Team

Mario Oelkers
President, Managing Partner & Founder
Mario is the Founder and Managing Partner of Brightpoint Group. A former associate of e.ventures and entrepreneur, Mario´s key expertise lies in business development, raising capital and due diligence. He gained a profound corporate background in various industries before moving into alternative investments. Mario studied at a top-tier business school in Netherlands and holds a degree in business economics from the University of Hamburg.
Maren Eckloff-Böhme
CEO, Managing Partner & Founder
Maren is the CEO, Managing Partner and Founder of Brightpoint Group. Former CFO & Operating Partner at VC firm e.ventures. Maren is experienced in the set-up and administration of funds in different jurisdiction. She has a broad start-up background through prior positions at eGroups Europe and AOL Bertelsmann Online. A banker by education, Maren started her career in banking at Vereins- and Westbank AG.
Matias Collan
Managing Director Luxembourg, Board Member
Matias is Managing Director and heads Brightpoint’s Luxembourg operations. Matias is a seasoned fund management and alternative investment professional. Previously as Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Earlybird Venture Capital, Matias has gained significant experience in set-up and administration of AIF-funds in several jurisdictions, as well as in fundraising. Further, Matias has structured and managed special purpose alternative investment vehicles in Luxembourg for High Net Worth Individuals. Earlier in his career, Matias worked in investment banking in Frankfurt, where he advised on various types of corporate finance transactions, in particular M&A deals (both listed and non-listed companies). Matias started his career with a major law firm in Frankfurt, trained in law in Germany and Switzerland, and is admitted to the Bar in Germany.
Alessa Zimmermann
Office Manager & Executive Assistant
Alessa manages the Brightpoint office in Hamburg. She previously worked as a receptionist in the hospitality industry and gained international experience in the United States. Alessa started her career with an apprenticeship in hotel management.
Christian Dewald
Senior Manager
Daniel Schiffers
Head of Accounting
As our Head of Accounting, Daniel is responsible for all accounting and tax law issues at Brightpoint. He is passionate about the digitalization of these areas. Daniel has several years of experience in auditing and tax advisory and holds a Master of Laws in Taxation.
David Luksenburg
Managing Director
David is Managing Director of Brightpoint Luxembourg and IRE AIFM Luxembourg. As an entrepreneur and former manager of ING Privat Capital Management S.A., David's key expertise lies in business development and fund management. Before moving into the field of alternative investments, he gained in-depth experience in various industries. David has studied at a first-class business school in France, Singapore and Belgium and holds an MBA from INSEAD .
Dinara Utarova
Associate
Dinara joined Brightpoint in the fall of 2018 and supports the Operations Team. As a fund administrator, she is the contact person for our customers and is involved in the expansion of the company business intelligence capabilities. She holds a B.Sc. in Finance and is currently pursuing a dual Master´s degree in Business Development at HSBA. Prior to joining Brightpoint, Dinara worked as a Business Controller for a number of start-ups in both Silicon Valley and Moscow.
Eduard Befus
Associate
Eduard joined Brightpoint in (late) 2019 and works as an associate in the Finance-Team. Primarily tasked with the day-to-day administration of several pooled investment vehicles and feeder funds, he also assists other fund managers in creating financial reports. Before embarking on his venture capital journey, Eduard gained experience in regulatory reporting when working for a management consulting firm in Stuttgart. He graduated with a M.Sc. in Financial Management from Swansea University in 2017.
Eleonora Sokolarski Tarnaske
Senior Advisor
Eleonora is a multicultural professional with 13-years of executive experience in the insurance industry. Previous roles included board and management director positions in 3 counties and senior level investment management, finance, strategy and business development. After Eleonora moved to Austria she received advanced degrees at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien and CFA. After stints at PwC and Generali Group she started a career as an independent investment and corporate finance advisor.
Giuliano Notaroverto
Manager
Giuliano joined Atdomco SARL in June 2019, a fiduciary and advisory firm focused on providing hands-on advice and tailor-made services to its customers. He is involved in the setup and on-going administration of private equity and venture capital structures. He gained experience in alternative investments while working for an AIFM supervised by the Luxembourg Financial Services Authority. He acts as independent director for venture capital and private equity funds and holds a master degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Luxembourg.
Jan Tarnaske
Associate
Jan has been a part of the Operations Team at Brighpoint since March 2018. He assists our clients in their day-to-day work and ad-hoc financial queries. He holds a bachelor’s degree with focus on finance and is completing a dual master´s degree at HSBA in Hamburg. Previously, he spent time abroad and trained as an industrial clerk.
Jana Eckloff-Beck
HR Manager
Jana supports the Brightpoint-Team since 2017 in various compliance topics. She is also responsible for our HR-department and is the first contact for applicants. Prior to joining Brightpoint she pursued her career as a receptionist and in other positions in the hospitality industry following an apprenticeship in hotel management.
Jochen Gerharz
Manager
Jochen is responsible for the fund administration and process implementation. Before joining Brightpoint in 2018, he worked for several years as a fund administrator for a German AIFM and as a controller in a financial institution. Jochen is a trained banker and holds a degree in architectural engineering.
Kathrin Meier
Head of Fund Compliance
Kathrin deals with various fund compliance and fund-related regulatory topics. She has a broad international work experience, amongst other in corporate finance. Kathrin holds an M.Sc. in business administration and a Master of Law & Business specializing in entrepreneurship.
Mariam Lorenz
Manager
Mariam joined Brightpoint in February 2020 and works in the compliance team. Before joining Brightpoint, she worked in an international auditing company where she consulted banks with regard to risk management and transaction services. In addition to this she gained experience as a fund accountant in Frankfurt. Mariam studied economics in Göttingen and Siena, Italy with a focus on Banking Management and Monetary Economy.
Marvin Feldmann
Managing Director
Marvin is founder and managing partner of Brightpoint tax GmbH. As a partner in a large German tax consulting firm, Marvin is an expert in venture capital and private equity and advises on structural and ongoing tax issues.Marvin holds a tax consultant exam and a degree in business administration from the University of Hamburg.
Michal Augustyn
Manager
Michal deals with A-Z structures setup, operations and client relationship management. An ACCA accountant by profession, throughout the years, he has acquired broad knowledge of the alternative investments ecosystem in Luxembourg and worldwide. He has worked on structuring and on-going servicing of multiple Private Equity, Venture Capital and Real Estate investment funds.
Pia Schleder
Managing Director
Ramona Zöllner
Quality Management & Accounting
Ramona is supporting the accounting team, as well as the Luxembourg team in their daily business and joined the Brightpoint Group in October 2019 with a focus on data management. Prior her current position, Ramona gained experience in different industrys wordlwide. She studied Business Languages and International Management at Bremen University of Applied Sciences and at the Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.
Sebastian Rust
Senior Manager
Sebastian joined the Brightpoint Group in (late) 2019 as a senior manager and works with our clients on all fund managment topics. He specializes on capital accounts and waterfall calculations. Prior to his current position, he gained different work experiences as a tax aissistant with focus on fund tax advisory. Sebastian holds a Master of Laws degree with specialization in taxation.
Sebastian Schmitt
Marketing & PR Manager
Sebastian joined Brightpoint in January 2019 and is responsible to build up marketing & pr at Brightpoint. He deals with all communications inside and outside of our company and is the creative head. Sebastian holds a bachelor´s degree in business economics & economic psychology with a major in marketing.
Sigrid Leitzmann
Independent Talent & Recruiting Manager