Brainloop today announced changes to its management board. Thomas Deutschmann (57) will succeed the current CEO Bernhard Wöbker on 1 April 2015. Imdat Solak (45) will replace Markus Seyfried as chief technology officer (CTO). Both of the current board members will transfer to the Brainloop AG supervisory board.
Bernhard Wöbker, co-owner of Brainloop and its current CEO, will be available to the private company as a member of the supervisory board as of April 1, 2015. As the new CEO, his successor, Thomas Deutschmann will be responsible for defining and implementing the company’s future business strategy. He will also be tasked with ensuring that the firm achieves its operational goals. Deutschmann, who has been a member of Brainloop’s supervisory board since 2001, was previously CEO of Update Software AG, a publicly-listed CRM provider. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the IT and software industry, both as CEO and in various management positions at Compaq, Netscape and Sequent Computer Systems. He also founded his own company, Mybau.
The company’s co-founder and shareholder, Markus Seyfried will hand over his position as CTO to Imdat Solak, who will be responsible for product management as well as the development and implementation of the company’s future product strategy. In his new position, he will also head up the services, including support and operations. Solak also has more than 20 years’ industry experience, which he gained principally in software companies in management positions and as a developer. His most recent focus has been on mobile media and e-commerce. Some of the milestones of his career include the position of vice president for the Nokia App Store, vice president of New Media International at the publisher Axel Springer, and various management positions at Burda and Scout24.
Commenting on the management changes, Brainloop’s chair of the supervisory board Hans Strack-Zimmermann says: “Bernhard Wöbker and Markus Seyfried have both shaped and led the company to its current position as one of the leading providers of high-security enterprise collaboration solutions. They are part of the reason that Brainloop is showing healthy growth. We would like to express our thanks to them for their successful work over the last few years and are looking forward to continuing to benefit from their expertise in the future. I am sure that Thomas Deutschmann and Imdat Solak will prove to be worthy successors, as they have the necessary experience and understanding of our corporate goals and services.”