Lukas Angerer is Research Manager in the Consumer Insights Team at Seven.One Entertainment Group. Lukas has been with the group for almost 7 years and within the team is also responsible for marketing and concept testing.
Victoria Annich joined SevenVentures in 2019 and worked in the International Business Development unit before joining the Media Investment team as an Associate in 2020. Prior to that, she worked for 3 years at the ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE in various sales and marketing departments as part of a dual study program, developing her skills in creative and strategic 360° brand building. Victoria holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a specialisation in Marketing from the DHBW Ravensburg.
After graduating from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management with a degree in business administration, Marc worked at private equity firm Cinven as a Principal and for Boston Consulting Group as a Consultant. He later set up Fashion for Home together with Christoph. Following the sale to home24, Marc was appointed to the Management Board of home24 where he has been instrumental in the expansion of the platform’s growth and sustainability, focusing on marketing, sales and finance.
Verena Argauer is Associate Director Business Development and heads the strategic relations of the SevenVentures partner companies within the ProSiebenSat.1 Group. Verena holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Hohenheim and St. Gallen. Besides working with digital companies, she has a special focus on brand-driven brick-and-mortar companies that strive to accelerate their online growth.
18-year-old Charles Bahr is an expert on all topics Generation Z. At the age of 14 he founded his first influencer marketing agency Tubeconnect, whose shares he sold in 2018. He founded Project Z in 2019 where he advises companies on how to best reach Generation Z in marketing, recruiting and communication. Charles regularly shares his knowledge as a keynote speaker at conferences such as DMEXCO or re:publica.
As Managing Director of Jung von Matt HAVEL, Jonas Bailly is leading national and international clients across different industries, and works closely with startups. Before joining Jung von Matt in 2016, he worked as a strategist and client lead at the international agency network Ogilvy. Jonas Bailly studied Communication Management and Economics at Zeppelin Universität and currently lives and works in Berlin.
Tilo Bonow is founder and CEO of PIABO, Germany's leading PR partner for the digital economy, based in Berlin. As a long-standing entrepreneur, communications expert and investor, he actively supports his clients in achieving their local and global growth targets. This includes tech giants like Stripe, GitHub, Merck, WeWork and Tinder.
Sebastian Borek is CEO and Co-Founder of the Founders Foundation and the Hinterland of Things Conference, as well as start-up coach, angel investor and serial entrepreneur. Over recent years he has built and managed several companies and supports entrepreneurial talent in the start-up scene. He is committed to a desirable digital future for everyone, ensuring a sustainable approach to the environment.
Franziska Böhm has been Head of Event Management at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE since September 2018. Prior to this she held various positions at Starwatch Entertainment and Red Seven Entertainment. Franziska Böhm has been with the company since 2006 and studied business administration at both the University of Augsburg and University of Munich.
For many years now, Frank Büch has held a management position in Sales and Marketing at the Berlin Public Transport Company (BVG) and since 2016 is Head of Marketing. Since that time he is responsible for the image campaign #becauseweloveyou (#weilwirdichlieben). He has years of experience in specifically addressing the topics customer retention and user interface and has managed a wide variety of digitalization projects.
Aimie-Sarah Carstensen is Founder and CEO of ArtNight, a platform which offers creative artistic learning experiences across Germany and beyond. Recently the company has also developed new formats BakeNight, ShakeNight and PlantNight which inspire similar creative events focusing on baking, cocktail-making and planting. Aimie previously founded the female empowerment blogazine Fielfalt and started her career at Axel Springer and Bertelsmann where she worked in digital cooperations and product management.
Soline is a marketing expert at Stylight, the leading online platform for the fashion and lifestyle industry worldwide. As a B2B Marketing Manager at Stylight, she is responsible for all marketing activities aiming at increasing the company’s brand awareness in the affiliate marketing and ecommerce industries, as well as providing a positive customer experience for the company’s 1200+ international partners. With a strong appetite for marketing and content writing, Soline has for example written articles for the weekly newspaper Courrier International, and is an active contributor of Stylight Insights, the data and industry news hub for fashion, beauty and lifestyle.
After working as creative and innovation director at advertising agencies across the world, Oliver joined the ProSiebenSat.1 Group in 2013 and headed ProSiebenSat.1‘s Creative Ideation until 2019. He also oversaw, monitored and managed TV campaigns for SevenVentures and the Nucom Group. Oliver has developed storytelling campaigns for young companies as well as for corporate brands like Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Monster.com, Tomtom, O2, Koawach, Filabe, Black Tears and many more. He is also the proud winner of over 300 international creative, innovation and strategy awards. Currently Oliver is working as Global Director Marketing at Tom Tailor.
