Alexander OchmannBernhard GemmelJuerg W. SturzeneggerDr. Ferdinand SeibertMichael HoosMark EisenhutDr. Florian KühnleRoman HarbichDr. Anton HoefterDaniel JunckerBurkard von MauschwitzAnatol PorakGonzague DejouanyBehnam SadoughDennis RubnerStephanie Bossart

Alexander Ochmann – CEO, Member of the Board

Alexander Ochmann is the CEO and founder of Winterberg Partners.

Alexander has over 20 years experience in the recruitment of C-level executives in various industries but with a focus on the Banking and Private Equity industry. He has successfully managed over 300 local and international search assignments.

Alexander started his career in Investment Banking and Private Equity and was Partner and Managing Director at leading executive search consultancies like Odgers Berndtson in Switzerland and Germany where he also covered the topics of executive coaching, executive assessment and management audit.

Furthermore, Alexander held the role of Head Recruiting Investment Banking at Credit Suisse in Zurich.

Alexander holds a Master in Business Administration and studied at the European Business School Oestrich-Winkel (EBS), the London School of Economics and the University of Zurich with a focus on Banking and Corporate Finance.

 

Bernhard Gemmel – Member of the Advisory Council

Bernhard Gemmel is a Partner at the global law firm Dentons.

Bernhard has more than 20 years of professional experience as an attorney-at-law (Rechtsanwalt) and Partner spent in several leading international law firms.

Bernhard focuses on advising in the context of domestic and cross-border financing transactions in connection with the acquisition and disposal of companies and real estate. He has particular expertise in relation to the financing of acquisitions by Private Equity Funds as well as project financing, real estate financing and export financing transactions.

Bernhard has been recommended several times in the Chambers Global and Chambers Europe directories as one of the leading German lawyers in Banking and Real Estate Finance law.

He started his professional career at Shearman & Sterling LLP, for which he worked more than 8 years as an Associate and then Partner.

Bernhard studied law at the Universities of Saarbrücken and Nancy II. He is dually qualified as a lawyer in Germany and France, and advises in the German, French and English language.

 

Juerg W. Sturzenegger – Advisor to the Board

Juerg Sturzenegger is the CEO of a leading Swiss Asset Management Boutique.

Prior to this, Juerg was a CEO, CIO and COO at an international bank and a CEO for a foreign Swiss bank. He is highly versed in client related businesses such as Private Banking, Wealth Management, Family Office Services, Asset Management and Investment Banking, as well as in business strategy development, strategic projects, such as integrating and outsourcing business units, and M&A. During his career he successfully built profitable businesses in Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore and other markets.

Juerg also has long time experience acting as a board member, both inside and outside.

His most recent projects include the redesign of sub business line of a large Swiss Private Bank, the project lead for a cross-boarder M&A Transaction in Europe, the set-up of a new Private Banking strategy for a Swiss Kantonalbank and the repositioning of a Swiss Private Bank.

Juerg holds an MBA from University of Zurich and SEP from Stanford Business School, Palo Alto.

Dr. Ferdinand Seibert – Member of the Advisory Council

Ferdinand Seibert is a Managing Director and Head of Private Equity at the New York-based alternative investment arm of a leading Swiss Insurance Group.

Prior to moving to New York in 2006, Ferdinand was Head of Alternative Investments for the Zurich-based Insurance Group.

His Private Equity career began at Swiss Life Private Equity.  Before, he spent several years in M&A with Credit Suisse First Boston and BNP Paribas in Europe.

Ferdinand holds a PhD from the University of St. Gallen. He graduated in Engineering from Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and in Management from EM Lyon.

Michael Hoos – Member of the Advisory Council

Michael Hoos is the CEO of E3 CSS AG in Zurich focused on developing a European data privacy solution for cloud applications.

Michael was 16 years with Symantec in various senior leadership positions. He was responsible for the technology sales team, security specialist sales team and consulting. As part of the central European leadership team he helped to build up the business in multiple countries including turnaround situations and cultural change projects. He led large-scale projects with multinational customers in the areas of security, governance, business continuity, administration and cloud.

Michael studied political science, history and theology at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, and also completed the „Accelerated Leadership Program“ for high potentials at Symantec.

