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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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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.
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.
Philipp von Mitzlaff
Member of the Investment Committee
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Philipp von Mitzlaff has been active in the corporate finance and private equity industry internationally as well as in the German Mittelstand for 17 years He joined NORD Holding as a Partner. Previously, he spent five years at Paragon Partners, a Munich-based private equity firm focusing on SMEs in the DACH region. Philipp has i.a. built up the business development of Paragon and was responsible for a variety of private equity investments in different industries.
He also helped set up several investment banking teams in the small-mid segment at EuroConsult (with offices in New York, London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong) and Robert W. Baird (Frankfurt) a US investment bank for over 10 years. In these positions, he was involved in advising and structuring a variety of domestic and international transactions and private equity investments. Philipp von Mitzlaff graduated in business administration from the universities JWG Frankfurt and UC Berkeley.
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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.
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Sabine Bengsch joined the financial accounting department of NORD Holding in summer 2018.
Following her training as assistant tax consultant, she worked several years for a medium-sized auditing and tax advisory company as auditing assistant where she gathered experience in auditing and balance sheet consolidation.
Here in Hanover she appreciates the proximity to nature where she can comfortably combine her hobby, the photography, and her passion, being active and sporty with her family.
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.
Investment Associate fund-of-funds
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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.
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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.
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.
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Moritz Merkert has been a member of the NORD Holding team since 2014 working on transactions across various sectors with a particular interest in Software/Technology and Healthcare. Before joining NORD Holding, he held various positions in finance and strategy in the automotive and automation industries. Moritz started his career in the family business (Consumer Goods) which he sold to a strategic investor. He studied in Dublin and Glasgow and holds Master's degrees in Finance and Management. Currently he is completing a part-time MBA at Judge Business School/University of Cambridge.
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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.
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Marcel Rosengarten is working as an Investment Analyst within investment team of Nord Holding as of October 2018. During his study, Mr. Rosengarten gained first professional experience in the M&A advisory practice as well as in auditing at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Beside that, he has completed an internship within the Investment Banking at Commerzbank AG and furthermore a Private Equity internship at Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in Frankfurt. Marcel holds a Master degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Applied Sciences Münster and a Bachelor degree with focus on Corporate Finance. Prior to that, he has already finished an Apprenticeship as a Banker. He likes to spend his spare time with football, family or friends.
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Markus Lipp has 12 years of experience as a management consultant and investment manager in the European and particularly German-speaking Mittelstand.
Prior to joining NORD Holding, Markus was Investment Manager at the Mid-Cap Investor ADCURAM. Previously he gained extensive experience in the management consulting of medium-sized companies at Helbling Business Advisors and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
This allowed Markus to get to know many companies with different challenges and improvement potentials in a wide variety of industries and build up a wealth of experience in the successful initiation and realization of transactions as well as in the identification and implementation of financial, operational and strategic performance improvement and value creation measures.
Markus holds an Executive MBA from the TUM School of Management at the Technical University of Munich and Tsinghua University in Beijing. Before that, Markus studied economics and political science at Georgetown University in Washington D.C and graduated with a degree in business administration from Heidelberg.
Senior Investment Manager
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Before joining NORD Holding Christian has worked as Investment Manager for Alpina Partners and Associate for Avedon Capital Partners.
In recent years, Christian has accompanied various medium-sized companies in succession situations and on their future growth path.
Through detailed analysis, creative solutions and entrepreneurial thinking, he supported companies from various industries in the development of a sustainable vision.
Like for NORD Holding, of particular importance to him is the forward-looking organizational change, while at the same time shaping the Companies' performance.
Christian holds a master degree in General Management from the University Witten-Herdecke with studies abroad at the London School of Economics. He recently completed various Executive Courses, i.a. from the Harvard Business School.
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Christoph is an Investment Associate at NORD Holding since April 2019.
Prior to joining the firm, Christoph worked at GP.Bullhound in Berlin, advising clients from the enterprise software, financial technology and SaaS sectors on mergers and acquisitions. He previously worked at Arma Partners (London) and Berenberg (Frankfurt), advising clients across a broad range of industries on mergers and acquisitions as well as equity capital markets transactions.