Katherine Diggory is a proven expert in marketing and communications. In the past she was responsible for the political campaign for the former foreign minister Bill Rammell of the labour party. She also lead the communication and election strategy for further parliamentarians of the labour party. From 2012 - 2015 Katherine was responsible for the concept and management of the market entry strategy of Tough Mudder Germany.
Torsten Enders is Client Service Director at the specialized B2B agency Saatchi & Saatchi pro, where he is responsible for the Telekom account. He previously managed the accounts of Telefonica/O2, Audi and other companies for the United Digital Group (UDG). He acquired his expertise in a longstanding career as freelance consultant for digital communication, strategy and concept development at agencies like C3, trommsdorff+drüner, zweimaleins, Piabo as well as for corporate enterprises.
Thomas Engels is CEO and founder of ApoNow GmbH. In 2020, he relaunched the platform aponow.de as Doc.Green. He also founded the pharmacy finder platform KlickA in 2014 and since 2012 has been responsible for pharmacy sales at Vitabook GmbH.
Lukas Fassbender is Director of Business Development DACH at The Trade Desk. In 2013 he opened the German office of the global technology company in Hamburg and since this time has driven the exponential growth of the business in the DACH region. Fassbender has many years of experience in the AdTech industry. Prior to his position at The Trade Desk he was Sales Manager at Sizmek, where he advised international agencies and advertising clients on successful ad serving.
Philip Fischer was formerly Senior Manager Equity at SevenVentures. He gained industry expertise in the M&A division of a top-tier US investment bank in London and Africa. Further practical experience included a role as Associate Partner at a Fintech start-up and management consulting. Philip graduated from EBS Oestrich-Winkel and the National University of Singapore.
Gilg Frick, Founder and Managing Director of NPIRE (www.npire.de) - a creative agency from Hamburg - has been operating for 15 years in the creative industry. In 2005, he started his academic career in communication design at HFG Schwäbisch Gmünd. During the same year he found the agency NPIRE. 12 years later, in 2017, he established a digital agency called Hyperinteractive together with a partner. Alongside his agencies Gilg is also involved in other companies and works as a consultant, mentor and speaker at events, lectures and workshops for entrepreneurship and creativity.
Christian Fuchs is IT expert, #emailgeek and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Informatics. At fuchs+wald, he provides consulting and implementation services with a focus on email marketing, marketing automation and customer relationships. In cooperation with a specialized network, “wald”, he provides his expertise to major retail enterprises, companies in e-commerce, travel and other industries, start-ups, solopreneurs and agencies.
Mario Fürst is founder and owner of Kloster Kitchen and is responsible for the company’s marketing and sales. On his entrepreneurial history he says that he founded start-ups before the expression start-up even existed.
Leo Gammler is Unit-Director Content Production at SevenOne AdFactory. He directs TV-commercials and Branded Video Content and is responsible for both the creation and execution of creative ideas. He started at ProSiebenSat.1 in 2006 and is both a passionate storyteller and filmmaker.
Max Gerke works as Senior Associate for media investments at SevenVentures. Previously, Max worked for several years as Investment Banker for an international M&A boutique. Max holds a Master in Management from the Hult Business School in London and San Francisco and a Bachelor in Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich.
Dorothea Gugel has been responsible for PR and marketing at SevenVentures from 2016-2018. Previously, she worked for an international communications consulting firm as a Senior Consultant in financial communications. Dorothea began her career in equity capital markets at an investment boutique in Sydney and holds an MBA.
Gottfried Häuserer is Vice President Media Insights at IMA - Internal Media Agency at the ProSiebenSat.1. Group. He was formerly Director of Media Intelligence at Blackwood Seven and Programm Manager at o2 Germany and he has over 14 years senior expertise in media insights and optimisation.
Matthias Heid is Cofounder of WUNDER, a company dedicated to improving the customer experience through credible aritificial intelligence. Previously Matthias was Senior Director for Solution & Strategy at Hybris GmbH, a subsidiary of SAP SE, and responsible for the development of a leading eccomerce solution. Throughout his career he has helped leading DAX and medium-sized organisations with digital transformation, not only in IT but also in the minds of the employees. When he's not working Matthias enjoys going to "Eisbären Berlin" ice hockey games and travelling to Asia for new inspiration.
Jan Heumüller is responsible for expanding the business at Ogury, the market leader in choice driven advertising, in the German-speaking markets. Jan Heumüller has over 18 years of experience in the international digital marketing industry. After working for eVita and ePost, among others, Jan Heumüller was Managing Director of the software specialist dacoma and the AdNetwork Ybrant Digital before he became Managing Director Europe at DataXu, a leading provider of programmatic marketing software, where he was responsible for the European business. Subsequently, he successfully established TabMo, the leading creative mobile DSP in the German-speaking and Eastern European region.
