Team


The VTR team consists of proven experts in the restructuring of companies in special situations. All VTR partners and consultants have entrepreneurial experience gained as seasoned executives in line functions. Most have successfully completed numerous restructuring mandates in an international environment.

And the wide range of our experts enables us to provide our clients with first-hand knowledge and with the highest quality.


VTR Management-Team

Joern Trierweiler

Founder and Managing Partner

Jörn Trierweiler

Standing still means regression. I’m always looking ahead.

As founder and managing partner, Joern Trierweiler focuses on supporting companies in transitional situations. He assumes temporary management responsibilities within the company and coordinates communication with stakeholders.

  • more than 10 years of experience as board member and Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) in international corporates and groups, including in the areas of construction materials, plant construction, automotive industry
  • supervisory board and advisory board for companies in crisis and transformation processes as well as advisory board for international private equity investors and an international M&A consulting firm
  • many years of professional experience as controller and commercial manager in the industry
  • studies of Industrial Engineering in Munich
  • member of the CRO Circle

Michael Pies

Managing Partner

Michael Pies

Either we find a way or we create one!

Michael Pies is a managing partner of VTR. As CRO or Chief Transformation Officer he supports companies in challenging change processes. In this function – mostly in an executive position – he is responsible for the implementation of sustainable turnaround measures.

  • more than twenty years of experience as a managing director/board member, CRO and (interim) CFO and as a consultant in complex and mostly international transformation processes
  • several management functions and partially responsibility for the development of renowned management consulting firms specialized on restructuring cases
  • several years of experience in administrative functions in large corporates and medium-sized companies
  • studies of Business Administration (MBA Insead, France)
  • CFO / CRO in well-known protective shield proceedings
  • advising international PE or hedge funds and banking syndicates
  • member of the CRO Circle

Stephan Götschel

Associate Partner

Stephan Götschel

Every change offers the chance for a new beginning. Developing the good and leaving the superfluous – that’s what I am working on!

As an Associate Partner of VTR, Stephan Götschel focuses on supporting medium-sized companies in the manufacturing industry and on complex legal special cases.

  • many years of experience as managing director and Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) in medium-sized companies in the manufacturing industry
  • in specific cases, also appointed as Insolvency administrator (“Eigenverwalter”) in German Chapter 11 like insolvency proceedings
  • previously, corporate lawyer and board member of various (listed) companies in the industry and in business software
  • studies of Law and Business Administration in Munich
  • lawyer admitted to the Bar
  • member of the CRO Circle

Michael Klimitsch

Associate Partner

Michael Klimitsch

Paths are made by walking them.

As an associated partner of VTR, Michael Klimitsch assists companies on their way through challenging situations and supports them in the areas of controlling, budgeting, liquidity planning and liquidity management.

  • more than ten years of experience in leading positions in international groups in the areas of accounting, controlling and finance
  • or many years independent consultant and interim manager, mainly for medium-sized companies
  • studies of Business Administration in Innsbruck

Marie-Agnes Brandweiner

Junior Legal Counsel

Marie-Agnes Brandweiner

The solution lies in the detail – always have an analytical view when proving the claim.

Marie-Agnes Brandweiner supports the legal department of VTR Service GmbH with a particular focus on documentation and legal analysis.

  • long-term participation in a law firm
  • studies of Law (master’s degree) at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg

Philipp von Neipperg

Of Counsel

Philipp von Neipperg

In phases of change, transparency and facts are extremely important. That’s why I get to the bottom of things.

Philipp von Neipperg advises VTR Service GmbH in selected client mandates.

  • many years of experience as an analyst for several private equity funds in the assessment and evaluation of potential acquisitions, financial modeling and risk assessment
  • studies of Business Administration in Bayreuth and St. Gallen

Lucie Oveckova

Backoffice Management

Lucie Oveckova

Problems only arise where there are no solutions.

Lucie Oveckova supports VTR Service GmbH in all organizational matters, which ensures an efficient exchange of information internally and externally. Together with the management, she is responsible for the development and implementation of projects that strengthen the company’s position as a highly professional team of restructuring experts in the long term.

  • Master’s degree in art management / Janacek University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Master’s degree in International Management / Salzburg Management and Business School, Salzburg, Austria
  • many years of work in the back office and as an assistant of large Salzburg companies (Kronospan, Alpen-Maykestag, Salzburg Festival, Fuschl Castle)

Alena Niedrist

Personal Assistant

Alena Niedrist

Together we can reach the goal.

As a personal assistant and organizational talent, Alena Niedrist supports the managing partners in day-to-day business. She coordinates both internal and external appointments.

  • many years of work in various functions in an international fashion group
  • English and American Studies (Paris Lodron University Salzburg)

Ivana Riegler

Manager Accounting

Ivana Riegler

I don’t fear the wind,
because I have my sails under control.

Ivana Riegler works in our Vienna office and bears overall responsibility for all accounting issues of VTR Service GmbH. At the same time, she is responsible for the accounting of selected clients.

  • Msc in Accounting / University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • accountancy examination WIFI, Austria
  • many years of experience as an accountant in international groups and private equity companies in Austria
  • many years of experience as a senior accountant in a traditional British company based in London and in a real estate management company in Slovakia

Julia Morgun

Senior Manager Business Analysis

Julia Morgun

Imagination is more important than knowledge, because knowledge is limited – especially in transitional situations.

Julia Morgun supports VTR project teams and clients in business analyzes and financial modeling.

  • multiple years of experience in tax and financial transaction consultancy from a Big 4 company and a bank
  • responsibility for financial analysis and credit rating of investment targets on the banking side
  • studies in economics at the Humboldt University in Berlin

Anocha Taejiw

Senior Manager Controlling / PMO

Anocha Taejiw

First I look for the goal.
Then I’ll find the way.

As Senior Manager of VTR, Anocha Taejiw supports companies in the implementation of complex transformations in financial matters. He assists them in the areas of controlling & reporting, forecasting and the implementation of holistic value-enhancing programs.

  • many years of experience in controlling and finance in international corporations and private equity companies
  • more than ten years of experience as an interim manager in various management positions
  • studies in business administration in Frankfurt am Main and Amsterdam