The Management

Management Team

Mavenship was established by Werner Gerdts and Uwe Schuldt to support shipping companies,
financial investors and banks with independent shipping and finance expertise.

Process Engineer (Diplom-Ingenieur Verfahrenstechnik), he held senior management positions in business development, corporate finance and asset management with Rickmers Group. Uwe brings in his broad expertise in corporate finance, financial analysis, business development, accounting, controlling and reporting. At Rickmers Group, Uwe structured service offerings and joint ventures with financial investors. He directed essential parts of the strategic and organisational transformation in 2011/2012. Furthermore, Uwe co-managed the financing of their newbuilding orderbook of more than 20 vessels in 2009/2010. Prior to joining the shipping industry, Uwe was a senior transaction professional with KPMG where he conducted buy and sell side projects in large cross-border transactions for financial and corporate investors. His industry focus is on container shipping, break-bulk shipping and renewables (offshore wind and CHP).

Shipbroker (Schifffahrtskaufmann), he held senior management positions with Peter Döhle, one of the world’s leading container & dry cargo shipping groups. Werner has profound expertise in newbuilding contracting, sale & purchase, marine insurance, casualty management, chartering, crewing and shipmanagement. His focus is on business development and acquisition, engineering of business solutions and concepts. Werner had responsibility and control of about 100 newbuilding projects from acquisition until delivery. He conducted transactions of numerous resales and sale & purchase of second tonnage. In addition, Werner set up two leading marine insurance brokers and an insurance company.