Team


Over 300 years of experience

With a total of more than 300 years of personal experience in advising companies on the capital market and assisting with transactions in a wide range of investment banking areas, we have the knowledge required to make any company more successful on the stock market. Our team acts together as a well-rehearsed unit — the majority of our team has been working together for over twenty years. During this time, we have advised on more than 300 capital market transactions, including over 40 IPOs, more than 30 bond issues, numerous listing procedures, and share placements in connection with capital increases and reallocations of existing shares.

Thomas Stewens

Member of the management board, Dipl.-Kfm., BBA | Founding Partner

Corporate Strategy and Communication

With more than twenty years experience of equity transactions in various areas of investment banking (M&A, public offerings, SPO, private equity, PIPEs), Thomas Stewens is familiar with the capital market needs of companies and investors. Before founding BankM in 2007, he was a member of the management board of a listed German securities bank specialising in the SME sector for six years, where he was responsible for Corporate Finance transactions.

Before that he worked for a major German bank, where he successfully built up an investment banking unit to serve Central Europe. During this period, he successfully assisted in more than 60 equity transactions of varying sizes from EUR 2-120 million.

Ralf Hellfritsch

Member of the management board, Dipl.-Kfm. | Founding Partner

Corporate Project Management

Ralf Hellfritsch has worked in Corporate Finance since 1990. Having worked for a leading international firm of auditors and a major German bank, where he was head of M&A, he joined a listed German securities bank specialising in the needs of the SME sector in 1998 to help build an Equity Capital Markets unit. He became head of this unit in 2002.

During this period and before the foundation of BankM, he was involved in more than 80 successful transactions (public offerings, SPOs, M&As, private equity, PIPEs) with volumes varying from EUR 2-500 million. Ralf Hellfritsch has extensive experience of serving the needs of small and mid-cap companies and capital market investors.

Peter Sang

Member of the management board, CEFA | Founding Partner

Corporate Trading

As an authorized stock exchange trader, Peter Sang has over twenty-five years of experience in the areas of securities trading and securities settlement. As a well-known expert in the German-speaking region, he is the partner of listed medium-sized companies at the capital market. At BankM, Mr. Sang is responsible for Designated Sponsoring and trading. He completed a course within the framework of the DVFA capital market program, which he successfully completed with the professional exam as a “Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA)”.

Prior to founding BankM in 2007, Mr. Sang worked for eight years at a German listed securities trading bank with a focus on small and medium-sized companies, where he was lead broker, market maker, designated sponsor and stock trader on the floor of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. At that bank he was responsible for setting up the designated sponsoring unit and overseeing more than 100 national and international small and mid-cap client companies. He was also responsible for post-IPO monitoring and liquidity provision. Prior to this, he worked for a public credit institution in the fields of securities settlement, securities advisory services and portfolio management.

Dirk Blumhoff

Dipl.-Volksw. | Founding Partner

Corporate Project Management

Dirk Blumhoff’s previous experience before the foundation of BankM in 2007 includes eight years at a listed German securities bank serving the needs of small and mid-cap firms, where he held a managerial position within Corporate Finance. His responsibilities included a wide range of successful equity transactions, mainly in the technology and health care sectors, including working with both investors and companies.

Before that he was employed by a firm of auditors where he was responsible for pre-IPO financial due diligence. Other areas of responsibility included evaluating compensation claims relating to the reprivatisation of companies in former East Germany and assessing the restructuring of such companies.

Andreas Roth

Dipl.-Kfm. | Founding Partner

Corporate Actions & Documentation

Before founding BankM in 2007, Andreas Roth has been involved in more than 50 successful capital market transactions (public offerings, SPOs, etc.) since 1999 at a listed German securities bank serving the needs of SME’s. At that bank he was in charge of the Transaction and Documentation units.

Before that, he worked for a number of years as an M&A advisor at a leading German bank. Andreas Roth started his career with a leading American bank, where he gained his initial experience of the securities business.

Dominik Glier

Dipl.-Betriebsw. (FH) | Founding Partner

Corporate Markets

Dominik Glier has been providing advisory and consulting services for small and mid-sized enterprises for thirteen years and knows how companies build good relationships to their investors at the capital markets. Since obtaining his degree in business administration and before founding BankM in 2007, he was involved in several successful equity transactions, including private equity and public offerings as a member of the corporate finance team at a listed German securities bank specialising in SMEs.

Before that he worked in marketing at German subsidiaries of international companies in the telecommunications and IT sectors and for a mid-sized German trading company.

