Sven is CEO and founding partner of Tradition Meets Future (TMF Growth), a Berlin-based investment firm specialised in venture debt financing for European tech-enabled growth companies.

Sven began his banking career in 1999, initially focusing on M&A and subsequently equity and debt capital markets financing for SMEs. Among others, he worked for the family-owned banks Metzler, Sal. Oppenheim and Oddo and was a board member of an ESMA-regulated credit rating agency, where he was also in charge of developing the ESG business.

He has been a non-executive board member to several companies and is very passionate about building bridges between established family businesses and innovative start-ups. Sven is a guest lecturer at various universities and a regular contributor to the media.

Sven studied economics and political science at universities in France, Germany, the UK and the USA and completed a doctorate in finance and banking at the School of Management of the University of Bath (UK) on the topic of “British and German Banking Strategies”.