Dr. Fabian Heuschele
Dr. Fabian Heuschele is Vice President of the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator. He held various management positions at ProSiebenSat.1 such as Investment Director for the FMCG activities of the Group and strategic referent to the Group CEO. Parallel to his Ph.D. at University of St.Gallen he developed a successful spin-off for organizational transformation and leadership coaching with senior clients from DAX and SMI. He obtained international management degrees from London School of Economics, HEC Paris, and University of St.Gallen.
Luca Hirschfeld is co-founder of FYEO. In his role he is responsible for the strategic development and operational management of the business. Luca joined ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE in June 2016 and has worked in various roles in strategy, M&A and innovation. Prior to that, Luca spent 3 years in strategy consulting at L.E.K. Consulting.
Katja Hofem became CCMO and Managing Director of Joyn in April 2019. A graduate in political science, she worked as Programme Director at RTLZWEI from 2004 to 2006. From December 2007, she headed Discovery Networks Germany as General Manager before moving to ProSiebenSat.1 in January 2010. As COO and Management Board Member she was responsible for small channels and new channel development.
Christopher Huesmann is CMO at flaschenpost SE, Germany's first instant beverage delivery service from Münster. With the successful concept "Beverages delivered to your doorstep in just 120 minutes, without any carrying ", flaschenpost has been revolutionizing the beverage market since 2016. Having grown from one hub in Münster within only four years to 23 warehouse locations throughout Germany, flaschenpost plans to continue its rapid growth throughout Germany and beyond. Huesmann completed his degrees at the University of Mannheim and the WHU. Before flaschenpost was established in Münster 2016 Huesmann participated in the development of the online store of Peek and Cloppenburg.
Bettina Hörmann is Senior Vice President People Development at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE. She is a specialist in the field of personnel and organisational development and a certified business coach for over 20 years, Bettina joined ProSiebenSat.1 in 1997 – initially as HR Business Partner. In 2000, she took over the group-wide training and further education department and successfully established the ProSiebenSat.1 Academy. She designs platforms for innovative learning, knowledge transfer and networking. Bettina is enthusiastic about inspirational people who she enjoys connecting and from this developing pragmatic solutions for everyday business.
Volker Jung is Managing Partner at Hakle Holding GmbH and came on board in January 2019. He has a demonstrated history of working in the paper and forest products industry. Previously he was Managing Partner at consulting / holding group IUVA Gesellschaft MBH and Managing Director of FMCG company VICTORGROUP GmbH. He holds at MBA focusing on finance.
Viola is Senior Manager Media Investments at SevenVentures. Initially she was responsible for SevenVentures strategy and the International Business Development. Previously she was a Project Manager at a globally leading strategy consulting firm, focusing on projects within the retail and consumer goods sector. Viola holds a Masters in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics as well as a Bachelors in Business Administration from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.
Klaus-Dieter Koch is one of the most experienced brand strategy advisers in Europe: From a very early stage, he focused on the topic of brand as a management tool and has been advising corporations and medium-sized companies on how to increase the value of the company through their brand for more than 25 years. In 2003, Klaus-Dieter Koch founded BrandTrust because he recognized the enormous untapped potential of brand management as a value-added driver for companies and institutions.
Robert Kronekker, founder of Hafervoll, is a nutritionist, sports and fitness administrator and holds an additional qualification as "specialist in industrial baked goods". At his company Hafervoll he is responsible for product development, quality management and purchasing.
Since December 2018, Christoph Kull has been Vice President & Managing Director Central Europe at Adobe. In this role he is responsible for Adobe's strategic and operational management throughout the DACH region and Eastern Europe. This includes all customer- and market-focused activities across Adobe's entire solution portfolio of the Creative Cloud, Document Cloud and Experience Cloud. Christoph Kull has more than 20 years of experience in the enterprise software industry. Prior to joining Adobe, he worked at financial and HR cloud software provider Workday, where he was Regional Vice President responsible for the company's business and sales activities across the DACH market. Prior to that, Kull spent 15 years in various management roles at SAP, the last two years as Vice President Database & Technology for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Alexandra was previously Manager in the SevenVentures Media Investments team. Prior to SevenVentures Alexandra gained practical experience in consulting and the luxury goods industry. She holds a Master´s degree in Mathematics of Finance from Columbia University and a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of London.
Christian Köhler is Associate for Media Investments at SevenVentures. Previously, he worked as an associate consultant for a leading strategy consultancy and as an analyst for an international CVC. Christian holds a Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Católica Lisbon SBE and a Bachelor in TUM-BWL from the Technical University of Munich.
Fabian Ladda leads Government Relations for Lime in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He provides advice and support to business leaders on political trends with special focus on micromobility, the redundancy of private car ownership and the need for an ecological traffic turnaround (Verkwehrswende).
