Leadership Team

A team of experienced, industry-savvy leaders backs every successful company. Growing from a founding group of 4 brilliant students, to a team of more than 100 exceptionally productive members in a few short years is only one measure of Signavio’s merit. Learn more about the founders and Leadership Team behind Signavio’s skilled and dedicated employees as we continue to thrive.


Signavio Leadership Team

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Dr. Gero Decker

Dr. Gero Decker

CEO

Gero is co-founder and CEO. He is responsible for Signavio’s product innovation and marketing. He is a business process management expert and co-author of the book “The Process”. Before joining Signavio he worked for Volkswagen, SAP and McKinsey & Company. Gero holds a PhD in Business Process Management.

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Guido Sachs

Guido Sachs

CFO

Guido is CFO and responsible for finance, legal and HR. He is an expert in fast growing companies and i-business as well as for finance and controlling. Before joining Singavio he worked i.a. for Thomas Cook AG, InteractiveMedia CCSP GmbH and clipkit GmbH.

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Will Thomas

Will Thomas

VP Enterprise Sales Americas

Will manages operations, marketing and sales in the Americas. Before joining Signavio he worked in management roles for Twiki, Rackable Systems (SGI), Penguin Computing and Nominum. Will holds a BSc in Geology.

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David Gaudin

David Gaudin

SVP, North America Sales

David leads our Sales and Account teams in North America. He brings more than 25 years software sales and service experience to our team. Before joining Signavio he worked in Sales Leadership at SAP/Concur and Cisco/WebEx. David holds an MBA from Bentley Graduate School of Business.

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Willi Tscheschner

Willi Tscheschner

VP User Experience

Willi is co-founder and VP User Experience. He is a seasoned expert in web technologies and brings extensive software engineering experience to the company. Before joining Signavio he worked for SAP in California and Carmeq. Willi holds an MSc in IT Systems Engineering.

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Nicolas Peters

Nicolas Peters

VP Engineering

Nicolas is co-founder and VP Engineering. He brings several years of industrial experience in software engineering to the company. Before joining Signavio he worked for SAP India and Sensomi. Nicolas holds an MSc in IT Systems Engineering.

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Tom Baeyens

Tom Baeyens

Distinguished Engineer and Founder of Signavio Workflow

Tom Baeyens is a distinguished engineer and the founder of Signavio Workflow. As the visionary behind the cloud workflow platform, he is actively driving the development of Signavio Workflow. Previously, he initialized and led the Open Source Project jBPM (part of JBoss, acquired by Redhat) and Activiti (part of Alfresco).

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Gerrit de Veer

Gerrit de Veer

VP Sales Europe

Gerrit manages direct sales in Europe. He brings more than 15 years of sales management experience to the company. Before joining Signavio he worked for Docutec and tecmasters.

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Stefan Krumnow

Stefan Krumnow

VP Customer Service

Stefan Krumnow is VP Customer Service at Signavio. His back­ground includes managing software develop­ment and modeling projects. Previously, he worked for SAP Australia and Arcway AG.

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Katharina Clauberg

Katharina Clauberg

VP Marketing

As VP Marketing Katharina Clauberg is responsible for Marketing at Signavio. Previously, she worked for the BPM consultancy BPM&O GmbH and Infox GmbH.

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Daniel Furtwängler

Daniel Furtwängler

Head of Sales APAC

Daniel Furtwängler heads up sales for the Asia-Pacific region from our Singapore office. He has several years of sales experience in an inter­national context. Previously, he worked for Pneuhage and Sto South­east Asia.

Signavio Advisors

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Léo Apotheker

Léo Apotheker

Chairman

Léo Apotheker is currently Chairman of KMD, Chairman of Unit4, Vice Chairman, Lead Independent Director and Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee of Schneider-Electric SE, Non-Executive Director of P2 Energy management systems and of Nice Inc. He is the former President & CEO of Hewlett Packard (HP). Prior to his role at HP, Léo was the CEO of SAP AG, the global leader in enterprise application software.

