THM is delighted to announce the appointment of Johannes Schmidt-Schultes as Managing Director; Marcus Brüning, also as Managing Director; and Eduard Wiens as Director. The new office is led by Michael Keppel, who joined THM’s UK based partnership earlier this year to set up and run the new German operation.
THM’s new team in Frankfurt has significant breadth of experience:
- Johannes is a senior finance executive with more than 30 years’ experience with major corporations across Europe and in Hong Kong and Australia. He is a former Group Chief Financial Officer of Esprit Holdings, BMI Group Holdings, Apleona Group and Semperit Holding. Johannes also held senior roles with Telstra, Deutsche Telekom and E.ON Group.
- Marcus’s career in consultancy and investment banking for the past 25 years includes top management positions (CRO, CFO) in mid-cap companies owned by private equity or by families. His financial expertise is complemented by a focus on operating functions and experience in international management consulting (Oliver Wyman and Alvarez & Marsal). Before joining THM he was a Partner at Executive Interim Partners GmbH in Munich
- Eduard joins THM after seven years at FTI-Andersch, the European consultancy. Over this time he was involved in the preparation of restructuring opinions, integrated business planning and implementation of measures in both out-of-court and judicial restructuring proceedings. Eduard advised leading tier-1 automotive suppliers (e.g. € 900 m. revenue, 3,000 employees), machinery and plant manufacturers (e.g. € 200 m. revenue, 600 employees) and a producer of outdoor wear and equipment (e.g. € 350 m. revenue, 1,000 employees).
"I am very excited about the prospects for our new Frankfurt office. We have put together a first class CRO practice with deep financial and operational experience across many industries and sectors. Working in partnership with our team in London, we are able to offer unrivalled service and support to businesses in Germany and across Europe. We are ready to support businesses as the European economy moves into the recovery phase after the pandemic."