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.

Jonathan Hitchcock

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.

Haydar Kustu

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 Management

Sean Quinn

Senior Vice President, Black Forest Ventures Real Estate

Jeremy Gee

Managing Director, Black Forest Aviation

Senior Advisors

Bernhard Wangler

Senior Advisor

Drew Peck

Senior Advisor

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OUR MISSION IS TO NEVER REST ON OUR LAURELS

Even after a successful venture is established, we remain committed to continual evolution & growth.