Our team

Management and Advisory Board of the FELS Group

Digital. People. Business.

Top-level digital skill meets personal expertise: behind the FELS Group is a team of experienced entrepreneurs and executive managers from the asset management, IT and marketing sectors.

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Management team

Jens Labusch
Jens Labusch
Jens Labusch
Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer

Jens Labusch, born in 1978, is a founder and CEO of the FELS Group. He previously served as managing director of the fintech start-up leanvestors. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector, most of which he spent at DWS Investments, Germany’s largest investment company. In a range of leadership positions, he succeeded in setting up new funds and managed global funds with a volume of several billion euros. After moving to Deka Investments, where he oversaw markets and multi-asset funds, he decided to set up on his own with FELS Investments, a boutique investment company. A carbon-neutral fund with strict sustainability criteria gave birth to the idea of today’s FELS Group. Jens Labusch is convinced that there is no contradiction between a strong return and sustainability, but rather that impact investments also pay financial dividends in the medium and long term.

Carsten Gering
Carsten Gering
Carsten Gering
Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Technical Officer

Carsten Gering, born in 1973, is a co-founder, managing partner and CTO of the FELS Group. Together with CEO Jens Labusch, he previously worked for a fintech start-up called leanvestors. Carsten Gering has more than 20 years of experience in corporate consulting in the areas of asset management and IT, both at home and abroad. He most recently supported IT service provider Endava and investment company DZ BANK Union Investment but was also the founder, partner and managing director of acarda, specialising in system integration and migration in the asset management environment. He also played a leading role in developing the German subsidiary of COMIT Switzerland (now Swisscom IT Services Finance AG). He is a specialist in the technical implementation of complex projects with responsibility for the IT infrastructure and systems of the FELS Group, among other things. Carsten Gering has always wanted to develop a system that provides users and customers with a simple, fully digital way to make investments – and he can now do this with the offer of the FELS Group.

Frank Stuhlmüller
Frank Stuhlmüller
Frank Stuhlmüller
Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer

Frank Stuhlmüller, born in 1979, is a managing partner and CFO of the FELS Group. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, where he first worked as a treasury trader at DZ BANK, Germany’s second largest bank. From 2011 until he joined the FELS Group, he held various management positions for the company, ultimately with responsibility for setting up and managing the group controlling and resource management department. Prior to that, he established and led the functional area of strategic resource management and headed up a group to implement regulatory capital and liquidity requirements. Frank Stuhlmüller believes that good leadership built on values is a key to success – a principle that also guides the FELS Group.

Tim Cappelmann
Tim Cappelmann
Tim Cappelmann
Head of Communications, Managing Partner

Born in 1978, Tim Cappelmann is Managing Partner and, as Head of Communications, responsible for PR and the media at the FELS Group. Holding a degree in journalism and a graduate of the Henri Nannen School of Journalism, he brings almost 20 years’ experience in the media and PR sector. Until he joined the FELS Group, he worked as chief copy editor and deputy editorial manager for stern Medien GmbH, owned by the Gruner + Jahr publishing house in Hamburg. Prior to that, he was with the Reuters news agency in Berlin and then spent ten years at Lufthansa Media, including as editor in charge of department and deputy managing editor. Tim Cappelmann believes that the financial market lacks products like those offered by the FELS Group. By means of transparent and easy-to- understand corporate communications, he aims to help gain more people for new, sustainable and successful forms of investment.

Advisory Board

Dirk Ullrich
Dirk Ullrich
Dirk Ullrich
Advisory Board FELS Group and Partner

Since 2017:
Advisory Board FELS Group and Partner

2019-2020:
Chief Marketing Officer and Managing Partner FELS Group

2007–2017:
CEO and Owner axicorp GmbH

2007–2013:
CEO axcount Generika GmbH

2000–2007:
Sanofi Germany: General Manager and Marketing Director for different business units

1991–2000:
Hoechst Marion Roussell: Senior Product Manager, Sales Rep, Head of Market Research

Vanyo Walter
Vanyo Walter
Vanyo Walter
Advisory Board FELS Group and Partner

Since 2020:
Advisory Board FELS Group and Partner

2004-2019:
Managing Director Pictet Asset Management, Germany

2001–2004:
Member of the Executive Board Pioneer Investments, Germany, Austria, Switzerland

1997–2001:
Director Relationship Management DWS Investment

Claudia Rathgeb
Claudia Rathgeb
Claudia Rathgeb
FELS Group Advisory Board

Since 2018:
FELS Group Advisory Board

Since 2014:
Investor

2010–2013:
Personnel Consultant, Russell Reynolds Associates

2002–2009:
Portfolio Manager, Capital International S.A.

1996–2002:
Portfolio Manager and Head of Small and Midcap Equities, DWS Investments GmbH

Vishal Mirpuri
Vishal Mirpuri
Vishal Mirpuri
FELS Group Advisory Board

Since 2018:
FELS Group Advisory Board

Since 2018:
Managing Director, BNP Wealth Management, Hong Kong

2015–2017:
Head of Derivatives Sales, Asia and member of Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank

2010–2015:
Head of Derivatives Sales, Asia; Managing Director, Deutsche Bank

2006–2010:
Citibank Vice President

Jörg Prüßmeier
Jörg Prüßmeier
Jörg Prüßmeier
FELS Group Advisory Board

Since 2019:
FELS Group Advisory Board

Since 2013:
Founding Partner, Cygnet Ventures

2009–2012:
Director, Capital Markets, Barclays

2003–2009:
Director, Capital Markets, J.P. Morgan

1996–2002:
Managing Director, Merrill Lynch

Thomas Heck
Thomas Heck
Thomas Heck
FELS Group Advisory Board

Since 2019:
FELS Group Advisory Board

Since 2016:
Partner, PwC Frankfurt, Head of China Business Group in Germany and Europe

2012–2016:
Partner, PwC Shanghai, China

2007–2012:
Senior Manager, PwC Düsseldorf

2005–2007:
Manager, PwC New York

2001–2005:
Senior Consultant, PwC Frankfurt

1998–2001:
Consultant, PwC Frankfurt

Georg Bachmann
Georg Bachmann
Georg Bachmann
FELS Group Advisory Board

Since 2018:
FELS Group Advisory Board

Since 2017:
Investor

2000–2016:
Sales Trader, Citibank Bank, Cheuvreux, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, Frankfurt, Executive Director

1996–2000:
Sales Trader, DKW and Morgan Stanley, London

1988–1996:
Stock exchange floor trader in Frankfurt

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About FELS Group GmbH:
The FELS Group is a fintech company based in Kelkheim, Germany, near Frankfurt. It has developed software that enables clients to easily and directly implement strategies from external and independent investment professionals: using their existing bank account and in their own securities account. This is made possible by an online financial platform on which selected traders and investment professionals post their strategies and investment suggestions for clients. Clients receive these suggestions in an app via a push service and can follow them directly and in real time.

Our first product Follow MyTrader is a product from FELS wealth GmbH, a FELS Group GmbH company. FELS wealth GmbH, Dieselstraße 2, 65779 Kelkheim, is the provider of the financial services in accordance to Section 1 German Banking Act (KWG) and has a corresponding permit from the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) in accordance to Section 32 German Banking Act (KWG).

FELS Group GmbH
Dieselstraße 2
65779 Kelkheim
Germany
Phone +49 6195 8103 992