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HARTMUT WAGNER

CEO

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Hartmut joined Collenda in November 2019. Besides more than 25 years of experience in Sales, Marketing and Professional Services, Hartmut has a vast knowledge of the international software industry.
Prior to joining Collenda, he worked for Micro Focus and HPE Software where he led teams of more than 1,000 employees.
As General Manager and Vice President EMEA Hartmut successfully managed the software solutions and services business with a revenue of € 100 million. Previously, Hartmut held management positions at the Dutch Exact Group and at Iron Mountain, Boston, where he was responsible for the global Sales and Marketing strategy.
Hartmut gained a diploma in business administration at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Mannheim. He focused during his studies on IT and Leadership.

FABIAN BECKER

CFO

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With more than 20 years of financial experience, Fabian brings to Collenda IT and auditing expertise as an experienced leader.

Fabian’s career began after completing his business studies in Kiel with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young and then led to his role as Finance Director Central Europe at Easynet Global Services in the CFO of the Nexinto Group based in London and Hamburg.

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ERIK KOCH

MD Netherlands

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Erik has 15 years experience in general and sales management in technology and services. As MD of Collenda Netherlands and Head of Sales, Erik has deep understanding of the operational and regulatory needs of the collections and bailiff communities. He is always looking for business models that are profitable for customers as well as Collenda.

Erik has been an active evangelist for Cwize, our collections performance manager, working closely with our user group to reflect their design goals in the product.  He brings a strong focus on long term business relations and customer satisfaction to every opportunity. Erik is a graduate of Utrecht University.

CHRISTOPH TAHEDL

CPO

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As CPO, Christoph is responsible for product management, technology and research at Collenda. He works closely with Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Professional Services to identify market needs and drive product innovations that support our growth strategy.

Christoph has more than 20 years of experience in application development, modern software architectures, and product development, primarily in the financial sector. He started his career in the scientific field, later moved into software development of document management and workflow automation and joined the COLLENDA team in 2002. For several years, he has been driving the digitalization and modernization of COLLENDA products, including the area of artificial intelligence. He studied computer science in Paderborn and holds a degree in computer science.

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DAVID KORBEL

Vice President Customer Success

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With 15 years of professional experience in the financial services sector, David has extensive industry knowledge. He is responsible for the Professional Services division and thus for the overall delivery of the software solution to the customer. In this role, he works closely with the Sales, Marketing and R&D departments.

Prior to joining Collenda, David was Head of Project Management at BNP Paribas Group. Previously, as Strategic Project Manager, he managed complex projects and programs with a high IT focus.

David studied business administration at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and graduated with a diploma.

DANIEL ANDRES

Head of Sales DACH

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Daniel joined the Collenda team as Head of Sales DACH in May 2020. Daniel has more than 25 years of leadership experience that he acquired at different software companies operating in the financial sector. Due to his profound knowledge of the financial and software development sector, he has already accompanied and advised numerous companies in their digital transformation process focusing on strategy, support and the appropriate technology.

After his apprenticeship as a banker in Switzerland, he picked up further trainings as a software programmer and postgraduate studies at Oekreal in Zurich to become a graduate business economist. Thanks to his negotiation skills, he decided to focus on a career in Sales and held various roles from Presales, Sales Executive to the leadership of global Sales teams and software companies in the last 30 years. His extensive knowledge of software solutions for the financial market is based on over three decades of professional experience in the IT industry, gained at, amongst others, SunGard, SimCorp, IHS Markit, Finastra and Innovative Systems.

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KIM LEMBECK

Group Marketing Director

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Kim joined Collenda in October 2019 and is responsible for Collenda’s Marketing strategy and its implementation on group level.

She has more than 10 years of experience in Marketing, working for advertising agencies as well as corporates. Prior to joining Collenda, Kim held the position as Deputy Marketing Director at the Fintech company auxmoney. At auxmoney she successfully helped building and developing the Online and Content Marketing team. Previously, Kim worked for arvato (Bertelsmann Group) and the Portuguese software company Quidgest, Lisbon.
As she is passionate about website optimisation, she enjoyed holding speeches at events like SEO-Day in Cologne or CAMPIXX in Berlin.

Kim studied at Business School Pforzheim and gained a diploma in business administration and Marketing communications.

TICHOMIR JABARSKI

Vice President R&D

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Tichomir joined Collenda in December 2020. As Vice President R&D, he is responsible for the software development division. He has more than 17 years of technical and management experience in the areas of software, FinTech, banking and consulting.

Before joining Collenda, Tichomir worked in senior management at the Berlin-based WealthTech start-up Elinvar. There he led the platform development for portfolio and asset management as well as reporting and invoicing. His professional career also includes managing the software engineering department of a consulting company in Berlin and seven years at Landesbank Berlin, where he was responsible for the development of internal bank credit risk systems.

Tichomir studied at Freie Universität Berlin, where he graduated with a degree in informatics.

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Sandrine Zitt

Group Human Resources Director

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Sandrine joined Collenda as Group Human Resources Director in April 2021.

A native of France, Sandrine has over 25 years of experience in human resources and business development in Germany, France, Switzerland and the BeNeLux countries. In her career to date, Sandrine has held senior positions at the Institut français and L’Occitane, among others; her most recent position was Human Resources Director at Deutsche Infrastruktur- und Netzgesellschaft mbH.

Sandrine describes herself as a generalist, but her work focuses on recruiting and personnel development. An important goal for her is to further develop Collenda’s corporate culture and values in order to further enhance our Group’s status as a “great place to work”.

Sandrine holds a Master in Business Administration with a focus on HR Management from ESC Clermont Business School in Clermont-Ferrand. She is also a certified Reiss Motivation Profile Master.

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