Dr. Dirk Hickert joined ECM in 2021. As Portfolio & Operations Director, he is responsible for the systematic supervision and support of portfolio companies.
Dirk advises the shareholders and management teams in particular on the development and implementation of their growth strategies in order to achieve a leading competitive position and sustainable success. Based on the ECM Value Impact Program, customized plans are developed to jointly realise the corporate objectives.
Dirk has more than 15 years of national and international experience in consulting, in advisory board functions and management of medium-sized companies. Prior to joining ECM, he worked for the private equity firm Quadriga Capital and before that at PwC Business Recovery Services. He started his professional career in the mk Technology Group and in auditing at Ernst & Young. Dirk studied at the RFH Cologne, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management as well as IE Business School and received degrees in business administration and an MBA. He received his doctorate in economics from the University of Manchester.