Leadership Team & Senior Management
Our executive team has worked together for many years and has decades of investing and operating experience.
Management Team & Senior Consultants
Dr. Dirk Laukien
PRESIDENT & FOUNDER
Dr. Laukien is the founder of Black Forest Ventures. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Tufts University and a Bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University. Dr. Laukien guides Black Forest Ventures’ principle investment strategy.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Hitchcock holds the position of Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for overseeing the financial and operational aspects of Black Forest Ventures’ various holdings and operating businesses. Mr. Hitchcock held senior financial and operational management roles at both a publicly-traded and privately-held multi-national companies, has Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a MBA degree in Management from Bentley University.
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING
Mr. Kustu holds the position of Director of Business Development & Marketing as well as a B.S. degree in Marketing from University of Hartford. Mr. Kustu specializes in strategic marketing, public relations, branding and operational management for public, private and non-profit organizations.
Senior Vice President, Black Forest Ventures Real Estate
Managing Director, Black Forest Aviation
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