“It’s the founders that do the heavy lifting.”
“Working with new technologies and great people gets me excited”. Trained in business administration and finance, Thomas previously worked at Credit Suisse, where he restructured processes around the way outsourcing is done at the bank. He then moved to a large single manager hedge fund, betting for or against severe weather outcomes. He also consulted Zurich Insurance on a multi-million-dollar project to restructure how insurance policies are offered to multi-national groups.
Thomas quickly realized that the corporate life was not for him. “It was too static, and innovation was often killed by politics”. He took the opportunity to join the newly formed research center for private equity and venture capital at his university. That’s where he got the spark. “The way new technologies can reshape entire industries made me want to be part of it”.
Thomas joined Redalpine in 2016 and is now Investment Manager. He is always on the hunt for the smartest and most ambitious entrepreneurs out there that have the drive to execute faster than the rest. Acting as a sparring partner for his portfolio companies, Thomas enjoys an open discourse. “Whereas the founders do the heavy lifting, I support them to comprehend a problem holistically and guide them to make informed decisions”.
Thomas is someone who goes far because it is never about him in the first place. “I understand it is about people that want to change the world and I can help them make a difference – I can help them unleash their full potential.”