DAVID KORBEL

General Manager DACH

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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.

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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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KIM LEMBECK

Group Director of Demand Generation

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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.

ALEXANDER SEDDIQ-ZAY

Head of Finance Aryza Europe

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After graduating from the Ruhr University in Bochum with a degree in economics, Alexander worked for EY in the area of assurance (auditing). After further stations in companies from the real estate sector and a conglomerate, the father of two children has been working for Collenda since September 2020. First as Head of Accounting, since April 2022 as Head of Finance Aryza Europe.

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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.

Sandrine Zitt

Chief People Officer

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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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