A TEAM EFFORT. Cervo Volante was founded in the spring of 2017 by Kadri Vunder Fontana, an experienced businesswoman and chemist, and Conny Thiel-Egenter, a passionate hunter and biologist, with the goal of transforming the latent value in hunting waste into premium leather products. Today, the Cervo Volante team is made up of seven individuals, each contributing his or her dedication and expertise to furthering the company’s success. Together, we aim to promote informed consumption habits—
for a future beyond 2050.
Dr. Kadri Vunder Fontana, Co-CEO, Founding partner
More than 15 years business management experience. Launch and build-up of several start-up companies. Enthusiastic about finding entrepreneurial solutions to environmental and social issues.
Dr. Conny Thiel-Egenter, Co-CEO, Founding partner
More than 10 years business management experience. Head of consultancy and planning company for nature conservation and ecosystem management. Loves to hunt in the mountains and to discover biodiversity.
Piret Puppart, Designer, Founding partner
More than 7 years apparel industry experience as head designer. Launched a new label – Uschanka. Professor, Head of Fashion Design at Estonian Academy of Arts. Passionate about nature, heritage handicraft and cultures.
Marc Fischer, Art Director, Founding partner
More than 25 years of experience in international product design, development, marketing and advertising. Entrepreneur on the search for new ways & solutions for the future beyond 2050.
Nina Conrad, Business Development & Product Management
More than 7 years experience and know-how in the development of sustainable and traceable leather value chains and the development and manufacture of leather products. Nina has successfully founded and built several starups, including fin-projects and LEIT & HELD. Committed to sustainable consumption and to mindfulness.
Margaretha Brülisauer, Finance and Accounting
More than 20 years of experience in various finance and accounting functions. At work she likes to move numbers, in her free time she prefers to move her legs and spends most of her time outdoors.
Marcel Schock, Creative Support
More than 10 years of experience in various communication roles as well as in design and wood-crafting. A Philosoph in-residence and a founder of the Kulturfolger in Zürich. Passionate for crafting 3D objects.
Margit Vunder, Founding partner
More than 15 years of experience in Sales Operations in international industrial companies. Passionate about Russian literature and a great supporter of diversity.
Our Partners have made this all possible
- Swiss hunters
- Butcheries a.o.
- Hatecke: www.hatecke.ch
- Schmed: www.metzgerei-schmed.ch
- Carnatira Janki SA: www.facebook.com/pg/CarnatiraSurselvafleisch/about/
- Beno Pally, Metzgerei und Fleischtrocknerei
- Hefti: www.metzgerei-hefti.ch
- Nessier: www.metzgerei-nessier.ch
- Eggs Beat: www.metzgerei-eggs.ch
- GSG Genossenschaft Schlachthaus Gampel
- Bannholz-Metzg GmbH
- Erich Willi