Thorsten is a corporate finance advisor and CFO with an international career in investment banking (Lehman Brothers, Banco Santander) and technology ventures. He partners with SMEs as well as PE/VC investors in the TMT, health care, consumer, and financial services sectors to solve strategic and financial challenges. He is also an expert financial modeler and speaks English, German, and French.
Expanded the domestic business into international markets, (e.g., Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Benelux, Scandinavia, and Poland).
Created and initiated new client-focused research publications—including investment ideas, volatility analysis, trading workshops, and educational product guides.
Analyzed European stock markets, volatility, and wrote analyst research reports to evaluate the investments and create new investment solutions.
Partnered with institutional clients to hedge strategic risks—created structured investment solutions and issued a senior note linked to equities.
Led internal joint ventures with other product heads to improve client services—achieved top 15 buy-side ranking in two years, up from the low 60s.
Focus areas: Transaction Advisory, Capital Markets, Relationship Management, Market Research, Investment Summaries, Expansion, Business Development, Budgeting
2005 - 2010
Lehman Brothers, Inc. | Nomura plc.
Analyzed the European and American publicly listed companies, financials, share performances, volatility markets, and compiled investment and trading ideas for the institutional client base.
Executed book building and directed legal documentation process for more than 30 public offerings and private placements.
Wrote investment recommendations for professional investment managers (long-only, long/short, hedge funds). Created product ideas to enable investments in different asset classes (e.g., equities, derivatives, indices, real estate, commodities, foreign exchange, and rates).
Dealt in listed and OTC equity derivatives, publicly traded shares and risk-managed complex financial products (e.g. swaps, correlation, and volatility).
Managed relationships with large European financial institutions; hired and developed a successful team that covered the German-speaking markets in Europe.