Advisory Board

Dr. Kiarash Fatehi

Management Consultant in financial services. Prior to that he worked as partner with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and as principal and member of the management team with Booz & Company.

He has extensive management consulting experience in financial services, especially in banking, asset & wealth management and capital markets. His focus is on business strategies and transformations, IT and operations, post-merger integrations, restructuring as well as management of large scale implementation programs.

Over the course of his career, he has worked in Germany and several years in the US, UK, Switzerland, France, Asia and Africa.

He holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Ph.D. in mathematics and economics and a master's degree in engineering.

Daniel Beringer

Daniel Beringer is a serial entrepreneur and manager of service businesses. Over the last years he has started and helped build up DABERO Service Group, munich hotel partners and ROCKSTONE REAL ESTATE into leading service companies in the fields of IT Service, hotel management and property development.

Prior to that he co-founded WebToGo and managed the successful development of the company for many years. Prior to WebToGo, Mr. Beringer was Director Business Development at YadaYada and Assistant to the CEO and COO as member of the business development department at LeCroy in the US, involved in the various M&A projects.

He completed an MA in Economics from New York University (USA) and been awarded a BA in PPE from Keele University (UK).

Christopher Topp

Managing Partner at Runtime Group, active in the fields of temporary staffing and business process outsourcing, as well as Topp Holdings. Furthermore, he is a Director at Runtime Services, one of Germany's leading temporary staffing firms. After gathering experience at Credit Suisse, Lazard, Altavista Investment Management and the Blackstone Group - GSO Capital Partners, Mr. Topp is now focusing on corporate strategy as well as investments, leading the department “Corporate and Business Development” at Runtime Group.

Mr. Christopher Topp holds a BSc (Hons) from Warwick Business School and a MSc (Hons) with distinction from London School of Economics both in the fields of accounting and finance.

Saad Umerani

Chief Operating Officer at ValuStrat the Middle East´s leading provider of strategic advisory, valuation and asset divestment services. He has worked with The National Investor, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E in the Investment Banking Division, where he worked on business valuations, M&A and private placements. Saad has also been instrumental in growing the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of ValuStrat and worked on projects in the Non-profit sector globally. This division provides strategic advice to NGO’s free of cost. Saad has done milestone strategy projects in United States, India, Europe and Africa.

Saad holds a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University, Canada.

Jens Grudno

Jens is currently growing multiple businesses with a strict lean, low-cost mentality. Before that he helped a luxury watch e-commerce company off the ground and worked as a business development expert for a Rocket Internet venture in Berlin. Prior to that he was a Portfolio Manager at Assenagon Asset Management in Munich, where he managed a concentrated small cap portfolio applying Value Investing principles. He gathered valuable experience in credit portfolio management while working for PIMCO Germany among other financial service companies.

He is the founder and former CEO of the TU Investment Club e.V., a non-profit student organization dedicated to the education of students with a distinct interest in financial markets. The organization is the most active student investment society in Germany, launching the first student managed investment fund exclusively run by students nationwide.

Mr. Grudno holds a Diploma in Technology and Management-oriented Business Administration from the Technical University of Munich. He passed Level 3 of the CFA Program.