Our employees are marked by passion for business valuation and corporate finance advisory. We continuously work as a team to meet the high standards of our clients. The broad range of project experience and ability to communicate on the part of our employees is well as their awareness of their responsibility are important factors in our success.
Our managers have a broad range of academic training and many years of knowledge gained in practical experience as well as excellent abilities to work on a day to day basis with employees and clients.
Prof. Dr. Christian Aders is Chairman of the Executive Board of ValueTrust Financial Advisors SE in the Munich office and co-founder of ValueTrust. After finishing his PhD in business administration, Chris was a partner at KPMG’s corporate finance department before he joined Duff & Phelps and ValueTrust to build up their German practices.
Florian Starck is a Member of the Executive Board of ValueTrust Financial Advisors SE in the Munich office and co-founder of ValueTrust. After finishing his studies business administration, Florian started his career in KPMG’s corporate finance department in Munich, where he was appointed German tax advisor in 2004. Florian joined Duff & Phelps and ValueTrust in 2007.
Thomas Kuehl is a Managing Director in the Frankfurt office of ValueTrust. After finishing his studies business administration at Otto-Friedrich University, Bamberg, and European Business Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, he started his career in KPMG´s corporate finance department. During this time, Thomas was appointed as a tax advisor and a public accountant. Prior to joining ValueTrust in summer of 2016 he was a Partner at Baker Tilly Roelfs.
Dr. Christian Büchelhofer is a Managing Director in the Munich Office of ValueTrust. Christian holds the academic degrees Diplom-Kaufmann from European Business School Oestrich-Winkel and Master of Business Research (MBR) as well as Dr. oec. publ. from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU). Prior to joining ValueTrust in January 2018 Christian worked for KPMG Deal Advisory.
Marion Swoboda-Brachvogel is a Director in the Vienna office of ValueTrust. Marion studied business administration at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and completed a Masters in Finance at London Business School. Prior to joining ValueTrust in April 2017 Marion worked for McKinsey & Company, UniCredit, C.A. Cheuvreux und B&C Industry Holding.
Mehmet Özbay is a Director in the Munich office of ValueTrust. Mehmet studied Corporate Finance at the University of Cologne where he completed a Master’s degree (Diplom-Kaufmann) and the University of St. Gallen. Prior to joining ValueTrust in January 2014 Mehmet worked for Duff & Phelps, Lehman Brothers and Sal. Oppenheim.