Joachim Schweinfurth

Dipl.-Betriebsw. | Founding Partner

Corporate Markets

Before founding BankM in 2007, Joachim Schweinfurth spent seven years as Director of Institutional Sales at a listed German securities bank specializing in small and mid-cap companies. In this function he worked closely with both companies and investors.

He also has more than ten years experience as a team leader and key account manager in Fixed Income, FX/Money Market and Futures & Options, gained during previous employment at one of the world’s leading investment banks and a German securities company.

Markus Brosowski

Dipl.-Kfm.

Corporate Actions & Documentation

Mr. Brosowski studied business administration with a focus on banking business administration, accounting and controlling. During his studies he completed several internships with financial services institutions. Most recently he worked for a listed private equity company.

Mr. Brosowski joined BankM in February 2010.

Axel Rose

Dipl.-Volkswirt

Corporate Actions & Documentation

Mr. Rose qualified as bank clerk before studying economics in Frankfurt and Southampton with a focus on international economics and finance. After receiving his degree, he worked two years as an analyst for a M&A-Boutique specializing in transactions of small and medium sized companies. Most recently he worked as a financial editor for a specialist publisher belonging to the F.A.Z. group where he was responsible for the finance desk of a leading German business magazine.

Since July 2013, Mr. Rose is part of the Corporate Actions & Documentations team at BankM.

Lucie Sauerbrei

M.A.

Corporate Actions & Documentation

Since November 2018 Ms. Sauerbrei has been working in the Corporate Actions & Documentation team of BankM.

Markus Knoss

Bankbetriebswirt | SBW Bankbetriebswirt (Frankfurt School) | CIRO

Business Development DACH

Mr. Knoss has many years of experience in various management positions in equity trading, sales trading and portfolio management. As a recognized expert on small cap stocks in the German-speaking world, he is the link of listed medium-sized companies to their investors. Markus Knoss also is a licensed stock broker and Certified Investor Relations Officer.

He joined BankM in February 2013 and is responsible for Business Development in the German-speaking regions Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GAS).

Harald Rudolph

Corporate Trading / Corporate Markets

Mr. Rudolph has many years of experience as Institutional Sales, Salestrader and Proprietary Trader with a focus on equities at international banks and brokerage houses. He likes to share his enthusiasm for small & mid caps, innovative companies and hidden champions with interested contacts and investors in Germany and abroad. Mr. Rudolph is a licensed stockbroker and worked for BankM once before from 2009-2013. Since the end of 2020 he brings his experience back to the team.

Dr. Roger Becker

Biologist, CEFA

Corporate Research

Dr. Becker studied Biology and attained a doctorate in experimental cancer research. Already during his academic career he discovered a passion for the economic sphere of science; he completed successfully the professional exam “Certified European Financial analyst (CEFA)”, a dedicated capital market education provided by the German Association for Financial Analysis & Asset Management (DVFA).

Beyond his expertise in the Life Science sector, he oversees a broad spectrum of industries within the Small and MidCap universe.

Since October 2010, Dr. Becker is responsible for BankM’s Research department.

Daniel Großjohann

Dipl.-Kfm., Dipl.-Volksw.

Corporate Research

After his successful studies in economics with a focus on international economic relations and business administration Mr. Großjohann worked for several years for various research providers. From early on he specialized in IT service providers, software manufacturers and companies with web-based business models.

In the course of his previous jobs and since 2007, Mr. Großjohann has been in charge of several research mandates for BankM. In April 2015 he joined the team of BankM as a freelancer and supports the department of Corporate Research.

Ziyun Wang

M.A.

Senior Director ASIA

Ziyun Wang studied business administration in China and Germany with a focus on accounting and international economics. After completing her studies, Ms. Wang gained experience in various international corporations and public institutions where she intensified her technical qualifications as well as her intercultural know-how.

Since October 2014, Ms. Wang is Senior Director ASIA and part of BankM’s Business Development team.

Birgitta Jung

Corporate Services

Birgitta Jung was educated as a commercial clerk. During her career, Ms. Jung appropriated extensive professional experience in all areas of the back office, such as reception, organization, administration and accounting.

Before joining BankM, Ms. Jung worked many years in an executive position in the reception office of a large engineering company.

Birgitta Jung joined BankM in May 2011.

Dewi Schöffer

Corporate Services

Ms. Schöffer has been supporting the BankM team in Corporate Services since 2019.

Claudia Preß

Dipl.-Inform.

Corporate Services & IT

After finishing her studies in computer science, Claudia Press had been working in computer science at a research institute in the field of system administration and development of industrial projects.

Previously, Ms. Press collected experience in business processes, organization and IT during her training as an industrial clerk in a leading engineering company.

Ms. Press joined BankM’s Team in June 2007 and takes care of Corporate Services & IT.

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