Responsibility

Responsibility

… is something we take gladly. And follow through as well. Together with entrepreneurs and employees. We work with them today for solutions of tomorrow.

Appreciation

Appreciation

… is dear to our heart. We have faith in the performance already delivered by employees and shall deliver in times to come. That is why we give them the liberties they need to bring out fresh strengths.

Sustainability

Sustainability

… is of greatest importance for us. We often work intensively for years in the companies, because besides everything else, we are interested in long term success and sustainable development.

Christian Daumann
Managing Partner
e-mail:
daumann@palero.de

This is what I do:
As Managing Partner of palero capital and togehter with the team of palero experts I advise palero group in all matters around the operational business of its portfolio companies.

This is what I have done before:
As the Turn-Around Manager at a listed private equity firm I was responsible for various holdings and built the UK business. 

And before that?
I was employed in the industry in various operational functions, at General Motors, Müller-Milch, Visteon. I started my career more than 15 years ago at KPMG in M&A. I studied International Management and Business Studies at EBS London and ESC Lille. Specialisation: Finance. 

Felix Frohn-Bernau
Managing Partner
e-mail:
frohn-bernau@palero.de

This is what I do:
As Managing Partner of palero capital I advise palero group on all M&A actvities and matters around HR and PR/IR.

This is what I have done before:
I worked for more than seven years at a listed equity firm. There I was in charge of many companies from various segments and assisted in reconstructions or carve-outs. Furthermore, I was accountable for numerous transactions. I was last responsible as an executive for all M&A activities of the group.

And before that?
I founded the internet company dooyoo in 1999, where I moved to the Supervisory Board after being the CEO for three years, until sale of dooyoo in 2008.
I studied law in Cologne, Munich and Madrid and am a solicitor for M&A with licences for Germany and Spain. 

Conny E. Wuppermann
Managing Partner
e-mail:
wuppermann@palero.de

This is what I do:
As Managing Partner of palero capital I advise palero group on all financing transactions at its portfolio companies and on its M&A activities. I am a specialist in special situations M&A and financing.

This is what I have done before:
I have worked for many years at a listed private equity firm as a Director in the M&A division.

And before that?
I was into investment banking at Drucker & Co. in Frankfurt. I have studied Business Administration with specialisation in Management and Finance at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Passau University and University of Otago, New Zealand.

Tobias Sedlmayr
Managing Director
e-mail:
sedlmayr@palero.de

This is what I do:
I am responsible for the M&A team at palero capital as the Managing Director. Together we advise palero group on its transactions.

This is what I have done before:
For more than 10 years I gathered extensive experience in investment banking and private equity. As Director at goetzpartners I was responsible for complex, multi-sector, trans-border transactions. 

And before that?
I studied Business Administration at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich and University of Calgary in Canada, and International Affairs at the MGIMO in Russia.

Jan-David Fießinger
Investment Director
e-mail:
fiessinger@palero.de

This is what I do:
I work as Investment Director at palero capital. My expertise mainly lies in trans-border transactions, carve-outs and financing.

This is what I have done so far:
I worked for four years in corporate finance at goetzpartners and I acted in an advisory role for many successful acquisitions and sale of mid-sized companies.

And before that?
I studied Finance and Accounting in St Gallen and Madrid.

Maximilian Mühling
Investment Director
e-mail:
muehling@palero.de

This is what I do:
I work as Investment Director at palero capital and have extensive experience in investment banking.

This is what I have done so far:
As an Associate at Lazard I assisted for many years in a number of M&A transactions on the buyer’s as well as seller’s side, at the national and international level.

And before that?
I got my Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration at the WU Vienna in Austria and at the Università Bocconi in Italy and thereafter a Master’s degree in Finance at the ESADE Business School in Spain.

David Salat
Investment Associate
e-mail:
salat@palero.de
Michaela Zachmann
Investor Relations Manager
e-mail:
zachmann@palero.de

This is what I do:
I advise palero group with respect to all matters of Investor Relations and Equity Controlling.

This is what I have done before:
I worked for seven years at a venture capital firm with a billion Euro investment capital and 180 holdings. There I initially took care of the entire controlling and later took over investor relations.

And before that?
I studied Business Administration at the University of Saarland.

Kathrin Frömling
Partner and Team Assistant
e-mail:
froemling@palero.de

This is what I do:
As Partner & Team Assistant of the palero group, I ensure that day-to-day business runs smoothly and furthermore I support our team administratively in all matters.

This is what I have done so far:
I worked for eight years as a personal assistant to the Managing Director at a leading German publishing house.

And before that?
I studied business administration with a focus on tourism, worked within the tourism industry, personnel consulting and the hotel industry.

Yvonne Seitz
Executive Assistant
e-mail:
seitz@palero.de

This is what I do:
As Executive Assistant at palero capital and palero experts I support the Managing Partners and the entire team in the day-to-day business and in various projects. 

This is what I have done so far:
I gathered experience in the national and international hotel industry for seven years before I could consolidate my skills as Assistant at a big consulting company and thereafter in a start-up.

And before that?
I graduated in Hotel Economics at the Steigenber Academy for Hotel Management.

