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Our primary focus is to increase awareness of the private equity and venture capital industry on campus by expanding students' knowledge on the topic.

To accomplish this, we host high-quality sessions led by experienced industry professionals.

We connect students with potential employers and assist with interview preparation as well.

Our membership is comprised of over 500 individuals with professional experience in Private Equity, Venture Capital, Investment Banking, or Consulting.

About Us

The Private Equity and Venture Capital Club (PEVC Club) is an official club at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) that focuses on increasing awareness and knowledge of Private Equity and Venture Capital on campus. 

We provide a platform for exchange among professionals, academics, experienced students, and newcomers. Members benefit from events, workshops, social gatherings, and our PEVC Podcast and Newsletter publications.

Student Club Network

PEVC St. Gallen is a founding member of the PEVC Student Club Network (SCN), which promotes collaboration among student societies from 10+ leading European business schools. 

Click the button below to learn more.

SCN - Website


Nahome Schaub

Master in Banking and Finance

The President leads the PEVC Club at the University of St.Gallen, working closely with her board members to achieve strategic goals.

Vice President
Dolma Blattner

Master in Banking and Finance

As Co-VP, she is in charge of supervising the PEVC Club's various activities and handles the harmonization of the different departments.

Vice President & Head of Business Development
Johann v. Schwerin

Bachelor in Business Administration

As Head of Business Development, he directs the PEVC Club's long-term projects, including the PEVC Mentoring Program, and expands the club's network.

Head of Network
Raphael Schwarz

Master in Accounting and Corporate Finance

As Head of Network, he acquires and maintains relationships with leading partners of the PEVC Club, serving as the first point of contact. 

Head of Marketing
Quirine Cobben

Master in Business Innovation

As Head of Marketing, she manages all communications and marketing for the PEVC Club. She enhances the club's brand image on campus by expanding communication channels and hosting the PEVC Podcast.

Head of Events
Jake Lismore

Master in Accounting and Corporate Finance

As Head of Events, he organizes events for the PEVC Club, including coordinating the annual Private Equity and Venture Capital (PEVC) Days.


Head of Finance
Mathias Harter

Master in Banking and Finance

As Head of Finance, he manages the financials of the PEVC Club, including budgeting, accounting, and preparation of financial statements, and securing sponsorships.

Head of IT & Student Relations
David Riegger

Bachelor in Business Administration

As Head of IT & Student Relations, he serves as the primary contact between PEVC members and the team, providing support and information on club activities

Advisory Board & Founders

Head of SGI-HSG
Prof. Dr. Stefan Morkötter

Stefan is a member of the School of Finance at the University of St.Gallen, where he earned his PhD in Finance. Prior to joining the University, he worked in the financial services industry for a European bank. He is a frequent speaker at international finance conferences and participates in executive education programs for financial services professionals. Stefan also holds an affiliated academic position at Singapore Management University.

CEO at LGT Capital Partners
Dr. Roberto Paganoni

Roberto completed his mechanical engineering studies at the Technical University of Aachen, Germany in 1984 and received a Ph.D in Business from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in 1989. He holds Dutch/Italian citizenship, teaches at the University of St. Gallen and is on the board of the Swiss Private Equity and Corporate Finance Association (SECA). From 1989-1997, he worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. He also served on the board of the European Venture Capital Association (EVCA) from 2003-2007.

Managing Partner at Invision
Frank Becker

Frank is on the Board of Directors for Swiss Education Group, HSO Schweiz AG, Kraft & Bauer Holding GmbH and RSD SA. Prior to joining Invision, he served as CFO of Compaq Computer Switzerland and worked for the Boston Consulting Group. He holds an MBA from the Stanford Business School and a degree in Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich. He has been with Invision Private Equity AG since 2000.

Gabriel Wildberger

Gabriel is the founding president of the PEVC Club, established in 2013. Currently, he works at Wingman Ventures as a legal counsel, where he helps founder teams of Swiss tech startups to achieve their ambitious goals of becoming international market leaders. Additionally, he is a co-founder of Leva, a fintech company in the private equity field. Prior to that, he co-founded ODK Media, a pioneer in legal content streaming, while at Harvard. Gabriel holds a degree in law from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

Dr. Hendrik Froese

Hendrik is a co-founder and former co-president of the PEVC Club, established in 2013. 

He currently works as an Independent Strategy Consultant  at Froese consulting. He holds a PhD from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and completed the Master in Banking and Finance (MBF) program.


The PEVC Club maintains corporate and educational partnerships to provide its members with interesting workshops, job opportunities, and helpful study materials.

The partnership program was set up in 2021 and serves the establishment of healthy long-term relationships with players from the private equity and venture capital industry.

See below for an overview over our current partnerships.The PEVC Club establishes corporate and educational partnerships to offer members workshops, job opportunities, and study materials. Established in 2021, the partnership program aims to build long-term relationships with players in the private equity and venture capital industry. Below is an overview of current partnership

Become a partner

Main partners

LGT Capital Partners

Preferred partners

Bain & Company
BC Partners
Bregal Unternehmerkapital
Cherry Ventures
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG
Partners Group
Private Equity Recruitment
Rivean Capital
Trill Impact
Ufenau Capital Partners


CAIA Association
Wall Street Prep
Wall Street Oasis


Interested in joining the PEVC Club? 

Apply for a lifetime membership and gain access to events, job postings, study materials, and more. 

Discover the benefits in detail and apply via the button below!

Our benefits
11.05.2023 - 08:00 to 16:30

Recruiting in Private Equity with PER - All members

During the day, PER offers 1-on-1 individual coaching sessions on the recruiting process and requirements of private equity and venture capital firms. The coaching sessions are ca. 30 minutes long and will be conducted between 10 AM and 6 PM.