Matthijs is responsible for the NPL portfolio of NIBC and heads the restructuring team. He was part of the European restructuring team of RBS where he worked on a wide range of restructuring projects across Europe. Matthijs has developed a specific focus on mid-market corporate turn-arounds, both consensual and non-consensual. Previously, Matthijs worked at GE where he developed ABL and CF solutions for large German corporates. He is trained a corporate finance lawyer at Clifford Chance and holds an MBA from SDA Bocconi/ UNC Kenan Flagler.
Mr. Woltery is Co-Head of the European investment team having joined SVP at the opening of the European office in 2004. From 1985 to 2004, Mr. Woltery worked at Deutsche Bank, with his last role being a Senior Research Analyst and Head of Research, Germany, in the London Distressed Products Group. Mr. Woltery received a Diploma in Banking from Bank Academy in Aachen/Coburg in 1991 and an MBA from Ashridge Management College in 2001.
Jan joined HVB Munich of Unicredit Group in November 2018 where he assumes responsibility as Head of Recovery Management.
Prior to that, he worked with HSH-NORDBANK until March 2018 as head of the Non-core Bank with a multi-billion NPL portfolio. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, HSH had bundled there all non-performing and non-strategic assets. Distressed shipping loans accounted for the largest parts of the portfolio; Corporate loans, Real Estate, LBO and aviation loans the remainder. Jan joined HSH in 2013. Within the five years at HSH Jan successfully managed the wind-down of the portfolio to non-critical levels with the subsequent sale of the Bank.
Jan gathered about 20 years of experience in restructuring, of which more than 10 years in international assignments in LatAm and Asia with regional responsibilities. His latest position was Global Head of Workout at Deutsche Bank. Parallel to that function he set-up Risk Management Advisory, a unit engaging in Special Servicing of distressed debt and advising financial institutions in all aspects of Risk Management including due diligence, portfolio reviews and process re-engineering.
Dirk Schumacher is European head of macro research and a Managing Director at Natixis. He joined Natixis in 2018. Prior to joining Natixis, Dirk worked for a year at the European Central Bank in the economics department. Before that, he worked for 17 years in the investment research department at Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt and London, where he was a Managing Director. Dirk earned a master’s degree in economics from Bonn University in 1997 and a PhD from Frankfurt University in 2002.
Jurij Puth is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners. He is based in Frankfurt and is leading GSO’s origination and execution efforts for the German speaking region. He is involved in various performing and distressed investments, including direct financing, secondary trading, and portfolio purchases, across various target sectors.
Before joining GSO Capital Partners in 2006, Mr. Puth was an analyst at Credit Suisse European Financial Sponsors Group in London.
Mr. Puth holds a Master of Science in international management, specialized in Finance and Accounting from Cass Business School in London, as well as a Diplôme Grand Ecole and a Diplom Kaufmann (German and French equivalents) from ESCP-EAP, Paris and Berlin. He is fluent in English, German and French and has intermediate knowledge of Spanish.
Markus Hunold joined KKR in 2013 and is a Director of KKR, focusing on the Special Situations funds and portfolios. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Hunold was a member of the principal investment area of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he invested across industries in private equity and principal debt transactions. Mr. Hunold started his career in finance at Citigroup in the mergers & acquisitions group. Mr. Hunold graduated from the European Business School Oestrich-Winkel (Germany) and the University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Jörn Kowalewski is a partner in the German Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts Practice. He focuses on advising in corporate restructurings as well as in the acquisition of companies and of distressed debt.
He focuses his practice on advising distressed investors, lenders, lender groups and steering committees as well as the debtors in out-of-court (financial and operational) restructuring, acquisition of distressed companies and corporate groups and representation in bankruptcy proceedings and in the context of insolvency plan negotiations
Mr. Kowalewski is regularly “recommended” as a lawyer for Restructuring and Insolvency, inter alia by JUVE.
Frank Grell is partner in Latham & Watkins’Hamburg office and chairs the German Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. His practice focuses on insolvency and restructuring, including corporate reorganizations, debt restructuring and out-of-court and in-court representation of creditors of distressed companies and investors in such companies, including in particular protective shield/insolvency plan proceedings and loan-to-own strategies.
JUVE names him as a “leading name”. Chambers Europe lists him as “key individual” and describes him as “highly experienced in cross-border restructuring cases.”
Rob Kortman is a partner at PwCs and heads up the PwC Europe Working capital Management practice and brings over 20 years of dedicated working capital and advisory experience.
The PwC working capital management practice focuses on operational working capital management, supporting companies to optimize and release cash from their Procure-to-Pay, Forecast-to-Fulfill (Inventory) and Order-to-Cash operations.
Rob has worked for a wide range of clients across many geographies and industries. In the process, he helped to deliver billions of Euros in working capital improvements for his clients. He is the author of numerous publications in international journals and newspapers and is often quoted in the press as a subject matter expert for working capital.
Daniel is leading the debt & capital advisory business within PwC'stransaction and restructuring practice in Germany. He advises corporates,creditors and investors in raising, refinancing and restructuring capital in takeoverand special situations. Previously, Daniel spent more than 11 years working forDresdner Kleinwort and Commerzbank where he focused on leverage buyouts,takeovers and turnarounds across Europe. Daniel holds an MBA from LondonBusiness School.
Rob manages the editorial team in London, overseeing the leveraged loan, high yield, restructuring and mid-market desks. He joined Debtwire in 2007 as a high yield reporter covering primary markets, going on to head the desk and ramping up its secondary market coverage. He became deputy editor at the start of 2011 and took over as managing editor mid 2012.
Prior to joining Debtwire, Rob reported for two years on the European securitization market at EuroWeek, where he covered new ABS asset classes such as catastrophe bonds, as well as the development and subsequent collapse of the sub-prime RMBS market.
He began his career as a chemical engineer, initially working as a research technician for ICI Explosives in South Africa, before moving to Europe taking up a technical sales role in the European industrial water treatment sector.