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DEDIQ is a platform of excellent professionals for the successful development of our companies
Access to high potentials. Our team has everything that is needed to transform companies with potential into exceptional champions. We act fair and think long-term. At the same time we challenge the status quo and think big. Our portfolio companies benefit from our platform of entrepreneurs, investors, experts and high potentials. Only the right people with the right focus can create great things.
Associate | New Investments
Caroline is an Associate in the New Investments Team. Her responsibilities include deal sourcing and transaction processes.
She has worked on the acquisition of an e-commerce company and is now involved in multiple operational development projects for that portfolio company. Before joining DEDIQ, Caroline has worked for 2,5 years in Venture Capital at next47 and Siemens Venture Capital.
Caroline studied information systems at Technical University of Munich and is CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder. In her free time she loves to travel, go skiing and sailing.
Partner | New Investments
Ekkhard is Partner for New Investments and leads deal sourcing and transaction processes.
Ekkhard is actively involved in the development of the DEDIQ Value Creation Plan for each of our portfolio companies. He worked for 20 years in investment banking at Rothschild, Morgan Stanley and HSBC in Frankfurt, London and Dusseldorf.
Ekkhard studied business administration at EBS in Oestrich-Winkel and informatics at James Madison University (USA). He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
In his free time he likes to be in the nature. He also is a pilot and loves to travel other countries.
Vice President | New Investments
Jan is Vice President in the New Investment Team. He is responsible for the sourcing of new investment opportunities and the transaction process.
Jan is actively involved in the development of the DEDIQ Value Creation Plan for each of our portfolio companies. Before joining Dediq, Jan spent three years in private equity at Silverfleet Capital in Munich und five years in investment banking (M&A) at J.P. Morgan in Frankfurt and London.
Jan studied business administration at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. He likes to spent his free time doing water sports, winter sports, or travelling.
Associate | New Investments
Tim is working as an associate in the Investment Team. He is involved in the search for and selection of investment opportunities.
Before his work in the Investment Team, Tim drove the transformation of a portfolio company and spent the previous two years on founding and scaling a subsidiary in the US. Prior to this, he worked for a startup company and a car manufacturer.
Tim studied Management and Technology at the Technical University of Munich. In his spare time, you can often find him in the mountains.
Associate | New Investments
Yannik is working as an associate in the Investment Team. He is involved in the search for and selection of investment opportunities.
Previously he has been involved in the acquisition of a machine manufacturer. Besides the everyday investment work, he is currently developing and building the finance department of a portfolio company.
Yannik studied finance at EBS University of Economics and Law in Östrich-Winkel. In his free time you can often find him cycling or on the water.
Partner | Business Optimization
Dominic is partner for Business Optimization. He is responsible for the operational development of our portfolio companies.
As CEO he was involved in the development of a market leader in a niche of the automotive aftermarket. Now Dominic is responsible for additional portfolio companies that focus on e-commerce and B2C. Before joining DEDIQ Dominic spent five years in investment banking (M&A) at Morgan Stanley in Frankfurt and New York.
Dominic studied business administration at University of St. Gallen and Columbia University.
He loves to spend time in the mountains, hiking or racing mountain streets, or with a good book.
Dr. Sylvia Friese
Vice President | Business Intelligence
Sylvia is VP Business Intelligence. She is responsible for the data-driven development of our portfolio companies.
Sylvia has set up the BI division of a market leader in its niche of the automotive aftermarket. Today, she is responsible for the BI development in other DEDIQ-holdings in e-commerce.Before Sylvia joined DEDIQ, she worked as a data analyst for an international online marketing network.
Sylvia has earned a Ph.D. in computer science at the TU Munich and studied in Marburg.
In her spare time, she loves cycling across countries and continents or enjoys a good read.
Partner | Business Optimization
Matthias is Partner for Business Optimization. He is responsible for the operational development of our portfolio companies.
Matthias has 20 years of work experience as a consultant in the IT-sector and holds management positions in multiple DEDIQ portfolio companies. Since the beginning of his professional career, Matthias has focused on the effects of digitalization on business models. He played a leading role in the digital transformation of many companies.
Matthias studied business administration at HHL Leipzig and at University of Würzburg.
In his free time he loves to go skiing on the water as well as snow.
Manager | Business Optimization
Maximilian is Investment Manager for business optimization. He is responsible for the operational development and improvement of our portfolio companies.
Currently, Maximilian drives the transformation of one of our DEDIQ portfolio companies in the professional services sector. He is responsible for the professionalization of the finance function and operations. Before joining DEDIQ, Maximilian worked for a global fund-of-funds and a consultancy with focus on strategy and transactions.
Maximilian studied business administration at HHL.
He prefers to spend his spare time in the nature.
Head of Finance
Katja as Head of Group Finance, is responsible for the departments Accounting, Cash Management and Personnel Administration of one of our portfolio companies.
Katja set up and developed Group Finance in one of our portfolio companies in the professional services sector.
Before joining DEDIQ, Katja worked as an auditor in one of the Big Four accounting companies where she successfully passed the exams as tax advisor and auditor.
Katja studied Economics at the Berlin School of Economics. She likes to spend her spare time at the Barre or with good books.
Executive Assistant and Group Finance
Sinah is responsible for the Office Management and adminstratively supports the Controlling.
Before Sinah joined DEDIQ, she was working as Business Developer for a daycare provider.
Sinah studied Business Management at the Mittweida University.
In her free time, she loves to be in the nature with her family.
Partner | Group CFO
Tim is our Group CFO and responsible for finances, investors and relationships to banks as well as controlling of the investment holding.
Tim built up the e-commerce sales as well as finance and HR departments for a DEDIQ portfolio company in the automotive aftermarket. He is currently involved in the development of technical sales for a portfolio company in the machine construction sector. Before joining DEDIQ Tim worked in Investment Banking (M&A) at Morgan Stanley in Frankfurt.
Tim studied business administration at WHU Koblenz and ESCP in Paris.
Besides work he loves to do ball sports or go snowboarding.
HR & Recruiting.
Head of HR & Recruiting
Franziska, as Head of HR, is responsible for the Human Resources & Recruiting department at DEDIQ and assists with the further development of our portfolio companies HR departments.
Among others she managed the HR-sided setup of a market leading company in the Automotive Aftermarket. Currently she is working for various portfolio companies with focus on team building and implementation of HR-processes and structures. Before that Franziska worked on the HR side in fields of e-Commerce as well as consulting companies.
Franziska studied Social Pedagogics at the University of Leipzig. She likes to spend her free time on alpine trails and mountains.
Manager | HR & Recruiting
Sonja is part of DEDIQ as Assistant in Human Resources and Recruiting. The Finance and Office Management departments of our automotive aftermarket holding, takes part of her responsibilities.
Before Sonja joined DEDIQ, organisation and administration for several service providers was her sphere of work.
She loves to spend her time in nature or fun parks with her family.
Henning is one of the founders of DEDIQ and supports the DEDIQ team as a Senior Advisor and member of the supervisory board in one of our portfolio companies.
Henning worked 13 years in Investment Banking, thereof 11 years at Goldman Sachs. During that time he advised big M&A-, capital market- and financing transactions across multiple sectors. At DEDIQ Henning has been responsible for the New Investments team till 2019.
Henning studied business administration at WHU Koblenz and holds an MBA from UT Austin. He is a member of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.