Meet the speakers
Marcus is head of communications and member of the Digitalization Group for Triton. He joined Triton from Schaeffler AG where he was the Senior Vice President of Communications, Strategy and Marketing. He has also had similar roles at Allen & Overy LLP, Shearman & Sterling LLP and Linklaters & Alliance. Marcus holds a Political and Social Science Diploma from University of the Federal Armed Forces, Munich, an MBA from the University of Vienna and University of Minnesota, USA and is a certified “DAPR Public Relations-Advisor”.
Nicole Maares joined Deutsche Börse in 2005. Nicole is responsible for listed and non-listed companies in her function as Key Account Manager. Before Nicole was Head of Marketing for Deutsche Börse Cash Market and developed the brand presence and promotion of products and services. In this role she accompanied the launch of the listing segment Scale, bond segments and the growth initiative Deutsche Börse Venture Network.
Prior to Deutsche Börse Nicole started her career within Unilever and worked for Dresdner Bank and Boots, were she focused on Marketing and Sales. Nicole holds a Dipl. Kfm. degree in business administration from the University of Frankfurt.
Ralf Flore has been Managing a Partner at Ufenau Capital Partners since 2010.
Hehas over 18 years of experience in the private equity industry and 5 years ofindustrial experience.
Priorto joining Ufenau Capital Partners, Ralf Flore was CEO of a publicly listedprivate equity house and based in Frankfurt and Zurich. Before thistenure Ralf was Investment Director at Go Equity in Vienna. Between 2000-2004,he was Analyst and then Investment manager at Swiss Life Private EquityPartners and Capvis Equity Partners in Zurich.
RalfFlore started his career as a commercial trainee in a medium-sized company andhas a degree in Business Administration with a focus on strategic managementand controlling.
Goetz Hertz-Eichenrode, born in 1976, joined HANNOVER Finanz in 2009 as a member of the executive board. He had previously worked for the European Private Equity Partnership Alpha Group, which holds 1,7 billion Euro of funds under management. Prior to Alpha he worked with Deloitte and Touche's audit and transaction services team where he qualified as chartered account and tax advisor.
He graduated from the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel, in 2001.
Matthias Wilcken joined Gilde’s Zurich office in 2012. Previously, he spent four years at Intermediate Capital Group’s Frankfurt office, sourcing and structuring subordinated debt and minority equity financing deals in the DACH region. Prior to this, Matthias worked for seven years in the Investment Banking/Leveraged Finance division of Goldman Sachs International in London.
Matthias obtained a Masters degree in Business Administration from the European Business School ebs Oestrich-Winkel (Germany).
Inna Gehrt has been active in the Private Equity and Corporate Finance environment for about 15 years. She has a successful track record of deal making, value creation, and experience in mid-market deals. Before joining Mandarin Capital, Inna worked as an Independent Advisor for the Jacobs Holding AG, the family office of the Jacobs, one of the largest family offices in Switzerland. Prior to this, Inna had worked almost ten years at Quadriga Capital, a well-reputed Midcap PE Investor in Germany. At Quadriga she was involved in number of transactions and portfolio mandates, i.a. IBIS acam Group, Lapp Insulators and Essmann Group. Inna has a CFO/corporate finance background holding an MBA in Economics from the University of Mannheim. Prior stages of her career include jobs with Hubert Burda Media in Moscow, PWC in Frankfurt/Moscow] and LEK Consulting in London/Munich.
Gregor Hilverkus (* 1972) has extensive professional experience in the investment business. Prior to co-founding Legian Investment Partners, Gregor worked for 14 years at CVC Capital Partners, where he focused on equity investments in the German speaking region. Prior to joining CVC, he co-founded ecapella.com, an internet business and worked in the investment banking department of JP Morgan. Gregor holds a master in business administration from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Koblenz and is married with two children.