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 substantial development.

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

This is what I do:
As the COO I am in charge of the operational business of the holdings along with my team.

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 the CEO I co-head the M&A business and HR, PR/IR divisions. 

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 the CFO I am responsible for all the financing operations at palero and am the co-head for M&A. I am a “carve-out and distressed M&A” specialist.

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 as the Managing Director and take care of the transactions business. 

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 Manager
e-mail:
fiessinger@palero.de

This is what I do:
I work as Investment Manager at palero. My expertise mainly lies in trans-border transactions, carve-outs, M&A and corporate finance.

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 Manager
e-mail:
muehling@palero.de

This is what I do:
I work as Investment Manager at palero 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.

Yvonne Petersmann
Assistance
e-mail:
petersmann@palero.de

This is what I do:
I am responsible for office management at palero and support the entire team in the day-to-day business and in diverse 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.

Michaela Zachmann
Investor Relations
e-mail:
zachmann@palero.de

This is what I do:
I am in charge of Investor Relations and Equity Controlling at palero.

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.

Martin Blaumoser
Director Operations

This is what I do:
As Director Operations I am responsible for the business development of numerous portfolio companies and manage the implementation team on site. I am additionally responsible for creation and operational implementation of turnaround plans and change programmes in the respective holdings. 

This is what I have done so far:
I worked before as a Group Manager at a listed industry holding and was responsible even there for the operational implementation in the holdings within the country and abroad.

And before that?
I studied Civil Engineering and Economics at the TU Munich. 

Steffen Bülow
Operations Manager

This is what I do:
I work as Operations Manager at palero in the Sales and Marketing division and am a specialist on strategic sales and marketing matters as well as operational sales.

This is what I have done so far:
Before that I was into strategic marketing and direct distribution at Hilti and Simon-Kucher & Partners.

And before that?
I got my degrees in Business Administration at the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and the International School of Management and studied at the National Taiwan University and Bangkok University.

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

This is what I do:
As HR Operations Manager I am in charge of the personnel division. Besides general HR matters, I also assist palero’s holdings 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
Director Operations

This is what I do:
As Director Operations I am responsible for the business development of many portfolio companies and manage the operational implementation teams on site. Furthermore, I am responsible for the creation and operational implementation of turnaround plans and change programmes in the respective holdings.

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
Operations Manager Controlling & Finance

This is what I do:
I am Operations Manager Controlling & Finance and take care of the operational finance related matters in the portfolio companies. 

This is what I have done so far:
Prior to palero I was Senior Project Manager at Horvath & Partners and headed numerous national and international finance transformation projects in mid-sized companies.

And before that?
I studied technically oriented Business Administration at the Stuttgart University and am a certified Controlling Consultant (ebs).

Thomas Kießling
Operations Manager

This is what I do:
I am an Operations Manager in the General Management division, responsible for conceptualisation and implementation of strategy and operations related matters. As a generalist the scope here ranges from organisation, sales and marketing down to cost and efficiency programmes and liquidity management.

This is what I have done so far:
I was at McKinsey & Company for five years and worked last as Engagement Manager. There I assisted mainly in comprehensive restructuring in various segments.

And before that?
I studied Business Administration and Management specialising in Finance at the EBS Business School in Oestrich-Winkel and the AUDENCIA Business School in Nantes as well as at the EDHEC Business School in Lille, France.

Max Menninger
Operations Manager

This is what I do:
I am Operations Manager at palero. I am responsible for improvement projects across the entire value chain right down to interim roles within the holding.

This is what I have done so far:
I spent six years at Struktur Management Partner, a leading consulting firm in the field of turnaround management, and in the last position as Senior Manager was responsible for development and implementation of turnaround programmes in mid-sized companies. 

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

Christopher von Könemann
Operations Manager

This is what I do:
I am Operations Manager at palero and take care of various strategy and operations related projects in the holdings. My expertise lies mainly in the field of data science, process and structure optimisation and supply chain management.

This is what I have done so far:
Previously I worked for five years as Programme Manager and Corporate Consultant in various sectors in German mid-caps. 

And before that?
I studied Business Administration in Aachen, specialising in Procurement, Production and Logistics Management and Organisational Management.