Porterhouse Team

Christof Weber

Christof Weber

Christof Weber has been a member of the Porterhouse Executive Committee and General Counsel since 2018. He started his career at two major international law firms in the M&A/PE area, then continued his work at Syngenta as M&A/VC in-house counsel and held a management role at a family office for several years before joining Porterhouse. After studying law in Heidelberg/Mainz and subsequently completing his legal clerkship, Christof went on to passing both state examinations. He also obtained an MBA as part of the eMBA programme of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster on the topic of M&A.

Michael Schurich

Michael Schurich

Michael Schurich has been with Porterhouse since 2014. He is a member of the Porterhouse Executive Committee and is in charge of investment operations. Prior to Porterhouse, he was an engagement manager in the Transformation and Restructuring practice of Oliver Wyman in Frankfurt. Michael holds an MBA from Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL) and a diploma from Munich Business School (MBS).

Fabian Speiser

Fabian Speiser

Fabian Speiser joined Porterhouse in November 2016 as an investment professional. Prior to joining Porterhouse, Fabian spent 5 years at Lazard and Deutsche Bank advising companies in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Central Europe and Southeastern Europe on Large Cap M&A transactions as well as debt and equity raisals. He holds both a BSc and an MSc in Business Administration from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. Fabian holds a Certificate in Business Excellence (CIBE) from Columbia Business School Executive Education and has participated in IESE Business School's Young Talent Program.

Benjamin Steinhofer

Benjamin Steinhofer

Benjamin Steinhofer joined Porterhouse as an investment professional in April 2018. Prior to joining Porterhouse, Benjamin worked as a senior associate at Gilde Buy Out Partners in Zurich, where he worked on LBO transactions throughout the DACH region. Benjamin holds a BSc in Business Administration and an MA in Banking & Finance from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), and a MSc in International Management from ESADE Business School (Spain).

Tobias Schmid

Tobias Schmid

Tobias Schmid joined Porterhouse in 2020 as an investment professional. Previously he worked at a mid-cap private equity fund in Germany and in the investment banking department at Morgan Stanley in Germany and the UK, where he advised clients in mergers & acquisitions and IPOs and gained experience in Leveraged Finance und Debt Capital Markets. He holds an B.A. HSG in Economics from the University of St. Gallen and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from INSEAD with terms in Singapore and Fontainebleau.

Silvan Blum

Silvan Blum

Silvan Blum joined Porterhouse as a financial controller in May 2019. Prior to joining Porterhouse, Silvan worked as an audit senior manager at PwC in Zurich, Lucerne and London as part of the Trade, Industries and Services team. He holds the Swiss CPA and a BSc BA from the University of Berne.

Sandra Gehrig

Sandra Gehrig

Sandra Gehrig joined Porterhouse as Financial Controller in January 2021. Before joining Porterhouse, Sandra worked as the Head of Group Accounting & Consolidation at Hipp Group for several years and previously as Audit Manager at EY as part of the Assurance Industries team. She is a Swiss Certified Public Accountant and holds a BBA from the University of Liechtenstein.

Riana Dietrich

Riana Dietrich

Riana Dietrich has been part of Porterhouse since its very beginning, serving as a paralegal, office manager and PA to the Chairman of the Board. Previously, she worked as a team assistant and executive assistant within the company. Prior to joining Porterhouse, she worked as a receptionist and assistant in a family office. Riana holds a diploma as an Executive Assistant - Federal Diploma of Higher Education, as well as the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Paralegalism.

Sandra Farrell

Sandra Farrell

Sandra Farrell started at Porterhouse in 2019 as a team assistant and has been working as an executive assistant since August 2021. Prior to joining Porterhouse, she worked as a board & sales assistant at an SME in the IT sector. Sandra holds the degree as an Executive Assistant - Federal Diploma of Higher Education, and a Higher Business Diploma VSK/HWD.

Céline Wespi

Céline Wespi

Céline Wespi joined Porterhouse as a team assistant in April 2021. Before joining Porterhouse, Céline had worked in renowned hotels in Lucerne as a front office assistant manager. Most recently, she worked as a team assistant for the MBA programme at the University of St. Gallen. She holds a diploma in Management & Leadership from the Akademie in St. Gallen.

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Board of Directors

Felix Happel

Felix Happel

Eva Ebstein

Eva Ebstein

Markus Fiechter

Markus Fiechter

Dr. Jürgen Diegruber

Dr. Jürgen Diegruber

Dr. Andreas Bär

Dr. Andreas Bär