&US was founded in 2018 by Erich Silhanek, who manages the company together with Michael Heine.

Michael Heine, one of the most renowned advertisers in Austria who has been responsible for brands such as max.mobil, Drei, Telering, Merkur, Milka and many others, is responsible for extraordinary and effective communication strategies at &US. Erich Silhanek, who can look back on a lot of experience from various management positions in the international environment (including Sony), purposefully uses his extensive knowledge on sales, organisational development and controlling in the field of management consultancy.

The &US team is made up of experienced international experts from the fields of brand management, strategy and creation, data analysis, digital transformation as well as management consultancy and sales optimization, who work together in teams that are aligned with the specific customer requirements.


Founding members of &US

Michael Heine
Erich Silhanek

Erich Silhanek

Studied international business consulting and has an education in systemic organisational development. He has 25 years of experience in the areas of controlling / finance, sales strategy and organizational development in an international environment. For 16 years at Sony in Vienna, Munich, London and Sweden in regional and global roles. The last years accompanying start-ups in Sweden from the concept phase, through incubation to acceleration - foundation to spin-off.

Michael Heine

Studied visual communication at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf with a diploma in design. Until 1990 he worked as an art director for major brand-managing advertising agencies in Düsseldorf. From 1990 at well-known agencies in Austria as creative director (DMB & B, Ogilvy & Mather, GGK). During the time at GGK he moved his focus towards strategic concepts. In 2004 he took the step into self-employment. Shareholder in DDF, co-founder of Blink and lately freelance creative director for various brand-leading agencies in Austria. Conceptually responsible for brands such as max.mobil, Merkur, tele.ring, SONY and many others.

We offer our services in the D-A-CH and CEE-region

Experience of our team

We are a newly established company, but our experts have many years of experience with the following brands:

Donau Versicherung
Red Bull Media

Interested in joining us? Great!

We are looking for creative, bright, critical thinkers with great analytical and communication skills and an entrepreneurial hands-on spirit.

If you are a team player who enjoys taking responsibility, a person who has empathy, and can adapt to different project requirements and share our core values, then we would like to get to know you.

We are currently looking specifically for

Business Consultant

Graphic Designer



Send us your CV, supporting documents and a description why you would like to work for &US to jobs@and-us.com.

If we have not advertised your profession at the moment does not mean that we are not interested in you. We are also looking forward to unsolicited applications.