Born in Berlin in 1963, Oliver embarked on his media career at the DEFA Documentary Film Studio. He remained there until 1992, working his way up from assistant cameraman and floor manager to production assistant and production manager. On top of all that, he attended evening classes entitling him to sit his university entrance exams. Subsequently working as a freelance floor manager and production assistant, he joined EuroArts Entertainment in 1995 as production manager for classical music and documentaries. Also responsible for the manufacturing side of things as of 2000, he has masterminded not only documentaries but also some 150 concert recordings and live transmissions all over the world. Since April in 2010 he has been in charge of the production sector for ACCENTUS Music.