VC-Alternative partners are seasoned professionals with best in class training and ample national and international experience.

Christophe Schwoertzig
CEO Value Creation - Alternative

Information Technology Engineer, INSA de Lyon

Christophe has 20 years of work experience in professional services working at Closa Investment Bankers, Cairneagle Associates, Credit Suisse, Capgemini Ernst & Young, Accenture and an IBM agency

Christophe is the CEO and Managing Director of VC-A. His expertise lays in M&A, Fundraising, Business and Information Strategy, Business Development Strategy and Marketing; notably in Technology and Financial Services

Andreas Kucher
External Advisor Value Creation - Alternative

PhD Finance, University of Rostock
MBA University of Mannheim

Andreas has 13 years of professional experience. He worked at Deloitte & Touche, Lehman Brothers and the Deutsche Post World Net. He was Managing Director and Board Member of COREST AG Corporate Restructuring and Microventure Capital

Andreas represent VC-A's interest in Germany. His particular expertise is M&A, Corporate Finance, Private Equity and Banking

Amine Tazi

Partner Value Creation - Alternative

Master from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) and the Eurecom Institute

Amine has 18 years of work experience in M&A, strategy, business development and corporate finance gained at top-tier companies the like of Orange and Ooredoo. He is an expert in Strategy & Business Development of high-tech companies and new ventures

Amine is currently in charge of Switzerland and the Middle East

Rick Bernie
External Advisor Value Creation - Alternative

Forest Technology

Rick has 23 years of work experience in Finance and Investments. He has worked for Equitilink, Citibank, Tower Life, Derivate Funds Management and Basis Capital

Rick looks after VC-A's interest in Australia. He is expert in Alternative Capital Markets

Edouard Brauer Edouard Brauer
Partner Value Creation - Alternative

Master in International Business, CESI Paris
Information Technology Engineer, ESIG Paris

Edouard has 20 years of work experience in IT advisory, M&A and Investment Banking. He has worked for Nova Capital Partners, Root Capital, Synergy IBC and African Development Network

Edouard is VC-A Managing Director for Africa. He is also responsible for the development of VC-A Mauritius

Jason Eppleston
External Advisor Value Creation - Alternative


Electrical Engineering, Imperial College London

Jason has 17 years of work experience in Financial Services. He held executive positions at Cantor Fitzgerald, Bear Stearns, Investec and JP Morgan.

Jason looks after VC-A's interest in the United Kingdom. He is expert in Banking in general and Fixed Income in particular