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Meet the team behind Interaction Partners

Kilian Maier

Kilian Maier, CFA, PhD

Co-Founder / CEO

Kilian is a co-founder and CEO of Interaction Partners. He is based in Zurich.

Before co-founding Interaction Partners he spent 12 years on the sell-side (cash equities), covering Swiss & German banks and assets managers as analyst at NZB Neue Zürcher Bank and MainFirst. In addition to analyst roles, he held various management roles from head of research (NZB) to head of the Zurich office (at MainFirst). Before joining the sell-side he spent 3 years as a consultant for Accenture (Strategy, Financial Services).

He holds a Master & PhD in Business Administration (University of St. Gallen / HSG). He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Yasemin Diethelm-Ersan

Yasemin Diethelm-Ersan

Co-Founder / Board member

Her focus is on platform development. She is based in Zurich.

In addition to her role at Interaction Partners she will remain managing director at Pinkfisch, a succesful online party accessories startup, she co-founded in 2011. Prior to Pinkfisch, Yasemin worked for 5y as a sell-side analyst (Med Tech) at Zuercher Kantonalbank, and 4y in IR advisory at Wirz / IRF communications.

She holds a Master in Business Administration (University of St. Gallen / HSG).
Thomas Schneckenburger

Thomas Schneckenburger, CFA, PhD

Co-Founder / Board member

His focus is on business development & public relations. He is based in Zurich.

In addition to this role at Interaction Partners he remains a Principal at Hirzel.Neef.Schmid.Konsulenten (HNS). Prior to joining HNS in 2014, he was CEO of bluechip financial communications, an IR advisory boutique, founded in 2009. From 2005 to 2009, he worked as a SME analyst at UBS and Deutsche Bank (cash equities, sell-side). Between 2001 and 2005 he was heading investor relations at SIG.

He holds a PhD in Business Administration (University of St. Gallen / HSG), and a dual degree of Industrial Engineering & Business (University of Karlsruhe). He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Marc Effgen

Marc Effgen, CFA, CPA

Advisory Board

His focus is investor access in Geneva, where he is based.

He is a portfolio manager & country manager for Rouvier associes and a lecturer at the University of Lausanne. Before that he worked as senior equity sales covering Geneva & UK clients with MainFirst in London, as head of sales for the Geneva office and in equity research (insurance & specialty finance) for Helvea / Baader, as a buy-side analyst for UBS Wealth Management (Ferrier Lullin & Cie.) and as a senior auditor for PWC.

He holds a master degree in business administration from the University of Lausanne. He is Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Nils Mehr

Nils Mehr

Advisory Board

Nils Mehr is a member of the advisory board. His focus is on HR & strategy and is based in Zurich.

Before joining Interaction Partners as an advisor he worked in various senior HR roles in Zurich, London and Frankfurt for MainFirst (Group Head HR, Chief of Staff), Credit Suisse (COO HR), Zurich Insurance Group (Head HR GI) as well as for UBS, Deutsche Bank and Julius Baer.

He holds a degree from the University of Zurich (phil I/ Sekundarlehrer).
Nadia Rainone

Nadia Rainone


Nadia is an associate of Interaction Partners. She is based in Zurich, but being Italian she also covers Lugano.

Before joining Interaction Partners, she worked as project- and process manager at UBS AG. From 2007 to 2013 she was product manager at DZ Privatbank (Schweiz) AG.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (ZHAW School of Management & Law).

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