Team

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 fulfill the vision of the company: We love nature and want our children to be able to experience nature as beautiful and intact as we do. We want to create new traditions for our customers and for the fashion industry.

From left to right: Margaretha Brülisauer (Finance), Piret Puppart (Design), Marc Fischer (Creative Director), Kadri Vunder Fontana (Co-CEO), Sandra Schachenmann (Shoe design), Conny Thiel-Egenter (Co-CEO)

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.
kvf@cervovolante.com

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.
cte@cervovolante.com

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.
pp@cervovolante.com

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.
mf@cervovolante.com

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.
mb@cervovolante.com

Sandra Schachenmann, Shoe Designer
More than 15 years international experience in the luxury industry in design, development and production of exclusive products and product lines for renowned brands. Guest lecturer at various international universities. In her work she combines a passion for high-quality materials and craftsmanship with a fascination for cultures, innovation and technology.

Eloise Santschi, Project Manager Operations and Sales
Young fashion designer with three years of experience in various management, sales and styling functions. In her work, Eloïse loves to both coordinate and take a creative and aesthetic standpoint. Interested in social and environmental issues as well as the world of art.

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.

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