Oliver Frey has been the majority shareholder and managing director/CEO of Wachtel GmbH since October 2013. Born in Stuttgart, Abitur at the Max-Born-Gymnasium for natural sciences in Backnang, subsequent business studies in Stuttgart. MBA in business management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, Paris. Following Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt, joining the private equity industry: Member of the executive board of Allianz Capital Partners in Munich and director of CINVEN in London and Frankfurt. Formerly member of the board of directors of Dematic Logistics, Klöckner Pentaplast Packaging, Sdu/juris Publishing and Euromedia. Most recently managing director of BOA Holding GmbH.
David Holzwarth has been managing director/COO of Wachtel GmbH since November 2014. He was born in Würzburg. After studying law at the universities of Würzburg, Cairo and Bonn and serving a legal clerkship at the Regional Court of Düsseldorf, he successfully passed the 2nd German State law examination in 2006. He subsequently began working with an international certification company where, as Associate Director, he was responsible for the personnel & law sectors and in charge of setting up and expanding foreign subsidiaries. Before joining WACHTEL David Holzwarth was a member of the board of a medium-sized medical engineering company where he was primarily responsible for the sales, personnel and IT sectors. Additionally, he is a lecturer at the Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences for the faculty Business Administration and (Business) Management.
Born in 1939 in Düsseldorf, attended school at the Lessing Gymnasium, Düsseldorf. He studied mechanical engineering at the Krefeld University of Applied Sciences. On account of the death of his father in 1964 he discontinued his studies early and subsequently took over his father's craft business having five employees. Today Mr. Wachtel remains a partner, having retired from operational affairs but continuing to contribute with his many years of experience in the industry and also as chairman of the advisory board.