Just a few days after its founding, Concardis Payment Group is announcing another key addition to the team: Jana Brendel, who was until now the Head of Digital Solutions at Deutsche Bank AG, is to take on the role of Chief Information Officer for Concardis Payment Group on 1 July 2018.
She will be replacing Catherine Sherwin from corporate consultancy firm AlixPartners, who has been the interim CIO in the meantime. With the addition of Jana Brendel, Concardis Payment Group will once again gain a major player in the area of digitisation and innovation. Together with CEO Robert Hoffmann, Brendel aims to transform Concardis Payment Group into a digital payment champion in the DACH region.
Brendel has more than 20 years of experience in the IT and finance industry. One of her most recent areas of responsibility as Head of Digital Solutions at Deutsche Bank AG was the development of all end-client applications. Prior to this role, the business data processing specialist was head of Application Development at Deutsche Bank, a role she took on in 2014 after steering the integration of Postbank as an IT Programme Manager. Before joining Deutsche Bank she was a software developer.
‘Digitisation opens up new ways for companies to make processes more efficient, align products more closely with customer needs and develop new solutions. I look forward to exploiting these opportunities in Concardis Payment Group and working with our team to develop innovative solutions for our customers - and thus drive the digital transformation of the Group,’ Brendel says.
‘Concardis Payment Group’s aim is to become a leading digital payment service provider in the DACH region. We are pleased to welcome Jana Brendel to our Group. Her expertise and years of experience will significantly drive our transformation as a digital payment champion,’ asserts Hoffmann, CEO of Concardis Payment Group.
In early April, investment firms Advent International and Bain Capital Private Equity announced the founding of Concardis Payment Group. The Group currently comprises portfolio companies Concardis GmbH, Cardtech GmbH, PCS GmbH, Simplepay GmbH, Mercury Processing Services International Ltd. and Ratepay GmbH.