Mr. Stephan Schwahlen served as Managing Director at M10 Partners. During his studies he was active as a board and advisory board member for the non-profit student organization OFW, Cologne, which specializes in the organization of large conventions and corporate consulting with students. From 1996 to 2000 Stephan worked for the Boston Consulting Group, initially based in Munich and later in Toronto. In the following years he worked as a commercial director and shareholder of a game software company as well as head of the Gerling Global Reinsurance AG. Since 2005, he helped construct M10 GmbH and the development of the portfolio companies. In addition, Stephan is the third generation active shareholder of a family business in the field of mechanical engineering and consulting companies in the areas of strategy, finance, and organization.