Team

We are bold entrepreneurs, sustainable investors, experienced experts

The CERTINA team has many years of experience in acquiring and supporting companies in special situations. There are hardly any industries that are new territory for us or situations that we cannot cope with.

The strength of our team lies in the individuality of its members. We combine specialists and generalists with different biographies and accompany complex transactions and change processes holistically. Flat hierarchies, a strong team spirit and direct communication lines enable fast, effective processes and a high level of transaction security for sellers and companies.

Our competence and reliability have already led many companies to independence and sustainable success.

Management Team

Dr. Hans Wehrmann
CEO of the CERTINA GROUP

Dr. Hans Wehrmann

Hans Wehrmann is Founder, CEO and majority shareholder of the CERTINA GROUP.

Hans Wehrmann is Founder, CEO and majority shareholder of the CERTINA GROUP.

Hans began his professional career in the restructuring unit the Boston Consulting Group. In 1998, he closed his first company acquisition, laying the foundation for the CERTINA GROUP. Since its incorporation, he has completed more than 65 successful transactions and turnarounds and built the CERTINA GROUP up into a solid and sustainable industrial holding company with an international footprint.

Hans Wehrmann holds a PhD in economics from the Université de Fribourg and an MBA from INSEAD.

wehrmann@certina-group.com

Managing Partner Legal, M&A & Operations

Marcel Lampey

Marcel Lampey is Managing Partner at the CERTINA GROUP with a focus on Legal, M&A & Operations.

Marcel Lampey is Managing Partner at the CERTINA GROUP with a focus on Legal, M&A and Operations.

Mr. Lampey began his professional career in the restructuring and insolvency department of an international law firm. In 2002, he took on his first project with the CERTINA GROUP, where he carried out the reorganization of structures and processes of the previously acquired company as part of a post-merger integration. Since then he has supported more than 20 national and international transactions, either as deal captain for the transaction itself or as operational manager for the subsequent operational improvements. His industry focus is mainly on the food, IT and glass industry.

Marcel Lampey studied law at the LMU Munich and completed his legal clerkship at the OLG Munich. He is a licensed attorney and holds degrees in economics from the European Business School (EBS) and the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

lampey@certina-group.com

Wolfgang Wondra
Managing Partner Packaging Solutions

Wolfgang Wondra

Wolfgang Wondra is Managing Partner at the CERTINA GROUP. He is responsible for the packaging solutions sector.

Wolfgang Wondra is Managing Partner at the CERTINA GROUP. He is responsible for the packaging solutions sector.
Wolfgang Wondra began his professional career at the BMW Group in the United States. He joined CERTINA GROUP in 2010 following further management positions in investment banking and private equity. At CERTINA he is responsible for the packaging solutions division, mainly focusing on packaging in the consumer goods sector. Furthermore, he has a proven track record in mechanical and plant engineering as well as in the paper industry.

Wolfgang Wondra holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich and holds an MBA from Wake Forest University, USA.

wondra@certina-group.com

Holger J. Schmidt
Managing Partner Consumer Goods & Retail

Holger J. Schmidt

Holger J. Schmidt is Managing Partner at the CERTINA GROUP. He is responsible for the Goods & Services sector.

Holger J. Schmidt is Managing Partner of the CERTINA GROUP. He is responsible for the Goods & Services sector.
Holger J. Schmidt builds on more than 25 years of management and restructuring experience in the retail and fashion industry. He held executive positions at HUGO BOSS, Toni Gard, ESCADA and Michael Kors. At Michael Kors he successfully launched and built the brand in Germany. Before joining CERTINA GROUP in 2018, he was CEO of the European business of Giorgio Armani for seven years.

schmidt@certina-group.com

Giovanni Santamaria
Managing Partner IT & Italy

Giovanni Santamaria

Giovanni Santamaria is Managing Partner at the CERTINA GROUP. He is responsible for the IT sector and our investments in Italy.

Giovanni Santamaria is Managing Partner at the CERTINA GROUP and responsible for the IT sector and our investments in Italy.

After various leadership positions at PwC, GE Capital and Autoscout24, where he held the position of the CFO, Giovanni has been part of the CERTINA GROUP management team since 2004. During his professional career, he has been responsible for numerous corporate transactions in Italy, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and USA.

Giovanni Santamaria holds a degree in business and finance from the Università Cattolica Milan and holds an MBA from INSEAD.

santamaria@certina-group.com

Dr. Stefan Brungs
Managing Partner Automotive

Dr. Stefan Brungs

Dr. Stefan Brungs is Managing Partner at the CERTINA GROUP. He is responsible for the Automotive sector.

