About us

Our focus – your added value

Who we are

We are a dedicated Executive Search & Human Capital Advisory firm that specializes exclusively in the Asset Management industry. We provide holistic solutions in the fields of executive search, team development and in the development of organizational and corporate cultures.

Balancing organization, structure and processes on one hand and motivation, relationships and the human factor on the other hand is paramount for us. The combination of these elements defines the values of your company, which in turn define its culture. Developing the ways to bring success to your company is what we do.

Our Philosophy

We are convinced that applying ethics in life and in work help generating stakeholder value leading to sustainable results and enhanced success. This we reach by a high degree of inclusion and conscious decision making.

Our philosophy orients itself on the “conscious leadership principles”. Executives who have recognized the significance of their own identity, of their personal sense of purpose as well as of their principles and values and who rigorously implement these in their lives and their work, create sustainable impact in their function as leaders and executives.

It fills us with joy and happiness to experience leaders and corporations that engage themselves with passion for their convictions and thus achieve superior results, way beyond of what they thought possible.


Eleway was founded in 2021 by fusion of two leading Asset Management executive search firms: Haas Associates and Volkmann & Cie. Thanks to this combination can we serve the regional and functional needs of our clients even better. Our name «eleway» consists of the two words «elevate» and «way». Our objective is to show ways that literally elevate our clients by means of proactive consultation and our profound know-how.


Christian Haas

Managing Partner, Zurich

Christian has worked for more than ten years in Asset Management and has thus gained in-depth know-how in this industry. He was responsible for business development and institutional sales both at Credit Suisse and M&G investments.

Christian is also co-founder of Urban Gurus, a consulting company dedicated to assisting executives in identifying and communicating their purpose clearly.

Christian holds a B.A. in Business Administration, an Executive Master in Change from INSEAD and he is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

He also completed the Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies programme at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Stephan Volkmann

Managing Partner, Frankfurt

Stephan has more than 17 years of experience within the financial industry. His last corporate function was with Morningstar, where he served as Head of Sales for Germany and Austria. Before this, he acted as Sales Director for Fidelity, WestLB and UBS.

Building on a firm foundation of how to align talent and business strategy, he helps clients develop tailored solutions, and provides ongoing support, to help them meet their business objectives. Stephan represents Urban Gurus in Germany, whose aim is to assist executives in identifying and communicating their purpose clearly.

Stephan holds an M.A. in Business Administration from Saarland University and he is also a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA). Currently Stephan is completing at the INeKO institute the certification as a systemic coach.

Michael Johnson

Partner, London

Michael has more than 20 years of experience within the financial search industry.  For the last 18 years he has focused on the asset management sector, and in 2010  went on to found Silverbirch Partners, a specialist search firm focused on making placements into both the distribution and fund management areas at a number of firms across Europe.  

Michael holds a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Exeter.

Christina Kuenzle

Partner, Zurich

Christina is engaged in executive and business coaching in Switzerland and internationally for more than 20 years. Core topics of her work have been accompanying change processes and career management. Before founding her own company, Choice Executive and Business Coaching, she was a member of the Executive Committee of Sulzer AG, responsible for Group Development.

Christina is also co-founder of Urban Gurus, a consulting company dedicated to assisting executives in identifying and communicating their purpose clearly.

Christina is a business administration graduate, holds an MBA from INSEAD and a M.S. in “Coaching and Consulting for Change” from HEC in Paris.

Erik Fuckerider

Head of Research, Frankfurt

Erik has worked more than six years in client-facing roles in the financial industry, including Asset Management and the FinTech space.

Prior to joining eleway, he worked at Invesco and was responsible for covering the German Insurance market as well as distribution of Invesco‘s investment solutions across all asset classes.

In his role as Head of Research at eleway, Erik is responsible for market research on trends and movements in the industry with a focus on Private Markets and Digital Assets. He leads our team of research associates and coordinates talent screening for our mandated searches to identify the best potential candidates in the market. Additionally, Erik oversees the firm’s data management and various internal projects.

He holds a B.Sc. in International Finance from the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.

Anna-Lena Sepp

Research Associate​, Frankfurt

Anna-Lena is currently studying law at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. She has experience in various international law firms and was active in fund structuring for Golding Capital in Munich.

In her role at eleway, Anna-Lena works on dedicated recruiting projects, helping identify the most relevant individuals for each recruiting project. She also works on projects providing focused market insight (e.g., compensation, organizational structures) for business development and project execution purposes.