Jana Hecker is an experienced capital markets specialist who has held senior leadership positions at JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, and Deutsche Bank. In her role as Global Head of Equity Markets at Unicredit she served as the Chair of Global Equity Commitments Committee and was a member of the Executive Committee of Global Financing Group.
During this time, she was involved in more than 50 successful transactions in a leading role, including the preparation of IPOs and pre-IPO financing rounds.
Jana has lead numerous liquid and illiquid equity investments into early stage and growth stage companies for over two decades. She is an active angel investor and has gained expertise in boardrooms, where she has held positions with start-up and scale-up companies in diverse sectors such as B2B software, data service business, fintech and healthcare. Her experience in guiding these companies has contributed to their growth and success. Over the past two decades, she has thus acquired unique expertise in supporting companies of various sizes, IPOs, spin-offs, and complex financing rounds. She has built up her international network through years of working in the financial capitals of London, New York, Milan, and Frankfurt.
Her leadership acumen, extensive financial market experience, and boardroom involvement position her as a valuable asset in driving successful investments at Einstein Industries Ventures and supporting the growth of innovative New Space companies.
Hecker holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Münster and an M.Sc. in Economics (Diplom-Kauffrau) from the University of Würzburg, Germany. Dr. Hecker is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Institute Germany and Treasurer of sdw Alumni e.V., one of the largest scholarship alumni networks in Germany.