Ron Weihe is a member of the firm's Financial Services Sector. He serves both German and international clients from the banking and private equity sectors as well as private and public sector companies from adjacent industries. He conducts searches for and assessments of senior banking and private equity executives, corporate and business development managers, CFOs and CEOs, sales and operations officers, real estate experts, members of advisory/supervisory boards and top managers for private equity portfolio companies. Within the banking sector, Ron covers mainly corporate and investment banking, asset and wealth management and payment services. Ron is based in Frankfurt.
Recent Client Experience
Examples of Ron's assignments include filling the CEO position at an investment bank, hiring a Chief Financial Risk and Operations Officer for a renowned private bank, recruiting the Chief Investment Officer for a leading family office, finding a new Executive Board Member for Private Clients for a large German savings bank, hiring the Heads of Institutional Business, Wholesale and Marketing for an asset management firm, recruiting the Head of Corporate Clients Coverage and senior Industry Coverage Bankers for leading international banks, hiring Client Relationship Managers for a merchant bank, filling various executive positions at an international payment services provider, recruiting a Senior Director for a credit funds manager, the German Country Head for a real estate investor and Managing Directors for a special situations investor, finding a Country Head and Principals for a pan-European private equity firm, recruiting Senior Advisors for various financial investors, finding a new CFO and Sales Director for a portfolio company of a private equity client and hiring M&A professionals for a universal bank. In addition to search assignments, Ron completed several executive assessments and high impact executive development sessions for top managers.
Ron has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and executive search. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Managing Director and Head of Transaction Advisory at Berenberg Bank, Germany's oldest private bank, where he advised publicly traded and privately held corporations as well as financial investors on a multitude of corporate transactions. Before that, he was Head of M&A Retail/Consumer Goods and Vice President of Corporate Finance at two other banks in Germany, where he led numerous domestic and cross-border advisory assignments (involving Benelux, France, the Nordic countries, Poland, the UK and the U.S.A) for clients ranging from mid-sized companies to MDAX and DAX 30 corporations. Ron started his career in the treasury department of Robert Bosch in Chicago. He published various articles on corporate finance and private equity topics and frequently presented at financial services conferences.
Ron studied business administration with a concentration in accounting and taxes at the University of Münster and received his PhD in banking and finance from the University of Duisburg-Essen. He earned his high school diploma in the US. Ron is fluent in English and German and speaks some French.
Financial Services, Asset and Wealth Management, Consumer and Commercial, Global Banking and Markets, Private Equity, Financial Officers