We have learned that finding great ideas and portfolio management are very different skills. Both are critical.

We have learned that finding great ideas and portfolio management are very different skills. Both are critical.

Founder / Investors

Hartmut Retzlaff

Advisory Board

As one of the most well-known German business personalities, Hartmut headed the fortunes of Stada AG for over twenty years (turnover: 2.3 billion, 10,000 employees). Hartmut serves as a mentor to our ventures and maintains close contact with our external bank partners and family offices.

Christian Ogait

CEO / Founder

Christian manages the strategic purchasing of new ventures. For the past 10 years, Christian has been responsible for more than € 500 million in senior management positions at world-renowned corporations and their brands. As Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Christian also supports one of Germany’s largest providers of care properties, the DI. Deutschland Immobilien AG.

Peter Brenner

Advisory Board

Peter Brenner is CEO of the international investment company STINSON. As CEO of the Schramm Holding, Peter Brenner introduced the first German company in Hong Kong at the stock exchange. In addition to his 15-year involvement with the Schramm AG, he was also acting as responsible Managing Director at AkzoNobel. Peter Brenner is considered a proven expert in internationalization and M & A.

Management & Team

Christoph Klippert

Portfolio Manager

As portfolio manager Christoph is responsible for our screening process and the acquisition of potential new investments. He is the operative support contact in our day-to-day business and oversees company-specific KPIs of our investments.

Serpil Akgül-Luft

Operation Prozess Manager

Serpil verbindet die Aufgaben des operativen Tagesgeschäfts mit der Umsetzung und Optimierung von Prozessabläufen. Dazu zählt u.a die Planung, Steuerung und Kontrolle der Abläufe innerhalb der Holding. Serpil ist zudem das Bindeglied zwischen unseren Ventures und dem Portfolio Management.

Ilhan Pektas

Project Manager

Ilhan coordinates the technical requirements, directs and optimizes projects of the holding. As a former Facebook/WhatsApp employee, his duties include monitoring app development, reviewing and implementing new software solutions, and coordinating interfaces.

Torsten Widarzik

Brand Management

As a former LEVIS Germany managing director, Torsten coordinates the strategy of the holding company and its investments. His extensive market knowledge is applied in the areas of brand building, expansion and marketing.

Frederico Vogt

Digital Marketing Manager

After training as an industrial clerk and subsequently studying online communication at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Frederico was responsible for the SEA department at one of the largest German mail order companies and accompanied the digital transformation there. Frederico is responsible for and supports the “Paid Marketing (SEA)” of our ventures.

André Prautzsch


As a successful retailer in East Germany, André advises our investments in the day-to-day business of organic expansion. In addition to national sales, his areas of expertise also include proven product know-how.

Daniel Herold

Portfolio Analyst

Daniel analyzes and coordinates the analysis of our potential investments. As an interface to Portfolio Management and the Investment Board, Daniel collects relevant data and processes it with company-specific software solutions.