Before joining LEA Partners, Alexi gained varying experience in the field of business intelligence at a start-up and a medium-sized manufacturing company. Alexi studied Business Informatics and holds a Master of Arts in Controlling, Finance and Accounting from the University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim.
Prior to joining LEA, Bernhard was Principal Investor at Global Founders Capital in Silicon Valley. He founded a startup in Palo Alto and was working for the German Accelerator during its time of origin. Bernhard studied industrial engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
Before joining LEA Partners, Christian founded BEONTRA, an Enterprise SaaS company to help airports optimise their operations and retail activities. Following its acquisition by US strategist Lockheed Martin in 2014, he moved from the entrepreneurial to the investor side. Christian studied industrial engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
Before joining LEA Partners, Felix gained experience at the strategy consultancy Simon, Kucher & Partners, the M&A advisory firm IMAP and two major banks. Felix studied business administration at the University of Mannheim with stays abroad at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires and at the University of North Carolina.
Prior to joining LEA Ingo worked several years as director for the strategy consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners where he led international projects developing pricing, sales and growth strategies for enterprises in Europe and Asia. He holds a Master in business engineering and studied at the Karlsruhe Institute of technology (KIT) as well as the Virginia Tech in the United States.
Prior to joining LEA, Jan spent several years in management consulting, most recently as part of BCG’s Corporate Finance practice. Jan holds a Master in Management from the University of Mannheim.
Before joining LEA Partners, Kerstin was responsible for Operations and Strategy at Enterprise SaaS company BEONTRA and was also Principal at the management consultancy Oliver Wyman. She studied industrial engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Prior to joining LEA Partners, Manuel worked as an Analyst in Investment Banking at BofA Securities. During his studies, he gained practical experience at William Blair (M&A), PwC (Valuation) and Accenture (Management Consulting), among others. He holds a master's degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with a stay abroad at Bocconi University in Milan.
Nils joined LEA Partners in late 2018 as an associate. Previously, he spent several years with Roland Berger in the restructuring and corporate finance divisions. Nils studied business administration at the University of Mannheim, with stays abroad at the University of Sydney and at the School of Economics, Business and Law in Gothenburg.
Prior to joining LEA Partners, Nils worked for Project A in Berlin. During his studies he founded his own start-up and was active as a business intelligence analyst. Nils studied Business Informatics at the Universities of Erlangen-Nuremberg and holds a Master of Science degree in International Information Systems Management.
Before joining the LEA Partners team, Philipp spent many years at the private equity company Adcuram, the consulting firm Capgemini and was in the senior management team of a mid-tier company. He studied business administration at the University of Passau.
Sebastian has been building LEA since 2003. He previously worked as an associate at the investment bank equinet. He studied business administration in Karlsruhe.
Prior to his time at LEA, Tilo spent many years in management roles at major international IT companies such as Citrix and Compaq, where his responsibilities included strategy development, M&A and strategic alliances. Tilo holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration from the European Business School London and an MBA in General Management and Leadership from ESMT Berlin.