Michael and Christian met in New York at the UN after a concert for international understanding, in which Christian had sung as bass for the Bayreuth choir and Michael had flown along as mayor of the city of Bayreuth as patron of the choir. At a late hour in a bar before the return flight, it was, „Are we going to bed or are we going to pull an all-nighter?” Michael and Christian immediately clicked and hatched a plan together to save humanity. With the project Unternehmerland, a vision of strengthening regional small and medium-sized businesses, Michael struck a chord with Christian and thus became a founding member of FTT Forensic Discovery GmbH. The Unternehmerland project has now been fully absorbed into our MenschLink project, but has lost none of its original aim, which is to connect entrepreneurs in the region and pool their strengths to make a better life for everyone in the region. This has been the guiding principle throughout Michael’s life. In his office as mayor of the city of Bayreuth, for example, he established double-entry bookkeeping and set up a youth parliament. Last but not least, and true to his guiding principle, as a lawyer he naturally doesn’t leave his clients out in the cold.
Ralph is in the idea business. He generates, implements and communicates ideas as a project founder, consultant, author and speaker for creativity and communication. Now working on his fourth startup, he has authored and produced around thirty books and works with corporations, educators and entrepreneurs at the intersection of business, art and technology.
As co-founder of FTT Forensic Discovery GmbH, Wolfram has accompanied us in an advisory capacity from the very beginning, especially on leadership issues and with regard to our entrepreneurial strategy. Wolfram is an experienced manager, consultant and a true pragmatist with a focus on sustainable optimization and competitiveness, international expansion experience as well as leadership of teams worldwide and on-site in Europe. As a goal-oriented and authentic team player, as a promoter of young talent, skipper, winter camper, ski mountaineer and viola player, he ideally matches the adventurous-artistic orientation of many of our fellow team members. Wolfram has a proven track record in agile mid-sized family businesses and has worked as an executive-level consultant for over 10 years, including at Villeroy & Boch, WEPA, Management Partner and Salamander. He earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Bayreuth.
Chris started his career as a chartered accountant in 2005 in one of the leading accountancy firms in Kenya. In 2009 he left the firm and opened his own private practice in Kigali, Rwanda, where he was a founding member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Rwanda. During his tenure at the firm, he advised over five hundred different public, private and non-governmental organizations across the East African region. He is a forensic financial audit expert with various certifications and a recognized tax advisor with extensive knowledge of tax matters for the entire East African region.
Shahaf is a full-time startup manager and has worked with more than 300 startups from 21 countries around the world. She is an expert in early stage startups, incubation and acceleration programs, and innovation events with notable guests from the IT industry. She has been with us since January 2019, where we had the pleasure of getting to know her as Vice President of the Eilat Hub, of which we have since become a partner. She earned her bachelor’s degree with a major in business from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, an academic institution in southern Israel whose main campus is in Be’er Sheva.
Adam is an experienced executive and certified Scrum Master with expertise in overseeing Scrum teams and digital solutions. He captures requirements for complex enterprise projects and can immediately present a professional IT solution, delivering breakthrough technologies and ensuring optimal performance on challenging projects and technical initiatives. Adam’s excellence in meeting standards, quality objectives and timelines has driven organisations, teams and digital solutions time and time again. He prioritizes conflicting requirements as user stories and in adapting the solution development process. His track record of success on various large projects reflects leading teams, designing methods to oversee operations and ensuring regulatory compliance. His analytical mind and organizational focus make him a corporate strategist par excellence.
Anton has 15 years of experience as a developer and 10 years as a company and product manager and community builder. In 2011 he founded FusionWorks and the DeveloperMD Community, the largest IT community in Moldova. His passion is developing technologies, launching new products and organizing various IT-related events, the biggest of which is the Moldova Developer Conference . Anton has co-founded and managed a number of startups, most recently iFood and Dely.IO – the leading food delivery service in Moldova and its white label solution – and Empy.IO – an all-in-one HR tool. The products he directs and develops are used in the EU and US in healthcare, e‑commerce, government, education, real estate, HR, journalism, entertainment and sports.
Boniface is a trained psychologist who spends much of his time consulting with farmers and agribusinesses. His main interest is problem solving with a particular focus on food security and energy issues in Kenya and Africa. Boniface has developed a strong interest in computers because technology is a tool to solve many problems in our society. When his time permits, he works as a UI/UX designer based on applying psychological principles to improve user interaction.
As head of Arieli Ventures, Or is responsible for creating Arieli’s early stage growth and investment platforms that generate high equity portfolios and investments. Working with leading family offices, banks, industrial companies, governments and academic institutions, Or is responsible for building innovative innovation centers and ecosystems in Israel, the US, Europe and China in areas such as agribusiness, food, ocean, desert, climate, bio and travel technologies. Or holds a Distinguished Service Award from the Commander-in-Chief of the IDF for his service in the Special Forces, as well as a B.A. (Cum Laude, Distinguished Student Award) in Electronic Business Management from Dominican University of California and an M.A. in Conflict Management and Resolution from Ben Gurion University, Israel. He has been accompanying us in complex strategic decisions since January 2019, where we had the pleasure of meeting him as President of the Eilat Hub, of which we have since become partners.
Moritz had discovered his love for psychology even before he graduated from high school in 2018.
Therefore, he began his studies in the same year with great success and already worked as a co-author on psychological publications during his bachelor’s degree.
He supports the FTT with his psychological expertise, which he continues to expand, and with the analysis of company processes, which he always views critically but with a constructive approach. He also supports the evaluation of the employees and trainees, in which he can give a precise and scientifically sound evaluation due to his differential psychological knowledge.
Exploit young potential in a targeted manner
Already in his youth Markus began to take on managerial functions for groups, which he professionalized within the framework of social work and psychology and, in addition to the children and youth sector, also trained corporate customers within the framework of outdoor team building seminars. He is currently working as a licensed child and adolescent psychotherapist and, in addition to his healing mission, puts his energy into the development of future socially sustainable service providers within the framework of Humaenergy. Connections to IT can be found in personal interest, such as the development of learning systems in the gaming industry and as part of the master’s thesis on the opportunities and risks of psychotherapeutic video consultations in children and young people. Other notable fields of activity are: careers orientation for young people, public health promotion and working with system crackers.
FTT Forensic Discovery GmbH
Geschäftsführer: Christian Bubenheim
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Handelsregister: HRB 6659
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