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This list showcases the top Switzerland based CFO’ operating in the Venture Capital space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
CFO of Mountain Partners
Alexander Köhler has 10+ years of experience in the Finance and Accounting sector. He joined Mountain Partners AG in 2008 being responsible for Finance, and takes on various board memberships in group companies of MP. During his education as a tax expert and the subsequent study of Business Administration, Alexander advised numerous companies in the area of Accounting and Controlling and gained a wide range of know-how over the years. He holds a degree as a taxation specialist, a degree in Business Administration, and a Master’s degree in Corporate Finance from FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland.
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About Mountain Partners: Mountain Partners is a globally operating company builder that invests in technology companies.
Managing Partner / CFO of Blue Horizon
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About Blue Horizon: Blue Horizon is an investment firm that invests in companies and businesses in the agriculture and food processing sector.
CFO of HBM Partners
Erwin Toxler, CPA is the Chief Financial Officer of HBM Partners Ltd. He has been employed at the firm Since 2005. He has headed up several areas within the Finance Department at HBM Partners since 2005. He has over 10 years of experience in audit management and private equity. Before joining HBM Partners, he gained several years of experience in the private equity business with Julius Baer. He spent a number of years at Julius Baer Group Ltd., looking after investment companies in the private equity segment. Prior to this, he served as an Audit Manager of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Switzerland, with clients in the financial services industry between 1999 – 2002. He was also a Credit Administrator at Luzerner Kantonalbank between 1990 – 1993. He was responsible for management of several areas within the Finance Departments between 2005-2011. Between 2002 – 2005 he served as a Vice President of Julius Bar Family Office, responsible for investment companies in the private equity segment. He is a Member of the Board of Directors at HBM Public Equity Advisors Ltd Since 2012 and HBM Business Advisory Ltd Since 2007. He is a Swiss Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Toxler holds a degree of the Lucerne School of Economics and Business Administration.
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About HBM Healthcare Investments AG, HBM Partners: HBM Partners was founded in 2001 with the goal to invest in private and public emerging biopharma and other healthcare-related companies.
CFO and Partner of Emerald Technology Ventures
Hans Dellenbach is the CFO of Emerald Technology Ventures and is responsible for investor relations, legal & compliance and fund operations. Besides this, Hans also assesses deals and monitors portfolio companies from a financial perspective, from due diligence to transaction structuring and finally exit. He serves on the board of Identec Solutions. Hans joined Emerald shortly after its creation in 2001 as a fund administrator and financial analyst. Prior to joining Emerald, he was a financial controller with Switzerland’s largest tour operator Kuoni Travel and held other positions in the travel industry in Switzerland and abroad. Hans holds a bachelor’s degree with a major in finance from the School of Economics and Business Administration in Zurich/Winterthur, is a CFA charterholder and is fluent in German, English and French.
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About Emerald Technology Ventures: Emerald Technology Ventures specializes in clean technology venture capital.
Chief Financial Officer of GAM Investments
Before joining GAM as group CFO and a member of the Group Management Board on 1 October 2015, Richard McNamara was managing director, finance, at Henderson Group, a role he held since 2013. He joined Henderson in 2009 as head of group finance, focussing on the finance’s and financial operations of the group, including its M&A activity. In December 2013, he took on the new responsibility for finance and treasury, tax, investor relations, facilities and procurement. Prior to his roles at Henderson Group, Richard McNamara held senior finance roles at Western Asset Management, Legg Mason and Citigroup Asset Management. Richard McNamara is a chartered accountant and started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was a senior manager in the investment management industry group. He was born in 1968 and is a British citizen.
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About GAM Investments: GAM Investments is an independent global asset management firm delivering excellent investment performance for clients.