Prof. Dr. Oliver Wendt studied Business Administration at the Koblenz School of Corporate Management (Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Unternehmensführung), at HEC Montréal and at USC Los Angeles.
After working as a management consultant in the area of Airline and Hotel Yield Management he joined Prof. Dr. Wolfgang König at the Chair of Business Information Systems Goethe Universität Frankfurt/Main. There he received his PhD in 1994 for combining Simulated Annealing and Genetic Algorithms into a hybrid heuristics yielding superior solutions for vehicle routing problems.
Interrupted by an interim professorship at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg (1999), Oliver Wendt stayed at Frankfurt University as a Post-Doc Researcher and Assistant Professor since 1997, heading several research projects of the institute until his habilitation (2003) for his work on economic foundations of business informatics. From 2001 through 2004 he was also heading the "Unibator" to promote student and scientific start-ups. After half a year as a visiting researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley Oliver Wendt accepted the call to a full professorship at the TU Kaiserslautern in October 2004.