Christian joined Wellington as a General Partner in September 2009 after having worked with the team as a Venture Partner. Christian is a savvy technologist with a passion for transforming breakthrough innovations into real businesses that have the potential to improve the state of our world. He has spent most of his more than 17-year institutional and private investment career on electronics & photonics, infrastructure software and resource efficiency ventures, working intensively with businesses ranging from 5 to 35,000 employees. He enjoys having the privilege of working with passionate entrepreneurs who have the courage to think big.
Christian spent nine years with Apax Partners – where he was a Partner in the Tech & Telecom team – leading investments in venture, growth and buyout companies. He gained a successful track record in IPO's (e.g. Q-Cells), M&A transactions (e.g. Systemonic, Ciao) and bond financings (e.g. NXP Semiconductors).
Prior to Apax, Christian was as a senior engagement manager with McKinsey. Being tightly involved in the New Venture and Innovation practices, he worked with clients in the electronics, digitial media, telecom, and medtech industries for more than four year.
Christian earned a PhD in physics from the University of Vienna with sub auspiciis praesidentis distinction. He conducted research at CERN and had exposure to a number of corporate R&D laboratories. Christian is fanatically interested in a broad range of scientific fields, ranging from theoretical physics to cognitive robotics to complex dynamical systems. In his spare time he juggles the demands of his family with his passion to understand the world.