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The LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance Gruppe in profile.

The team of the LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance Gruppe

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The LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance Gruppe team of specialists will be happy to advise you on the latest economic and financial developments and provide you with a diversified product portfolio.
Thomas Strohmer, Qualified Bank Officer

Thomas Strohmer, Qualified Bank Officer

Managing Director of LEADING BROKERS UNITED - Credit & Finance GmbH, Managing Director of see finance Consulting GmbH, President of the Administrative Board of see finance Schweiz AG, Managing Director of fuchs-fm GmbH, Managing Director of GGW Kreditversicherungsmakler West GmbH

Thomas Strohmer was a corporate client advisor at the Deutsche Bank AG from 1985 to 1989 before going to work for Hermes Kreditversicherungs-AG. After completing a traineeship, he worked as a client advisor and then as a general representative in the Lake Constance region before becoming the manager of the Southern Württemberg branch in 2000.

He was appointed manager of the Northern Württemberg branch in early 2012.

Since 2014, he has held entrepreneurial responsibility for all companies of the LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance Gruppe. He initiated the participation in fuchs-fm GmbH as well as the foundation of see finance Consulting GmbH and see finance Schweiz AG.

His experience and knowledge in market and industry he has provided him with an extensive network in the business and finance world.

Michael Eisele, Graduate Insurance Specialist

Michael Eisele, Graduate Insurance Specialist

Managing Director of LEADING BROKERS UNITED - Credit & Finance GmbH, Managing Director of see finance Consulting GmbH, Managing Director of see finance Schweiz AG

Michael Eisele trained initially as an insurance specialist before becoming a client advisor in property insurance at Allianz Versicherungs AG. In 2000 he moved to the Allianz subsidiary Hermes Kreditversicherungs-AG and after completing a traineeship and working as a commercial client advisor as from 2002, he managed the Lake Constance general agency.

Michael Eisele took over operational responsibility for see finance GmbH as managing director in 2011 and laid the foundations for the rapid expansion of the company, including in neighbouring Austria and Switzerland.

He manages the Waldburg branch of LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH and, together with Thomas Strohmer, was responsible for establishing see finance Schweiz AG.

Alexander Nagl, Betriebswirt (VWA)

Alexander Nagl, Betriebswirt (VWA)

Managing Director of LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH

Alexander Nagl has been working in the insurance industry since 1998.

After studying business administration, Alexander Nagl worked as a sales team leader and branch manager at AOK Baden-Württemberg.

In this role, he focused on sales and customer service issues.

In 2013, he moved to the Coface branch in Germany and managed the Stuttgart office from 2014 to 2017 with responsibility for account and sales. In 2017, he took over responsibility for sales in the south as Regional Head of Sales with the Stuttgart, Munich and Nuremberg offices and has also supported the Head of Sales Germany as deputy since 2019. From January 2020 to January 2023, he was Head of Sales Germany as a whole.

From 2023, he took on the role of Head of Broker Business Northern Europe for Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.

Since 01.02.2024 he has been Managing Director of LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH.

Sacha Müller, Master of Economics

Sacha Müller, Master of Economics

Managing Director of fuchs-fm GmbH, LEADING BROKERS UNITED - Credit & Finance GmbH

After his studies in Heidelberg he began his career in 2012 with a trainee program at Euler Hermes Deutschland AG. In 2013 he took over responsibility for the regions Rems-Murr-Kreis and North-/East-Stuttgart as a “Direktionsbevollmächtigter Vertrieb” (Senior Sales Manager). One year later his sales area was enlarged as a result of a sales structure reform and he was additionally in charge for the regions of Stuttgart City and Ludwigsburg.

In 2017, he joined the LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance Gruppe team as consultant and Head of Sales of fuchs-fm GmbH.

He has been Managing Director of fuchs-fm GmbH since 01.02.2021.

Jörn Volk, Qualified Bank Officer, Bachelor of Business Adminstration

Jörn Volk, Qualified Bank Officer, Bachelor of Business Adminstration

Managing Director of see finance Schweiz AG

After working as a bank officer and obtaining a university degree, Jörn Volk started his career at Hermes Kreditversicherungs-AG in 1993. After completing a traineeship and working as a client advisor, he took over responsibility for the Stuttgart South – Freudenstadt region as general agent.

He was appointed branch manager of the Nuremberg branch in 2000. He was then appointed executive manager and CEO of the Euler Hermes companies in Switzerland in 2006. Later on, he was given the job of forming Euler Hermes Reinsurance AG in Switzerland in his capacity as a member of the Administrative Board.

