Our mission:

We enable ambitious students to unleash their career potential.

The story of Pumpkin

Today Pumpkin consists of an ever growing team. Not long ago, it all started with its Co-Founders Kevin Worner, David Doebele and Jonas Stegh joining forces to make some of their accumulated knowledge available to a broad audience.

Pumpkin successfully established its services in German speaking countries and currently supports over 1000 students to reach their ambitious career-goals. In Q3 2020 Pumpkin expanded its team and knowledge and now supports students and professionals internationally with a practice-proven strategy and an ambitious network.

Your Coaches:

Sebastian Schröer - Investment Banking

Sebastian recently started his Investment Banking career as an analyst with Perella Weinberg Partners in London. Before that Sebastian completed his dual studies at Bertelsmann, where he spent 18 months working in the group's M&A team. After completing his bachelor's degree, he undertook various internships in Investment Banking, among others at Rothschild and Barclays. At Pumpkin Sebastian brings in his expertise in accounting, valuation, financial modeling and interview preparation.

Niklas Krusche - Investment Banking & Private Equity

Niklas works for a medium-sized Private Equity company. Prior to this, he spent 1.5 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was part of the Investment Banking team for the DACH region and part of the Private Equity Coverage team. During his studies he gained practical experience at Triton Partners, Berenberg, EY and Daimler, among others. At Pumpkin, Niklas brings in his knowledge of Private Equity, Investment Banking and the interview processes to both industries.

Nadine Reinhart - Asset Management, Investment Banking

Nadine works at UBS as an Analyst in London since summer 2020. Before that, she completed her dual studies in Asset Management in cooperation with the DWS Group at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and completed several internships in M&A, among others at Rothschild and also at UBS. In addition to her extensive industry knowledge, Nadine is an expert in application processes and is an expert for Investment Banking interviews.

David Döbele - Grades, Application Processes

After gaining experiences as assitant to the Board at UBS and achieving top marks in his studies, David decided to share his experiences on YouTube. Today, he is Germany's leading influencer in the field of business studies and careers. In addition, he is alumni of the Foundation of German Business. At pumpkin he is responsible for grades, motivation and application letters.

Jonas Stegh - Career-planning, Strategy Consulting

After working in M&A and the strategy department of Bertelsmann, Jonas completed internships at the Strategy Consultancies Roland Berger and BCG, as well as at the Private Equity firm Triton Partners - all while still in his bachelor's studies. Due to his experience and his network, Jonas is especially responsible for career planning and case interview preparation.

Jonas Malfertheiner - Investment Banking, Consulting

Jonas completed his Bachelor's degree at Vienna School of Economics and Business and is currently pursuing his Master's degree at London Business School. Before beginning his master's studies, Jonas gained experience in consulting at Roland Berger and Kearney and in private equity at FSN Capital. After graduation, Jonas will join McKinsey & Company for an internship.

Kevin Worner - Career planning, VC, Consulting

Kevin studied at Germany's leading business school University of Mannheim and worked at top-tier companies in banking (German Federal Reserve), consulting (Roland Berger), venture incubation (Rocket Internet) and as a founder across APAC and Europe. He built a following on social media and YouTube helping young people achieve their ambitious career dreams. Currently, he leads a startup accelerator in Shanghai and serves as managing director of multiple institutions in the VC space.

Frederic Jennes - Management Consulting, Private Equity

Frederic works across South-East Asia for Bain & Company Kuala Lumpur. He is part of the Private Equity Group covering deals in SEA markets. Before joining Bain, Frederic worked at Roland Berger in Europe for three years, mainly focusing on M&A and corporate finance topics. Before that he was a Consultant at PwC. He did the International MBA Program with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Tsinghua University in China.

Julian Popov - Networking

After his dual Bachelor's degree, Julian completed a Master's in Finance at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management. During this time he completed internships in M&A at UBS and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, in Private Equity / Private Debt at Rantum Capital, in Venture Capital at Golden Equator Capital in Singapore and in Restructuring Consulting at Andersch. At Pumpkin, Julian is responsible for networking and communication.

Hendrick Henatsch - Hedgefunds, Private Equity, Investmentbanking

Hendrik is an Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley's Media & Communications Group in London. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he gained considerable experience working in hedgefunds (Cevian Capital), private equity (Altor Equity Partners), consulting (L.E.K. Consulting) as well as banking (HSBC). He obtained his education at University of Mannheim, University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Stockholm School of Economics.

Viktor Stoll - Investment Banking & Private Equity

Viktor works for a medium-sized private equity company. Before that, he was an analyst at an American Bulge Bracket Bank in Frankfurt. During his studies, he gained practical experience at Oakley Capital, Cinven, Partners Group and Raymond James, among others. Viktor brings his knowledge of private equity, investment banking and the interview process to both industries.

Pumpkin's team:

In addition to our coaches, a rapidly growing team works behind the scenes at Pumpkin.

David Döbele Pumpkin Team
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-doebele/

David Döbele

David is one of the Co-founders of Pumpkin. Besides his daily tasks he supports our participants as a coach.

Jonas Stegh Pumpkin Team
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stegh-jonas/

Jonas Stegh

Jonas is one of the Co-founders of Pumpkin. Besides his daily tasks he supports our participants as a coach.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinjonw/

Kevin Worner

Kevin is one of the Co-founders of Pumpkin. Besides his daily tasks he supports our participants as a coach.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/onurmehmed/

Onur Mehmed

Onur works with us as a Career-advisor. If you apply for our Elite-Coaching, Onur might be the person you will talk to.

Jen Netopil
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jan-netopil/

Jan Netopil

Jan works with us as a Senior Career-advisor. Thanks to his prior experience in Recruiting, he knows exactly what employers are looking for.

Christoph Wieland Pumpkin Team
https://www.linkedin.com/in/wielandchristoph/

Christoph Wieland

Christoph works with us as a Career-advisor and as Community Manager. He might be the one doing the Status Quo Analysis with you.

Nils Roth
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nils-roth-0474471a6/

Nils Roth

Nils works with us as a Career-advisor. If you apply for our Elite-Coaching, Nils might be the person you will talk to.

pumpkin-team-marvin-brocks
https://www.linkedin.com/in/marvinbrocks/

Marvin Brocks

Marvin works with us as a Career-advisor. If you apply for our Elite-Coaching, Marvin might be the person you will talk to.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/puderbach-tim/

Tim Puderbach

Christoph works with us as Community Manager. He publishes our daily news-update and manages our Discord-Server.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tolga-demir-515a5a1b5/

Tolga Demir

Tolga works in our back office and makes sure that all organizational activities run without problems.

Our location directly in the heart of Europe and Asia

Our offices are located in Singapore and Frankfurt. Our location in major financial metropolitan Cities of Asia and Europe enables us to stay in touch with trends and industry contacts in Consulting, Investment Banking and Private Equity, Venture Capital and other interesting fields. 

We make sure that all these insights and industry contacts make their way directly into our coaching platform in order to prepare our members for their ambitious careers in the best possible way.

Next to Singapore and Germany, we have team members working from China, India, US and Switzerland.

 

Some facts about us:

Fact 1: On average, we are 1.83 meters tall.  Fact 2: Together we finished 19 internships in different industries. Fact 3: Our longest team call was 5h 13 min. Fact 4: More than half of our team members have done competitive sports during their schooldays. Fact 5: On average, we are 22.4 years old.

You would like to support us on our mission?

We are always looking for smart people who want to make a difference with us. As a start-up, there are many different areas in which your support could be helpful. 

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