Contributed by students Adolfo Ruiz and Florian Krisch

Adolfo Ruiz – President of the HEC Paris MBA PEVC Club | S21 Intake

Adolpho RuizMore than 5 years of experience in private equity and more than 6 years in the financial industry in general. Experience in all the stages of the alternative-investments process, having invested in funds and co-investments. In charge of leading the PE and VC investments of the second largest public pension fund in Mexico, with over USD 40bn AUM. CFA & CAIA Charterholder. Key Successes: Realized investments in funds and co-investments in the PE, VC, RE and Energy industries for more than USD 300m. Structured different vehicles that comply with a complex regulatory environment. Led the negotiations with counterparts, having negotiated everything from new investments to the extension of funds. Bachelor’s degree in Administration and Finance from Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City, Mexico.

Florian Krisch – VP Venture Capital for HEC Paris MBA PEVC Club | HEC MBA Ambassador | S21 Intake

Florian Krisch5+ years of experience in business development and advising high growth startups. Worked for the Austrian government in New York City and created U.S. market entry & fundraising strategies for 80+ tech companies with an avg. valuation of USD 1m+. Built two accelerator programs for B2B software and healthcare scale-ups in NYC and Boston and formed long-lasting strategic partnerships between government, technology, and venture capital stakeholders. Oversaw entire innovation agenda of ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA’s New York office and co-organized a two-day tech conference with over 500 attendants. Now aiming to be a part of the fast-growing European tech/investment ecosystem. Bachelor’s degree in finance from WU Vienna University of Economics and Business in Vienna, Austria.