Dr. Hans Langthaler
Hans Langthaler was formerly responsible for the European Ventures Team at SevenVentures. Before joining SevenVentures he was an M&A Project Manager for an international management consulting firm. He has a MSc in Finance from London Business School.
Xaver Lehmann is Managing Director and Co-Founder of award-winning customer service chatbot enterprise e-bot7. He is also Co-Founder and Publisher of www.chatbotnewsdaily.com which keeps businesses up to date on developments in the industry, and Founding Member of the German Federal Association of Artificial Intelligence.
With more than 15 years experience in PR communication, Michelle Liao joined PIABO, the leading PR agency for the European digital economy, in May 2018. As President East Asia, Michelle works closely with teams in both Germany and Asia and provides strategic communications, planning and implementation in earned, owned, paid and social communications for global clients.
Stephan Link joined SevenVentures in 2016 as Investment Analyst and is today responsible for equity investments. Previously he has worked in the business development department of an online video marketer and founded an online marketplace startup where he was responsible for fundraising and partner sales. Stephan holds a Master of Management from the Technical University Munich, an Honors Degree in Technology Management from the Elitenetwork Bavaria and a Bachelor of Science from LMU Munich.
David Loy is currently Senior Vice President Central Marketing at ProSiebenSat.1. He has held various positions in the company since 2003 - first with the marketer SevenOne Media and SevenOne AdFactory, most recently as Director Marketing at SevenOne Media until 2013. Loy then moved to ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland as Senior Vice President Strategic Marketing, assumed responsibility for the ProSieben brand as Director Marketing in 2015 and, from 2016, also assumed responsibility for all ProSiebenSAT.1 channel brands as Senior Vice President Central Marketing.
Martin Martin (born 1974) has been with SevenOne Media since 2002. In 2013 he won the Innovation Award from the Berufsverband Deutscher Markt- und Sozialforscher e.V. (Professional Association of German Market and Social Researchers e.V.) for the development of survey software for HbbTV. In addition to general media consumption, he researches, among other subjects, the influence of SVoD on TV.
Dominik Matyka is the Chief Advisor of DMEXCO and is responsible in this capacity, among other things, for DMEXCO Strategy. He holds a doctorate in economics and is a passionate entrepreneur, successful founder and internationally connected venture capitalist. Matyka founded the data-driven native advertising platform plista, which operates in more than 20 countries. He served as CEO of plista until 2015. The company was acquired by WPP in 2013. Dominik has also been involved in the formation of several start-ups and is now an angel investor and advisor through u25 ventures as well as founder and partner of the institutional venture capital firm Cavalry Ventures.
Sandra Matz is working on her PhD at the University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre in the field “Psychographic Marketing”. In cooperation with companies in Germany, Great Britain and the USA, she does research on how to use digital footprints (for example Facebook likes or Twitter tweets) to create psychological user profiles and consequently make digital marketing more customer-oriented and effective. Her findings are regularly addressed and discussed by renowned international media outlets like Die Welt, The Independent, The Washington Post, the BBC or the World Economic Forum. Sandra Matz received the Data IQ New Talent Award 2014 for her research on the topic “Psychographic Marketing” and was recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in “data-driven marketing” in both 2015 and 2016. Last year Sandra Matz joined the ranks of Pacific Standard Magazine’s ‘The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30‘, which recognizes the work of visionary young men and women in the social, political and economic sciences.
Matthias Mehner is an expert for Chatbots and messenger platforms such as WhatsApp. After many years of experience working as a social media expert, in 2017 he began to focus solely on the topic of messenger communication. As a CMO and board member of the software specialist firm MessengerPeople he has gained an insight into over 2000 companies, campaigns and Chatbots. From this experience he developed new strategies, methods and guidelines for the successful use of messaging apps. Mehner also works as a lecturer at a number of different academic institutions, holding over 100 presentations and workshops a year. He also writes a weekly column for the online LEAD digital magazine. In the summer of 2019 Mehner published his first book “Messenger Marketing” with publishing house Springer Gabler Verlag.
Jürgen Metzner is Creative Director Digital at SevenOne AdFactory and is responsible for the Commercial Production Digital unit. After starting out as a multimedia designer at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE (then SevenOne Interactive), he previously worked as Art Director and most recently as Unit Director at SevenOne Media.
Guido Modenbach, born 1963, has been Managing Director of ProSiebenSat.1 marketer SevenOne Media GmbH since November 2010 where he is responsible for market intelligence. Prior to this, Modenbach was with Gruner + Jahr in Hamburg, most recently as Managing Director of Gruner + Jahr Media Sales. Guido was also previouly Managing Director Marketing at the TV marketer IP Deutschland and served in various management functions at the media agency Mindshare.
