What we bring to the table
When I was an Economics Masters student at Boston University in 2011, I made the decision to go into the healthcare sector. As a trained economist, I’m naturally curious about market trends and the impact of market forces in verticals and economies. Deciding on the healthcare sector was a deliberate decision on impact and opportunity. Based on social and economic forecasts, I knew then that of all the industries, healthcare was and continues to be an industry that is hungry for innovation, new business models and opportunities for growth. For me, it was where I could imagine having the most impact and personal satisfaction, not just financially, but as a player in challenging and changing the healthcare paradigm.
To expand my medical knowledge, I started my career at Schön Klinik group, a hospital company that is a strong leader in medical quality and innovation in Germany.
Ever since, I have been pursuing my ambitions; working on opportunities to develop thought-leading projects, businesses and investments in the healthcare industry.
With MED Leaders I am now combining my own knowledge and experience with the deep expertise of my team of investors and advisors. Below you will find the profiles of a small selection of them.
Founder of MED Leaders
MED Leaders, Munich: Entrepreneurship in healthcare and medicine
Emerge Capital Partners, Munich & London: Investment in care home real estate in Europe
Christie & Co, London: Consultant in healthcare sector (clinics, care homes, dentists and pharmacies)
RHM Kliniken und Pflegeheime, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany: Assistant to the Board, project work in digitalisation, development of therapy standards, clinic acquisitions
Schön Klinik, Bavaria, Germany: Work in business development, finance and projects for Neurologische Klinik Bad Aibling (specialist neurology clinic)
2010-2012 Boston University, Boston, USA: M.A. (postgraduate) Economic Policy
2006-2010 Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK: M.A. (undergraduate) Economics & Finance
1997-2006 Gymnasium der Benediktiner Schäftlarn, Munich, Germany: Abitur
Entrepreneur – Medical Products and Pharmaceutical Services, Specialist on Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition in Europe, Investor in MED Leaders
From 1995 to 2007, Simon was CEO of RSL Steeper Limited, a producer of prosthetics and orthotics products and services in the UK. Simon developed the company from revenues of GBP 3.5m to GBP 30m.
Since 2007, Simon has invested in various high-potential companies in healthcare, pharmaceuticals and other sectors.
Furthermore, Simon is highly regarded as a specialist on search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition in Europe. He regularly gives lectures on this subject at leading universities, including London Business School, INSEAD and IESE Business School in Barcelona.
Entrepreneur, Expert on Succession Solutions, Investor in MED Leaders
Jürgen is founder and managing director of Mirablau GmbH, a consulting and investment group located in Munich, Germany. In 2003, Jürgen, Mirablau and a group of partners acquired Grundig Business Systems GmbH, a leading producer of high-end speech processing solutions – mainly targeted at the medical sector. As CEO of the company, he co-managed the successful turnaround of the business. Prior to Mirablau, Jürgen was responsible for business development at the optics company G. Rodenstock in Munich.
Today, Jürgen advises entrepreneurs and their companies on business strategy, with a specialist expertise in developing succession solutions. He is a successful investor in start-ups, as well as established companies. The healthcare and medical sectors are focus areas in his activities.
DR. BRUNO J. WEIDL
Entrepreneur, Headhunter, Coach, Expert on Leadership, Investor in MED Leaders
Bruno is one of the leading Executive Search consultants in Germany. His firm Weidl & Company places top candidates for Executive and Board positions in international conglomerates and medium sized companies. He also advises and coaches leaders on their professional development. Prior to founding his own company, Bruno and a group of partners built the mid-market-focused investment firm addfinity. He was also Partner and Director at the leading international Executive Search firms Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles and Spencer Stuart.
Bruno´s strength is his ability to connect his broad professional experience with deep dive analytics and holistic thinking. His sector expertise in the healthcare industry has helped a large number of hospital and medical technology companies to strengthen their senior leadership teams.
Entrepreneur, Non-Executive Director, Business Angel, Advisor for MED Leaders
Until 2017, Mrs Christina Stercken was a Partner and Owner of EAC - Euro Asia Consulting PartG, International Consulting. During this time, she also advised numerous companies in the healthcare industry in strategy development and business expansion particularly in Asian growth markets. Until 2006, Mrs. Stercken was working many years for Siemens AG, Munich/Berlin. The last six years she was Managing Director Corporate Finance Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). Before, she was working for Siemens in various strategic and operational management positions, among others responsible for Public Sector customers (e.g. central, provincial and local governments, social security, hospitals) in Siemens Business Services.
Mrs. Stercken holds Non-Executive Directorships in the following companies: Ascom Holding AG, Switzerland, a leading player for point of care solutions in Hospitals; Ansell Ltd., Australia, a global player for solutions for hand and body protection in healthcare and industrial applications; Landis & Gyr Group AG, Switzerland, a leading player for smart metering products and advanced metering infrastructure. Mrs. Stercken is also active as a business angel for a start-up in the healthcare industry.
Entrepreneur – Healthcare Services, Lecturer at Stanford University, Advisor for MED Leaders
From 1993 to 2010, Peter was CFO (1993-1995) and then CEO (1995-2010) of Pacific Pulmonary Services, a home respiratory services provider based in California. Under his leadership, the company grew from 12 to 115 locations. Peter is also a former Director of Guardian Home Care Holdings, the Council for Quality Respiratory Care (Chair), the American Association for Homecare, Medical Equipment Distributors, and The Governance Institute.
Today, Peter is a Lecturer in Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and guest Lecturer at IESE. He is also an investor in private companies and active search funds, with a special interest in the healthcare sector. He is a Trustee of Marin Academy and Board Director of ResponseLink, LLC, eCompliance LLC, AquaVita Holdings, Krueger-Gilbert Health Physics, Inc., NorthStar Anesthesia and Huneeus Vintners.