Vision and Leadership

Our Vision and Leadership
With thousands of registered and screened subject matter experts, we envision to map the world of knowledge to the most niche industry level. Our results are more tailored, more precise and more insightful than the traditional research methods of the publishing world.
Mathias Wengeler
Founder & CEO
Head of North America
Mathias has extensive due diligence experience with L.E.K. Consulting in Munich and Boston, during which he worked on over 80 private investment transactions across Europe and the Americas. His prior work experience includes Goldman Sachs, Rothschild & Sons, Merrill Lynch in London, and Oliver Wyman in Munich and Dubai. Mathias holds a triple degree in International Management from ESCP-EAP Grande École in Paris and a Basis doctoral in Economics from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.
Marta Margolis
Managing Partner
Chief Business Development Officer
Marta has an extensive management consulting track record with McKinsey & Company in EMEA, where she advised leading corporations in telecommunications, consumer and industrial goods, and financial services; and top private equity firms on strategy, M&A and marketing and sales topics. Marta also founded and managed a B2B services company, which she then successfully sold to a strategic investor. She also worked for The Grameen Creative Lab, a social business think-tank. Marta has a Master’s degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Lodz, Poland, and an MBA from INSEAD France & Singapore.
Carlos Jerez Hanckes, PhD.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Head of Latin America
Carlos is a professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and received a postdoctoral fellowship at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich. He has worked as a Corporate Finance Analyst for Celfin Capital (BTG Pactual), a leading Latam investment bank. Carlos has a doctorate and master’s degree in Applied Mathematics at Ecole Polytechnique, France, as well as a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Electrical Engineering at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. 
Elena de la Fuente
Co-Founder
Elena has provided advice to some of the largest private corporations and investment funds covering technology, energy, health care and consumer goods in Europe, South America and North Africa for Oliver Wyman. She also gained extensive finance experience in New York by working in investment banking and venture capital, participating in more than 25 transnational commercial due diligence assignments. In addition, Elena enjoys participating in social entrepreneurship projects and has worked in the field in Colombia and the Philippines. Elena has a double Master's degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain.
Sebastian Vohradnik
Managing Partner & COO
Head of Asia / Pacific
Sebastian is an entrepreneur and founded an e-commerce company in the Czech Republic which is now a leading player in its market segment. Prior to that, Sebastian gained 5 years of investment banking and M&A transaction experience with Ermgassen and Co. in London, a leading M&A boutique with a focus on cross border transactions between Europe, Japan and Asia. Sebastian holds a Master's degree in Economics and Business Administration from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany. He also studied at the University of Navarra, Spain, and McMaster University, Canada.
Ammad Ahmad
Founder & Managing Partner
Head of United Kingdom and Middle East
Ammad has helped Fortune 100 companies in the US create industry specific best practices and corporate strategy. He worked at Kaiser Associates, as well as The Advisory Board in Washington, DC, a leading US based senior expert network and best practice research firm. His experience includes advisory services on investment strategies for leading companies, such as the Microsoft Corporation, the Coca-Cola Company and the MasterCard Corporation. Ammad is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and also has a Masters from the WHU School of Management, together with the Bucerius Law School in Germany.
Antonio Meic
Chief Technology Officer
Antonio has more than 8 years experience in building and implementing technical strategy. Prior to Atheneum, he managed and designed the e-commerce solution for Kolektiva, a daily deal firm spanning eight European countries. Antonio has helped implement large-scale integrated systems for email marketing, e-commerce and interactive web platforms, among others. Antonio has an Executive Master's degree from the CBA Business Academy and a Software Engineering Diploma in Management and Informatics from the Technical University of Zagreb.