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

Chairman of the Advisory Board

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

Christian Ogait

CEO / Founder

Christian manages the strategic purchasing of new investments. Over the past 10 years, Christian has been responsible for more than € 500 million in sales in management positions at world-renowned corporations and their brands. As Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Christian also accompanies one of the largest German providers of care real estate, DI. Deutschland Immobilien AG.

Peter Brenner

Advisory Board

Peter Brenner is managing director of the international investment company STINSON. As CEO of Schramm Holding, Peter Brenner launched the first German AG in Hong Kong on the stock exchange. In addition to his more than 15 years of commitment to Schramm AG, he is also Managing Director of AkzoNobel. Peter Brenner is a proven expert in the areas of internationalisation and M&A.

Management & Team

Christoph Klippert

Investment Manager

As Investment Manager, Christoph is responsible for the screening process and the acquisition of new investments. Christoph started his career as a portfolio manager during his business studies with us and is the link between portfolio management and management. In addition, Christoph analyses the KPI’s of our ventures and advises on operational issues.

Timo Schulze

Portfolio Manager

After a semester abroad at Michigan State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Innovation & Marketing, Timo was responsible for digital transformation projects and blockchain tools at KPMG. Timo also worked for the advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi. Timo actively manages the strategic expansion of our ventures.

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.

Sahar Amin

Venture Capital Analyst

As a Venture Capital Analyst, Sahar is responsible for the strategic expansion of the venture portfolio. Sahar has two Masters degrees in engineering and finance. Her professional expertise includes engineering, business development and M&A. She gained M&A experience in various industries in the German mid-market at a boutique investment bank in Frankfurt.

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.


Operation Process Manager

Serpil combines the tasks of day-to-day operations with the implementation and optimisation of process flows. This includes the planning, control and monitoring of processes within the holding company. Serpil is also the link between our ventures and portfolio management.

Torsten Widarzik

Brand Management

As a former LEVIS Deutschland 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.

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.