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Stefan Hienzsch has been working for NORD Holding in the area of Investment Controlling since the beginning of 2011. Prior to that he spent several years working for the auditing firm BDO, where he conducted the statutory audits for medium-sized enterprises. At NORD Holding he not only manages the accounts of direct majority investors, but he is also a point of reference for silent and minority investors. Stefan Hienzsch successfully completed his studies with a diploma in economics at the University of Göttingen. He is a supporter of the 'Reds', which means that you can find him at the local HDI stadium for every game.
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Kyron Schimmel is working as an Investment Analyst within the fund-of-funds team as of June 2017. He started his career with Deloitte as a Strategy & Operations consultant in the Amsterdam team and has completed an Investment Banking internship at Credit Suisse and a Private Equity internship in Munich. Kyron holds a MSc degree in Finance & Investments from the Rotterdam School of Management and a LLM degree in Financial Law from the Erasmus School of Law. He is fluent in English and is a native Dutch speaker. His free time he likes to spend time with family and friends.
Investment Associate fund-of-funds
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Cédric Massé (Investment Associate, 27) has been working as an Investment Associate at NORD Holding since 2017. Before that he worked in the Debt Advisory and Restructuring Team at DC Advisory in London, UK, and as a Private Equity analyst for 3i in Paris, France. Prior to that he worked for LFPI and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Paris, France. Cédric studied at the EDHEC Business School in Lille-Nice, France, and holds a MSc in Corporate Finance combined with a Master's in Management. He is a native French speaker and fluent in English and German.
Accounting, IT and fund of funds controlling
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Jan Wössner has been a member of the NORD Holding team since 2008. Besides his tasks as Investment Manager in the area of fund of funds (NORD KB), he is also responsible for fund of funds controlling and carries out tasks related to finances and accounting. He is also the contact person for IT and computer requirements. Before joining NORD Holding, Jan Wössner held a leading position in the accounting department of a medium-sized construction company. After training with the Dresdner Bank he studied economics at the Leibniz University in Hanover. His favourite free time activity is spending time with his family.
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Jessica Deutsch has been working for NORD Holding since December 2010. As an Investment Controller and Tax Advisor she is responsible for risk management and for rating the development of portfolio companies. She is also responsible for drafting internal annual financial statements and tax declarations. Jessica Deutsch previously worked at Deloitte & Touche where she audited medium-sized enterprises in various sectors. She has also worked in credit analysis and investment management at the savings bank, Sparkasse Hildesheim. She successfully completed her studies at the Fernuniversität Hagen with a degree in business administration. Whenever Jessica Deutsch isn’t delving into our accounts, she enjoys diving, in warm or cool waters.
fund of funds controlling
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Michael Meinen has joined the NORD Holding in spring 2016 supporting the fund of funds controlling team as well as the finance and accounting department. Prior to that he studied business administration at the Carl-von-Ossietzky-University in Oldenburg and worked at the audit company Deloitte & Touche for several years. He likes to spend his spare time with chess, football, family and friends.
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Rainer Effinger is responsible for portfolio development as well as for the fund-of-fund business. He joined NORD Holding in 2002. Before joining NORD Holding, he was working for an international consulting firm, a large-cap German media company as well as for a listed mid-cap German company in the consumer industry. In these positions, Rainer Effinger has been responsible for growth-, restructuring- and M&A-projects in Germany and several Eastern European countries. In his free time he enjoys skiing and spending time in the mountains.
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Since July 2015, Julia Trepte supports the Office Management of NORD Holding. After having completed her apprenticeship as hotel specialist and further education as state-certified business economist for international tourism, she completed her studies of International Sales and Marketing in Denmark. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing salsa, traveling with friends or spending time in nature.
Dr. Tim Krume
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Tim Krume is an Investment Manager and with NORD Holding since fall 2013. Prior to that he spent several years working as a strategy consultant for Accenture in Düsseldorf. Further career steps include positions with Commerzbank AG in Frankfurt and the Boston Consulting Group in Atlanta. Tim Krume holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in International Business from Maastricht University and a PhD in business administration from WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management. In his spare time he is passionate about soccer and enjoys exploring new golf courses.
