New paths in disruptive times. FASresearch is a Vienna-based strategy consultancy with over two decades of cross-industry experience in data & network science-based solutions for shared situational awareness and robust leadership in times of transformation.

Over the past 25 years, FASresearch has helped global companies and leading not-for-profit organizations make effective and robust decisions in the areas of business development, competitive intelligence, innovation management, stakeholder management, executive networking, influencer strategies, eco-system building and social change.

Harald Katzmair, Founder and Executive Director of FASresearch, and his international team of specialists and consultants have developed a set of proprietary tools and technologies that enable decisionmakers to successfully navigate the shifting landscape of our radically transforming world. Building on models from the fields of network sciences, resilience research, eco-system sciences and operations research, FASresearch’s unique approach to systemic consulting helps its partners develop new maps, new tools, new thinking, and new solutions.




Harald Katzmair
CEO, Director & Founder
Scientific Direction & Management
He is a leading expert in the field of applied social network analysis with a focus on power relations, innovation and strategic situation analysis. As a social scientist, management philosopher and entrepreneur, Harald Katzmair uses his visionary understanding of network science and resilience theory to make new paths in strategy and decision-making processes visible for you.
Christian Gulas
CSO & Partner
Data Management, Data & Network Analysis, Visualization
Christian Gulas is a sociologist, has many years of comprehensive experience in the fields of statistics and data analysis and oversees the data collection and evaluation process. He is responsible for the further development of the graphical representation of the analysis results - in your project he makes the network visible for you. Christian Gulas is partner and authorized signatory.
Valerie Streibel
Co-Managing Director & Authorized Signatory
Operations & Communications
With her background in economics and many years of practical corporate experience in the communications industry, Valerie Streibel is Co-Managing Director & Authorized Signatory and thus responsible for operational management and corporate communications . Valerie Streibel is your contact person for acquisition inquiries, operative questions & communication agendas.
Sarah Weissengruber
Senior Network Analyst
Politics & Civil Society
As a political scientist and network analyst with many years of profound expertise in the conception, research, elaboration and analysis of issues relating to national and international political and civil society networks, Sarah Weissengruber is the main coordinator and head of this focus area at FASresearch. Here she is your contact for stakeholder mappings, referential network and topic analyses, SituationRs and all other agendas in the fields of politics, lobbying and public affairs.
Tina Tanzer
Senior Network Analyst
Pharma & Health
As a trained process manager in the health care sector, with many years of profound expertise in the conception, research, elaboration and analysis of complex topics in the national and international health care and pharmaceutical sector, Tina Tanzer leads and coordinates this focus at FASresearch. Here she is your contact for stakeholder mappings, referential network and topic analyses, SituationRs and all other health-related agendas.
Georg Schroll
Senior Project Manager
Software Development & BI
With his academic background in computer science and innovation and technology management, together with many years of experience in the field of software development, Georg Schroll is responsible for the various software platforms as well as data management systems at FASresearch. In this position he leads and coordinates the development of the SituationR software as well as other platforms to analyze and visualize large datasets.
Agnes Chorherr
Senior Project Manager
Public Affairs & Facilitation
In addition to her degree in Business Law, Agnes Chorherr has profound experience in professional education. She has planned and conducted a variety of workshops and courses for several years. Complemented by previous positions as project manager and coordinator, Agnes Chorherr is your focal point for referential network and topic analysis in the fields of politics, public affairs and urban development. Her grasp for social dynamics and her experience in organisational development are vital to the implementation of Situation Rooms.
Christina Wegleitner
Senior Project Manager
Energy & Civil Society
With her experience in empirical social research, Christina Wegleitner is a long-standing and profound expert in the management, conception and analysis of projects on national and international networks. As a creative mind with a flair for good design, she also gives network analytical data an attractive layout. Christina Wegleitner is your contact for referential network and topic analyses, civil society and energy industry issues and design agendas.
Andrea Werdenigg
Project Management & Data Scientist
Climate & Energy, Innovative Ecosystems, Cultural Theory
As a sociologist with many years of profound experience in the analysis of national and international networks, Andrea Werdenigg is mainly responsible for projects in the political, environmental and research fields. Andrea Werdenigg is your contact person for climate and energy policy, innovative ecosystems and social science theories of society as well as the organisation of national and international SituationRs. A. Werdenigg is currently on educational leave.
Katharina Sacher
Project Management
Urban structures, Politics & Civil Society
As an expert for conducting and analysing qualitative expert interviews, Katharina Sacher coordinates and supports projects in the fields of urban spaces and urban development, education, family friendliness and climate change. Katharina Sacher is your contact for referential network analysis in the fields of urban structures & politics.
Lisa Bertel
Project Management
Politics & Civil Society
Due to her professional experience with non-governmental organisations and her academic background in conflict research and political theory, Lisa Bertel coordinates projects in the field of politics and civil society. She leads the research process and specializes in qualitative-empirical methods. Lisa Bertel is your contact person for topics related to international politics, conflict and cooperation as well as democracy and civil society engagement.
Arash Bakhtiari
Data Analysis, Data Research & Software
Data Science & Automation Solutions
At FASresearch Arash Bakhtiari is responsible for data research, automation solutions and network analysis. With a background in sociology and physics, he is interested in various topics related to data science.
Gudrun Hrebicek
Administration & Back Office
Administration & Event Management
Gudrun Hrebicek is responsible for the front office, maintenance of the customer database and internal event management. Gudrun Hrebicek is your contact for appointment requests.
Ruth Pfosser
Project Controlling & Human Resources
Ruth Pfosser holds a degree in information technology and management as well as an art degree. With her extensive management experience, she has been on board at FASresearch since the company was founded. Ruth Pfosser is currently on educational leave.
Elisabeth Flügel
Office Managerin
Finance, Human Resources & Office Management
Elisabeth Flügel is Office Manager and has many years of professional experience in the commercial and organizational field. Elisabeth Flügel is your contact person for questions regarding finance, human resources and various office management activities.
Georg Kraft-Kinz
Situation Room Facilitator
Financial Management
As an experienced banker and leading expert in the field of finance, Kraft-Kinz is responsible at FASresearch primarily for the implementation of Situation Rooms in the financial sector. Here he is able to bring in the view and needs of the customers on the basis of his profound knowledge of the industry. Thus, even smaller companies can use sharpened digital solution models to achieve more profitability.
Gregor Kroismayr
Data Agent & Project Assistant
Energy, Politics & Civil Society
With a background in music and comparative literature, Gregor Kroismayr works as a freelancer on various projects, conducting expert interviews, creative topic analysis & recording.
Michael Bruce Beck
Scholar in Residence
Environmental Sustainability, Cities, Circular Economy, ESG Investing
Originally trained as a chemical engineer, Bruce Beck began his work on what would now be called environmental sustainability in 1970, when he started his PhD (Cambridge). At IIASA (1977-82) his exposure to the work of C S Holling and colleagues on systems ecology was particularly influential, and enduring. Since the mid-1990s Dr Beck’s closest research associate has been Michael Thompson, a systems anthropologist and founder of the ”theory of plural rationality”. Ties to FASresearch have developed and deepened since 2017. Harald Katzmair participated in a workshop designed and hosted by Dr Beck — it was on Resilience and delivered to graduate students in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Civil Engineering Systems at Imperial College London (2015-18) — and an international Workshop on How Engineers Think at Oxford (2019).