Dr. Tomas Vrana
Founder & Managing Partner - Zurich and Pretoria
Tomas is the founder of Moravia Capital. He is heading the company’s global fundraising services and corporate finance business. As of today, Tomas has advised 80+ private equity and investment funds, approximately EUR 15 billion in total value, on structuring and marketing. Tomas is personally involved in raising funds from investors. He has an excellent international network of clients and investors located mainly in the European Union and the Middle East. He has been a part of various high caliber delegations on missions to support the German government, including one to the Middle East, with the former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and one with Germany’s Minister of Economy and Technology, Mr. Michael Glos.
Prior to founding Moravia, Tomas was co-founder of ecmg AG (Germany), where he was in charge of corporate finance and private equity advisory services. He worked with Steag AG and participated in the key management development program at Henkel. He, subsequently, became managing director at GFKL (subsidiary of Goldman Sachs International). Tomas holds an MBA from the University of Essen and a PhD in economics/private equity from the Carolo Wilhelmina University Braunschweig, Germany.
Managing Partner – Munich/ Germany
Norbert is in charge of the deal- and fund structuring division as well as fundraising in the European Union. He has been working with alternative assets since 1987.
Norbert has gained substantial experience in negotiating, structuring and closing mid-cap deals, including spin-offs, MBOs and MBIs, IPOs and public take-overs, mergers as well as restructuring. He has been on the supervisory board of several companies, co-founded and managed Odewald Hammermann & Stelzer (now Odewald & Compagnie), at the time the largest independent private equity fund in Germany.
As Director of Deutsche Handelsbank, an investment bank, he was co-responsible for Private Equity and Corporate Finance and has also been working as Investment Manager at the Matuschka Group, Germany’s first company investing into MBO-, Venture Capital- and Fund-of-Funds.Norbert has worked at Ernst & Young in Boston and Munich, where his assignments included audits, company valuations and advisory work involving acquisitions and divestitures of German mid-cap companies.
While at Ernst & Young, he also qualified as a Certified Public Accountant (USA) and as Wirtschaftsprüfer and Steuerberater (German chartered accountant and tax advisor). Norbert holds a Diplom-Kaufmann degree from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and an MBA from Kansas State University (USA).
Managing Partner – Zurich/ Switzerland
Ulrike is in charge of fundraising activities in the European Union.
Ulrike has a long standing experience in Business Development, working with recognized, leading asset managers such as BNP PARIBAS, SOCIETE GENERALE and PIONEER INVESTMENTS. During her time as independent placement agent she advised more than 10 high caliber asset managers within alternative investment space (i.e. hedge funds) on their business development activities within institutional investor segment. She has extensive, longstanding relationships with institutional investors (i.e. HNWI, insurances, corporates) in German speaking countries as well as the rest of the European Union.
Ulrike holds a degree in Business Administration for Banking and Services Management from Bayreuth University and successfully completed the CAIA program of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association, Amherst/MA.
Ulrike commutes between Zurich and Munich.
Managing Partner Zurich and Dubai/ United Arab Emirates
Mayank is a successful entrepreneur and investor based in Dubai. Mayank is in charge of client and deal sourcing as well as fundraising. As Managing Director he is also in charge of Moravia's asset management.
His deep knowledge in asset management and investments has made him a successful investor and one of the leading asset managers. Mayank has made several direct/indirect investments globally, managed proprietary and third party assets in excess of 1 billion USD and participated in several IPO’s globally as an investor himself.
Before Moravia Capital, Mayank managed several alternative asset funds and direct investments together with two other partners. He exited this company in 2014 with great success. Prior to this, he was responsible for building an alternative asset management portfolio for a well-known family office in Abu Dhabi. Here he was able to build long lasting relationships within the fund management industry.
Partner - Zurich and Tampa/ USA
Al Razavi is in charge of fundraising activities in Middle East and the United States. He has more than 20 years experience working for Wall Street firms in the US. Al started his career at Lehman Brothers, and from there he worked for some of the top investment banking companies, including Sutro & Company and Merrill Lynch.
In the mid-1990s, Mr. Razavi, along with two of his colleagues, helped founding Maxwell Capital, a private investment banking firm. Maxwell eventually created and financed Go2net, which became one of the Internet’s top search engines. After Maxwell he moved to National Securities, United States where he remained until joining Moravia Capital.
He has helped raising money for multiple funds and private companies prior to their IPO.
Abhishek is supporting business development and fundraising activities in Middle East and Asia.
Abhishek has a long standing experience in the Investment Banking field. Before joining Moravia, he was working with ICICI Bank in the Global Investment Banking Group. He was responsible for advising companies on a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions - including divestments, acquisitions and private equity syndications. He has advised several Indian companies in the hospitality and consumer goods segment.
Abhishek holds a degree in Business Administration with specialization in Finance from S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai. He is also a Chartered Accountant and a commerce graduate from H. R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai.
Business Development Analyst - Munich/ Germany
Konstantin holds a degree in Political Science and Economics from Ludwig Maximillans University in Munich. He joined Moravia as a Junior Business Development Analyst.
Moravia and our clients benefit from his business skills including analysis of industrial surveys, creating business presentations and database management.
Konstantin is based in Munich, Germany.
Rhiannon M. Kurtz
Communication and Marketing - Pretoria/ South Africa
Rhiannon is in charge of Moravia Capital's marketing. In addition to that she supports the entire team with all business communication matters, fundraising logistics and investor relations. Rhiannon holds a BA in Business from the University of South Florida.
Rhiannon is based in Sarasota, USA.