Leadership team

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Hartmut Wagner

CEO

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.

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Erik Koch

MD Netherlands

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

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Fabian Becker

CFO

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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Christoph Tahedl

CTO

As CTO, Christoph is responsible for technology, research and product development at Collenda. He works closely with Sales, Operations and Professional Services to identify market needs and drive product innovations to support our strategy for growth.

Christoph has more than 20 years of experience in application development and product management in the financial sector. He began his career in scientific work in the social sector later moving into software for workflow automation. Christoph joined Collenda in 2002 and is now leading our investment in advanced machine learning applications.

Christoph studied and gained a Diploma in Computer Science at Paderborn.

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David Korbel

Vice President Professional Services

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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Wybe Braaksma

Vice President Group Operations

Wybe joined the Collenda group in 2008 to head up research, development and service operations in our Dutch business.  He now oversees group operations with responsibility for customer service and our cloud operations.

A firm believer in well-defined and efficient organisational structures, Wybe joined Collenda from DHL in the Netherlands where he was Director of Strategy and Change, and was previously Director of Information Services. He previously served in senior technical management roles in the shipment and fulfilment sector.

Wybe has an MBA degree from the Business School Nederland.

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