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Our Mission

Albert Einstein once said: "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

Our software should enable the Private Market industry, non-listed companies and Start-Ups and more importantly our clients to make complex calculation results available for non-technical professionals, enabling them to increase transparency and efficient communication about distribution terms among Private Markets Business Partners.

Company History

qashqade was founded in early 2018 with the objective to allow Private Market companies and their investors to calculate their waterfall and Carried Interest in a fully automated system instead of in Excel spreadsheets, therefore allowing a direct communication between GP and LP about the terms and the potential payout.

During the first months of our journey we discovered that our software can also be used by Start-Ups and private companies to model and simulate their CAP table helping them to track their investors and shareholders and allowing them to model and forecast the next funding round. Given the demand for such a tool in the market, we also added this instrument to our product suite.

meet the team_

Oliver Freigang
CEO & Co-Founder

Over the last 30 years Oliver worked in various senior roles in the financial services sector in different places like Zurich, London, New York and Düsseldorf. Among other roles he held positions as CEO of Equatex or head of Business Development. Oliver holds an MBA from the University of Florida and Nyenrode University, Netherlands.

Gregor Kreuzer
Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder

Gregor is an expert in the various In’s and Out’s of the product features in the Private Markets waterfall world. He worked in various roles in the financial services sector most recently as the product architect for EWM Global in Zurich. Gregor holds a Master in Physics from the ETH in Zurich and an MBA from Rochester-Bern.

Sharon Vaz

Sharon Vaz joined qashqade in February 2023. Sharon has worked for over 20 years in the financial sector in both London & Switzerland where she worked at Deutsche Bank, UBS & BIL Suisse. She started her career with PWC where she qualified as a chartered accountant.

Jeannine Wirth
Head HR

Jeannine Wirth joined qashqade in April 2019. She takes care of the HR, advises the executives and works on various projects in the business development area. Jeannine is a qualified management specialist and brings along over 15 years of experience in leadership and project management.

Francisca Rodo

Francisca joined qashqade in July 2022 as Marketing Lead. She counts with 9+ years of experience in Marketing and Sales specialising as Growth Manager for software companies within Latam and Spain. Francisca studied Business and holds a Msc. in Marketing degree from Adolfo Ibañez University, Chile.

Thomas Mackell
Head of Business Development US

Thomas joined qashqade in May 2022 as Head of Business Development US. He brings along vast experience in equity trading, desk management, selling commission, recapture, and transition management. He worked 15 years as National Sales Director for TH at a US financial institution. Thomas holds a degree in Marketing and Finance from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus in New York and studied International Business at Richmond College in London.

Marco Marty
Chief Services for Private Markets Officer

Marco Marty is a specialist in developing and managing operational units in the banking, stock exchange, and investment business. With over 20 years of experience as a manager at financial service providers and an IT System house focused on banks and stock exchanges and well-founded knowledge in administration, he connects theory and practice with high quality and efficiency.

Tünde Kiss
Services for Private Markets Expert

Tünde Kiss joined qashqade in March 2021. As Private Markets Expert, Tünde leads multiple projects for investor fee validation, as well as for the implementation and due diligence of funds’ carried interest models. Tünde holds a Master´s Degree in Finance with specialization in Investment Analysis.

Angelina Agaeva
Sales Manager EMEA

Angelina joined qashqade in 2023 as Sales Manager to augment strategic growth and customer success in the EMEA region and globally. An experienced Business Development professional with demonstrated practice in exceeding demanding targets, she brings along experience from previous roles in Investment Management, Venture Capital, Professional Services and launching her own start-up. Angelina holds an LLB degree in Law.

Péter Vass
Services for Private Markets Associate

Péter Vass joined qashqade in October 2021. As Private Markets Associate, Péter brings along experience in finance and process improvements. Péter holds a Master´s Degree in Finance.

David J. Wilson
Sales Director, EMEA

David joined qashqade in 2023 to drive strategic growth and customer success in EMEA. He comes from a distinguished SaaS sales background working with Investment Management Fintech’s in Luxembourg, London, New York, and Boston. David lives with his family in England’s New Forest and has a keen interest in Rugby Union where he has represented Ireland and Luxembourg at international levels. David holds a BSc Honours Degree in Project Management.

Felipe Wetter
Services for Private Markets Associate

Felipe Wetter joined qashqade in March 2022. As Private Markets Associate, Felipe brings along entrepreneurial experience in finance and project management. Felipe holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Business Administration.

Vivien Tax

Vivien Tax joined qashqade in October 2022. As Private Markets Associate, Vivien brings along experience in financial modeling and project management. Vivien holds an MSc in Finance from the Corvinus University of Budapest.

István Lajtai
Head of Advisory

István Lajtai, CFA joined qashqade in January 2020. As Head of Advisory for Private Markets, István brings along a decade of experience in financial modelling and performance-based executive compensation in the investment management industry. István holds a Double Master´s Degree in Economics and in CEMS International Management.

Péter Juhász

Peter joined qashqade in September 2022. Previously, he worked as a management consultant and collected 20+ years of experience in higher education and international business training. Besides being a CFA charter-holder, Peter holds a PhD in Business Administration (Business Valuation) and a Master´s Degree in Economics (Finance and Business Performance Analysis) and is a qualified trainer and coach.

Paul Foley
Chief Technology Officer

Paul has worked in Financial Services for over 20 years, including trading, wealth management, private banking and institutional crypto. He joined qashqade in September 2022 as CTO and is responsible for product development and the IT function of qashqade. Pauls holds a BSc from Derby University.

Tom Sebastian
Application Creation Architect

Tom Sebastian was in charge of the development of the qashqade tool since the beginning. He joined qashqade in April 2020 as CTO. Now he supports the CPO with strategic decision around a product and is responsible for the technology stack and its development. Tom holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Lille.

Mihai Popescu
Dev Ops

Mihai joined qashqade in July 2022. He brings experience in infrastructure management, system administration and DevOps toolchains. He holds a Computer Science Batchelor’s degree and studied Distributed Systems for his Master’s degree.

David Wendt
Application Creation Trainee

David Wendt joined qashqade in July 2022 as a Software Developer Trainee. He supports the IT Team. David is studying computer science at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Leon Wendt
Application Creation Trainee

Leon Wendt joined qashqade in April 2022 as a Software Developer Trainee. He supports the IT Team. Leon is studying computer science at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Jonathan Verbeek
Business Analyst

Jonathan joined Qashqade in November 2022 as a Business Analyst. He comes with over 8 years working in FinTech with over three years in the private markets area. Jonathan holds a BEng in Materials Science and Engineering from Swansea university.

Advisory Board_

Jeffrey Gelfand

Jeffrey Gelfand brings along over 20 years experience in the investment manager World. As the former CFO of Centebridge, a USD 28bn AuM Private Equity firm, he knows the challenges of the industry and understands the value our software can add. Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Universitiy of Michigan.

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