 

 

Mark Eisenhut – Member of the Board

Mark Eisenhut is Chief Operating Officer of a renowned Swiss Family Office.

Mark has more than 20 years experience in the finance industry and started his career in audit and consulting at a big four firm. He then moved to Private Banking where he managed large projects including mergers and acquisitions, integration, reorganization and liquidation. Mark also held roles as Chief Operating Officer for an Asset Management firm and Chief Financial Officer with a Swiss bank.

Mark holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Zurich with a focus on Banking and Corporate Finance.

 

Dr. Florian Kühnle – Member of the Advisory Council

Dr. Florian Kühnle is an independent Consultant focused on strategy and transaction topics.

Florian has more than 20 years of professional experience as a Consultant and Partner with several leading international firms. He started his career with the Boston Consulting Group, where he has been working for 14 years in Munich and Brussels, ultimately as a Partner for the corporate finance and industrial goods practice. He then moved to Luxembourg to lead the consulting activity of PricewaterhouseCoopers and later worked for Ernst & Young.

Florian has worked mainly with industrial, chemical and life science groups as clients, where he has led business and strategy development initiatives as well as large operational transformation programs. His project experience includes value-oriented portfolio management, growth projects, target identification, transaction support, corporate finance advisory, investor management as well as controlling and reporting.

Florian studied chemistry at ETH Zurich and holds a PhD in organic chemistry. He spent his postdoctoral research at Harvard University.

Roman Harbich – Member of the Advisory Council

Roman Harbich is entrepreneur, investor, advisor and a global senior FinTech operations manager who has performed in various Board and C-level roles covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategy Consulting, Sales & Marketing, Operations, Restructuring, green field development and startups.

He has worked for companies such as NCR, Teradata, AT&T, Management Data (Bank Austria Group), SmartStream Technologies, Aquin Components, Princeton Financial Systems, State Street Corporation, Turn Around Platform 09 Group, Management Consulting Services and Quartal Financial Solutions.

Having developed a track record of non-failure in more than 30 years of business practice, the founding of the company Harrocon consolidated all his knowledge areas into a specialized M&A and advisory business.

Roman holds a master degree in Economics and Social Sciences from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and attended post graduate education in Strategic Marketing at Cranfield University’s Business School of Management in the UK.

Dr. Anton Hoefter – Member of the Advisory Council

Since 2004, Anton Hoefter is heading a leading European water park operator, with operations in Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Morocco and the UK.

Anton started his career with McKinsey & Co in Zurich, and subsequently became the COO for the continental European fund business of Aviva.

He has broad experience in real estate development, covering residential, commercial (hotels) and specialty (amusement attractions) projects.

Anton holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Master degree, as well as a PhD in International Relations from the University of St. Gallen.

Daniel Juncker – Member of the Advisory Council

Daniel Juncker is Head of Projects at REM Capital AG, the German market leader in the advisory of small, medium and large Corporates for public subsidy funds.

Daniel has 30 years of international experience in Corporate Banking and Corporate Finance in Germany, France and the USA. He started his career at Dresdner Bank in 1987 in the international documentary business in Düsseldorf, then went to New York and joined thereafter the HQ of Dresdner Bank in the Global Corporate Risk Division. In 1994 he was delegated to BNP Banque Nationale de Paris to set up and operate the first MidCap German Desk of BNP in France.

From 1999 to 2008 Daniel held several roles in Corporate Banking, Project Finance, Trade Finance and Derivatives at LRP Landesbank Rheinland-Pfalz where he was appointed as Board Member (Vorstand) in 2006.

After a two year experience as a Partner with Gemini Executive Search he joined the Corporate Banking Team of ING Commercial Bank in Frankfurt as Managing Director. Before joining REM Capital AG he built up the Key Account management team for Deutsche Leasing Group.

Daniel holds a BA (Hons) and studied at ESB Business School Reutlingen, Germany, and at CESEM Reims (now NEOMA) in France.

 

Burkard von Mauschwitz – Member of the Advisory Council

Burkard von Mauschwitz is Managing Director of ISODRAHT Ltd. in Mannheim, Germany.

Burkhard has more than 20 years leadership experience in the automotive and consumer goods industry. He started his career with a German premium car manufacturer and subsequently took over responsibility for sales and product development with a leading car access systems manufacturer.