After leaving the Euler Hermes Group, Jörn Volk worked as a consultant for see finance and has worked for see finance Schweiz AG in Zurich since 2015.

Thomas Riegger, Master of Economics

Thomas Riegger, Master of Economics

Authorized Representative LEADING BROKERS UNITED - Credit & Finance GmbH

His first station after his studies in 1998 has been at attorney Wolfgang Illig in Stuttgart administering companies in receivership, where he accumulated experience in the causes of, issues in and effects of receiverships and insolvencies.

In 1999 he moved to Hermes Kreditversicherungs-AG. After completing its trainee programme and working as a commercial client advisor, he was given responsibility for the Fildern-Tübingen-Neckartal sales area as senior executive branch manager for sales in 2001 before taking over responsibility for the Zollernalb-Rottweil-Freudenstadt region in 2010.

Since 2014, he has been part of the team of the LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance Gruppe where he has contributed his market and industry experience to advise new and existing clients. He is also responsible for many administrative and organisational functions of the group.

Jürgen Arweiler, Master of Business Administration

Jürgen Arweiler, Master of Business Administration

LEADING BROKERS UNITED - Credit & Finance GmbH

Jürgen Arweiler began his career in 1991 after working abroad in France, England and Switzerland at IBM Deutschland GmbH. After Lexmark Deutschland GmbH was spun off from IBM, Jürgen Arweiler was responsible for reporting on risk management and cash management to the European and American headquarters.

He moved to Hermes Kreditversicherungs-AG in 1994, where he took over regional responsibility for northeastern Baden Württemberg (Stuttgart, Hohenlohe, Schwäbisch Hall, Main-Tauber) in 1995.

Since 2014, he has been contributing to the LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance Gruppe with his large network in acquiring and advising new and existing clients. Jürgen Arweiler is also active as an advisor to other companies. He speaks good business-level French and English and fluent Spanish and Italian.

Daniel Montag, Master of Business Administration (FH)

Daniel Montag, Master of Business Administration (FH)

Managing Director of GGW Kreditversicherungsmakler West GmbH

After graduating from the Rheinischen Fachhochschule Köln, he started a trainee program at Euler Hermes in 2007 and then became a corporate advisor before taking responsibility for the Niederrhein region as Germany’s youngest executive officer at the time.

As part of the realignment at Euler Hermes, he took on responsibility as Regional Broker Manager for various brokers before leaving the company at the end of 2016 to seek a new challenge.
 
He broadened his horizons and gained experience and insights in various industries and positions. In 2018, he returned to the insurance industry, where he most recently worked at Zurich Germany as a senior sales underwriter.
 
Since January 2022, he has been building up the newly founded GGW Kreditversicherungsmakler West GmbH, based in Cologne, as Managing Director.

Jochen Schein, Master of Business Administration

Jochen Schein, Master of Business Administration

LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH

After studying business administration at Freien Universität Berli, Jochen Schein began his professional career at a bank service provider in Frankfurt am Main. With the aim of advising companies, he switched to advising on credit insurance and financing.

After 7 years and various career steps at Coface Germany, he focused on the field of alternative financing and was responsible for regional sales at the factoring and leasing partner of the savings banks, Deutsche Factoring Bank (Deutsche Leasing Group), for a further 7 years.

After 15 years in the German financing and credit insurance market, he followed a call to London, where he provided financing and risk support for trade finance solutions for global imports and exports in the DACH region.

Since 2020, he has been responsible for the area of financing brokerage at the Funk Group, one of the largest insurance brokers in Germany.

With more than 20 years of experience in the national and international credit and finance business, Jochen Schein has been contributing his experience and network to LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit und Finance GmbH as branch manager in Berlin since 2024.

Timo Schlatter, Social Insurance Specialist

Timo Schlatter, Social Insurance Specialist

LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH

Timo Schlatter has been working in the insurance industry since 1996. In 2015, he moved to the Coface branch in Germany, where he worked as a corporate client advisor for over 5 years. His focus here was on credit insurance, financing, guarantees, long-term cover, debt collection and innovative information solutions.


In 2020, he moved to broker support, where he was responsible for the challenging tenders from the broker market. In 2022, he also took over responsibility for this area on an interim basis.


Since 2024, he has been the new team leader responsible for the Account division of the LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance Group, where he contributes his market and industry experience to advising and supporting new and existing clients.

Michael Stasny, Bankbetriebswirt (SBW)

Michael Stasny, Bankbetriebswirt (SBW)

LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH

Michael Stasny began his professional career in the banking sector before switching to the credit insurance industry in 2013. He held various functions in sales and account management at Coface and Allianz Trade (formerly Euler Hermes).


