About us


Professional and independent meta-expertise…

As expert in evaluating and procuring consultants, Cardea AG has been working since its foundation in 1999 to bring transparency into the consulting market and to support clients in their decision making when choosing and hiring consultants. For many years, Cardea AG has been a recognized expert and sparring partner for many management levels of medium-sized and large national and international companies, as well as in the media, advising on questions relating to the consulting market and the use of external consultants.

…now also for your financial assets

We have augmented our staff with proven experts in the financial services industry and expanded our personal and digital Cardea Meta-Services on the basis of our database and matching skills. By providing transparency in the Swiss market for banks and independent asset managers, we generate significant added value for wealthy private clients, entrepreneurs and semi-institutional investors who are seeking advice on the selection of financial partners. With the independent Cardea-Meta-Finance evaluation and matching experience and expertise, clients can select the right financial services provider efficiently and free of charge. For sustainable performance and optimum price/performance ratios for their financial assets in Switzerland and abroad.


Years of Experience




Listed Consultants




Asset Managers

Expertise & Projects


Our Clients

We assist large and small & medium-sized companies worldwide across a variety of industry sectors from manufacturing, to retail and services such as:

Automotive • Consumer Goods • Utilities • Financial Services • Private Equity • Healthcare & Life Sciences • High Tech, Industrial Machinery & Process Industry • Retail • TIME • Transport • Public Sector

Our Expertise

Cardea helped clients find consultants which are right for their challenges:
Strategy • Organization & Processes • Transformation & Change • Operations & Shared Operations • Turnaround • M&A • Finance & Controlling • Marketing & Sales • Supply Chain & Production • Innovation • R&D • Risk, Regulatory & Compliance • HR, Talent Management, Training • Digital Transformation • IT Management & Systems Implementation

What our customers say

Cardea suggested new and therefore unknown suppliers and guided us very professionally through the selection process.

Head of procurementFinancial services provider

Quick search and creation of a long list of potential partner companies, very transparent and accurate description of the companies, very professional initiation of the first meetings, good and accurate documentation of the discussion results.

Managing DirectorConsulting Company

Cardea quickly identified consultants unknown to us, obtained offers and references and made a recommendation.

Head of procurement indirect materialIndustrial company

Cardea helped us quickly and without much effort to select the right consultant for our strategy project.

Managing DirectorMobility Company

consultingsearcher provided us with two consultant profiles after only one telephone call, both of which optimally met our requirements. That was efficient and resource-saving.

Internal auditorSteiermärkische Gebietskrankenkasse

With the help of Cardea, we were able to find a consulting company that was very well suited to our task and started the project within 4 weeks.

Head of Supplier ManagementIndustrial Company
Business Division HeadFinancial services provider

Cardea helped us with a competent external view to classify our offer in the consulting market and to sharpen our positioning, and has encouraged us not to sell us below our value.

Managing DirectormitPlan GmbH

Get to know us

Cardea is a professional meta-consulting and meta-finance firm comprised of senior staff with years of experience assisting clients with finding and selecting the right consultants and financial service providers.

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Christoph Treichler

Founder & Managing Partner

Role & Expertise

Founding partner and member of the executive board of Cardea AG. Christoph brings over 16 years of valuable consulting industry expertise to Cardea. He assists clients with finding and choosing the right consultants for a wide variety of challenges and issues. He has advised numerous large and medium-sized client organizations in various industries on consultant selection decisions and procurement practices.


Prior to Cardea Christoph worked as principal consultant / senior project manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Management Consulting Services for the financial services clients with an emphasis on strategy, process and IT consulting as well as project and program management. Prior to this, Christoph was responsible for projects in the area of business process engineering, private banking strategies, quality management and IT outsourcing at Bank Leu AG.  Christoph holds a Bachelor and PhD in Business Administration.

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Eva Manger-Wiemann

Managing Partner

Role & Expertise

Eva is managing partner and member of the executive board of Cardea. Eva directs clients in finding and evaluating consulting companies and leads diverse business development activities of Cardea. Eva brings more than 16 years of consulting industry experience to Cardea and is responsible for media relations, marketing and communications.


Prior to joining Cardea Eva has been research assistant at the Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik, HSG – Universität St. Gallen conducting projects in the area of “Electronic Customer Care”, “Customer Relationship Management” and “Knowledge Management” and began her doctoral studies on “Communities of Practice”. Prior to that, she worked as a consultant at Roland Berger & Partner, International Management Consultants in Germany, specializing in the healthcare industry, and occupied a position as department head at Hapag-Lloyd Flug, Munich. Eva holds a degree in Business Administration from the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich.

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Richard Manger

Board Member

Role & Expertise

Board of Directors and Senior Advisor of the Executive Board of Cardea AG. Richard Manger has more than 25 years of leadership and project experience in the financial services industry. As a longtime CEO, Member of the Management Board and Board of Directors in Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, Singapore and Austria, he has been responsible for various strategy, cost, efficiency and digitization projects in various positions and has many years of experience in the evaluation, selection and management of external consulting companies.

In addition, Mr. Manger advises and accompanies numerous entrepreneurs and CEOs from different industries in strategic issues as well as in the selection and cooperation with tailor-made financial partners.


Prior to joining Cardea AG as a member of the Board of Directors and as a Senior Advisor, Richard Manger held various C-Level positions with the German Financial Cooperative Group, DZ BANK AG, both domestically and abroad. Most recently as Chairman of the Directorate General of DZ PRIVATBANK in Zurich and Member of the Board of DZ PRIVATBANK in Luxembourg. Mr. Manger studied banking administration in Frankfurt and has been living in Zurich for more than 20 years.

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Anikó Dobszay

Executive Assistant

A Selection of Clients Who Use Our Services