Bernd Hoffmann, CEO and Spokesman of the Executive Board
Bernd Hoffmann has been a member of the Management Board since September 2018, and CEO and Spokesman of the Management Board of virtual minds AG since January 2019. In this function, he is responsible for strategy, investments, and group development of the leading European Adtech holding company. With 25 years of professional experience in management positions on the media and agency side, including at LetsBuyIt.com, mindmatics, GroupM (WPP) and the ProSieben Sat.1 Group, Bernd is one of the top managers in the German media business. Before moving to the top of virtual minds, Bernd was Managing Director of Advertising Platform Solutions at ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. Bernd is married and lives with his family in Düsseldorf.
Thomas Peruzzi, CTO Technology
Thomas Peruzzi has been CTO of virtual minds AG since October 2017. In this position, he is also responsible for the group-wide expansion and integration of the full-tech stack and the technology teams of the subsidiaries ADITION technologies, AdClear, The ADEX and Yieldlab of the ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE holding company. In consulting and (interim) management positions, the experienced Adtech specialist was responsible for the development, expansion and management of technological platforms and solutions at Gruner + Jahr, Hubert Burda Media, Axel Springer, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, Publigroupe, Laterpay and Styria Media Group, among others. At virtual minds, in addition to the further development of the platform portfolio, he will focus on identifying further key technologies for the technology setup and the integration of further target companies. Peruzzi is also involved in committee work in national and international industry associations such as the BVDW and IAB Europe. Thomas is married and lives near Salzburg.
Timo Gieb, CFO
Timo Gieb has been CFO of virtual minds AG since February 2021. In this role, he is responsible for Group-wide finance and accounting and risk management as well as the operational coordination of these areas with the Group’s parent company ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and supports the subsidiaries of the virtual minds Group in the commercial line development of their business. The Munich native can look back on more than ten years of experience in the commercial management and business development of media and digital companies in German-speaking countries. As an M&A expert, he also accompanied acquisitions and expansions of business models. Timo is married and lives with his family in the Bavarian capital.