Before taking over the role as Managing Partner of Platinum Partners in 2003, Mr. Krüger was a Partner at KPMG Corporate Finance in Germany, where he took an active role in the development of its German Corporate Finance- Business. Before that he was employed by J. Henry Schroder Ltd in London, Banexi Deutschland GmbH in Frankfurt, the Corporate Finance/M&A-Department of Bayerische Vereinsbank AG and with Matuschka Capital Beteiligungsberatung GmbH in Munich. He has extensive experience in cross-border transactions and public company advisory work. He studied business economics at the European Business School in Oestrich Winkel, Paris and London and completed an apprenticeship as a bank clerk.
Alessandro Parenti founded today’s Platinum Partners AG in Zurich in 2001. Previously, he co-founded A&A Holding in Zurich, an asset management and investment banking group with subsidiaries in Frankfurt, Jersey, and Milan (he was also chairman of the board of the Italian subsidiary). Prior to that, Alessandro was Vice President for M&A at UBS - Corporate Finance Division in Zurich and was a member of the M&A team of Vereinsbank’s Investment Banking Division in Munich. He started his career in Corporate Finance with the Matuschka Group in Munich following internships at Wells Fargo N.A. and Hambro’s in London, Paribas (Suisse) in Geneva and UBS in Zurich. He holds a MBA degree from Chicago Booth and a lic. oec. degree from HSG – University St. Gallen. He is member of the Board of the Swiss American Society, Zurich. Alessandro speaks English, German, French, and Italian.