Andrea Pünchera, CFA
MBA - Kellogg School of Management
Combining creative and analytical thinking
Product Innovation, Finance, and Strategy
6 years Startups, Product, and VC
1 Startup exit and integration
3.5 years M&A and Strategy Consulting
+20 M&A and Strategy projects
Endless mistakes that taught me me more than anything else
Be curious & generous. Kellogg MBA | Ex-Ski Racer | (ad)Venture, Product Innovation & Startups | CFA | Finance aficionado | Health, Well-being, Culture, Music, Arts and Quality
Growing up in the Swiss Alps, I used to ski race professionally until the age of 22 (ranked top 300 in the world). After retiring I studied Business, and started my Career at EY in M&A Advisory working on financial due diligence and business modeling for M&A deals.
After that, I transferred to Strategy Consulting (EY-Parthenon) as employee #1 in Switzerland, helping build the Swiss Strategy branch and working on international Strategy projects. During that time, I also completed the CFA to become a Chartered Financial Analyst.
In 2017 I decided to twist my world around and join an early-stage Fintech. During 3.5 years, I helped build a Swiss Fintech (P2P Lending Platform awarded best Fintech in Switzerland) as a founding team member and Chief Firefighter, building products such as a risk tool with full front-end and Machine Learning capabilities as well as a white-label lending platform for our strategic partnership with one of Europe's largest insurances. I was involved in many things, but mainly financial matters, product management, business intelligence, and operations.
After I sold the company together with the CEO in 2020 and integrated it into the new holding company, I attended business school at Kellogg - Northwestern University with a focus on Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Technology Management. Since then have been involved in Startups, Venture Capital, Angel Investing, and small consulting and innovation projects.