Christian Theis

CFO

A Partner and CFO at btov, Christian joined the firm in October 2019 and is also responsible for the management of the Luxembourg-based investment structures of btov.

After starting his career as a consultant for businesss process re-engineering and finance at IDS Scheer AG, Germany, for more than a decade he gained extensive experience in Private Equity and Venture Capital at Ernst & Young Luxembourg.

Prior to btov, Christian worked for 6 years in a similar role at a Luxembourg-based Evergreen fund structure, investing into market-leading German mid caps. During his time at AlterDomus, he gained hands-on experience as a member of the board of managers for a variety PE structures.

Christian graduated from University of Kaiserslautern as a Master with double major in Business Administration and Engineering (“Diplom Wirtschaftsingenieur”). He also completed the Private Equity Adviser programme at European Business School (ebs), Oestrich-Winkel.

It’s great to continually meet people from completely different professions through a variety of multidimensional projects in pursuit of a common goal and learn new ways of thinking about new things, from different areas.

  • With btov since: October 2019

  • Expertise in / interest in the following areas: Finance, alternative investment fund management, fund structuring, business valuation, board of directors.

  • Your “favourite futuristic technology”: Traveling at the speed of light

Q -Which values are important to you and drive you?
CT -Honesty and openness, curiosity, imagination, reason.
Q -Which SciFi "technology" are you missing in the real world?
CT -Warp energy and beamer.
Q -What technological progress do you hope for the most?
CT -Optical systems (telescopes and cameras) in extreme quality at reasonable prices.
Q -What inspires you most about your job?
CT -It’s great to be able to continually meet people from completely different professions through a variety of multidimensional projects in pursuit of a common goal and learn new ways of thinking about new things, from different areas.
Q -What do you do in your spare time? Do you have a passion that you pursue besides work?
CT -Photography, sports (football), astronomy.
Q -What did you want to be when you were little?
CT -An astronaut, of course, what else?
Q -What are you particularly good at, what is your "superpower"?
CT -To argue sensibly and apolitically and to be able to put myself in the place of my counterpart, to be able to listen. And write poetry.
Q -What is your essence, what is typical for you?
CT -I find injustice and dishonesty unbearable; most of the time I am probably an energetic optimist.
Q -What are indispensable tools in your everyday life?
CT -Email system and telephone, Excel.
Q -Which investor do you value the most?
CT -Warren Buffet, even if not VC.
Q -Do you have a person who has influenced you in your life in a special way, or one who has influenced you significantly?
CT -My father and my mother, who always encouraged me to be open and to always form my own opinion.
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