Thomas Muckenschnabel is Director Sales Consulting at SevenOne Media, the marketing company of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group. Since 2001, he has held various management positions in pricing, media insights, media strategy and sales consulting at SevenOne Media. Prior to this, he was Pricing Manager for the MedienGruppe München and Head of Mediaservice for Deutsche Sportfernsehen.
Lisa Mues is Director Conception & Brand Cooperation at Seven.OneADFACTORY. Together with her team, she develops creative 360-degree campaigns to integrate brand worlds and stories from advertising partners authentically within Seven.One Entertainment Group formats. Previously, as Teamlead Brand Cooperation, she was responsible for the development of marketable brand extensions. A Media Manager by training, she joined the Seven.One Entertainment Group in 2014 as Channel Manager sixx, followed by positions in B2B marketing and concept sales.
Tarek Müller is one of the co-founders and managing directors of ABOUT YOU which is among the fastest-expanding eCommerce start-ups in Europe. Müller has been developing digital business models for online retail for over ten years and is responsible for marketing and brands at ABOUT YOU. Hamburg-born Müller founded his first online shop at the age of 13. He subsequently built countless e-commerce models in various industries as a managing partner.
Carsta Maria Müller
As Director Social Media at ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland GmbH, Carsta Maria Müller and her team are responsible for 200 social media channels - from Germany's Next Topmodel and SAT.1 Frühstücksfernsehen to Paula kommt and The Voice of Germany on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok. Since the end of 2018 Carsta Maria has also run her own social media podcast called PodCarsta. The Munich resident-by-choice studied media sciences in London (focusing on journalism) and completed her Executive MBA at the TU Munich. When she's not absorbed in Excel spreadsheets, Facebook Business Manager or Powerpoints, you can find her doing yoga, running or in the mountains - always with at least one mobile phone in her hand.
Prof. Ruedi Alexander Müller-Beyeler
With a Master of Science degree from ETH, Prof Müller-Beyeler began his professional life with a management career in the industrial sector. Then he moved to the brand and communications industry and became an entrepreneur. In addition to that he now teaches and continues to do research at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) in Chur and at the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH). Prof. Ruedi Alexander Müller-Beyeler manages projects for brands, design and communication in an increasingly digitalized world – as consultant, project partner, interim manager, member of the Board and university lecturer.
Dr Kris Naudts
Dr Kris Naudts is CEO and founder of Culture Trip. He trained as a medical doctor and psychiatrist in Belgium and began his career in academic psychiatry at the prestigious Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London. He later became medical director at a private psychiatric hospital. Kris holds five degrees – in medicine, general and forensic psychiatry and psychology, and a PhD in neuroscience. Kris founded Culture Trip to pursue his passion for entrepreneurship, culture and creativity. After several years of bootstrapping, Kris raised more than $100m in funding to propel Culture Trip into its next phase of growth. He speaks (and reads) Dutch, English, French and German. When not working, you can find him reading, travelling or in a theatre, jazz club or art gallery.
Gerald Neumüller is Director Research of ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland. In this position he is responsible for the market research activities of ProSiebenSat.1, which include advertising research, media research and program research. After studying economics and market psychology he started his career at A.C. Nielsen, Frankfurt. Further positions led him to DSF and SevenOne Intermedia.
Sahar Nikou has been responsible for digital communication and social media at ProSIebenSat.1 since 2016. Previously, Sahar was responsible for digital communications, specifically new business, at the agency Burson Cohn & Wolfe (formerly Burson Marsteller), part of the WPP network. She started her career as a PR and social media freelancer in the start-up field.
Maximiliane Nolden works as Associate for Media Investments at SevenVentures. Previously, Maximiliane worked as Senior Business Development Manager at a corporate startup of a large German industrial company in the IoT space. Maximiliane holds a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship & Innovation from WFI – Ingolstadt School of Management and Toulouse Business School.
Jonathan Nowak Delgado
Jonathan Nowak Delgado is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Holodeck VR. Holodeck VR is a pioneer in the field of virtual reality and their vision is to radically transform how digital and virtual 3D content is being produced and consumed and co-create the $150bn augmented / virtual / mixed-reality industry. Jonathan is an industrial engineer (Karlsruhe, UC Berkeley) and holds a M.Sc. in International Management from the KTH Stockholm.
Bernhard Oberlechner has held a leading position at Creative Solutions, the in-house agency of TVD Germany, since 2012. He is currently Vice President Concept & Strategic Planning. Previously, he was CCO for the Munich-based creative agency Hillert & Co. Between 2006 and 2008, he worked as Creative Director & Brand Manager for Select New York, having been a copywriter for several years and then Creative Director at DDB Berlin since 2003. Bernhard Oberlechner studied sociology, social psychology and business administration at LMU Munich and UC Berkeley in California.
