About PEVC

The Private Equity and Venture Capital Club (PEVC Club) is an official club at the University of St.Gallen (HSG).

 

Our main focus lies on raising awareness for Private Equity and Venture Capital on campus by enhancing our members' knowledge on the topic. We offer a platform that enables an exchange between professionals, academics, experienced students and newcomers alike. Our members profit from various events, workshops, social get-togethers, and our PEVC Podcast and Newsletter publications.

PEVC St. Gallen is a founding party and proud member of the PEVC Student Club Network (SCN), which enhances collaboration between student societies from 10+ leading European business schools.
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Our Board

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Partner & Co-Head PE,

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Eduard zu Putlitz

President

Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA)

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Partner & Co-Head PE,

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Nahome Schaub

Vice President, Head of Finance

Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA)

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Partner & Co-Head PE,

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Dolma Blattner

Head of Business Development

Master in Banking and Finance (MBF)

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Partner & Co-Head PE,

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Maximilian Westerwelle

Head of Events

Master in Accounting and Finance (MAccFin)

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Partner & Co-Head PE,

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James Blattmann

Head of Network

Bachelor in Economics

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Partner & Co-Head PE,

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Gianluca Vanacore

Head of Marketing & IT

Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA)

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Partner & Co-Head PE,

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David Riegger

Head of Student Relations

Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA)

 

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Stefan Morkötter

Head of SGI-HSG

 

Stefan is a Member of the School of Finance at the University of St.Gallen. Stefan earned his PhD in Finance at the University of St.Gallen. Before joining the University of St.Gallen Stefan worked in the financial services industry for a European bank. In addition, Stefan is a regular speaker at international finance conferences and is involved in several executive education programs for financial services professionals. He is also an affiliated academic at the Singapore Management University.

Dr. Roberto Paganoni

CEO at LGT Capital

 

Roberto completed his mechanical engineering studies at the Technical University of Aachen, Germany in 1984 and received a Ph.D in Business from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in 1989. He is a Dutch/Italian citizen, teaches at the University of St. Gallen and serves on the board of the Swiss Private Equity and Corporate Finance Association (SECA). From 1989 to 1997 he was a consultant at McKinsey & Co. He also served on the board of the European Venture Capital Association (EVCA) 2003 – 2007.

Frank Becker

Managing Partner at Invision

 

Frank is a member of the Board of Directors for the Swiss Education Group, HSO Schweiz AG, Kraft & Bauer Holding GmbH and RSD SA. Prior to his engagement with Invision, Frank Becker acted as the CFO of Compaq Computer Switzerland and worked for the Boston Consulting Group. He earned his MBA at the Stanford Business School and a degree in Electrical Engineering at the ETH Zurich. Frank has been with Invision Private Equity AG since 2000.

Founders

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Gabriel Wildberger

Gabriel is the founding president of the PEVC Club.

 

Currently, he is a co-founder of Leva, a fintech company in the private equity field. During his time at Harvard, Gabriel co-founded ODK Media, a pioneer in legal content streaming. Gabriel is an Attorney at Law and studied at the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

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Dr. Hendrik Froese

Hendrik is a co-founder and former co-president of the Private Equity & Venture Capital Club.

He currently works as a senior consultant at EY-Parthenon in Zurich. Hendrik received his PhD from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), and completed the Master in Banking and Finance (MBF).