Who we are
We are a fast, experienced and interdisciplinary crew of qualified merchants and engineers. For the last 15 or more years we have been specialising consistently in advising companies on how to obtain funding and finance for their projects. We guide them in all aspects related to funding, accompanying them through all phases of the award process – from submission of the application through the granting of financial support to follow-up support and the final report. We also provide support in the subsequent implementation and coordination of the project.
Banker and Master of Business Administration (FH)
Christoph Pfaff held an active, responsible position in an Augsburg management consultancy even while still at university. This was followed by roles in a number of companies, before he took over as managing director of the international family-run business, Pfaff-Silberblau Hebezeugfabrik, in 1996. Until its successful sale in 2008, Christoph Pfaff served as the main shareholder of Pfaff-Silberblau Beteiligungs-GmbH and as a member of its supervisory board.
From 2001 – 2009 Christoph Pfaff worked as co-proprietor of the Beratungskontor Group, where he was the partner responsible for the automotive sector.
He founded CMP Financial Engineers GmbH & Co. KG at the start of 2010. As an expert in funding, he is frequently called upon to give speeches and presentations.
Master of Business Administration (FH)
After studying business administration, Alexander Brecheisen started his career as a sales executive for an innovative American snowboard manufacturer. Following a stint as international sales director of a leading branded goods manufacturer in Germany, in 2007 Alexander Brecheisen successfully established an agency for sports marketing, focusing on international sales.
He has been a partner at CMP Financial Engineers since 2010, specialising in advising on R&D projects in the automotive, aviation, mechanical engineering and food sectors. Thanks to his international experience, Alexander Brecheisen is also involved in many large, joint cross-border projects as project manager.
Master of Business and Engineering
Birger Hammerstein worked in a variety of positions at Siemens AG and the Bosch Group before spending 14 years as commercial director within the VIAG AG and VAW Aluminium AG group of companies.
As managing director of a leading supplier to the automotive industry, he held responsibility for the financing of innovation and capital investment, among other roles, enabling him to gain initial experience with public funding as a financing instrument.
Since 2010 Birger Hammerstein has been advising companies on how to obtain public funding for project financing and on restructuring and financing issues. He has been assisting CMP Financial Engineers as an expert and partner focusing on the North Rhine-Westphalia region since 2013..
Dr. Heinz-Georg Burghoff
After studying physics at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt and gaining a doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysics, Dr. Heinz-Georg Burghoff began his professional career as a developer at Continental AG in Northeim.
In 1980 he moved to what is now Daimler AG, where he initially headed up some research projects before taking on his first managerial role in car development.
In 1996 he led the development of complete electrics/electronics as centre manager, with a workforce of more than 1,000.
Dr. Burghoff has been a freelance consultant since 2004. His work is focused on product and corporate strategy for motor vehicle electronics as well as organisation and project management. Dr. Burghoff has been working closely with Christoph Pfaff on the strategic alignment of CMP in the automotive industry since 2006.
After studying medicine and business management, Markus Rundt spent more than 10 years on the international circuit as a lecturer in integrated management systems for TÜV Süd Akademie and TÜV Rheinland Akademie, among others.
His focus is on the effect of strategic decisions on people. He is particularly interested in the possibility of the controlled transformation of the current “human value added factor” in the age of Industry 4.0. “Quality 4.0”, the quality movement he initiated, aims to integrate humans symbiotically into corporate processes. A major role here is played by innovative concepts that each developing company must define and implement if a business strategy is to be turned into corporate success through efficient implementation. His core sectors are automotive, food production, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Heckenberger
The PhD in process engineering joined Behr GmbH & Co. KG (now Mahle-Behr) in Stuttgart as an advanced engineering developer in 1990. Following stints as project manager and global key account manager, in 2012 Dr. Heckenberger moved to Luxembourg as vice president engineering for automotive supplier Delphi, where he held worldwide responsibility for the technology of the 800-strong Thermal Division until 2015.
Dr. Heckenberger has been working as a freelance consultant since 2016, focusing on thermal management in vehicles, electromobility, product strategy and corporate structures of global development organisations, with an emphasis on automotive suppliers.
As Associate Partner, Dr Heckenberger shapes the strategic orientation of CMP in the automotive supplier sectors, concentrating on thermal management and electromobility.
Decades of experience as an active, expert financing partner when it comes to expanding, securing or ensuring the sustainability of a company.
Bavarian State Development Bank
The Bavarian State Development Bank helps entrepreneurs bring their projects to reality when viable financing cannot be obtained from commercial banks alone.
A network partner as soon as companies in Romania seek funding for their projects.
IE Engineering Group
The IE Engineering Group supports companies from the first investment idea, through selection of the production technology, operational and logistics planning to the general planning of annexes, conversions and new buildings.
The change specialists advise and support clients on the road to the Digital Value Economy in particular. e&co. maintains several offices in Europe as well as an Asian affiliate in Seoul, South Korea.
DECURA Consulting Group GmbH
The DECURA Consulting Group provides advice from its Munich, Augsburg and Füssen offices, offering support in innovation funding, consulting, training and maturity stage management.
accelopment Schweiz AG
Accelopment is our partner specialised in European research, development and innovation funding programmes such as Horizon Europe and Eurostars. With offices located in Zurich and Heidelberg they have been a successful and reliable cooperation partner for researchers and entrepreneurs since 2008.
EureCons Förderagentur GmbH
EureCons offers companies and local authorities support in all areas of strategic development and analysis, management services, consortium creation and funding advice.
Greif Textile Mietsysteme
„CMP impresses me by the high degree of partnership and trust in their cooperation – always focused on the goal!“