Associated Partners

Martin OstertagMartin Ostertag

Martin Ostertag has worked in marketing and sales as well as executive search in the information and telecommunication industry for more than 25 years. Martin Ostertag’s current focus is on consulting activities with his own consultancy firm OMC „Ostertag Management Consult“. He offers advisory and support in the areas of human resources, business development, setting up sales channels and sales structures as well as mergers & acquisitions.

Martin Ostertag has many years of experience and profound know-how in consulting, sales and project management with a large network in the information and telecommunications industry and a strong focus on IT security

Prior to becoming a partner and CEO of an executive search consultancy company Martin Ostertag held various sales jobs at Siemens Datentechnik, Siemens Nixdorf and SBS Siemens Business Services and was a member of the executive board of SBS Siemens Business Services

Martin Ostertag holds a degree in business administration of the University of Saarbrücken.

Dr. Michael HirthDr. Michael Hirt, Austria

Dr. Michael Hirt is a leading expert and independent consultant on Corporate Finance and Corporate Development topics. He is President & CEO of HIRT&FRIENDS, an independent management consultancy and Director of the Austrian Institute for Management Innovation. He has published widely on Management and Corporate Finance Topics and has served as a visiting faculty member of major universities.

Prior to his career as an independent consultant, speaker and management author, he worked as an investment banker with HSBC Investment Bank, as a Corporate Finance Expert with the Austrian Privatization Agency/State Holding Company ÖIAG and as a strategy and management consultant with BCG.

Marcello AlbertiMarcello Alberti, Italy

Marcello Alberti has long lasting experience in corporate finance with a focus on mid-sized companies and special expertise in advising international and in particular German as well as Austrian companies entering / expanding into the Italian market.

Marcello Alberti is Managing Partner of Studio Associato Alberti, a tax consultancy and auditing firm based in Bolzano/Italy. He specialises in company financings, international mergers & acquisitions as well as corporate restructurings, incorporations and general taxation issues

He is member of the board of various mid-sized companies, public institutions and of Südtiroler Volksbank

Marcello Alberti previously worked for M&A Bank AG in Vienna as a project manager in the field of international mergers & acquisitions

His working languages are German, Italian and English.

Joachim HimmerJoachim Himmer

Joachim Himmer has held various international management positions in the information technology and telecommunications industry including at Siemens Business Services as well as with Logica where he successfully set up the IT integration business for the telecommunications industry in Germany and Austria

In his latest position he was managing director and – following the acquisition by an IT services-focused holding company – among the shareholders of a mid-sized IT company which he prepared for a sale of shares and the subsequent integration into the acquiring IT services group

Joachim Himmer recently set up HimmerConsulting specialising in the advisory of mid-sized companies in the ITC industry with a special focus on company organisation / preparation of a company sale as well as on coaching start-ups

Petra BährPetra Bähr

Petra Bähr has been working as a financial consultant for more than 15 years, setting up controlling and planning tools, advising on financing issues and working as an interim manager. As CEO, managing director or CFO she was responsible for many company financing rounds, financials due diligences, M&A transactions and post-merger integrations and implemented numerous investment controlling schemes. Her industry focus is on IT, Life Sciences and pharmaceuticals.

Prior to her work as a financial consultant Petra Bähr held various positions at Roland Berger, Bayerische Landesbank and Augusta Technologie Holding und was involved in numerous start-up companies.

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