Andreas Kleiser, CEO & Speaker of the Board
While studying electrical engineering and digital technologies, Andreas founded the BannerCommunity GmbH – before selling it to 1&1 Internet AG. In the following two years he has been working as product manager for 1&1. Finally, in 2001 Andreas co-founded virtual minds AG which he still leads as director and speaker of the management board. He is responsible for strategy, investments and corporate development as well as the business field of media technology. Andreas is married and lives in Kirchzarten near Freiburg.
Christoph Herrnkind, CTO Infrastructure
Already during his school Christoph founded notraffic webserver, one of the first German companies specializing in dedicated rental servers in Germany. While studying business administration in Dusseldorf he founded fast IT GmbH in 2003, together with virtual minds as investor. With the acquisition of fast IT GmbH and myLoc Managed Infrastructure AG and as the CTO of virtual minds, Christoph is responsible for the business field infrastructure. Christoph lives in Meerbusch near Dusseldorf.
Hendrik Kempfert, CSO
Hendrik has been the CSO of virtual minds AG since September 2017. In his newly created position, he drives the ambitious growth plans of the leading European full-stack ad tech provider. The marketing pro has joined us from the Danish ad tech company of Adform, where he was most recently successfully responsible for technology marketing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as the Managing Director of the DACH region. From our company offices in Hamburg, Hendrik promotes brand profiling of the technology and platform portfolios and supervises marketing of the full-stack offer across all brands. Hendrik is married and lives in Hamburg.
Thomas Peruzzi, CTO Technologie
Thomas was appointed to the Board of virtual minds AG on 1 October 2017 and has been responsible for the further expansion of the full-tech stack across all holding companies, as well as the further integration of dedicated technology solutions and teams. In a variety of consulting functions and (interim) management positions, the accomplished ad tech specialist was previously in charge of the development, expansion and management of technology platforms and solutions for media and digital companies such as Gruner + Jahr, Hubert Burda Media, Axel Springer, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, Publigroupe, Laterpay und Styria Media Group. In addition to the further technological development of the platform portfolio, his special focus at virtual minds is on identifying additional key technologies for technology organisation and evaluation and integrating additional target companies. Thomas is married and lives near Salzburg.
Joachim Schneidmadl, COO
Joachim joined Virtual Minds AG in 2012 to drive the companies international expansion. Before his entry Joachim was CEO of IntelliShop AG, a leading eCommerce software provider for international enterprise class customers. Further steps in his career included top management positions in market leading media companies like WEB.DE AG and United Internet Media AG. Joachim provides a profound knowledge and expertise in development, marketing and execution of digital business models. For many years he is considered a respected and highly valued expert and manager In the European online business. Joachim is married and lives near Freiburg, Germany.
Dr. Simon Weidenhammer, CFO
Simon joined in 2010 as CFO for Virtual Minds AG. After writing his dissertation in the field of international accounting and several years of experience as a consultant in an accounting firm he joined one of the Big Four consulting firms in Frankfurt in 2007.
There he expanded his experience in the field of corporate acquisitions and sales, and auditing as senior consultant of the transaction advice. He is responsible for finance and accounting of the holding company as well as of its subsidiaries and affiliates. Simon is married and lives in Freiburg.