Team

MANAGING PARTNER

Rainer Fröhlich is a partner at and founder of Constellation. He started his career as with McKinsey & Co in Switzerland, where he led various strategic and operational studies. He left McKinsey to join the CEO of AEG-Daimler Benz to lead a highly regarded and later implemented strategic study about electronic and wireless application in future products from Mercedes Benz. Furthermore, he was founder and head of the corporate development of AEG, Daimler's industrial activities with more than 300 companies.

In his operative roles he was CTO AEG-Olympia’s R&D with direct responsibility for 900 engineers and later the R&D and Marketing & Sales of AEG Mobile Communication GmbH, the mobile solutions arm of the Daimler Benz group. In this capacity, he was overall responsible for the GSM Project in cooperation with Nokia and Alcatel and for the restructuring, reorientation and successful sale of this company to MATRA Communication, today EADS. He then joined the CEO and later Chairman of the Bertelsmann Media Group as deputy head of corporate development before founding and building Constellation.

Rainer emphasizes working closely with entrepreneurs as well as business owner as as investors and focuses on management buy outs and buy & builds in asset light industries to build market leaders in fragemented markets. He holds a degree in Physics from ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich and has significant research experience. He also holds international patents in mobile communication.

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Dr. Marcel Rüegg founded a multi-family office in 2011 serving successful Swiss-based entrepreneurs in different private and corporate financial matters.

Before starting his entrepreneur career he ran J.P. Morgan's private bank in Zurich for four years. Before that, he held different management positions such as seven years as Head Private Banking Baden at Credit Suisse and later serving as Country Head Germany and Austria.


During his PhD thesis in financial mathematics at Stanford University, he worked as a risk analyst at UBS and later at Swiss Re responsible for the integration of credit and market risks.

He holds a masters degree in Theoretical Physics from ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich and speaks English, German, Italian, French and some basic Spanish.

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