Managing Director (spokesman)
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After studying economics and working for Elmar Pieroth, Berlin’s Senator for economic affairs at the time, Matthias Kues worked as a freelance journalist for the TV department of the North German public broadcaster NDR. In 1989 Matthias Kues first became professionally involved in financial affairs when he took up a job with the Norddeutsche Landesbank (NORD/LB). Today, he can look back on more than 20 years of experience in the private equity business, and he has been the spokesperson for the NORD Holding board of directors since the year 2000. From 2011 to 2014 Matthias Kues has chaired the board of directors of the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK). He also chairs of the supervisory board of the former second division football club SV Meppen on a voluntary basis.
Member of the Investment Committee
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Christoph Witt has been supporting the NORD Holding team since the autumn of 2005. Before that he spent several years working for the auditing enterprise Deloitte & Touche, where he worked as a tax advisor in a position of responsibility, auditing medium-sized enterprises. At NORD Holding Christoph Witt has been responsible for the areas of accounting and investor relations from the very beginning. Since becoming a father, Christoph Witt has made his family the centre of his free time.
Member of the Investment Committee
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After training as a banker and studying economics, Ronald Grott spent several years working for a large German bank in the area of corporate client service as well as for a private bank in Frankfurt in the area of corporate finance. Here he was responsible for advising medium-sized enterprises on their equity capital. Ronald Grott began working for NORD Holding at the beginning of 2000 and he has successfully concluded a number of transactions. As Member of the Investment Committee of NORD Holding he is responsible for acquisition and development of portfolio companies. As a balance to his work life, he enjoys travelling, often by motorbike, and unleashes his creativity in the kitchen.
Eberhard von Strenge
Member of the Investment Committee
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Eberhard von Strenge joined NORD Holding in the summer of 2011. Before that he spent six years working for a family business in consulting and investment. Here he gained experience in the acquisition and management of investments companies as well as in the areas of financing acquisitions, projects and businesses in various sectors. As Member of the Investment Committee of NORD Holding he is responsible for further development of portfolio companies as well as acquisition of companies for the investment portfolio. Eberhard von Strenge holds a Master of Science in agriculture and has studied at the universities of Göttingen, Bologna and Berlin. He is a nature lover and during his spare time he enjoys going hunting or skiing.
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Elke Roenspieß has been with NORD Holding since August 2002 where she is responsible for the accounts. After training in office administration she continued her training to become a state accredited business administrator and certified management accountant. Before joining NORD Holding, Elke Roenspieß worked in business administration in wholesale. When she is not working, Elke Roenspieß enjoys spending time with her family and playing volleyball.
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Since finishing her training as a wholesale and export specialist, Mrs. Gericke-Schürmann has accumulated over 20 years of experience in accounting. She has been active in various trading companies ranging from SMEs to larger corporations. She recently obtained her title as international accountant (IHK) to supplement her education as a financial accountant (IHK). She likes spending her free time with family and friends, biking and relaxing while puzzling with her daughter or gardening.
Francisco Rosique Sanz
Investment Associate fund-of-funds
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Francisco Rosique studied Business Administration in Madrid. He came to Germany back in 2011 through an international secondment program of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He worked there for over 5 years, first as an auditor and then at Transactions department. Francisco Rosique joined NORD Holding as a Fund of Funds Manager in April 2017. In his free time, he enjoys backpacking, doing sports and spending time with family and friends.
Head of Office Management & Human Ressources
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Christiane Lukas joined NORD Holding in August 2002. Prior to that she spent a few years as branch manager for MANPOWER AG where she gained experience in human resources. She is Head of the Office Management at NORD Holding and as such responsible not only for staff matters but also for the seamless running of the back office. In her free time she enjoys travelling and experiencing nature on bike rides or during day trips with her family.
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Before joining NORD Holding, Thomas Bagusch worked in various areas at NORD/LB.
In his last role there he was authorised bank representative and responsible for credit dealings with medium-sized enterprises. In view of this experience and his background in business economics, it was only natural for him to switch to NORD Holding where he deals with the important topics of equity capital and business succession in medium-sized enterprises.
Thomas Bagusch has been a Managing Director of NORD Holding since 2006 and among other things he is responsible for developing the portfolio companies, as well as for financial matters and accounting. In his free time, he is a keen cyclist, loves the waves of the North Sea and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
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After training as an economic assistant in secretarial duties and correspondence, she joined NORD Holding via NORD/LB and has been part of the team for more than 20 years. She loves animals and nature and her favourite leisure activity is being a cowgirl atop her horse or riding her bicycle.
