Christopher Schmitz has more than 20 years of advisory experience in Financial Services.
As a passionate advisor, he works with start-ups, investors and established clients at positioning the financial services sector within the digital ecosystems of the future.
Christopher is a Strategy and Transactions Partner for Ernst & Young GmbH. He is a member of the steering committee of TechQuartier in Frankfurt and represents the EY at Insurlab in Cologne. He is the Founder of the EY Start-Up Academy and mentors start-ups for international accelerator programs. Prior to joining EY, Christopher worked as a Strategic Advisor to banks, insurance companies, payments and IT service providers in Germany. In addition to his role at EY, he is also a Lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance.
How Christopher is building a better working world
“I am working with my highly motivated and diverse team of nine nationalities addressing challenges of the financial services industry. Apart from my focus on the implementation of consolidation and restructuring of the finance sector, and investments and divestments, I understand my role as a networker, who connects different players in digital transformation to work on solutions for the future. As an active sponsor of the start-up ecosystem, I collaborate as a Partner with founders, established clients and investors for the national and international implementation of cooperations and the design of growth.”