Philipo Dos Santos-Beysiegel
Manager Operations

This is what I do:
I am Manager Operations at palero experts and provide consulting services for various strategic and operational projects involving the holdings of the palero group. My expertise lies particularly in the areas of procurement and supply chain optimization.

This is what I have done so far:
Immediately before joining palero experts, I was a Project Manager at NKT, a global cable manufacturer. Before that, I worked as a Consultant at both Kloepfel Consulting and Inverto (a BCG Company).

And before that?
I studied International Business & Management in Cologne and Eindhoven.

Livia Eichhorn
HR Manager
e-mail:
career@palero.de

This is what I do:
As HR Manager at palero experts I am in charge of the personnel division. Besides general HR matters, I also assist palero group in projects involving Human Resources.

This is what I have done so far:
I worked in a Human Resources Consultancy for 4 years, specialising in allocation of management positions in the field of finance.

And before that?
I studied Business Administration specialising in Human Resources at the University for Applied Sciences in Munich.

Stefan Hauer
Managing Director

This is what I do:
As Managing Director of palero experts I advise various portfolio companies of palero group in matters of business development and co-ordinate the operational implementation teams on site. Furthermore, I am responsible for the creation and operational implementation of turnaround plans and change programs in the respective portfolio companies of palero group.

This is what I have done so far:
I worked as Senior Manager in an international corporate consultancy firm and in various management positions for the Red Bull Group and A1 Telekom Austria.

And before that?
I studied Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

Tim Kappes
Managing Director

This is what I do:
I am Managing Director at palero and I advise the palero group and its portfolio companies in Finance & Controlling topics.

This is what I have done so far:
I was Managing Director and CFO at a medium-sized company. Before that, I worked several years as Senior Manager at Horváth & Partners and in a company in the chemical industry. I was responsible for the implementation of various projects in the areas of finance and operations.

And before that?
I studied Business Administration with technical focus at the University of Stuttgart.

Sebastian Köhne
Manager Operations

This is what I do:
As Manager Operations at palero experts my focus is on improving process, finance and controlling related subjects along the value chain.

This is what I have done so far:
Before I joined palero I spent 2.5 years in leading positions in finance and worked as a lecturer teaching economics at the General Directorate of Customs in Münster. Prior to that I worked five years for Helbling Business Advisors, a leading consulting firm in the field of turn-around management and was responsible for developing and implementing turn-around programs in mid-sized companies.

And before that?
I did my MBA at Bond University in Australia with focus on finance.

Dominik Müller
Manager Operations

This is what I do:
As Manager Operations at palero experts I advise the portfolio companies of the palero group on various finance, controlling as well as restructuring projects.

This is what I have done so far:
Before joining palero experts, I worked for a consulting boutique in the areas of restructuring, distressed M&A and value enhancement in Germany and abroad, most recently in the position of manager. During this time, I obtained my certification as a restructuring and reorganization consultant. Prior to that, I was a Managing Consultant at Horvath & Partners in the Planning & Forecasting division and provided consulting services on controlling issues to DAX-listed corporations and medium-sized companies in a wide range of industries.

And before that?
I studied Finance & Management at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. During my studies I obtained the title “Certified Financial Modeler” from the “European Institute of Quantitative Finance”.

Julian Müller
Manager Operations

This is what I do:
I am Manager Operations at palero experts and provide consulting services for various strategic and operational projects involving the holdings of the palero group. My expertise lies in the definition and implementation of growth and change programs along the entire value chain.

This is what I have done so far:
Before joining palero experts, I was a senior manager at MHP, a consulting subsidiary of Porsche AG and responsible for the development and implementation of transformation programs for mid-sized companies. Prior to that, I was a consultant at Newton Europe, a leading UK based management consultancy.

And before that?
I studied industrial engineering at the University of Applied Sciences of Munich and at King’s College in London.

Andreas Onken
Manager Operations

This is what I do:
I am Manager Operations and advise the portfolio companies of the palero group on various strategic and operational issues in sales and marketing. My core competencies lie particularly in the areas of pricing and commercial transformation.

This is what I have done so far:
Just before starting at palero experts, I worked as a consultant at Simon-Kucher. My focus was on implementation of sales and profit-boosting projects, primarily for medium-sized industrial companies.

And before that?
I studied business administration at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.

Thomas Panholzer
Director Operations

This is what I do:
As Director Operations at palero experts I advise the portfolio companies of the palero group on strategic and operational matters with a focus on sales, international business development and marketing.

This is what I have done so far:
I served as Vice President of a publicly traded industrial company, overseeing global sales processes and supply chain management. Prior to that, I held management positions within the Red Bull Group.

And before that?
I hold an international Master’s degree in Sales & Marketing and studied Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Daniel Stratenhoff
Managing Director

This is what I do:
I am Managing Director at palero experts and I advise the portfolio companies of palero group in strategic, commercial and operative topics. Furthermore, I am responsible for the design and implementation of change programs in the portfolio companies.

This is what I have done so far:
For five years, I served as CEO at various industrial companies in the United States. As CFO of the associated family office, I was also responsible for portfolio and asset management topics. Before that, I was M&A advisor at Clearwater International Germany. I started my career at Commerzbank Frankfurt in 2010.

And before that?
I studied Finance (MSc) at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.