We come from the industry and blend financing processes with technology

Leverest is a fintech-platform designed to facilitate financing transactions by applying advanced technology. Coming from the industry, we thrive in connecting borrowers (companies & private equity investors) and their advisors with the right lending partners, thus providing a best-in-class financing experience by applying advanced technology and facilitating to superior financing outcomes.

Team members priorly worked at these institutions:

Our Team

Teamwork is at the heart of how we operate and our combined strength comes from our diverse backgrounds and complementary skill-sets. Our team members have backgrounds in private equity, investment banking, consulting, software development, and technology. We understand your needs and can build superior tech-enabled solutions.

Aditya Khanduri, Leverest, Business Development

Aditya Khanduri

Operations & Business Development
Former Analyst Leveraged Finance at Marlborough Partners
Maximilian Ulrich, Leverest Business Operations

Maximilian Ulrich

Operations & Business Development
Former Financing Specialist at AUCTUS Capital Partners & Financial Restructuring at KPMG Deal Advisory

Rupert Maximilian Ommerborn

Sales & Business Development USA
Former Managing Partner at TransAtlantic Venture Partners and Director of Business Development at TransPerfect
Sarah Nelke, Leverest, Manager HR and Organisational Development

Sarah Nelke

Manager HR / Organisational Development
Former Executive Assistant to the CEO at Fondsdepot Bank

Timothy Simmons

Sales & Business Development USA
Former Investment Director at Gilion and Investment Director at LIQUiDITY Group ·
Yasin Korkut Leverest Business Operations

Yasin Korkut

Operations & Lender Education (M&A)
Former Investment Team (Stryze Group) & Investment Banking (Falkensteg, Berenberg)
Douglas Trafelet, Leverest, Sales Advisor UK

Douglas Trafelet

Sales Advisor UK
Former Managing Director at PitchBook Data and Chief Commerical Officer at Dealroom.co

Sophie Simons

Former Digital Marketing Specialist at Ayming
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“Great team with a lot of responsibility and a steep learning curve”


“A fantastic place to work with a great culture”


“Working on the future of investment banking, private equity, and leveraged finance, and truly making a difference!”

Our Advisory Board

Alexander Argyros

Co-Founder and former Co-CEO of private equity startup, Moonfare. Previously at KKR and JP Morgan.

Jens Alsleben

Founding partner of H.I.G. Capital in Europe – now executive coach with focus on positive leadership. Holds various advisor- and supervisory board positions at private equity companies.

Gerd Bieding

Former MD at GCA Altium (now Houlihan Lokey) with >20 years debt advisory experience. Gerd also built up the debt advisory and financial restructuring business of Close Brothers (now DC Advisory) and was a lending banker at Royal Bank of Scotland, BHF-Bank, and the development finance institution DEG.

Alex Bierhaus

Former CTO & MD at Compeon (scaled Compeon from 7 to 140 employees). Tech advisor providing tech due diligences for leading private equity firms.

Dr. Hauke Hansen

MD of Lakeside Invest and senior advisor to Triton Partners (PE). Former Amazon and Cimpress executive and McKinsey alumni who successfully founded / co-founded nine technology / software companies.

Dr. Martin Heuber

Partner & credit lawyer at Mayer Brown leading the Banking & Finance practice. Also lecturer for corporate finance / acquisition finance law at University St. Gallen.

Dr. Ralf Köster

Former CEO of BARTEC Group awarded „Entrepreneur Of The Year” in 2015. Holds various advisor- and supervisory board positions at industrial companies and tech-startups.

Our offices


Bockenheimer Landstraße 31,
60325 Frankfurt am Main


Leverest GmbH,
c/o lindenpartners,
Friedrichstraße 95,
10117 Berlin


Speditionstraße 15A,
40221 Düsseldorf


1 Poultry,
London EC2R 8EJ

New York

Cubico Offices,
433 Broadway,
New York, NY 10013

Silicon Valley

325 Forest Ave,
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Our Vision & Values

We believe that the financing industry has been slow in adapting to technology and it is our mission to become a technology thought-leader in the corporate finance & private equity space.

We envision a world where technology supports investment processes, leading to superior financing outcomes and facilitating capital- and resource allocation which adds value for companies, investors and lenders as well as their stakeholders and ultimately society.

At Leverest we work on our commonly aligned goals with our values in mind:

Honesty, candor, integrity: We value open communication, honest feedback & full transparency at any time.

Mutual respect: We respect each other and positively seek to understand diverging views & ideas.

Team ethics: We support each other, enhance each other’s qualities and value diversity.

Customer = Team member: We work as ONE team with our customer to achieve superior financing solutions.

Results focus: We aim for excellence and work customer-centered on commonly aligned goals.

Digital solutions: We creatively develop efficient digital solutions that improve corporate finance processes and the working-lives of our customers.

Growth mindset: We continuously improve (incl. ourselves) and bravely innovate.

Ownership & responsibility: We are proactive entrepreneurs and we take ownership & responsibility.

Sustainability mindset: We work sustainably and offer our employees flexibility & freedom to achieve superior long-term performance.