What drives us.
Leading your organisation to a sustainable future
We support investors with an intuitive and whole-organisation solution for managing ESG risk and SDG performance.
Being familiar with exactly what it takes to implement a high-quality, data-rich and comprehensive ESG and sustainability solution, our co-founders created an independent and fully objective sustainability screening and reporting solution which also supports product design all within a SaaS model.
We are a complementary and versatile team of professionals across asset management/finance, data science and technology with a keen desire to promote a sustainable future.
Michael Schneider and Dr. Jobst von Hoyningen-Huene founded Screen17 in 2017 following the launch of econnext AG, Screen17’s parent company. Previously, Michael served as the head of ESG for the Asset & Wealth Management division of Deutsche Bank AG. Jobst was Managing Director and Head of the Financial Institutions Group Germany, during which time he was coordinator of the German energy transition task force. Both founders gained in-depth experience of sustainable project financing and capital allocation to the energy transition. Together they identified the need for an independent and fully objective sustainability screening and reporting solution offering comprehensive and high-quality data and services which support a wide range of use cases across the financial industry.
Dr. Florian Glaser, Shelly Kelly and Dr. Sven Panz manage the firm while leveraging the close relationship and knowledge of Michael and Jobst to drive Screen17’s growth strategy.
Chief Technology Officer
Florian joined in March 2021, and is responsible for the strategic and operational development of software systems and the IT infrastructure at ESG Screen17. He oversees and participates in internal and external IT projects to provide the product team with reliable, useful, future-proof tools and systems for data engineering, data analysis, and seamless product delivery to the customer.
Prior to joining ESG Screen 17, Florian worked as a Scientist, Software Engineer, and Software Architect for data-driven start-ups building products ranging from Industrial IoT to Blockchain-based financial services. He also gathered experience as a Quantitative Strategist and implemented IT systems for portfolio- and order management at a boutique Fund in Cologne.
During his academic career, Florian held a position as research group lead and lectured on Applied Analytics and Electronic Finance at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He conducted scientific research at the KIT and the Goethe University Frankfurt on Systemic Risk, Robo Advisory, Machine Learning in financial markets, user behaviour on Social Trading platforms, and the analysis and design of Distributed Ledger systems.
Florian holds a Diploma in Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Practical Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Universities in Cologne, Hagen and Frankfurt.
Chief Sales Officer
Shelly is responsible for business development, sales and marketing at ESG Screen17. She leads and manages the sales strategy, marketing client development and servicing.
Prior to joining ESG Screen17 as Chief Sales Officer, Shelly headed GreenTec Capital Partners’ Consulting unit, focused on scaling of sustainable African start-ups, together with international funding partners. Before that, Shelly worked in the global asset management/financial industry for over 25 years, most recently at Deutsche Bank/DWS in New York and Frankfurt with roles focused on account and sales management, program and process management (tech and non-tech), and organizational development and transformation, including Culture & Engagement. Shelly also held positions at Pequot Capital, Nomura, UBS and Northern Trust.
Shelly currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Frankfurt International School and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics-Mathematical Emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a certificate in Business Sustainability Management at the University of Cambridge.
Dr. Sven Panz
Chief Product Officer
Dr. Sven Panz joined ESG Screen17 in 2019 and is responsible for the methodological development of the proprietary Screen17 model for the assessment of various sustainability dimensions. He is also an expert regarding the implementation of different regulatory topics such as the EU-Taxonomy and the SFDR.
Prior to joining Screen17, Sven worked within the Investment Banking division of Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt, and worked as a student trainee in various quantitative areas at EY and AXA.
Sven holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Mathematics and a Master in Finance and Information Management from the Technical University of Munich. Sven also conducted international research projects at the University of Cambridge and the University of Toronto.
Senior Client Executive
Felix joined in June 2018 and is responsible for sales and client relationship management, servicing and communications in Germany, Austria, Switzerland (DACH), and supports the development of Screen17’s client base internationally. Joining Screen17 in its early days, Felix has served multiple roles in the development of the product and client strategy, working closely with both Jobst and Michael, Screen17’s co-founders, and other team members. He also wrote his master’s thesis on circular economy in ESG Ratings in cooperation with ESG Screen17.
Prior to joining Felix worked in various departments and areas in the business and private customer units of Frankfurter Sparkasse, gaining valuable client relationship development experience and also developing his interest in the topic of sustainability, preparing his bachelor thesis on “Integration of sustainability aspects into investment” which was further strengthened by practical experience in the sales management of sustainable funds.
