Jeffrey Lieberman (Chairperson)
Jeffrey Lieberman was born in Passaic, New Jersey in 1974. Mr. Lieberman received dual degrees in systems engineering and economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Engineering and Wharton School of Business, respectively, where he graduated with honors. Early in his career, Mr. Lieberman was a management consultant at the New York office of McKinsey & Co. In 1998, Mr. Lieberman joined Insight Venture Partners, where he now serves as managing director.
Oliver Samwer (Deputy Chairperson)
Oliver Samwer was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1972. Mr. Samwer holds a degree in business administration from WHU–Otto Beisheim School of Management. Upon graduation, Mr. Samwer and his two brothers founded Alando.de in 1999, which became the leading consumer‑to‑consumer online auction site in Germany. After the sale of Alando.de to eBay Inc., Mr. Samwer was Managing Director of eBay, responsible for Germany, Switzerland and Austria. In 2000, Mr. Samwer and his two brothers founded Jamba! AG, which was acquired by Verisign Inc. in 2004. In 2007, Mr. Samwer founded Rocket Internet SE. Since 2014, Mr. Samwer has served as Rocket Internet SE’s chief executive officer, where he is responsible for strategy development and implementation, business development, investee company leadership and investor relations.
Derek Zissman was born in Birmingham, England in 1944. Mr. Zissman is a chartered accountant and has over 45 years’ experience in the capital markets in the United Kingdom. He joined KPMG UK in 1971 and was promoted to partner within five years, a position he held for over 30 years, and was appointed vice chairman of KPMG UK in 2004. During his time at KPMG UK, Mr. Zissman was a founding Partner of KPMG UK’s Corporate Finance Group and the Private Equity Group in the United Kingdom and the United States. Following his retirement in March 2008, he has held directorships at Alchemy Partners, Barclays Wealth & Investment Management and Seymour Pierce. He is a current director and member of the audit committee at a number of companies operating in the information technology, leisure transportation and engineering sectors, including The 600 Group PLC.
John H. Rittenhouse
John H. Rittenhouse was born in Queens, New York in 1956. Mr. Rittenhouse attended Rollins College (business administration, management and operations), Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee (Executive Masters of Business Administration) and St. Patrick’s Seminary & University (theology). Mr. Rittenhouse has held senior leadership roles at Wal‑Mart Stores, Inc., LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton, Michaels Stores, Inc. and Target Corporation and has worked as National Practice Partner at KPMG. In 2007, Mr. Rittenhouse founded Cavallino Capital, LLC, where he now serves as chairman and chief executive officer of the firm’s capital, advisory and subsidiary businesses.
Ursula Radeke‑Pietsch was born in Regensburg, Germany in 1958. Ms. Radeke‑Pietsch holds a degree in business administration, accounting and information technology from Ludwig‑Maximilians Universität München. In 1985, Ms. Radeke‑Pietsch joined Siemens, where she has continued to work until the present. Ms. Radeke‑Pietsch has held various positions throughout her career at Siemens, including positions in the areas of structured finance, audit and treasury. Ms. Radeke‑Pietsch served as head of global capital markets of Siemens AG, a position she held from October 2009 until May 2017. Since June 2017, Ms. Radeke‑Pietsch is global head of corporate finance and group treasury at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA, Bilbao, Spain.
Dmitry Falkovich was born in Moscow, Russia in 1972. Mr. Falkovich graduated from Moscow State University in 1994 and holds a degree in mathematics. After graduation, Mr. Falkovich held various senior management positions throughout his career in Moscow, Russia. In 2012, Mr. Falkovich founded Phenomen Ventures, where he held the position of director until March 2015 and where he remains a shareholder.
Ugo Arzani was born in Lecco, Italy in 1974. Mr. Arzani graduated from Universita’ Bocconi in 1998 and holds a degree in business administration. After graduation, Mr. Arzani joined Banque Paribas where he worked in the securities services area in Paris and Frankfurt. In 1999, Mr. Arzani joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he worked in retail and consumer investment banking and was promoted across all seniority levels to managing director. Since 2013, Mr. Arzani works at Qatar Investment Authority where he holds the position of global head of retail and consumer and heads a large retail and consumer investment portfolio of global scale.