After completing his doctorate on options strategies, Dr. Markus Walchshofer started a career as a portfolio manager, analyst and trader for corporate bonds at Union Investment. He then became Executive Assistant to the CEO and CFO at Fresenius SE and subsequently Vice President in the company’s M&A department. Dr. Walchshofer has made a name as a thought leader and publicist in the field of fixed income, organizes events in the field of debt & governance and has broad access to a network of senior decision-makers. As founder and CEO of DebtRay he is responsible for data analytics, business development and marketing.
Kevin Riedl worked as CIO in a Blockchain Startup and founded his own Social-Tech Startup during his Computer-Science studies. Starting with the age of 13 he realized various software projects and always was passionate about FinTech and Bleeding-Edge technologies. He later founded Wavect GmbH, which has specialized on developing smart contracts and DApps for Blockchain use-cases. As CTO of DebtRay he is responsible for the software architecture and implementation of software products.
With focus on functional programming principles Christof completed his computer science studies in 2021 and has since then worked on developing server-side applications and applying Test Driven Development in a variety of projects. In his role as CIO of DebtRay Christof focuses on developing internal applications, auditing code based testing strategies and optimizing technical processes.
Andreas joined DebtRay as an independent advisory board member and recognised market expert with a focus on capital markets, corporate governance and ESG. For more than two decades Andreas advises corporate senior executives improving their capital markets attractiveness by becoming best-in-class while reducing regulatory, reputational, governance risks. Andreas specialised in corporate governance and ESG, topics which he already focused on in academia at the University of Washington and Vienna, as well as in roles at Ipreo, IHS Markit and S&P Global. Andreas is a certified EFFAS ESG analyst, ESG adviser and professional coach. He holds non-executive advisory roles at social impact firm BigHous, Governance & Values and is the founder of the TurnItAround institute.
Frank Naumann is an independent advisory board member and a licensed attorney with his own law firm located in Wiesbaden. He practices on matters of information technology, supply chain management (contract law in particular), licensing as well as protection of industrial property rights and beyond to tending to corporate and commercial issues. He has been advising DebtRay on various matters from the very beginning and became a shareholder in 2022.
Christoph M. Klein, CFA, CEFA, CSIP is founder, managing partner and portfolio manager at ESG Portfolio Management GmbH. Previously he worked as portfolio strategist, head ESG credit, managing director at Deutsche Asset Management. He is a member of the DVFA Sustainable Investment Commission and the CFA ESG Technical Committee. Christoph served as a member of the UN PRI Fixed Income Working Group. He develops and teaches ESG and climate risk seminars for Moody’s Analytics. Christoph received his diploma in business administration from the University of Trier and has served as a visiting scholar at the Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions at New York University.