The personnel carousel continues to turn – also in September there were plenty of personnel reports, which we summarize here for you.
Yeah, what happened there? Things never get boring in the Fintech world, but the past month was not only marked by many fundings, expansion plans, acquisitions and takeovers, but also by a conspicuously large number of personnel changes in the financial sector. Therefore, we are adding a second part to our news show this time, in which we briefly and concisely summarize the most important personnel news. So here is our special edition of the Newscast, Part 2 – the staff news – for the month of September.
Ratepay with two new management appointments
Luise LindenCTO and long-standing member of the management team, will be managing director of Ratepay from September. At the same time, Ratepay founder and -Geschäftsführerin Miriam Wohlfarth im will become the marketing and sales division of new additionNina Puetzwhich als Head of ratepay acts as the Nets Group;
Check24 boss Deaf leaves the company
Only one and a half years after his engagement, Jörn Taubert, head of Check24-Konkurrenten Verivox, leaves the comparison portal again.The Heidelberg-based company Verivox has been part of Nucom, the digital commerce subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1, since 2015.
Neon loses one of its co-founders
Co-founder Michael Noorlander hat leave the Swiss FinTech Neon. “It was mainly personal reasons that led to this decision, which incidentally was not at all easy for me,” said Noorlander zu finews.ch.However, Er continues to believe in the potential of Neon, the digital bank that works with the regional mortgage bank in Lenzburg. He does not want to let go of his co-Gründern Simon Youssef, Julius Kirscheneder und Jörg Sandrock ausbezahlen, he is keeping his shares.
Philipp Walter leads the development of a new business unit at fino
The Kassel-based FinTech fino is on Expansionskurs und has founded a new business division with fino.insights at the Cologne location. Behind fino.insights is a team of former Wirecard employees headed by the former Vice President Philipp Walter.the goal of the new division is nothing less than “revolutionizing Targeted Advertising”:Based on real-time account analyses and other information, users are to be shown targeted offers that are suitable for their behaviour and their respective life situation.
Kristina Walcker-Mayer and Torsten Liège on board with Bitwala
The crypto-FinTechBitwala wants to attack the neobank N26. Whether by chance or not, this is now to be achieved with the help of a former N26 manager.Kristina Walcker-Mayer was last responsible for the user interface at N26 and before that at Zalando. As has only now become known, she has been an officer of Bitwala since September 1, nun Chief Product Bitwala. In addition, Bitwala will be bringing in the risk management team at Experten Torsten Liège. He acts as als Chief Adviser and Banking & Risk
After three months, Wirecard interim head Freis is already gone
Wirecard interim head James Freis has left the company again after less than three months. At oneRoundmail to the employeeshe gives them as a tip: “Show the character to question things, open your mouth for what is right, and challenge things that don’t make sense. Meanwhile, Wirecard was able to provide the following services for its subsidiaries in Australia and New Zealandfind a buyernämlich das Australian FinTech Change Financial.
Ex-ING-DiBa board member Martin Krebs appointed CFO at Scalable Capital
Martin Krebs wird (52) new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Scalable Capital and at the same time third managing director besides the founders Erik Podzuweit and Florian Prucker. Most recently, Krebs was Global Head Retail Investment Products of the ING Group, responsible for coordinating and expanding the investment business in 13 ING private client markets. Scalable Capital was known as Robo Advisor Capital, but today prefers to call itself a “digital asset manager” and has built a strong B2B business. In addition to this, in the summer, the company set up its own Neobroker.
Frauke Hegemann leaves Comdirekt
Frauke Hegemann will leave the Group after the merger of the online bank with the Frankfurt parent company. Hegemann had only taken over her position in January. In an e-mail to the employees she is said to have informed them that she would accept an interesting offer. Where she is moving to after 26 years in the Group has not yet been revealed;
Management change at Commerzbank
Michael Mandel, once the candidate for CEO gehandelte Privatkundenvorstand, is leaving Commerzbank. For weeks, mit Mandels resignation was expected because he is considered a close confidant of the outgoing Commerzbank-Chefs Martin Zielke, who had announced his resignation to wiederum Anfang July. bisherige Deutsche-Bank-Manager Manfred Knof (55) is to take over the management of Commerzbank on January 1, 2021.
James Emmet takes over the operational business of Libra
The operational business of the Facebook crypto currency Libra Libra is to be managed by an experienced manager from 1 October. According to the Geneva-based Libra Association has announced that the former European head of the major bank HSBC, James Emmett, will assume responsibility. In May, Libra Libra had already appointed Stuart Levey, former chief legal advisor of HSBC, to the management team.
Two new appointments to N26 top management
The Neobank N26 brings two women into its top management: Die former Adidas manager Diana Styles is responsible as Chief People Officer for the areas of Employee Experience, Leadership and Organizational Development, Recruiting, Employer Brand, Rewards and People Operations. Sie wird will be launched at N26 in October. Shortly thereafter, Adrienne Gormley, the current Dropbox Manager, will take up her new role as Chief Operating Officer. She has worked for over twenty years with some of the world’s most prominent technology companies, including Google and Dropbox. Among other things, she will be responsible for customer service at N26.
New COO at IDnow
Bettina Pauck will take over the business division Operations at the provider of Identify-Verification-as-a-Service solutions. Pauck will manage the Munich location as well as the one in Leipzig, which was newly integrated through the acquisition of Wirecard Communications. In the last 12 years, Bettina Pauck has been working with her own company as a consultant for companies such as N26, reBuy and Axel Springer and has optimized their customer operations