Team

We are passionate about building and investing in great companies and support them with our operational expertise from day one, so they can unleash their full potential. We have a team-oriented approach paired with an entrepreneurial mindset that applies to everything we do. While our team covers a wide variety of disciplines and industry knowledge, we are united by a culture where execution is everything. Find out more about the Sparrow management team below.

Felix
Chief Executive Officer
Felix
Brunner
Chief Executive Officer

Felix is in charge of managing the overall operations and resources of the company, focusing in particular on providing the right assets, the right skills and the right backing from within Migros Group to hugely accelerate the scaling of the portfolio ventures. He also voluntarily runs up mountains.

Timo
Chief Venture Officer
Timo
Hahn
Chief Venture Officer

Timo is responsible for the operational aspects of the ventures, bringing them together with the venture teams, from idea to startup to scaleup. He takes mountains as something new to explore, a new path to travel.

Angela
Head of Talent
Angela
Higgs
Head of Talent

Angela is responsible for the entire employee lifecycle and has a holistic approach to talent management. Creative and pragmatic, her passion lies with developing, driving, and implementing talent programs and solutions that ensure a great experience for all Sparrows - from attracting, assessing, and hiring over to developing and retaining the top talents within our team. Going up to the mountain involves for her to chase after her kids, who - just like herself, only go up if there is a SchniPo and ice cream waiting at the end. 

Lorenz
Chief financial Officer
Lorenz
Luechinger
Chief financial Officer

Lorenz is responsible for all financial matters, legal, compliance as well as our investment and acquisition practice. He loves mountains that are too steep to run up.

Alex
Chief Operating Officer (a.i)
Alex
Mahr
Chief Operating Officer (a.i)

Alex is responsible for establishing and maintaining the venture development processes, guarantees that the operations of the ventures are up and running and ensures that they get the needed support from the venture operations team. He doesn’t understand how anyone can run up a mountain without being chased by a bear – walking is just fine.

Imke
Head of Communications
Imke
Nowak
Head of Communications

Imke is responsible for developing, driving and implementing all communications activities while working collaboratively across teams to build awareness and positive exposure that bring the story of Sparrow and its ventures to life. No running up the mountains for her. It's better for skiing down and enjoying Cüplis during Aprés-Ski. 

Julius
Head of Growth
Julius
Schöning
Head of Growth

Julius heads the Growth Team, which develops and executes the best possible commercialization of each venture we build at Sparrow Ventures. As for mountains: Between the beautiful and the sublime, he will always choose the latter.

Jan
Chief Venture Architect (A.i.)
Jan
Sedlacek
Chief Venture Architect (A.i.)

Jan is responsible for early stage support and grooming of the ventures, so they can successfully take their first steps and then unleash their full potential to scale. In theory, he sees a point in running up a mountain if there is a restaurant serving cold beer on top. In practice, he prefers taking the cable car.

Walter
Head of Technology
Walter
Strametz
Head of Technology

Walter acts as the startup CTO for our ventures, from IT architectures to technology vision and building MVPs. He actually likes running or biking up mountains as an outdoor workout, but prefers to ski down for fun.

Peter
Head of Venture Architects
Peter
Stein
Head of Venture Architects

Peter is leading our team of Venture Architects to validate ideas and build the actual ventures until traction is achieved. He came to Switzerland because of the mountains and enjoys the fact that they are such clear goals. On top, it is fun to descend with everything that glides.

Alexander
Head of Product
Alexander
Thomsen
Head of Product

Alexander is responsible for supporting the product and design team in building and launching exceptional products while ensuring continuous innovation in product processes and tools. The only mountain he would willingly run up is Mount Doom in times of need. He rather walks.

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