Team

Jörg
Schweizer
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Joerg is the founder and CEO of Accent Capital Group. He started his career at Commerzbank in Frankfurt before realizing that he wanted to build up his own business. As a first step he worked as an independent capital market consultant for Deutsche Boerse Group, teaching their employees about global stock exchanges. While being a consultant Joerg founded several German financial websites which were successful but the traffic created big server bills, back then a reason to pull the plug. In 2003 he founded the predecessor of Accent Capital Group and consulted private and public companies all over the world in regards to investors and media. Joerg did not paint the wall for Facebook but some of his clients became very successful. Over the years the consulting business transitioned into an investment business with over 100 private transactions. With successful exits the company was renamed to Accent Capital Group.  

Ira
Rodionova
Head of Administration and Back Office

Ira heads the back-office at Accent Capital Group. She previously held various functions at the American-Israeli Welfare Organization (JDC). Ira holds a bachelor degree from the Rostov Institute of Foreign Languages.

Pierre
Wolf
Chief Operating Officer

Pierre has more than 25 years of experience in financial markets.

He is ACCENT CAPITAL GROUP’s COO. Before joining Accent Capital GmbH in 2011, Pierre led Institutional Sales at 1st Capital Management Group GmbH for 2 years. Prior to 1st Capital, Pierreheld several positions at BMO Capital Markets, working his way up from an intern to a leading broker-dealer, and then became Head of Munich operations, including the positions of compliance and AML officer.

Mr. Wolf holds a graduate degree as an economist (Dipl.) from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and a BA in financial planning from the IHK Munich.

Elena
Kozhaeva
Head of Communications and PR

Elena heads the communications and PR department of Accent Capital Group. Elena holds a diploma from the Rostov Institute of National Economy, Faculty of Economics, where she specialised in financial services and banking. 

Wolfgang
Strasser
 Chief Investment Officer & Head of San Francisco Office

Wolfgang co-sources, structures and manages Accent Capital Group’s investments into disruptive technology companies and blockchain companies.

He has more than 15 years of experience in venture capital investments and Board level management of technology companies. 

In his entrepreneurial years, Wolfgang co-founded Europe’s first VOIP online community AIKIU and the Spanish tourism market place ECANARIAS and took them both to No 1 positions in their respective markets.

In an interim project in 2010, he co-founded a blockchain startup and wrote software for token economies based on predecessors of today’s ERC-721 protocol. A little too early …

He also has more than 8 years of experience as a senior technology advisor for Fortune 500 companies, incl. INTEL, Deutsche Telekom, EADS/AIRBUS and BMW.

At the beginning of his career, Wolfgang spent several years as a mathematician and computer scientist at the GSF in Muenchen (today: HELMHOLTZ Research Center), and holds a PhD in mathematics with “summa cum laude” from TU Muenchen for new algorithms and equations in pattern recognition and AI.