“Think like an LP”

Our Philosophy

“Think like an LP”

With a long C-level experience in Finance and Risk Management, Vertevis Founder Sadia Wern-Sukhera has a deep knowledge and understanding of investors requirements and interests.

“A Deep Commitment to LP Interests is our guiding principle.”

We believe in making solid deals while considering company’s risk compliance as the motor of our value creation processes.

Daniel Onyango

AML-/Compliance Officer

Daniel Onyango‘s experience includes working in contract management for Parker Hannifin, a leading global mechanical engineering company, in the compliance department of a DAX-listed company as well as a legal associate on a major antitrust case for Hengeler Mueller, one of Germany‘s leading law firms.

On his most recent position he worked as compliance key function for a cologne-based insurance company and was responsible for the development and expansion of the compliance department and all regulatory issues.

Daniel Onyango advises board members on regulatory and finance compliance matters. In addition to his compliance practice, he has profund experience in monitoring audits by authorities and other bodies.

His work focuses on the implementation and expansion of the Compliance Management System and requirements for money laundering prevention.

Daniel Onyango studied law at the Universities of Würzburg and Bonn. During his legal clerkship he trained with the German Federal Competition Authority.

Martin Krill

Co-Founder

He is a seasoned business leader with over 20 years of experience in Executive Search. As the Managing Partner at HAGER Executive Consulting, he is responsible for the Technology Solutions business unit. As a trusted advisor to leading software and technology companies with experience in cloud, software, platforms, IT services, and big data management he fills top-executive positions in IT and other select industries. Under the HAGER umbrella, Martin has also championed support for several diversity & inclusion and digital skills initiatives. 

Martin also recently founded a recruiting platform with a focus on developing and placing young IT talent in the German market. Lastly, he is a Supervisory Board member of an IT consulting company.

Sonja Hager

Co-Founder

Sonja Hager owes her flair for intelligent and successful investment decisions to over 20 years of experience at Deutsche Bank with special expertise in Start-ups, sales management and compliance. As Managing Director of KONIGI Ventures GmbH, she manages an interesting portfolio of promising start-up investments.

"We are in an exciting time window of social upheaval, which is about reorientation and new starts and in which completely new impulses are given space. There have never been so many opportunities for ingenious ideas, new products, and new solutions."

Sonja studied business administration at the Philipps University in Marburg (pre-diploma) and at the Georg August University in Göttingen (diploma).

Sonja is a member of German Society for Bipolar Disorders (DGBS) and is committed to the development of alternative living and care concepts in old age.

Stephan Fritsch

Advisory Board

Stephan is one of the Founders and Managing Partner of Captiva Investment Management, a leading real estate investment firm based in Hamburg, Germany. Since 2005 he has been involved in transactions with a market value in excess of € 6 bn. which included the setup and IPO of Germany’s first REIT and now MDAX listed alstria office REIT AG. Between 2014 and 2017, when Captiva was part of the global services and advisory firm Alvarez & Marsal, Stephan also lead the group’s European real estate asset management division advising corporate clients in questions of restructuring and performance improvement. Prior to joining Captiva Stephan held various positions in the debt-financing and asset management divisions at Aareal Bank AG. Stephan is an alumnus of European Business School (EBS) in Oestrich Winkel.

Maria Baumgartner

Advisory Board

Maria’s diverse and successful professional history has one common denominator: a desire to truly get to know people. This curiosity has driven Maria from her early days as a startup founder and young political activist up until today as general manager of Speedinvest Heroes.

“The moment when you connect with another person and challenge him/her towards a new set of possibilities is what I love the most!”, says Maria.

This social skill set, practiced over many years in various leadership positions and professional training (such as a Master degree in Mediation) is a crucial asset for Speedinvest Heroes. Building out our network of talents and then quickly matching the potential of a given candidate with the right opportunity in our portfolio, is where Maria excels like no one else.

Maria’s personal working history starts 1992 in the early internet area. As the GM of one of the first big dot.com success stories coming out of Austria (Datenwerk/Blue-C), she saw her company grow to an agency group with more than 200 employees across Europe, including an IPO at the “Neue Markt”. Having sold her stake early enough before the bust, Maria continued her entrepreneurial path that included managing a research think tank on Artificial Intelligence (long before the hype), spending time in Silicon Valley and, eventually, helping to found Speedinvest as the first business angel fund in Austria.

For Maria, having gone through many diverse roles and businesses, this approach comes natural, as does her positive attitude towards people in general.

Sheeza Sukhera

HR-/Social Media Manager

Sheeza Sukhera owes more than 10 years professional experience in certification of management system & marketing. She worked mainly in key account management functions with a numerous renowned large scale customers in well known corporate companies like SGS, DQS. Sheeza also gained experience in human resources sector. Being an economic psychology student, she loves to deal with the subjective behaviour of people in business environment as well as the social interrelationships. Sheeza is responsible for HR & Social Media management at Vertevis.

Mario Ljubas

ESG-Manager

With more than 7 years of experience as a consultant & advisor Mario Ljubas played strong roles as project manager in banking and insurance sector. Mario took his master of science degree at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences with a focus of Big DATA, Business Intelligence & Risk Management themes.

During his project management, Mario worked for leading names like Deutsche Bank.

Mario has a strong experience in engineering an implementation of tools needed for regulatory requirements. One of his major projects has been the development of IT based & BaFin compatible processes during the merger of two huge German banks.

Mario is taking over the responsibility of ESG management & development at Vertevis.

Sadia Wern-Sukhera

Founding Partner

Vertevis Founder and CEO Sadia Wern-Sukhera represents one of the first generations of female immigrants in Germany to reach C-Level in the Finance sector.

In her more than 20 years of professional experience (thereof 16 years in investment sector), Sadia has held several management positions, such as CFO, CRO, Partner and MD, within a broad spectrum of investment industry, gaining huge experience in PE, Real Estate and Venture Capital Funds.

Jannis Roser

Partner

Jannis Roser is a Founder and Manager in the areas of Venture Capital, Private Equity, and eCommerce. In his most recent projects – as Co-Founder of Surplus Invest and Rivus Capital – he has been focused on the realm of Urban Tech, solutions that seek to enable a future-oriented, smarter and more sustainable life in urban spaces. Prior to that, Jannis built a strong track record in the tech sector, especially in the realm of B2B SaaS businesses. In addition, he serves as a Board Member and advisor to serval companies in the Urban Tech and Real Estate Sector.

Jannis studied International Business at the European Management School (EMS) and holds an MBA from the California International Business University / Haas School of Business (Berkeley).