Management team

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Christian U. Haas

CEO

Christian brings over 20 years’ financial services experience to Collenda, including leadership experience at the forefront of the financial data and technology sectors.

Prior to joining Collenda, Christian held senior management positions with FIS (Fidelity National Information Services), including serving as Executive Vice President for Europe. During his time with the company, Christian also led the FIS business in Germany & Austria and their Capital Markets Business in Continental Europe.

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Anton Staals

CFO

Anton joined us as CFO in February 2018, bringing over 30 years’ experience in people-based businesses, covering a broad range of services and industries.

Previously Chief Financial Officer at a consumer products business, Anton also held executive responsibility as Chief Executive Officer of the Dutch division.  He joined Collenda following a career in senior finance roles most recently as CFO at an online software business. Anton brings a clear operational focus to financial management and a strong background in IT, legal and HR.

Anton is a graduate of the Eindhoven Business School, where he received a double bachelor in Economics and Business Administration, and the International Business School where he received his MBA.

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Erik Koch

Head of Sales, 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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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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Wybe Braaksma

Head of 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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