TEAM

The Peak Consulting team comprises experienced CFO's and providers of related services, including Finance and Administration Executives, Financial Modelers and Data Analysts. We are united by a common passion to make a meaningful contribution to the success of your business.

We act and work locally. In addition, we provide our service to help you in any international cross-border issues that you face. 

LEIGH A. HOOPER

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CFO for SME's, start-ups and scale-ups

Leigh is an accomplished financial executive with broad management and capital markets experience across multiple industries including banking, oil & gas, IT/SaaS, law firms, healthcare, international recruitment and watersports. He has worked with companies with activities in Europe, the US, Latin America and the Middle East. ​ Leigh is a consummate all-rounder when it comes to the art of managing the CFO function in Germany. He is committed to ensuring the smooth running of any business from the financial perspective. He quickly understands the “big picture” and where the company is going and then goes on to manage the intricacies of all aspects of the company’s financial health. ​ With both British and German citizenship, being fully bilingual and after 30 years corporate experience in Germany, his forté is acting as the financial bridge between international operations and German activities as well as helping start-ups in all aspects within the CFO scope. ​ Leigh has been on both sides of the fence when it comes to raising capital. In his first career in investment banking with Barclays Bank and Merrill Lynch. And in his second career as CEO/CFO of Activa Resources AG, a German listed holding company. ​ In addition to his professional activity, Leigh has applied his abilities in voluntary activities in the local community. In particular, he acted as Treasurer of a Kindergarten for 5 years.   Leigh is married and has three children, two of whom have flown the nest and are working and studying internationally. When not working, Leigh is a keen guitar player, which he likes to play simultaneously with a blues harp. ​ Leigh is currently CFO at Uventions GmbH in Hamburg.

DR. STEPHAN HECKING

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CFO - Spain 

Stephan is an experienced part-time CFO for Spanish start-ups and scale-ups. He is a native German with a long history of working at German corporates in Spain. ​ His specialities are: Cash management Financing, negotiation with banks, relations with professional investors Collaboration and coordination with agencies (accounting, labor, and tax issues) and external auditors Preparation of monthly and yearly financial statements, analysis of actual versus budget results, action plans Budgets and financial forecasts Formulation of the financial strategy Elaboration of the business plan Capital structuring Asset management and project controlling Risk management Design and creation of a cost accounting tailored to the company Development and implementation of systems, tools and processes Member of the senior executive team or recommendations to the CEO / Board / Executive Committee, input regarding the financial implications of business decisions and strategies Training in finance and controlling

SPYROS TSITSONIS

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CFO - Greece

Spyros is a senior professional with solid Accounting, Finance and Controlling background in multi-cultural transnational matrix organizations, in sectors such as Automotive, FMCG, E-Commerce, Medical Devices, Facility Management and Financial Services. Member of the Board of Directors, experienced in Accounting & Management Accounting (IFRS, US GAAP), Tax, Controlling, Financial Planning & Analysis.Spyros ​ Proven experience in restructuring, cost structure continuous improvement, processes improvement and Business Partnering. ​ Full P&L management, financial strategic and operating leadership responsibilities. Hands-on experience in achieving sales and profit targets. ​ Accountable that all relevant accounting, Sarbanes-Oxley and FCPA controls are operated effectively throughout the Business, providing regular training and advice to the finance and field employees in Greece. ​ Assumed responsibilities in areas such as IT, Warehouse supervision. Key-point of contact for legal, insurance, pensions, treasury and payroll issues.

BARTOSZ KACZOR

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Part-Time CFO - Germany & Poland

Bartosz is a freelance CFO based in Hamburg. He provides strategic and operational Finance support and advisory for Start-ups, Scale-ups, SMEs and Investors in Germany and Poland. His strengths are: Financial modelling, Budgeting and Financial forecasting pre & post fundraise  Investor Relations, KPI Reporting and Controlling build-up / planning Fundraising and Corporate Finance consulting for start-ups M&A and Investment support for Start-ups, Scale-ups, VCs, CVCs, Family Offices and "Mittelstand"  Corporate Innovation and start-up scouting for investments and/or cooperations ​ Bartosz is currently Part-Time CFO at Foviatech GmbH in Hamburg.

HAUKE SCHWARZ

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Data Analyst

Hauke is a young but nevertheless experienced Data Analyst and Controller. He spent 5 years at Sto AG and subsequently 1 year at the Frankfurt-based start-up billwerk GmbH. He has recently begun a Masters Programme in Data Analytics in Lisbon. He supports the rest of the Peak Consulting team on a part-time basis.

CLARISSA LORTZ

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Finance & Admin Executive - Germany

Clarissa provides finance team support on an as-needed basis. She efficiently executes many of the tasks that fall within the CFO space, including invoicing, payroll management, bookkeeping, liaising with accountants and executive PA work. She is also a qualified Office and Event Manager. ​ Clarissa currently provides executive PA work to Uventions GmbH in Hamburg.

PETER MENNER

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Financial Modeler

Peter supports Peak Consulting when it comes to providing financial models and business plans. He is an experienced financial controller, currently working in this position at Film- und Fernseh Synchron GmbH in Munich (not a Peak Consulting client). He also lectures on excel-based financial modeling to companies throughout Germany.

ANNE HOOPER

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Wordsmith

Anne is our wordsmith. The written word is her passion. For Peak Consulting this means well-crafted translations in English/German and German/English as well as proofreading of annual reports, marketing documents and homepages for our SME and start-up clients.

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