Stephan Happe is an experienced restructuring practitioner with broad industry experience including automotive, engineering and retail. As a former chartered accountant and tax consultant he brings 24 years of operational and financial restructuring expertise both as an advisor and in management. Clients of Schmitz & Partners benefit from his relationship of trust with particular banks, legal advisors and OEMs established over many years.
Stephan was previously a partner at KPMG Germany’s restructuring practice for seven years. Prior to KPMG Stephan worked at FTI Consulting, Alvarez & Marsal and Droege.& Comp. In this context he has advised companies with sales of up to 2.5bn.
He holds a master degree in business administration from EAP-ESCP, European School of Management, Paris-Oxford-Berlin. He qualified as a German chartered account and tax consultant in 2002 and 2000, respectively.
Stephan was born in 1968 in Berlin and is married with four children.