Partner & Co-Head of M&A and Corporate Development
What are your responsibilities at valantic?
My home turf is M&A! Together with my partner colleague, Patrick Kuske, we share responsibility for valantic’s extraordinary expansion activities – which generally involve our growth with new companies joining the valantic family. This role also gives me a great deal of background knowledge which I use for helping our organization grow.
What distinguishes valantic from other consulting firms?
Besides thousands of great colleagues, the triple-digit number of successful entrepreneurs who form valantic’s backbone shape the organization and the new generation of key staff by leading by example and always taking over the full entrepreneurial responsibility (“extreme ownership”) . This mindset is tangible at every touchpoint with valantic.
What makes valantic special for you?
The team and the growth environment. Decision-makers at valantic act for the good of the organization, not for the good of their career. We claim to be, and truly are, an asshole-free zone. This creates a unique culture of collaborative performance. Together, we push the boundaries every day to achieve sustainable growth, which creates plenty of opportunities for everyone, and releases an enormous amount of positive energy.
Where did you start your management career?
I’m a 100% homegrown ”valantarian”. Starting as an intern in 2015, I had the good fortune to be able to grow with the company, which has meanwhile increased 15 times in size. I am half French, was born and raised in Germany (in a small village in the beautiful region of Allgäu), and studied business and finance in Munich and London.
What do you do when you are not working?
Two small kids and a garden keep me busy and I love it. Developing myself professionally and privately really energizes me. Apart from that, I’m a drummer. Mastering this instrument has parallels to what I do in valantic: Setting the beat, holding the rhythm, mastering all manner of different percussion instruments, playing every conceivable music style, and knowing that a single tone at the right (or wrong) moment can make a huge difference!