He then moved into consumer goods to work for the leading children vehicles brand in the German market. Today he is responsible for one company of the largest European manufacturer of paint wire in the growing electric vehicle market.

Burkhard holds a master degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wuppertal, Germany.

Anatol Porak – Member of the Advisory Council

Anatol Porak is an independent consultant focused on finance, IT, environmental and energy topics.

He has over 25 years of experience as a finance manager and entrepreneur. He started his career with Bertelsmann in Paris and Munich. Later he worked for Delco Industries in Vancouver, Orange in Vienna, YellowMap (SAP spin-off) in Karlsruhe, Veolia in Lausanne and the last couple of years for Électricité de France in Poland and Paris.

Throughout his career, he held positions as finance manager, corporate controller and CFO.

Anatol holds a Master degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of St. Gallen.

Gonzague Dejouany – Member of the Advisory Council

Gonzague Dejouany is the founder and president of Nesting, a French-German agency specialised on strategic and innovative solutions for the Smartcity sector based in Paris and Berlin.

Gonzague has 20 years of experience in the environmental and Smartcity sectors (energy, waste management and water). Prior to his current function he acted as CEO of EDF in Germany. Earlier, he was the CEO of Veolia in Switzerland after many years of involvement in the Veolia Group where he was responsible for business development in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Gonzague is active in the French-German cooperation field and founded the French-German Economic Circle in Berlin in 2012.

Gonzague holds a Master in Business Administration and studied at the European Business School Oestrich-Winkel (EBS) in Germany as well as at ISG Paris.

 

Behnam Sadough – Member of the Advisory Council

As Vice President for Strategy & Corporate Development in Continental Europe, Behnam is in charge of positioning the European division of a global leader in eDiscovery, document review and legal consulting services.

Behnam has more than 17 years of experience in the German legal market where he is an expert on so-called alternative services. He gathered his first experiences in the legal market with a well-known US Law Firm in Germany. In 2005, he founded Germany’s first company dedicated to LPO focusing on medium-sized businesses and large enterprises. Subsequently, as Director for Strategy, he was responsible for the expansion of one of the biggest US legal support and eDiscovery providers to continental Europe until he joined Consilio, his current Employer to support corporations and law firms to benefit from IT forensics and eDiscovery solutions.

He is co-responsible for founding the Legal Process Management Program at the German Graduate School for Law and Management (Heilbronn), where he is also actively involved as a lecturer and advisory board member.

Dennis Rubner – Member of the Advisory Council

Dennis Rubner is the co-founder and Managing Director of Mighty-Office, a company specialised on corporate geocaching solutions.

Dennis has more than two decades of experience in the telecom and technology sectors. In this context, he worked as managing director and other management functions. He also advised clients as a management and strategic advisor. Prior to his current function he acted as managing director for a telecom provider for Swiss business clients. Dennis gained further expertise in the Private Equity industry through his role with Exigen Capital.

Earlier, he was the deputy head of the customer care, IT and operations department at UPC-Cablecom, where he was responsible for all operational improvements and firmwide end-to-end processes. Subsequently he was promoted to a member of the management board of UPC-Cablecom, the leading Swiss cable network operator.

Dennis started his career in consulting, where he worked for more than 10 years with Accenture and Solution Providers.

Dennis Rubner holds a Master in Computer and Information Science and studied at the European Business School Oestrich-Winkel (EBS), EBS London and at the San Diego State University in California.

 

STEPHANIE BOSSART – MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL

Stephanie Bossart is an experienced finance professional with extensive expertise in corporate finance and business planning as well as in financial controlling.

Stephanie started her career with Credit Suisse in London in their Investment Banking division, followed by corporate finance positions at Bear Stearns and Ernst & Young. She was then appointed Head of Financial Planning & Country Controlling at luxury goods watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen (part of Richemont Group). Her next career step led her back to Credit Suisse where she held various management positions in Investment Banking and Private Banking. Stephanie then worked for several years as a Director with a corporate finance boutique in Zurich and is now an independent Corporate Finance advisor.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor in Management from the London School of Economics and a Masters degree in Business Administration from ESCP-EAP Europe (Oxford-Madrid stream).