Managing Partner

Hubertus Leonhardt


Hubertus Leonhardt joined SHS in 1997 as a managing director. He has been a partner since 1998. Prior to joining SHS, Hubertus Leonhardt worked as a project manager in the Corporate Finance department of the auditing and accounting firm Arthur Andersen GmbH & Co. KG in Frankfurt with a focus on M&A and due diligence. Following his studies in business administration at the University of Cooperative Education of Mannheim, Mr. Leonhardt joined the consulting firm Arthur Andersen. He subsequently took the tax advisory exam and has been listed as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 2000.

Uwe Steinbacher


Uwe Steinbacher has been a partner at SHS since 2013 and managing director since 2015. He previously served as managing director and partner at Brockhaus Private Equity GmbH in Frankfurt and as an investment manager at TFG Venture Capital AG in Marl. He was also the founder and managing partner of three family-owned companies in the automotive services industry. Mr. Steinbacher holds a degree in economics from Witten/Herdecke University.

Reinhilde Spatscheck


Reinhilde Spatscheck is one of SHS’s founding partners and has extensive experience in the areas of strategy, organization and controlling. Prior to founding SHS, Reinhilde Spatscheck worked for eight years as a consultant, and most recently as a senior project manager, for McKinsey & Co. Inc. Reinhilde Spatscheck received her degree in economics from the University of Freiburg and the London School of Economics.

Dr. Bernhard Schirmers


Dr. Bernhard Schirmers is one of SHS’s founding partners. His focus lies in the areas of strategy, organization, marketing and sales. Prior to founding SHS, Dr. Schirmers worked as a business consultant, and most recently as senior project manager, for McKinsey & Co. Inc. Prior to that, he worked as Executive Assistant and Head of the Executive Office at HDI in Hanover (now Talanx).After studying law at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Bernhard Schirmers worked as Assistant at the Ruhr University and at the University of Passau. While working as a legal intern in Bavaria, Dr. Schirmers received his doctorate in antitrust law.


Dr. André Zimmermann


Dr. André Zimmermann joined SHS in 2002 as Senior Investment Manager and became Partner in 2010. He previously worked as a research associate at the University of Freiburg and co-founded a biotech startup. He studied biology and then received his doctorate in molecular biology at the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg. At the same time, he completed a 2-year degree in economics at the University of Hagen and is a trained banker.

Sascha Alilovic


Sascha Alilovic has been a Partner at SHS since 2018 and was previously a Venture Partner. Prior to that, he was head of corporate finance & corporate development at MorphoSys AG and head of complex corporate transactions at Siemens and various corporate finance boutiques. Sascha Alilovic holds a degree in economics from EBS University of Economics and Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.


Cornelius Maas


Cornelius Maas joined SHS in 2014, he has been Senior Investment Manager. Before that, he studied International Management at the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences and completed an MBA degree from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.

Manfred Ulmer-Weber


Manfred Ulmer-Weber joined SHS in 2010, he has been Senior Investment Manager. Before that, he was a student trainee at SHS for two years. Manfred Ulmer-Weber studied international business administration at the Eberhard Karls University in Tubingen and at the École de Management in Strasbourg.

Patrick Frohnheiser

Frohnheiser_Patrick_webPatrick Frohnheiser joined SHS as Investment Manager in 2018. He studied business administration (major) and chemistry at Technical University Munich and Keio University, Tokyo. Prior to SHS, he gathered experience in various fields of finance, management consulting, and biotech.


Regine Hujer

160225_shs_regine-hujer_fotRegine Hujer joined SHS in 2001 as managerial assistant. Before joining SHS, Ms. Hujer was an a commercial clerk with KSM Kolb Stahl und Metallhandelsges. mbH. She was trained as a businesswoman engaged in wholesale and export trades.

Hasan-Basri Yagmur

181025_HasanYagmur1_webManagerial Assistant, since 2018 with SHS. Before that he worked as a intern with SHS. Hasan-Basri Yagmur studied International Economics at Eberhard-Karls-University of Tuebingen and at Istanbul University (Turkey).

Marc Büttel


Analyst, since 2018 with SHS. Before that he worked as a intern with SHS. Marc Büttel studied Economics & Business Administration at Eberhard-Karls-University of Tuebingen and at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff (USA).

Cornelia Gänsicke

160225_shs_cornelia-gaensicCornelia Gänsicke joined SHS in 2007 where she works as controller. Prior to this, she was Manager Accounts Receivables and Controller with Kodak in Stuttgart and the Eastman Kodak Company in London. She was a team manager for financial contract management with MTU in Munich and passed a traineeship with Deutsche Bank AG. Cornelia Gänsicke studied European Business Administration at the Middlesex University in London and at the Reutlingen University. She has been trained as an accountant.

René Wagner

170704_Wagner_Rene_schreierRené Wagner joined SHS in 2016 where he works as controller. Prior to that, he was a junior bank official with the Development Bank of Saxony (known as SAB from the German name Sächsische Aufbaubank – Förderbank –). He studied business administration at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg.

Heike Kittel

181107_HeikeSince 2018 Heike Kittel works as an accounting clerk at SHS. Previously assistant in the tax consultancy and auditing department of a medium-sized tax consultancy and auditing firm. She studied accounting, taxes and business law at the DHBW Stuttgart.