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Frances Lütkemüller has been a member of the Office Management team since 2011. After completing her studies in tourism and working in that area, her job at NORD Holding allowed her to return to the area she was initially trained in. Frances Lütkemüller particularly values the diverse tasks in her current job. She is a passionate collector of books, which for her are the best way to relax and her biggest hobby.
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David Wössner joined NORD Holding in summer 2017 as an Associate. He previously worked in Transaction Services for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Frankfurt where he supported several transactions primarily with Financial and Commercial Due Diligence. His focus was thereby on advising financial sponsors. Further to this, Mr. Wössner gained first professional experience in the M&A advisory practice of Clairfield International as well as in auditing at KPMG. He holds a Master degree in International Business from Maastricht University, Netherlands, and Seoul National University, South Korea.
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Moritz Merkert joined the NORD Holding Investment Management team in April 2014. Previously, he held different positions in Finance/Controlling in the Automotive and Automation industries both in Germany and abroad. During that time he gained hands-on experiences in Controlling, Corporate Strategy and carrying out profit improvement programmes. Moritz holds Master's degrees in Finance (Trinity College Dublin) and Management (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow). In his spare time he enjoys travelling, music and football.
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Pascal Keck has worked for NORD Holding since August 2012. Before joining, he worked for the Aurelius AG in Munich, specialising in the restructuring and modernisation of portfolio companies for a Swedish investor in the area of technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) investments. As Investment Manager at NORD Holding he is responsible for developing selected companies from various business sectors. Pascal Keck has a Master's Degree (MSc) in Industrial Engineering and studied at the University of Linköping in Sweden and at the German University of Karlsruhe.
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Mirco Thelen joined NORD Holding in March 2014. Privious to that he spent several years working as an Investment Manager for NORD/LB in Hannover where he gained in-depth experience in the management and valuation of businesses in various sectors. Mirco Thelen studied economics at the Leibniz University in Hannover and the University of Bremen. In his spare time he enjoys being active in the mountains and by the sea as well as spending time with friends and family.
Senior Investment Manager fund-of-funds
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Dorian Gensel took up his work as Investment Manager with NORD Holding in 2002. Since 2009 he has been an authorised signatory on the advisory team and follows the development of affiliated companies. Prior to that he was a business manager for an international plant construction firm. After his first experiences in business administration, working for a fuel card company and for the largest German supplier of textile rental services, he completed an MBA at the University of Bradford as an extension of his previous studies in business economics and his training in banking.
Member of the Investment Committee
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Robert Pauli has been working for NORD Holding since 2000. He has completed a number of transactions in various business sectors, including the stock market launch of the Delticom AG and the acquisition of the DVS AG by Rohde & Schwarz GmbH. Robert Pauli has been an authorised signatory of NORD Holding since 2009 and has accompanied the development of investing companies until their exit. Robert Pauli holds a diploma in electro-technical engineering (University of Applied Sciences, Cologne) and also has an MA in Business and Management from the East London Business School. When he's not working, Robert enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys sailing and cycling, particularly road racing and mountain biking.
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Martin Franz joined NORD Holding in the autumn of 2010. Before that he spent several years working for the auditing and consultancy company KPMG where he gained particular experience in the area of auditing. His role as Investment Manager means at NORD Holding that he is responsible for developing a selective portfolio of companies from various sectors. Martin Franz studied economics at the Humboldt University in Berlin and during his studies he also spent a semester at the University of Bergen (Norway). He enjoys spending his free time with his family.
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Maximilian has joined the NORD Holding Team in 2017 as an Investment Manager. Previously, he has worked at Deloitte for more than 7 years (both transaction services and audit). During this time, he passed the German auditor exam (Wirtschaftsprüferexamen). He holds university degrees in economics (University of Regensburg, University of Colorado) as well als Accounting & Taxation (Mannheim Business School). Maximilian enjoys spending his spare time with his family, running and travelling.
Member of the Investment Committee
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Kim Schneider is responsible for the European fund and co-investment activities. Prior to NORD Holding, Kim worked for Credit Suisse (CFIG) London, where he was focusing on European fund and co-investments. Previously, he worked at William Blair's London office advising on Mergers and Acquisitions.
Kim Schneider studied business administration in St.Gallen, Rotterdam and at the Tel Aviv University and Law (LL.M.) at the Goethe University Frankfurt. He also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. He speaks Dutch, English, German and conversational Spanish.
He loves listening to live jazz music and can get enthusiastic about creative ideas. He always wanted to know what comes first: the chicken or the egg?