Christian Paavo Spieker
Christian Paavo Spieker, born 1970, studied graphic and design. During this time he founded his company Concept Advertising in Munich. Concept Advertising is now one of the leading web design agencies. Together with Andreas Kelnberger he works as SEO specialist in Online Marketing.
Florian Pauthner was Managing Director of SevenVentures. Previous he served as an M&A advisor for one of the biggest financial institutions of Northern Europe and worked for a leading consultancy.
Allan Perrottet & Roy Bernheim
T-Bô was founded by two young entrepreneurs Allan Perrottet and Roy Bernheim in a drive to create bodywear that was fit for the modern day man. Allan and Roy are both Swiss-natives. Allan grew up in the French-speaking and Roy in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. A mutual friend connected them and this is when the journey began. Prior to co-founding T-Bô, Allan ran a custom-made suiting business. He also worked in quality assurance at a certification company whilst completing his studies in Economics at Fribourg University in Switzerland. Before co-founding T-Bô, Roy headed the own-brands division of a large distribution company in Asia-Pacific. Prior to this he gained valuable experience in Venture Acceleration. He studied Economics at University College London.
Dr. Jens Pippig
Dr. Jens Pippig was Managing Director of SevenVentures and is the founder of the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator. He was responsible for Media Investment, Strategy and Operations.
Anna is a co-founder at Lalafo. Prior to that Anna served as Chief Operating Officer at a general classified Slando, operating in 4 countries. Slando was acquired by Naspers and re-branded to OLX, reaching 30M monthly users. Anna is also a mentor at weXelerate startup accelerator in Vienna and holds an MBA in International Management from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Ursula Querette, a former investment banker, has management responsibility for the Financial Markets and Investor Relations practice within Instinctif Partners in Germany since November 2012. With more than 450 employees at 22 locations, Instinctif Partners is one of the leading international partner-managed communications consultancies for business, finance and politics. www.instinctif.de
Brie Read is the founder and CEO of Snag Tights. Brie is a passionate believer in the power of digital technology to change the world and people’s lives. A psychologist by training, Brie moved into marketing early in her career and became Head of Marketing for online course provider ICS by the age of 26. After spells at Start Learning and the Peoples Postcode Lottery, she joined Diet Chef as Marketing Director in 2013, before becoming CEO a year later. Brie led Diet Chef, one of Scotland’s fastest-growing startups, to a successful sale to private investors in 2015. Since leaving Diet Chef Brie has founded a number of digital economy startups. Snag is her first direct-to-consumer e-commerce brand and was inspired by Brie’s own daily struggles to find tights that really fit.
Jessica Richard is responsible for recruiting at SOCIAL CREATIVE TALENTS in Munich. SOCIAL CREATIVE TALENTS started in 2015 with the mission to become the most personal recruitment agency and supports agencies, start-ups and SMEs in the fields of (online) marketing, design, business development, PR and project management. She was previously responsible for the development of strategic business areas at various agencies, was team and project lead at a leading event agency for eight years and most recently worked on the foundation of a combined childcare / coworking facility.
Marco Rodzynek is Founder and CEO of NOAH Advisors Ltd. and NOAH Conference. He has over 16 years of investment banking experience covering the Internet and media space, having started his career at Lehman Brothers where he was the Head of European Internet Investment Banking. Since early 1998, he has been involved in 50 announced M&A deals with a total transaction value of over $100 billion and worked on 10 capital market transactions which raised $16 billion. In 2009, Marco Rodzynek founded NOAH Advisors, a Pan-European Internet-focused corporate finance boutique. In 2014, NOAH Advisors most notably closed the $800m sale of Fotolia to Adobe, the sale of Facile.it to Oakley Capital, the $230m sale of Yad2 to Axel Springer and the €80m sale of Trovit to Next Co.
Ricardo Rubio González
Ricardo leads the media research division at SevenOne Media, the ProSiebenSat.1 sales house, where he joined in 2014. He has researched the changing media landscape and the impact of digital media for over 15 years. Before joining SevenOne Media as Head of New Media Research he was responsible for B2B research and consumer research in Germany and the EMEA-Region for Yahoo!.
As Director Digital Public Affairs, Ferdinand has been responsible for representing of ProSiebenSat.1's digital interests on the political stage for the past 4 years and is an expert for strategic communication via social media. In his function, the graduate political scientist acts as a mediator between business and politics and works with the legislators in Berlin and Brussels to shape digital change. Ferdinand is, among other things, a member of the board of the network policy think tank cnetz. Before joining ProSiebenSat.1, the Heidelberg native worked for several years as a political consultant in Berlin.
