Patrick Böert, Finance Expert in Berlin, Germany
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Patrick Böert

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

Berlin, Germany
Toptal Member Since
June 28, 2022

Patrick is a German consultant and previous fintech founder with 12+ years of experience in C-level consulting and commercial leadership roles. He has worked in some of Europe's fastest-growing eCommerce ventures. Patrick has completed many assignments as a managing partner at organizations based in Germany, focusing on digital strategy, and due diligence for private equity and venture capital. He enjoys working with technology companies building across many digital verticals and new challenges.

Career Highlights

Managing Partner
Digital Peers

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
University of Mannheim

Certification Highlights

Fellow - Top 1% of German Students
German National Academic Foundation

Case Studies

Work Experience

Managing Partner

2016 - PRESENT
Digital Peers
  • Delivered around 35 projects in digital strategy for leading private equity and venture capital firms, and other high-growth ventures over the past six years. Led as an individual contributor and with my teams.
  • Advised private equity funds and their portfolio companies. Selected digital ventures and digitally minded teams at large corporates that look for support on their digital agenda.
  • Included clients such as BC Partners, Infravia Capital Partners, Avedon Capital, and many others.
Focus areas: Digital Strategy, Fundraising, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Company Building, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Product Strategy, Due Diligence, Financial Modeling, Venture Capital, Pitch Decks, Startups, Enterprise Software, Management Consulting, Business Models, Early-stage Startups, Idea Validation

Managing Director and CEO

2015 - 2016
  • Founded Brickgate GmbH as founding managing director and. CEO. Created a fintech for real estate online investing in Europe from incorporation to launch. Recieved venture capital funding with partners all over Europe, and into its growth stage.
  • Worked with product, team, and profit and loss (P&L) responsibility in a highly regulated fintech market with commercial partners from across Europe. Raised seven-digit venture capital funding. Built a team of 15 staff from scratch.
  • Shipped initial two-sided investment marketplace for real estate mezzanine capital within 11 months after start.
Focus areas: General Management, Fundraising, Product Strategy, Recruiting, B2B Partnerships, Sales, Venture Capital, Pitch Decks, Startups, Business Models, Launch Strategy, Early-stage Startups, Idea Validation

Lead Business Development and Sales

2013 - 2015
  • Hired by the founder and co-CEO. Worked with the commercial leadership team to assess and execute pre-IPO market entry and the growth strategy of Zalando SE for the mainland China market.
  • Led teams in the online marketing organization across performance channels (SEO, strategic enterprise agreement, CRM, display), with a special focus on customer reporting.
  • Resulted in Zalando SE becoming Europe’s fastest-growing fashion eCommerce business with around a 12 billion Euro topline, nearly 20 billion Euro market cap, and 13,000+ staff.
Focus areas: Business Development, Sales, Online Marketing, Company Building, International Expansion, China, Pitch Decks, Startups, Management Consulting, Launch Strategy, Idea Validation

Strategy Consultant

2011 - 2013
  • Worked as a strategy consultant in the Berlin office for one of the world’s leading management consulting firms.
  • Assisted on 12+ projects in financial services/private equity/digital media for German and global clients. Included go-to-market in digital, private equity due diligence, and process optimization.
  • Published a Google-sponsored global study on the digital economy.
Focus areas: Due Diligence, Technology Trends, PowerPoint Design, Private Equity, Fintech, Financial Modeling, Venture Capital, Pitch Decks, Management Consulting, Business Models
2003 - 2010

Master's Degree in Economics

University of Mannheim - Mannheim, Germany

2007 - 2008

Visiting Graduate Ph.D. Student in Economics

Yale University - New Haven, CT

2005 - 2006

China Scholarship Program Chinese Language Course in Mandarin Chinese

Nanjing University - Nanjing, China


Fellow - Top 1% of German Students

German National Academic Foundation


DAAD/McKinsey & Company Yale University Scholarship



Financial Modeling, Due Diligence, Private Equity, Fundraising, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Growth Equity, Asset Valuation

Output Software

Office 365

Industry Expertise

Venture Capital, Early-stage Startups

Geographic Expertise



MacOS, Slack, Analytics, Technology Trends, PowerPoint Design, Fintech, Business Development, Sales, Online Marketing, Company Building, International Expansion, Product Strategy, B2B Partnerships, Digital Strategy, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Economics, Budget Modeling, Climate Change, Carbon, Green Energy, Pitch Decks, Startups, Management Consulting, Business Models, Launch Strategy, Idea Validation, General Management, Recruiting, Big Data, Enterprise Software, Mandarin

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