From 2021, he took over the leadership of the account management team for the direct and partner portfolio in Germany and was also responsible for the implementation of the global Coface CRM tool for the Northern Europe region (Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark) as project manager and product owner.


From 2023, he took on the role of Head of Commercial Excellence with the functions of reporting, onboarding, commercial projects, campaigns and the further development of the CRM tool.


Michael Stasny has been responsible for international key accounts at Leading Brokers United – Credit & Finance since 2024.


In addition to his many years of experience within the credit insurance industry, he also has project and IT experience (especially CRM).

Stefanie Rehder, Senior Bank Officer

Stefanie Rehder, Senior Bank Officer

LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH

Stefanie Rehder trained as a bank officer at Hohentenger Bank eG. She then moved to the industrial sector but later returned to banking at the Volksbank Saulgau eG as a customer advisor.

In 1997 she continued her career in banking at the Deutsche Bank AG – also as a customer advisor – before moving to Hermes Kreditversicherungs-AG in 2002. At Hermes she worked both in the private sector as an assistant to the branch manager and in sales administration as well as in the public sector for export guarantees of the Federal Republic of Germany. Over a period of over 10 years she gained industry and product knowledge in almost all areas of credit insurance.

Stefanie Rehder joined the company in 2013 and is the contact person for our clients’ queries and problems. She coordinates and accompanies the renewal negotiations of our contracts and supports our clients with her comprehensive knowledge in all areas of the LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance Gruppe.

Stefanie Dikof, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Stefanie Dikof, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH

After completing her studies, she began her professional career at Coface in Germany in 2011 as a branch assistant at the Stuttgart office. Already in February of the same year, she took over the function of contract manager.

From February 2021, she then moved to the position of Account Manager for the Broker Business based in Stuttgart and was responsible for the holistic support of defined credit insurance customers in cooperation with the brokerage houses.

Since January 2024, she has supported the LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH team in account management for credit insurance clients.

Heidi Krentz, Ass. iur.

Heidi Krentz, Ass. iur.

LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH

Heidi Krentz initially trained as a publishing clerk and worked in sales for business information at Hoppenstedt Verlags GmbH & Co. KG. She completed her law studies in Mainz and Tel Aviv in 2011 with the second state examination in law. During her studies, she completed a six-month internship at the Society for International Cooperation in La Paz, Bolivia, where she worked as a consultant.


After completing her studies, she worked in a business law firm in Frankfurt. Her advisory work focused on asset restructuring in the private and corporate sector, banking law, inheritance law and general contract law.


In 2015 she moved to Coface SA, branch office in Germany. After joining as a corporate consultant, she took over as Account Manager for the area of domestic key accounts.


Since 2024 she has been part of the team of LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH, where she supports and advises our existing customers as Account Manager.

Anne Raschpichler, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Anne Raschpichler, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH

Anne Raschpichler has been working in the credit insurance industry for 15 years.

After studying political, social and historical sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, she began her professional career in the communications department of Eurohypo AG, a specialist bank for real estate and public finance, in Frankfurt am Main.

In 2009, she moved to Atradius Kreditversicherung Deutschland in Frankfurt am Main and supported colleagues in southwest Germany as Senior Advisor Sales & Account in calculating and preparing offers, limit issues and contract management.

From 2019, she worked as an Account Manager at the Funk Group, one of Germany’s largest insurance brokers, in Berlin, where she serviced clients throughout Germany. During this time, she gained extensive knowledge, particularly in the surety business.

She joined the team at LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH in Berlin in February 2024 as an Account Manager for the group’s surety clients.

Johanna Habrik, Business Administrator

Johanna Habrik, Business Administrator

LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH

After studying IT in the fields of media and communication and further training as a business administrator, she started her career at Coface Germany in 2011. As a branch assistant at the Stuttgart office, she supported both the sales and contract departments.

From 2019, as Sales Solution Manager, she was entrusted with tasks such as calculating and preparing quotations, supervising pre-inspection credit limit requests and advising and supporting sales.

Since January 2024, she has strengthened the LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH team in customer support.

Jan Bratenstein, Ass. jur., M.A.

Jan Bratenstein, Ass. jur., M.A.

LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH

He completed his law studies in Tübingen, Heidelberg and Leiden (Netherlands) in 1998 with the second state examination in law and began his career at Frankfurter Versicherungs AG (Allianz Group) in the private customer sector with management responsibility for independent agents. He later moved to the training department, where he trained young employees and supported them in the field. At the same time, he completed a degree course in “Personnel Development”, which he finished in 2005 with a Master’s degree.

