience in operational scaling of a successful start-up as Business Development and Marketing Manager. Handling large budgets as well as achieving lofty growth targets – 50% MoM growth in contracts and revenue.

2009 – 2015: Awesome Maps, first start-up experience at age 16 and active in design & sales for several years.



B.Sc. Industrial Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen



Saw the opportunity and started IAM Global as his own company with a partner. Started a limited liability corporation from scratch, with all determination and overcoming & achieving numerous startup hurdles and milestones. Achieved economic success, stabilization and continuous progress. Full of drive to take it to the next level.


Drive and passion

Passionate about new ideas that break down barriers and make a real difference. Innovative, driven by challenges, overcoming resistance and making an impact on the things that really matter.  Holistic and idealistic leader who thinks outside the box.


Social commitment

Chairman of the youth community Bonifatius Bilk in Düsseldorf from 2011 to 2018. Responsible for all financial issues with an estimated budget of 100,000 euros per year. Against the trend, the only relevant youth organization in Düsseldorf with a growing membership. Vehemently enforced the opening of activities organized by the Catholic Church for children of all ethnicities and religions. Cooperated with refugee aid programs and locally organized language courses.

Always with the conviction of combining work and the common good – Foodora charity lunch.

Clearly establishing social sustainability as a core value of IAM Global – N2S Donation 2019.