Since joining Wellington in 1998, Frank has focussed on the potential and dynamics of the internet. He has been widely recognised as a European pioneer in the Internet space. Since the late 1990s he has helped companies like Alando (acquired by eBay) and Ciao! (acquired by Greenfield Online), Astaro (acquired by Sophos), Smartclip (acquired by RTL) or Spotify to spectacular success. Frank has been a leading European supporter of innovative business concepts in high-growth areas in Digital Media and enterprise software.
Frank has strong deal-making experience. Prior to Wellington Partners, he spent eight years in technology investment banking at J.P. Morgan in New York, London and Frankfurt. He advised customers such as IBM, Bertelsmann and Siemens on numerous M&A mandates and helped many technology companies to achieve NASDAQ listings.
Many Wellington portfolio companies have gained from his vast experience in this field. For example, he helped portfolio companies ACG and SAF to successful IPOs at the German stock exchange. He holds degrees in Economics and Business Administration from the Universities of Essen and Toronto.