Felix holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in business administration in the field of banking and finance at Frankfurter Sparkasse, and a Master of Science degree in Innovation Management at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark. He is a certified ESG Analyst.
Sebastian joined in August 2021 and works as a Data Engineer at Screen17 primarily contributing to the development of the underlying platform as well as the proprietary data offering. This includes taking care of data pipelines, adding new platform features and also supporting the Product Team in processing & analysing ESG data.
Sebastian holds a Master’s degree in Business Informatics from Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main (2021). During his studies he gained diverse experiences including studying abroad at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, working as a research assistant at the Chair of e-Finance (Goethe University) and further short-term employments as a web developer (Frank Europe) & financial services consulting intern (KPMG).
Julian Trageser joined in October 2019 and is responsible for the development of Screen17’s sustainability assessment model, with a focus on adherence and applicability to various regulatory requirements. Julian also designs and implements client-specific data analytics and reporting packages. During an internship, he wrote his master’s thesis in the Department of Business Ethics, in cooperation with ESG Screen 17.
Prior to joining Screen17, Julian worked part-time in marketing and business development at Vaamo (now Moneyfarm), a robo advisor. He also had an internship in international marketing for Universal Music in Berlin.
Julian has Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Goethe University Frankfurt, and a Master’s degree in Business Management at Julius Maximilian University (University of Würzburg), with a focus on business start-ups, marketing and information management.
Client Relationship Manager
Moritz joined in December 2021 and works as a Client Relationship Manager, where he is passionate in serving our clients while also enjoying special projects on behalf of the Sales & Relationship Management team.
Prior to this, Moritz worked in the Equities Research department at Deutsche Bank. Throughout his studies, he worked in the Investor Relations department of MDAX-listed company Hypoport SE, supporting capital markets communication and reporting. He also worked at LYNX, an online broker as a customer and trading support specialist, and prior to that in the real estate sector. His Bachelor’s thesis focused on sustainability reporting of selected listed companies in Germany, sparking his interest on the topic.
Moritz holds a degree in Business Administration with a focus on finance and digital business from the University of Applied Science in Berlin, with a semester at Kookmin University in Seoul, Korea.
Dr. Jens Lausen
Jens joined ESG Screen17 in February 2022 as a Data Scientist in the product team. He is responsible for product development, data analysis, and the implementation of regulatory requirements. He further contributes to the design and implementation of the ESG Screen17 SDG methodology.
Before joining ESG Screen17, Jens worked as a researcher at Goethe University Frankfurt. He conducted scientific research on the microstructure of financial markets, digital forms of financing, investor protection, and financial market regulation. In addition, Jens was a lecturer for the certificate courses “Introduction to Python” and “Introduction to Data Science” for efl – the Data Science Institute (formerly E-Finance Lab). Prior to his time in academia, Jens gained professional experience in the fields of Business Analytics, Management Accounting, and Asset Management Regulation at R+V Insurance and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Jens holds a Ph.D. (Dr. rer. pol.) in Finance and Information Systems from Goethe University Frankfurt. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Management and Economics and a master’s degree in Management from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, with a semester abroad at the University of Agder in Norway.
Janis joined ESG Screen17 in February 2022 as a Data Scientist. As part of the product team, he supports the further development of the data model. This includes integrating new data sources and implementing regulatory requirements.
In 2014, Janis began his bachelor studies in Industrial Engineering at the Technical University in Darmstadt. In the subsequent master’s program he deepened his focus on sustainable energy, finance, and innovation. During his studies he spend a semester abroad at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg (Sweden) and worked as a tutor at the department of mathematics.
Prior to joining ESG Screen17, Janis gained professional experience as an intern and working student in different industries. He worked in consulting, in business development, in tool development and data analysis as well as digital transformation.
Thomas joined ESG Screen17 in August 2022 as a working student, supporting the Sales & Marketing Team.
In 2019, Thomas started a Bachelor of Science in International Business at Maastricht University and is currently completing a semester abroad at RWTH Aachen. His bachelor thesis investigated the relationship between sustainability and consumer impulsive buying behaviour. Prior to his university education, he graduated from the Frankfurt International School, where he completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.
Luisa joined in November 2022 as a working student and member of the product team. She is currently pursuing a Master of Political Science and Economics at Heidelberg University and working on a research internship at the university’s Institute for Political Science (IPW). In September 2022, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Heidelberg University, and her bachelor thesis explored the relationship between the individual support towards specific party families and the support towards coal energy. Luisa gained previous experience as a working student, supporting social science research focused on quantitative methods, administrative services for the funding of research projects, and product management operations.
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