the team

Founding Team

DIGITAL SAVVY FINANCE EXPERTS THAT UNITE THE FULL VALUE
CHAIN AND NECESSARY COMPETENCES

Martin Halblaub

Chairman & Strategy
Chairman of the Advisory Board at Koine​

Former CEO of SIX Digital Exchange

​ Built & scaled businesses globally both in the digital & traditional financial markets space

​ Significant experience in securitization

​ Experienced Chairman and CEO at Stock Exchanges, FI and Asset/Fund Managers​
Matthias Oetken

CEO
Formerly CFO/CRO at N26 Bank, expertise in building fintech business models and scaling them to a unicorn.

Built and ran financial advisory business.

Built and ran securitization business and book.

Build and run risk management.
Daniel Vegue Dominguez

CCO
Former client-facing Executive and Regional Head at Credit Suisse and Julius Bär​

Successfully launched the world’s 1st Fund of Funds investing in Blockchain & Crypto (Block Asset Management)​

Strong expertise in the origination, distribution and placement of financial products​

Vahe Andonians

CTO
Founder of several start-ups before, such as Marktguru, Cognaize and SCDM​

Senior lecturer for AI at the Frankfurt School for Finance & Management​

Proven expertise in building AI driven valuation tools and risk management technologies​

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Core Team

KEY EXECUTIVES WITH SOLID BACKGROUNDS AND SUCCESSFUL
START-UP EXPERIENCE

Claudio Röttger

CIO

Stefan Wille

CFO

Monika Lünzmann

CRO

Dennis Thiemann

COO

Helene Grimm

People & Culture

Dr. Norbert Paddags

Strategy

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Hélène Olyslager

Corporate Development

Christian Gruppe

CPO

Assisted by a global and well-connected

Advisory Board

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Alfred Brandner

Luxemburg, Funds, Real Estate

Bernard Van Der Lande

Global Real Estate

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Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer

Fintech & VC

Derek Morris

Origination & Distribution

Claudio Röttger

CIO

Architect, asset manager and real estate consultant for institutional clients (Deutsche Bahn, Daimler, Allianz, Vodafone, MunichRE)​

Former consultant at EY and Deloitte ​

Involved in transactions with a volume of >€1B​

>20 years of professional experience in the German, Swiss and US real estate industry​

Stefan Wille

CFO

Very experienced start-up manager.

Former Deputy CFO of Revolut.

Former Senior VP Finance at N26 Bank and Applift.

Former corporate finance investment banker at Credit Suisse, Houlihan Lockey and Deutsche Bank.

Monika Lünzmann

CRO

Former MD at DWS for operational risk, Germany’s largest asset manager 

Former MD at Deutsche Bank AG ​

Key competencies in Risk, Compliance, Outsourcing, Structured Products and New Product Approval processes​

Dennis Thiemann

COO

Former MD at Germany´s leading securities servicing bank (DWP Bank)

Former MD for technology and operational process engineering at NordLB​

Built and ran business development and process optimization at various financial institutions ​

Start-up experience​

Helene Grimm​

People & Culture

Experienced people and HR specialist for international fast scaling start-ups ​

Former Head of HR at Crosslend and Signavio​

Personal & Business Coach​

Dr. Norbert Paddags​

Strategy

Former McKinsey management consultant​

Strategy coach for >15 years in banking, finance and asset management ​

Specialized in wealth management and digital assets​

Christian Gruppe

CPO

Experienced financial services manager with strong background in management consulting, wealth management and fintech area

Former Business Development Senior at fintechs Numbrs and Altoo in Switzerland

Former Executive Director at UBS Wealth Management & Global UHNW

Former management consultant for financial services companies at Accenture Strategy, B&M Management and PwC

Bernard Van Der Lande

Global Real Estate

MD Cindat USA​

Former MD at CBRE ​

Significant experience in building international real estate investment banking ​

>15 years of international real estate experience, originating, structuring and distributing landmark deals​

Derek Morris

Origination & Distribution

Chairman ABC Media ​

Media consultant

European Lead P&G Starcom MediaVest ​

COO VivaKI

Chairman ZenithOptimedia ​

CSO Publicis​