Global private equity firm The Riverside Company has hired Dörte Höppner as Chief Operating Officer, Riverside Europe Fund.
Höppner has served as Chief Executive and Secretary General at Invest Europe (2011-2016) and Managing Director at the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (2007-2011). Most recently she served as Managing Director at German law firm P+P.
At Riverside, Höppner will work with senior transactors to set and track goals in Europe, develop and lead process improvements, manage the budget in Europe and work closely with the firm’s Global Talent Management team, among many other duties.
In addition to her COO Europe duties, Höppner will focus on supporting investor relations efforts. She will work out of Riverside’s Munich and London offices.
Höppner will replace Avi Turetsky, who will transition out of the firm over the summer to focus on private equity research. Turetsky has been with Riverside for more than 10 years, and is completing his Ph.D. in Management. His research focuses on the factors that drive outperformance in our industry.