Tim Schwenke – Chairman of the Supervisory
The graduate in business management Tim Schwenke worked in electronic commerce for the international consulting firm Mitchell Madison Group. As an initiator and founder of Ecommerce Alliance Services AG (previously getmobile AG) he has been working since March 1999 in the areas of company organisation, finance, strategy, marketing & sales, purchasing, logistics and corporate management. As a business angel he has founded or been involved in the early stages of several internet companies, including JobTV24, Cadooz and Xing. Tim today applies as Chairman of the Supervisory Board the know-how he has acquired from this into Mountain Alliance.
Maximilian Ardelt – Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board
The graduate industrial engineer Maximilian Ardelt is one of the founding figures of the German mobile phone industry. As a member of the board at Preussag (now TUI) and from 1994 VIAG AG (now EON) he played an important role in the founding of many successful companies in this area, including Talkline and Viag Interkom (now O2 Germany) in Germany and other licenced MNOs in Austria (ONE), Switzerland (Orange) and Lichtenstein. After selling these telecom activities, he has in recent years been active on numerous supervisory and advisory boards focusing on ITC and science, including Tech Data, Funkwerk and CeweColor.
Dr. Nikola Deskovic – Member of the Supervisory Board
Nikola Deskovic reveived his Ph.D. from the Massachussets Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA. He started his career at McKinsey and Company in Munich where he worked in the automotive and electronics sector as senior engagement manager. In 1999 Niko was cofounder of Scout24 AG and AutoScout24 GmbH for which he was COO, CTO and later CEO until 2011. Niko is cofounder and board member of several internet startups, such as Thinxnet GmbH and Tribescale Srl.
Dr. Jens Neiser – Member of the Supervisory Board
Jens Neiser received his doctorate (Dr. oec.) on an M&A topic. After positions as Head of Controlling of a mechanical engineering company and as partner of Boston Consulting Group he is leading his own company company in asset management, advisory of early stage companies and investment now for 20 years. In his roles as consultant and board member he accompanied numerous IPOs, both domestic and international. In addition he was advisor on numerous corporate acquisitions and trade sales. Dr. Jens Neiser is an active investor.
Hajo Riesenbeck – Member of the Supervisory Board
Hajo Riesenbeck is Managing Director at the Riesenbeck-IC GmbH, serves on the Board of Trustees of the NGO Welthungerhilfe and represents the Republic of Austria in North-Rhine-Westphalia as its Honorary Consul. He is member of the Board of Directors of Mountain Partners AG. He was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of GfK SE from 2005 to 2008. From 2003 until founding Riesenbeck-IC in 2009, and in addition to his client work, he was also responsible for the external and internal communication of McKinsey & Company globally. After three years at Unilever, Hajo Riesenbeck joined McKinsey in 1979. Back then he primarily worked in the consumer goods and retail sector which he led from 1986 to 1993 in Germany. Concurrently, he built the functional Marketing & Sales Practice in Europe and successfull led it to its present importance. Hajo Riesenbeck studied economics in Münster and graduated as Diplom Kaufmann.
Daniel S. Wenzel – Member of the Supervisory Board
Daniel is the co-founder of Mountain Partners AG and has built MP together with Conny since 2005. Before the foundation of Mountain Partners, Daniel was CEO of Conny’s private family office. Prior to that, Daniel initiated the corporate office of Smart Card Brokers and RFID manufacturer ACG AG and was in charge of strategy projects, M&A transactions and financings. At the beginning of his career, he worked at Dresdner Bank in Latin America, at BNP Paribas and at Bain & Company. Daniel studied Business Administration at WHU Koblenz – Otto Beisheim School of Management, at Helsinki School of Economics and at Universidad Adolfo Ibañez in Chile. Daniel Wenzel is Honorary Consul of the Republic of Chile in Switzerland.