Volker Schmidt has an extensive management consulting background combined with a great deal of experience as an investor in mid-sized companies in the DACH region. Before joining Emeram, Volker worked in the German office of the Riverside Company for eight years and left as a Senior Partner. While at Riverside, some of his portfolio companies more than doubled their revenues and number of employees. Volker had started his professional career as a consultant, gaining more than ten years of experience including eight years with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Volker is an Industrial Engineer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and holds a Master in Business Administration from Stanford University.