Our Team

Tarik Schwippert

Research Analyst

Tarik joined Wealthmonitor in July 2017. He covers liquidity events in the German, Swiss and Austrian markets.

Previous Experience

Prior to Wealthmonitor, he worked for a bilateral Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was responsible for trade-relations between Germany and the countries of the Gulf-region.

Tarik holds a BA in Political Science, Byzantine Archaeology and Art History from Heidelberg University and is currently studying International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London.

Falk Schirrmeister

Research Analyst

Falk joined Wealthmonitor in July 2017. He is responsible for researching liquidity events in German, Swiss and Austrian markets.

Previous experience:

He gained experience in the Banking sector with focus on real estate financing, working in a client related environment for 5 years. Falk holds a diploma in Business Administration from HTW Berlin- University of Applied Sciences and specialized in finance and investment.  

Florian Pixner

Managing Director EMEA

Florian joined Wealthmonitor in 2007. He oversees Wealthmonitor’s EMEA operations, with particular emphasis on formulating and implementing commercial strategy to ensure revenue targets are achieved.

Previous Experience

Prior to Wealthmonitor, Florian gained extensive industry experience having worked for the financial service practice at Corporate Executive Board, as well as a competitive intelligence analyst at Siemens.

Florian studied International Business Management in Germany and Australia.

Florian is fluent in English, German and Italian

 

Giovanna Slon

Account Manager, Americas

Giovanna joined Wealthmonitor in 2017 after 8 years primarily representing its sister product, Mergermarket.  She oversees business development and account management for Wealthmonitor in the Americas.

Previous Experience

Over her 9 years with Acuris, Giovanna has worked with Corporates and helped to build Mergermarket's presence with the advisory community in the Midwest and West Coast of the United States.  Prior to Acuris, Giovanna worked in relationship development for Cristo Rey New York High School.

Giovanna holds a BA and MA in English Literature from Fordham University.

Giovanni Amodeo

Global Editor in Chief

In addition to managing our global team of journalists, Giovanni’s responsibilities include seeking new growth areas, moderating and speaking at M&A events and hiring new talent. He also comments regularly about the markets on TV and gives academic lectures.

Previous Experience

Giovanni joined Mergermarket in 2001 and has held a number of positions within the company, including Frankfurt Bureau Chief, Italian Correspondent, telecommunications, leisure and media reporter and research analyst, based in London. Prior to this, he worked with Commerzbank in Germany.

  • Education and Professional Memberships
  • University of Brescia, degree in Economics
  • Giornalista Pubblicista enrolled at the Journalist Corporation in Milan

Mark Nixon

Relationship Manager

Mark Joined Wealthmonitor in 2017. He oversees existing subscriber relationships throughout Europe.

Previous Experience

Prior to Wealthmonitor, Mark gained crucial experience in business development from the Business Intelligence and Advisory industry.

Mark Holds a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Management from Sheffield Hallam University.

Pernilla Lundberg

Research Analyst

Pernilla joined Wealthmonitor in July 2016. She is responsible for researching liquidity events for the Scandinavian markets (Sweden, Norway and Denmark).

Previous Experience

Pernilla studied Sales and Administration for three years in Sweden. She then moved to London to study at BIMM London, University of West London, where she graduated with a second class (first division) honours degree in Popular Music Performance.

Rashad Omran

Account Director

Rashad joined Wealthmonitor in 2015. She oversees private banking clients and wealth management clients in the UK, Switzerland and Spain. She also oversees luxury retailers and not for profit clients in Zurich and Spain.

Previous Experience

Rashad speaks Arabic and English fluently. Prior to Wealthmonitor, Rashad gained instrumental business development experience working for one of the leading FX and CFD broker for private and institutional clients.

Rashad holds a BA (hons) in History and International Relations from Keele University in the UK.

Sylvain Darricau

Senior Research Analyst

Sylvain joined Wealthmonitor in February 2014. He covers liquidity events in France and Benelux.

Previous Experience

Sylvain studied Economics and Marketing at the University of Pau et Pays de l'Adour, France, and obtained his master degree in Market Research Economics and Marketing.