Frank Günther 


  • 25 years corporate finance and restructuring experience
  • CEO & Head of Supervisory Board at Rinol AG
  • Member of Supervisory Board at Premiere AG
  • Co-Head European Media Group, Co-Head Munich/ Germany at Morgan Stanley
  • Head of Germany at SalomonSmithBarney
  • Global Client Relationship German Industrials at JPMorgan
  • Head of Frankfurt/Germany at Booz Allen,
  • Frank holds a German Dipl.-Kfm. degree (University Mannheim)

Wolf Waschkuhn  


  • 25 years restructuring experience
  • Partner at Kroll Talbot Hughes London; Managing Director (Geschäftsführer) at Kroll Talbot Hughes Deutschland GmbH
  • Head of Corporate Development at SGS S.A., Geneva
  • Partner at KPMG, Germany, Restructuring
  • Director at Arthur Andersen, London / Prague, Corporate Recovery
  • Divisional R&D manager at Mannesmann Sachs, Schweinfurt
  • Wolf holds a German Dipl.-Ing. degree (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) and M.Sc. in Management (London Business School)


Dr. Peter Russo 


  • Over 20 years of professional experience in start-up management and management of mid-sized companies
  • Internationally accepted expert in innovation, transformation, strategy and business model creation
  • Partner at goetzpartners Management Consultants, Munich/Germany and founder of „ARIADNE Center", a global think tank on the future of firms
  • Professor and director of the „Institut for Innovation and Transformation" (INIT) at EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Wiesbaden/Germany and visiting professor at Stanford University, California/USA, Bentley University, Boston, Massachusetts/US and S.P. Jain, Mumbai/India
  • Serial entrepreneur and CEO of Feedback AG, Munich/Germany
  • Director at Deutsche Bank Retail and Private Banking
  • Dr. Russo studied business administration and law at the universities of Mainz/Germany, Würzburg/Germany, Padua/Italy und San Diego/California and received his doctoral degree from university of Nuremberg/Germany

Asmus Ohle 


  • 14 years corporate finance and restructuring experience
  • Assistant Manager at NM Rothschild & Sons (Media team)
  • Investment executive at distressed PE fund SISU Capital Ltd
  • Restructuring Consultant at Nigura Metzler Optics International GmbH
  • Asmus holds a B.Sc. International Management (University of Bath) and a M.Sc. Accounting and Financial Management (Lancaster University)


Tomas Samel 


  • 6 years of corporate finance and restructuring experience
  • Valuation and financial modelling consultant at Deloitte Corporate Finance, Austria
  • Tomas holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich) and a Masters in Finance (London Business School). He passed all three CFA exams.

Jochen Ihler 


  • More than 25 years of experience in supporting small and medium-sized as well as large industrial companies in corporate financing and restructurings
  • Head of mid-market business group at Commerzbank AG and voting member of the group's credit committee
  • Chairman of the Board of Commerzfactoring GmbH
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann GmbH
  • Member of the Executive Board Corporate Banking of Dresdner Bank AG
  • Studied at the University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart, Harvard Business School and the University of Lausanne







Sibylle Engel 


  • 20 years of experience practicing law with a focus on real estate
  • Support for a large number of successful real estate transactions
  • Structuring and execution of real estate disposals out of distressed situations
  • Judicial appointment as trustee for real estate assets and real estate portfolios (in German „Gerichtlich bestellter Betreuer")
  • Sibylle Engel studied law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and practices law since 1995

André v. Holtzapfel 


  • 25 years international corporate finance and restructuring experience incl. LBO/ABS financing
  • Member of the managing board of DZ Equity Partner as Chief Risk Officer
  • Managing Director und Co- Head Large Transactions Group Dresdner Bank Corporates & Market
  • 6 years of industry experience as consultant for the executive board of MW Energie AG
  • André has a degree in banking management from the Bankakademie Frankfurt