Christoph hold a MSc in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School and a BSc in International Business from Berlin School of Economics and Law.
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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.
Louis von Gottberg
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Louis von Gottberg (26, German) joined NORD Holding as an Investment Analyst in 2018. Prior to NORD Holding, Louis completed a start-up financing round for a Berlin-based proptech firm. Additionally, he completed interships in consulting and private equity. He holds a Master of Science degree in Finance and Management from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. In his spare time he enjoys playing soccer, travelling and cooking.
Member of the Investment Committee
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Dorian Gensel took up his work as Investment Manager with NORD Holding in 2002 and became authorised signatory in 2009, doing direct investments. Since 2015 he is responsible for the European fund and co-investment activities. Prior to that he was commercial manager for an international industrial company producing waste water treatment systems. 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.
Senior Investment Manager
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André Seidel took up his work at NORD Holding in 2013 and is now Senior Investment Manager. He stopped his work from 2016 to 2018 to start his own company that he sold in 2018. Prior to his work at NORD Holding, André Seidel worked in the transaction area for Ernst & Young and in restructuring consulting for FMC Consultants (today Roland Berger Strategy Consultants). During this time he gained experience in company reorganisation and integration. André Seidel holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Lund in Sweden, which builds upon his bachelor studies in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. When he is not working, he enjoys kite surfing, cycling and supports startup companies. He is always up for a discussion of a good entrepreneurial idea and the political situation.
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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.
Head of Office Management & Human Resources
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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.
Vincent de Lard
Investment Analyst fund-of-funds
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Vincent de Lard joined NORD Holding as an Analyst in January 2019, focusing on Fund of Funds. Previously, he completed work experiences in Banking at Société Générale, in Private Equity at Siparex and in the Asian team of Ardian where he was exposed to both direct and fund of funds transactions. Vincent graduated from IESEG in France with a Master in Finance. Outside of the office, he enjoys playing football or refreshing in the mountains.
Francisco Rosique Sanz
Senior 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.
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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.
Head of Client Relations DACH
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Robert Kellermann joined NORD Holding in April 2019 as Head of DACH Sales. He has more than 20 years of experience in the institutional investment sphere. Before joining NORD Holding, Robert spent four years at Aberdeen Standard Investments responsible for Business Development Private Markets in the DACH Region. Other stations of his career were FERI Trust in Bad Homburg and Allianz Global Investor in Frankfurt and Munich. Robert began his career as a portfolio manager for institutional mandates in UniCredit Group and completed his studies in Economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.
Robert spends his spare time with his family and then mainly in the Alps with hiking, climbing and mountain biking.
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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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Andreas Bösenberg has been active in the international private equity industry for more than 19 years, especially in Germany. He started his career at 3i. He was a founder and managing director of Brockhaus Private Equity, with an investment focus on mid-sized, high-growth companies. In addition to a strong transaction background, he has set up and managed various investment teams in the small-mid segment over the last couple of years. Andreas has proven to be successful in actively assisting portfolio companies in their transformation and growth phases. Due to this background and his entrepreneurial way of thinking, the move to NORD Holding was logical, in order to deal intensively with the important SME business successions and corporate spin-offs in a dynamic environment.
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?
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.
Head of Italy
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Federico joined Nord Holding in March 2019 as Head of Italy. Before working for NORD Holding, he has helped the fundraising and commercial efforts for two Private Equity platforms in Italy (Dea Capital and Quadrivio). Before that, he acted as a placing agent for couple of Italian PE funds while working at Equita SIM, an Italian brokerage firm, attending also at an executive training course on Private Equity and Venture Capital (PEVC) at Harvard Business School. His career has dedicated to listening and providing investment solutions to long-term oriented investors such as pension funds (both private and public), banking foundations and insurances. He started his career in London and moved back to Italy with JP Morgan.
Federico is an Italian native speaker, he is fluent in English, speaks conversational French and, as of today,.. ein bisschen Deutsch !!
In his free time, he loves to walk his Labrador dog, cook Italian specialties and fly on jet simulators.
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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.
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 football, family and friends.