Press Release - 04.10.17

proALPHA: New Members in the Management

Weilerbach, October 4, 2017 – The ERP provider proALPHA has announced changes of management: with the beginning of October, Andreas Seidl and Nicolás Steib will join the executive board. Andreas Seidl takes over the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) from Daniel Rosenthal, Nicolás Steib replaces Matthias Kläsener as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

In Andreas Seidl and Nicolás Steib, the executive board of the ERP expert gains two experienced and successful managers. The Austrian Andreas Seidl studied applied mathematics and computer science at the TU Wien (Vienna) and has more than 15 years of experience in the software industry. For the past nine years, he has been working as CFO at Automic, a market leader for company software in the area of business automation. Before that, he was responsible for Finance and Strategy at eBay Austria. As CFO of I&T, a Joint Venture of Magna International and 3M in the automotive supply industry, he was also in charge of an ERP introduction. In addition to that, he managed various projects in the manufacturing area as a consultant at McKinsey. The current CFO Daniel Rosenthal will remain in the company until the end of the year 2017. Under his management, several company acquisitions were performed and the processes in the Finance & Controlling department reorganized. "proALPHA is a rapidly growing company group which achieved an impressive growth rate in the past few years. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience and contributing to the future of proALPHA", says Andreas Seidl.

Nicolás Steib is Swiss and studied economics in Basel and later social psychology in Barcelona. He is looking back on more than 20 years of experience in managing service organizations of ERP providers: From 2000 to 2015 he managed at SAP first their service organization in Spain, later the service business in the non-German-speaking part of Europe and in the end various service divisions worldwide. The current COO Matthias Kläsener joined the proALPHA Consulting AG in 2011 as a board member responsible for services and since 2015, he is responsible for the management of services of the entire group. Under his management, we increased the industry orientation of the consulting organization and almost doubled the size of the consulting team. "For many years, I have known proALPHA as a highly professional ERP provider. To bring the service organization to the next level is an exciting task to which I am very much looking forward", explains Nicolás Steib.

"In the past years, Matthias Kläsener and Daniel Rosenthal made an important contribution to our company's development. We are very sorry that they decided to take on new challenges in the future", says Dr. Friedrich Neumeyer, CEO of proALPHA. "We are convinced that Andreas Seidl as new CFO and Nicolás Steib as new COO will optimally support our further development. Their extensive knowledge will help us driving the company's growth and further expanding our position in the market", says Dr. Neumeyer. 

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