After a short period of parental leave, he joined what is now fuchs-fm GmbH in 2006 as Head of Customer Service for comprehensive customer support in the back office.

Since 2024, he has been the central contact for all questions relating to credit limits in the context of credit insurance, as well as the first point of contact for the D&O, fidelity insurance and criminal legal expenses insurance divisions. He is also the contact person in the LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance Group when it comes to the legal assessment of matters.

Julius Egen-Gödde, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Julius Egen-Gödde, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

see finance Consulting GmbH

Julius Egen-Gödde began his apprenticeship as a banker at VR Bank Starnberg-Herrsching-Landsberg eG in 2012. After successfully graduating, he moved to the corporate customer division and from then on served medium-sized customers in all financial matters.

At the same time he completed his banking degree and his bachelor’s degree at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He wrote his bachelor thesis on financing alternatives for medium-sized companies.

In early 2020, he built up the German business for an international fintech. In addition to building the brand, he was responsible for the sales team.

Since November 2022, he strengthens see finance Consulting GmbH with his extensive financing experience from the traditional banking as well as fintech sector.

Astrid Schneider, Banking Administrator (WSA)

Astrid Schneider, Banking Administrator (WSA)

see finance Consulting GmbH

Astrid Schneider holds a degree in banking economics (Bankbetriebswirtin) and started her career in 1991 at Kreissparkasse Esslingen-Nürtingen, where she learned the banking business from scratch. She passed through several in-depth stations in the credit department (commercial investment financing) and in the asset customer department and covers the complete asset and liability business in the banking sector with her profound expertise.

After working for several years as an individual customer advisor at Kresissparkasse, she moved to asset management at Eininger & Lehr GmbH in 2001 and worked as a responsible customer advisor and assistant to the management in fund-linked asset management and the handling of projects.

Before taking time off for her children, she was successful as an asset specialist at Allianz Beratungs- und Vertriebs-AG from 2003.

From 2019, she was responsible for the areas of planning calculations for companies, business management consulting for SMEs and process documentation in a tax consulting and auditing firm.

Since April 2022, she has been strengthening the LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance team at see finance Consulting GmbH with her extensive knowledge of the financing business.

Annette Haag, Business Administration Officer

Annette Haag, Business Administration Officer

LEADING BROKERS UNITED - Credit & Finance GmbH

Following her apprenticeship, Annette Haag initially worked as case manager in the sales department of the machine factory Lauffer GmbH & Co. KG before moving on to Hewlett-Packard GmbH, where she was a case manager in the departments of telephone sales, support marketing and customer service contracts.

After taking a break due to family commitments which was followed by employment at the business and personnel consultancy firm Concilium, she then took over general secretarial and organisational tasks at fuchs-fm GmbH. She is additionally jointly responsible for back office contract administration.

Parallel to this, since 2016 Annette Haag now reinforces the team of the LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH, where she is also responsible for administrative tasks as well as client and contract administration.

Silvia Rauscher, Industrial Clerk

Silvia Rauscher, Industrial Clerk

LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH

After training as an industrial clerk at Putzmeister Concrete Pumps GmbH, Silvia Rauscher worked for over 15 years as an export clerk in international sales, where she was responsible for quotations and order processing for a defined country area. She was then responsible for accounts receivable and documentary payment processing in the export finance department.

After her parental leave, she returned to financial accounting and gained experience in various areas with a focus on travel expense accounting.

She joined the LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH team in 2021 and is responsible for all areas of accounting.

Beate Wirth, Wholesale and Foreign Trade Merchant

Beate Wirth, Wholesale and Foreign Trade Merchant

LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH

After her apprenticeship at Deutsche Metrohm GmbH in Filderstadt, Beate Wirth worked for 9 years at tubo Haus und Handwerk in the quotation department.

After a family break, she initially worked as a mini-jobber at Keltenhof Frischprodukte GmbH, where she was responsible for various office tasks, before joining the current LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance Group at the end of 2017, where she supports the management and team as a part-time assistant.

Heidi Locher, Dipl.oec.

Heidi Locher, Dipl.oec.

LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH

After completing her studies, Heidi Locher worked at Euler Hermes Kreditversicherungs-AG as an account manager. After several years in the company’s internal sales department, she took some time out for her family.

At the end of 2014, she started working as a part-time employee at LEADING BROKERS UNITED – Credit & Finance GmbH. Today she supports the team in the back office.