Team & Investors

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Global Management Team

Our management team at Scalable Capital combines capital markets expertise with decades of academic research into financial markets. Our team also has the experience and technical know-how to build and grow digital businesses.

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Adam French
CEO UK & Co-Founder
Previously: Goldman Sachs
Biography
Adam spent the last 8 years working in London in the financial services industry. As Executive Director of Commodities Trading at Goldman Sachs, he was responsible for the Commodities Structured Products franchise. Prior to this, he worked in Derivatives Trading where he was responsible for electronic trading for private clients in fixed income, currencies and commodities products. Adam studied Business Mathematics and Statistics at the London School of Economics.
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Dr. Ella Rabener
CMO & UK Co-Founder
Previously: McKinsey, Westwing
Biography
Ella combines a finance background with several years of experience building e-commerce startups. As founder and CEO of Westwing.ru she grew the site over 3 years into the dominating online player in the home & living category in Russia. She also spent 7 years at McKinsey & Company in New York, Dubai, Munich and Cologne working for private equity and consumer goods clients as well as advising banks on risk management topics. Ella has a diploma in Business Administration with a specialisation in Banking and Financial Derivatives from the University of Frankfurt as well as a Maîtrise degree from the University of Lyon. She also has a doctoral degree from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel.
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Simon Miller
UK COO & UK Co-Founder
Previously: Barclays Capital
Biography
Simon joined Scalable Capital after 8 years working in finance with Barclays Capital. He began trading industrial metals on the London Metal Exchange and rose to the position of Vice President and Global Head of Base Metals Options. Whilst Simon’s primary role was trading and managing risk, he also worked with both institutional and corporate clients to discover hedging solutions and, in his latter years, he helped develop an e-trading platform. Simon studied Mathematics and Economics at the University of Warwick.
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Erik Podzuweit
CO-FOUNDER & CO-CEO
Previously: Goldman Sachs, Westwing
Biography
Erik has many years of experience in the financial and e-commerce sector. Until last, he was Co-CEO at Westwing Home & Living Germany. Prior to this, Erik spent 7 years working in London and Frankfurt as an Executive Director and Vice President for Goldman Sachs. Erik studied Business and Economics at the University of Kiel and Warwick Business School. In addition, he was a tutor for statistics and econometrics.
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Florian Prucker
CO-FOUNDER & CO-CEO
Previously: Goldman Sachs
Biography
Florian spent over 8 years in the financial services industry based in New York, Frankfurt and most recently London. As an Executive Director in Securities Trading at Goldman Sachs, he worked on a pan-European electronic trading platform for private investors. Prior to this, he serviced private banks and asset managers in Germany and Austria. Florian studied Business and Electronics at the Technical University of Munich.
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Prof. Stefan Mittnik, PhD
Co-Founder & Advisor
Previously: Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Union Investment
Biography
Stefan is a Co-Founder and Scientific Advisor at Scalable Capital. He is Professor of Financial Econometrics and Director of the Centre for Quantitative Risk Analysis at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. Stefan is also a Fellow at the Centre for Financial Studies (CFS) in Frankfurt. After obtaining his PhD at Washington University in St. Louis, he taught in New York and Kiel (Germany) before moving to Munich and has since held a number of visiting positions in the US.

He served on the Research Advisory Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank - the Review Board of the German Research Foundation - and was research director at the CFS and the Institute for Economic Research in Munich. He has spent about 30 years researching, analysing, modelling and forecasting financial risk.

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Dr. Andreas Schranzhofer
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Previously: Get Your Guide, Avaloq, ETH Zürich
Biography
Andreas has managed mobile platforms within banking and e-commerce for the last 5 years. As Head of Mobile Engineering for GetYourGuide in Zurich and Berlin, he built the engineering team and developed their mobile platform. He previously worked at Avaloq Evolution AG in Zurich, the leading core banking provider in Switzerland. He was in charge of the Avaloq Front Platform and he oversaw customer projects in the areas of mobile and web banking where his primary responsibilities were in quality and security assurance. Andreas studied Telematics at the Graz University of Technology and he holds a doctorate at ETH Zurich in the field of Embedded Real Time Systems.
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Dr. Alexis Darányi
CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER
Previously: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, White & Case, Thomson Reuters
Biography
Alexis holds a doctoral degree in law and worked for four years in the Hamburg office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Prior to this, he completed a traineeship at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg with in house experience at White & Case and the legal department of Thomson Reuters . Alexis studied at the Bucerius Law School and the NYU School of Law.
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Dr. Nikolay Robinzonov
HEAD OF FINANCIAL ENGINEERING
Previously: DEVnet, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich
Biography
Nikolay brings experience as a Quant-Consultant in software development to asset management, clearing companies and banks. He wrote his quantitative dissertation on statistics at LMU Munich on the topic of forecasting market risk. Nikolay studied applied mathematics at the University of Sofia and statistics at the LMU in Munich. He also completed an internship at the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich.
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Elisabeth Pollner
HEAD OF FINANCE & HR
Previously: Finanzchef24, LM Audit & Tax
Biography
Before joining Scalable Capital Elisabeth has been in charge of the finance department of Finanzchef24. Before her experience at the Munich Startup she took care of Venture Capital Funds at a tax adviser for 4 years. Elisabeth studied Business Administration at the University of Regensburg with the focus on financial management and reporting.