Andreas Kleiser (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. Andrew is married and lives in Kirchzarten near Freiburg.
„Entrepreneurship is much more than a job, it is a challenge and responsibility for the people who enable and ensure the daily success of our companies.”
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 fields hosting and technology. Christopher lives in Meerbusch near Dusseldorf.
„Stagnation means regression. In a challenging market environment, we live out our innovative strength. Together with this and our outstanding employees we strive to deliver excellent products and services to our customers.”
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.
„In the focus of our corporate strategy as well as of the development of products and services is always the human being: our customer and our colleague. With lots of passion, creativity and vigor we make innovation for tomorrows digital media world happen and create a fascinating, attractive and very vivid working environment for our teams, partners and clients.”
Dr. Simon Weidenhammer
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.
„I am delighted to be responsible for the economic wellbeing and success of our companies. A healthy financial base is the fundamental key to future success, especially in these economically challenging times.”