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.
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.
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.
István Lajtai joined qashqade in January 2020 as Head of Implementation and Advisory Services. István brings along 10+ years of experience in financial modelling as well as in product management. He holds a Double Master´s Degree in Economics and CEMS International Management from the Corvinus University of Budapest.
Jeannine Wirth joined qashqade in April 2019. She supports the CEO in day-to-day business and takes care of the company's marketing. Jeannine is a qualified management specialist and brings along 15 years of experience in leadership and project management.
Oliver worked in Zurich, London, New York in the financial services sector in various senior roles over the last 25 years. Most recently he held the position as head of Business Development and before that as CEO of Equatex AG. Oliver holds an MBA from University of Florida and
Peter Vass joined qashqade in September 2021 to the Advisory and Implementation team. He supports clients with the qashqade system implementation and with financial model calculations. He holds a Master’s degree in Finance and brings experience of finance and process improvements.
Sascha Hassler joined qashqade in September 2020. He supports qashqade in the development team. Sascha works as a development ops specialist in our CTO area. As such he is responsible for the maintenance, upgrades, set-up of Client instances, and (dev) environments as need it in the team and the development of the qashqade tool.
Tom Sebastian was in charge of the development of the qashqade tool since the beginning. He joined qashqade in April 2020 as CTO. 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.
Tünde Kiss joined qashqade in March 2021 as an Associate. She is part of our Advisory and Implementation team assisting our clients during the onboarding and ongoing. Tünde holds a Masters degree in Finance with specialization of Investment Analysis from the Corvinus University of Budapest.
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.
Lorelei Graye brings strong entrepreneurial drive, successful business ventures, and 25 years of business experience across private equity, real estate, and accounting. Lorelei who holds degrees in finance and accounting summa cum laude is a published industry thought leader, private markets advocate, and coalition founder.