Dr. Stefan Brungs is Managing Partner at the CERTINA GROUP responsible for the Automotive sector.

Stefan contributes more than 30 years of relevant management experience to his work at the CERTINA GROUP, 23 years of which he spent in the VW Group. As a member of the board of directors at Bentley and Bugatti, he was responsible for sales and marketing successfully further building the brands global presence and sales. Before joining CERTINA, as the CEO he successfully managed a portfolio company of KKR in Switzerland. Stefan Brungs started his career at the Boston Consulting Group where he spent seven years.

Stefan Brungs studied business administration at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main and holds a PhD from Saarland University. Additonally he holds an MBA from the California State University, USA.

brungs@certina-group.com

András von Kontz
Managing Partner Goods & Services

András v. Kontz

András v. Kontz is Managing Partner at the CERTINA GROUP. He is responsible for the Goods & Services sector.

András v. Kontz is Managing Partner at the CERTINA GROUP responsible for the Goods & Services sector.
András has many years of experience in the field of M&A as well as in the transformation of medium sized companies. Prior to joining CERTINA GROUP, he worked at several international privat equity investors with a focus on special situations.

András v. Kontz holds a degree in International Management from ESCP Business School and a masters degree from Cass Business School, London.

kontz@certina-group.com

M&A Team

Head of M&A

Tobias Eiblmeier

Tobias Eiblmeier is Head of M&A at the CERTINA GROUP and is responsible for the Group's national and international investment activities.

Tobias Eiblmeier is Head of M&A at the CERTINA GROUP and is responsible for the group's national and international investment activities.
Tobias has more than 10 years of experience in the private equity industry in the areas of M&A as well as turnaround and transformation management. Before joining the CERTINA GROUP, he worked for many years at a listed private equity company focussing on special situations, where he was fully responsible for global buy- and sell-side activities. As an active investor, he has also supported numerous medium-sized companies from various sectors in their transformation.
Tobias holds a degree in Business Administration from Munich University of Applied Sciences and a Master's degree from the Munich School of Economics and Management.

tobias.eiblmeier@certina-group.com

Managing Partner M&A and Operations

Maik Brockmann

Maik Brockmann is Managing Partner M&A and Operations at the CERTINA GROUP.

Maik Brockmann is Managing Partner at CERTINA GROUP. Maik has gained his experience with two investor groups since 1998 and has been part of over 30 transactions in the mid-market and carve-out sector.
From 1998-2006 he worked for Certina Holding AG in Munich, where he was responsible for operations and played a key role in the transformation processes of the Certina Group's investments.
From 2006-2010 Maik was Vice President Operations at the listed company Arques Industries AG, where he was subsequently appointed to the Executive Board. In this role, he transformed Arques Industries AG into Gigaset AG as Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer and became one of the youngest members of the Tec DAX Executive Board.
As Managing Partner, Maik is currently responsible for the reorganisation of the companies

brockmann@certina-group.com

Karel Koszegi

M&A Ost-, und Mitteleuropa

karel.koszegi@certina-group.com

Phillip Hess

M&A and Corporate Development - CERTINA GROUP

M&A and Corporate Development

Elise Tao

M&A and Corporate Development - CERTINA GROUP

elise.tao@certina-group.com

Tobias Meier

M&A and Corporate Development - CERTINA GROUP

tobias.meier@certina-group.com

Industry Experts

Christian Abicht

Managing Director / CEO - HK Cosmetic Packaging / REBHAN Kunststoffverpackungen

Sustainable Plastics Packaging
Injection Moulding & Production Optimization

Peter Mirtic

Managing Director - United Salon Technologies

Consumer Goods
Metal Processing & Process Optimization

Heiko Hofmann

Managing Director / CEO - AFT Group

Automotive
Automatization & Project Management

Stéphane Perrollier

Managing Director / CEO - Qualiform

Luxury Packaging
Injection Blow Moulding

Ulrike Lemm

Managing Director / CFO - Papierfabrik Meldorf

Sustainable Paper Packaging
Technical & Commercial Management

Stephan Meindl

Stephan Meindl

CEO - Horn Glass Industries

Glass Solutions
Plant Engineering & Project Management

Wilfried Drehmel

CEO / Managing Director - PRUSS

Industrial Fittings
Metall Processing & Production Optimization

Yasin Birgül

Managing Director / CEO - Papierfabrik Meldorf

Sustainable Paper Packaging
Sales & Marketing Sustainable Products

Ralf Nosko

Managing Director - PRUSS

Industrial Fittings
Metall Processing & Production Optimization

Dariusz Orszyński

Dariusz Orszynski

Managing Director / CEO - Rebhan Poland

Sustainable Plastic Packaging
Injection Moulding & Production Optimization