Our team

The team, the people behind TECUMfinance, are media people and not bankers. We have many years of industry experience, which helps us to live up to our ambitious claim: namely to be different, faster, and more service and customer-oriented than traditional financial service providers.

Here you can get to know our team better:

Jörg Pieper
Jörg PieperFounder and managing director
Jörg Pieper studied audio and video engineering at the University of Applied Sciences and the Robert Schumann University of Music in Düsseldorf, from which he graduated in 1996 with a degree in engineering.

Following his studies, he has worked for various television and media companies, including in the broadcasting operations of Vox, VIVA and SuperRTL (at the Cologne broadcasting center), as a broadcasting engineer at the Nickelodeon childrens’ channel and as technical manager at the weather channel, ‘DER WETTERKANAL’, in Düsseldorf.

In 1998 he moved to Sony’s B2B area, first at Sony Deutschland GmbH, then to Sony Broadcast & Professional Europe. He worked there in various positions, including as Senior Manager Solutions Management and Senior Manager Media Marketing.

After 12 years at Sony, during 2011 he moved to DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH in Frankfurt as head of media, where he was responsible for the media strategy of all DFL platforms (TV, online, mobile).

At the end of 2012, Jörg specialized in the financing business and became director of procuration and later managing director at the German branch of Azule Finance, an English provider of financing solutions in the media sector.

Jörg founded TECUMfinance in May 2019. With his background of expertise and extensive experience in the media industry, including with broadcasters, manufacturers and productions, and additionally in the areas of rights and finance, this was a more or less natural step.

Vivienne Güttner
Vivienne GüttnerSales manager
Vivienne Güttner started her professional career with the Douglas perfume store chain in Düsseldorf. There she trained as a retail clerk and, after gaining a few years of professional experience, took over the management of the Douglas branch in Duisburg.

Following her time at Douglas, she lived abroad for many years, firstly in Sweden, then in the USA and finally in Singapore. During her years abroad, Vivienne worked as a language teacher of German and English at primary and secondary schools, and also as a teaching assistant at a school for children with learning difficulties.

After returning to Germany, in 2015, Vivienne became a sales manager at the German branch of Azule Finance, an English provider of financing solutions to the media sector. She now holds the same position at TECUMfinance.

Patricia Schmitz
Patricia SchmitzSales support manager
Patricia Schmitz is a freelance photographer and runs a photo studio in Willich, focussing on children, weddings and corporate photography. She came to photography via a few detours, as at the beginning of her professional career she initially trained as a hotel manager and subsequently then worked in many well-rated hotels nationwide.

Following positions in related industries, such as at the Metro Group in Düsseldorf, Patricia decided to devote herself to her real passion, namely photography.

She has been working as a freelance photographer since 2008 and opened her own photo studio for portrait photography in 2010. Technical perfection and empathy in dealing with her customers are characteristic of Patricia’s work as a photographer – qualities which make her particularly valuable for our TECUMfinance team.

Julia Ahlborn
Julia AhlbornSales support
Julia, clearly the youngster in the team, is a part-time student working at TECUMfinance. She is studying special needs education, in the 6th semester, at the University of Cologne and has dedicated herself to basketball in her free time: as a player, coach and also referee. She mainly supports the sales area, but also contributes importantly in all other company areas.