Dr. Christoph Samwer
Christoph Samwer is an experienced entrepreneur and the co-founder of FRIDAY. In 2009, Christoph joined McKinsey & Company to consult and manage some of the leading companies in the insurance and banking industry. He decided to focus on fintech and insurtech when starting Cheshire Capital to advise and support fledgling start-ups. Later in 2013, he also co-founded Lendico, a Berlin-based fintech start-up backed by Rocket Internet, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures and the Swiss PostFinance. For his PhD thesis at the Technical University of Munich, Christoph has examined incentive effects in insurance sales. At FRIDAY he’s responsible for building up a customer-centric, digital organization and getting traction for insurance products that are tailored to the sharing industry and on-demand consumption culture.
Olaf Schlesiger is an expert in the field of advertising impact. The Senior Research Manager Advertising Research at SevenOne Media oversees baseline studies and case studies to measure advertising impact and has undertaken this role since 2001. Simultaneous to this position, he is Research Manager for TV at the genre initiative Screenforce and represents the category television in various committees.
Growth strategist Farina Schurzfeld is current Co-founder of Selfapy, an online therapy platform for mental health disorders. Previously, she was part of Groupon Australia’s founding team, General Manager of Airtasker (Sydney and New York) and Co-founder of largest co-working space in Sydney TSL (hosting more than 80 startups). Subsequently, she was Head of Business at two companies of Hitfox Group. Coaching founders, she is also mentor for the UNSW (University of New South Wales) startup program. She holds a Master of Arts in International Business and has recently been awarded as "Top 30 under 30" from Forbes magazine.
Jürgen Schwarz is head of Capitalmind’s retail & consumer business practice in Germany, and has 17+ years of experience in international M&A advisory with corporates, family offices and private equity investors. Previously, he was a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Outfitter GmbH (outfitter.com, focusing on pure online soccer & team sports retail); and Alpha Industries Europe GmbH (alphaindustries.com, focusing on manufacturing in Asia, marketing, and wholesale distribution of apparel fashion lines to leading players such as Otto Group, Karstadt, Metro Group, Peek & Cloppenburg and El Corte Inglés). Jürgen is member of the advisory board of OUTFITTER and STORCK Bicycle Group.
Tom Schwarz, is the CEO and Head of Creation at Seven.One AdFactory since 2016. The qualified designer made his career leading the entire creative department at Ogilvy & Mather Düsseldorf. Prior to this, Tom was a member of the management board and acted as head of the creative department at Jung von Matt/Spree, Jung von Matt/Donau and DDB Düsseldorf. Over the course of his career he has recieved over 400 national and international awards.
Stephan Schwarz is Senior Product Manager / Brand Integration at the SevenOne AdFactory. He has worked at the ProSiebenSat.1 Group in the field of product placement since October 2012. He started at the Group in July 2006, undertaking positions including Senior Sales Manager / Sales Commerce and Account Director / Conversion Management Sales. He studied Media Management at the University of Siegen.
Valentin Schütt, born 1979 in Olpe, launched his first e-commerce business at the tender age of 16 with a sales platform for telecommunications. To date, he has developed and sold a wide variety of projects and companies in the Internet sector. He currently holds a portfolio of more than 10 companies that he either owns in full or in part. Since 2014 he bundled his Internet investments into a single organization, which currently has a total of around 50 employees as well as internal and external investments worth tens of millions.
SevenVentures is the leading TV media investor worldwide. As the investment arm of the Seven.One Entertainment Group, SevenVentures the ideal partner for B2C growth companies, especially in the consumer goods, retail and service sectors that have the potential to achieve sustainable success through the use of TV advertising.
Wolfgang Siegel is a staunch advocate of systemic brand management. Since 2020 he has served as Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications at küchenquelle. He has a wealth of experience: for many years he was responsible for brand management at the long-established company Dr. C. SOLDAN. He then headed the marketing department at international market leader Aachener Printen- und Schokoladenfabrik Henry Lambertz. Alongside his work in private companies, he has also made a name for himself as a lecturer in Marketing Communication at the TU Nuremberg.
Sara Sihelnik is Country Director DACH at Quantcast and responsible for Quantcast's business in German-speaking countries. Before joining the German sales office, Belgian-born Sara Sihelnik worked at the Quantcast European headquarters in Dublin. There, as Client Partnership Director, she was most recently responsible for international companies based in Germany. Before Sara Sihelnik joined Quantcast in 2015, the geophysics graduate held various positions at Getty Images.
Michael was responsible for SevenVentures' U.S. investment activities in consumer-centric companies looking to accelerate their growth in the European market. Previously he worked at various venture-funded companies in the consumer and media sectors. Michael started his career in finance as an analyst at Goldman Sachs and Soros Fund Management.
Lars Stark is Partner and Managing Director of Buddybrand GmbH where he is responsible for content and campaigning. Buddybrand is a digital creative agency and accompanies international brands such as STABILO, Microsoft or Disney through digital change.
Erik Stollberg is a Manager in the Media Investments Team. Before SevenVentures he worked in business development functions in various areas in the ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE. He has many years of in-depth industry experience through his work with SMEs in different industries.
Benita Struve has worked as Head of Lufthansa Marketing Communication and Campaign since 2016 and is responsible for the development and conception of national and international marketing campaigns. She has worked in communications for Lufthansa since 2000, initially as Senior Director Group Brand Management and Advertising. She has previously held positions at advertising agencies Michael Conrad & Leo Burnett and SAI, WESTALL, TOMKINS as well as management consultants Bain & Company and the former media group EM TV.
Johanna Teichmann studied communication and business management. Her occupational history begun in a media agency and she is currently working as Head of Advertising Research at SevenOne Media.
Niko Thielsch is Adjust's Sales Director for DACH and the Nordics. He is responsible for the go-to-market strategy and building of market share and revenue in these regions. Before he came to Adjust, Niko Thielsch worked at several advertising and marketing agencies and has an interest in providing the industry with greater knowledge around the subject of app marketing. In doing so he supports the goal of Adjust to build confidence in the mobile advertising market. Niko Thielsch works with companies, among others, such as Otto, Runtastic, ABOUTYOU, Zalando, Payback, Delivery Hero, TIER, GoFlash and Coup, and supports them with their app marketing strategies.
Michael Trautmann is Founder and Chairman of the thjnk agency group and sports marketing agency Upsolut Sports. Previously, the top adman was a management consultant and recruiting director at Bossard Consultants, Managing Partner at Springer & Jacoby and Global Head of Marketing at Audi. As a business angel and supervisory board member, he has for many years helped young entrepreneurs establish their companies. Together with Christoph Magnussen, he works on the book and podcast project #OnTheWaytoNewWork since 2017.
David is Chief Marketing and Growth Officer of smava, the leading platform for personal loans in Germany. He drives smava´s growth through a data-driven connection of marketing and analytics. Prior to joining smava, David was Director Marketing of Auto1.
Florian Weber is Chief Commercial Officer at SevenVentures. Prior to SevenVentures he worked, among others, for a leading publisher & media group as well as a leading international bank. He is a specialist for media impact analysis.
Tina Weise is a Brand Strategist at MetaDesign. She previously worked as a Project Manager for the digital agency Pixelpark (now Publicis Pixelpark) and taught herself programming. She spent three years founding and developing her very own clothing brand. Tina studied Entrepreneurship and SME Management at the University of Maastricht, where she gained experience in advising start-ups.
After opening the SevenVentures New York office in 2014, Kyles focus was on growing the USA team & efforts in supporting the growth and expansion of American B2C companies to Europe. Before SevenVentures Kyle worked as the lead investment manager of a known family office based in New York City. Former positions include roles in M&A & various entrepreneurial & business activities.
Felix Willikonsky is Head of Digital Communications and Unit Director at PIABO, Germany's leading PR partner for the digital economy, based in Berlin. As a long-standing communications consultant and social media expert, he supports clients in the areas of storytelling, paid social, employer & personal branding, influencer & content marketing, SEO and CRM. Before PIABO, Willikonsky established the social media department at the streaming service DAZN and at TLGG and Heimat agencies was responsible for clients including Hornbach, Netflix and E.ON
Valeria Witsch was previously responsible for the Strategy & Insights department at the SevenOne AdFactory. She made her career at the ProSiebenSat.1 Group as part of the SevenOne AdFactory Business Development team and the Group’s B2B-Marketing department. Valeria holds a Master’s degree in Behavioral Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her work focuses on branding strategies based on the observation and analysis of consumer behavior and market developments.
Stefan Zant has been Chief Operating Officer (COO) at 7Sports, ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s sports business unit since April 2016. In his role, he is responsible for strategic development and performance optimization of 7Sports investments. He also bears overall responsibility for the Digital Sports area, which includes eSports. Zant started at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE back in April 2014 as Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy. The business graduate previously worked for seven years at The Boston Consulting Group. Until 2002, Zant was a professional sportsman and member of the German National Ski Freestyle Team. He then became the coach of the Junior National Ski Team Germany (Ski Freestyle).
Dr. Daniel Zech is Head of SevenVentures Austria. Before Daniel Zech joined SevenVentures Austria he founded and sold an online soccer community in Austria and Switzerland. Daniel holds a PHD degree from the University of Innsbruck, Beijing and Shanghai.
Sascha van Holt
Sascha van Holt was formerly CEO of SevenVentures and lead the investment business between 2011 and 2017. Prior to this role he worked as an investment professional for a top tier private equity firm. Earlier assignments include corporate positions and entrepreneurial work.