He started his business career as a financial controller for the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. From there, he moved to S.W.I.F.T. in Brussels, which was where Léo discovered his passion for technology and software. After S.W.I.F.T., he moved to McCormack & Dodge’s Paris based EU headquarters to drive the company’s continental European expansion.

In 1988, he was recruited by SAP with the challenge to conquer the French and subsequently the Belgian markets. In 1992, Léo co-founded ECsoft, a venture backed pan-European start up, and served as President & COO until 1994. He returned to SAP in 1995 and became the company’s driving force behind the successful drive in achieving global market leadership from the late 90s until early 2010. He was awarded the French Légion d’Honneur for his contribution in leveraging the usage of IT technologies in France.

Léo graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in economics and international relations. He is fluent in five languages, and lives in London with his wife Liliane.

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Matthias G. Allgaier

Matthias G. Allgaier

Managing Director

SUMMIT COMPANY

Matthias joined Summit Partners in 2015 and focuses primarily on the technology sector in Europe. He is a German national and speaks German and English.

Matthias currently serves on the board of Signavio.

Prior to Summit, Matthias was a Managing Director with H.I.G. Capital Europe, where he focused on investments in the technology and business services sectors. He currently serves on the board of FNZ Ltd and was previously on the boards of Duales System Deutschland, Fibercore Ltd, AR Metalizing, International Schools of Europe, The Engine Group and VNU Media. Matthias began his career with Apax Partners and General Atlantic Partners.

Matthias holds a D.B.A from Karl Franzens University and an M.B.A. from Mannheim University.

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Scott Collins

Scott Collins

Managing Director

SUMMIT COMPANY

Scott joined Summit Partners in 1996 and today manages the firm’s London office, which he founded in 2001. Scott has made investments in — and served as a board director for — more than 25 companies. Currently he is a director of Acturis Limited, AVAST Software, DentalPro, Global Fashion Group, Lazada, Signavio and vente-privee.com. His prior directorships include 360T Group (acquired by Deutsche Börse), Hittite Microwave Corporation (NASDAQ: HITT, later acquired by Analog Devices), Jamba! AG (acquired by VeriSign), Multifonds (acquired by Temenos), Ogone (acquired by Ingenico), SafeBoot (acquired by McAfee), Web Reservations International (acquired by Hellman & Friedman) and Welltec International (acquired by Exor and 7 Industries).

Prior to Summit Partners, Scott worked as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company in the financial institutions group. He also served in a variety of U.S. federal government positions, including at the White House and Department of Justice.

Scott holds an A.B. in economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

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Steffan K. Peyer

Steffan K. Peyer

Vice President

SUMMIT COMPANY

Steffan first joined Summit Partners as an Associate in 2007. Today, he focuses on the technology sector in Europe. He is an American and Swiss national and speaks German and English. His investment experience includes 360T Group, PatSnap, RELEX Solutions and Signavio.

Prior to rejoining Summit in 2013, Steffan was a member of the management team of Turbulenz Limited. Before that, he worked for UBS Investment Bank.

Steffan holds a BS in finance and accounting, magna cum laude, from Boston College.

Steffan volunteered for Powerlungs in Switzerland, a not-for-profit focused on providing young asthmatic children with training courses in the sport of rowing.

Neil Roseman

Neil Roseman

Technologist in Residence

SUMMIT COMPANY

As Technologist in Residence, Neil works closely with the Summit team and its portfolio companies to assist with engineering organization design and architecture strategy.

Neil spent a decade at Amazon.com where he served as Vice President of Technology, responsible for Amazon.com’s Marketplace Platform, Digital Media Technologies, and World-wide Retail Software systems. He was instrumental in developing products, software and services for the Kindle line of e-readers, and he led many of Amazon’s most successful product launches, including Music and DVD stores, Marketplace, Amazon China and the initial Amazon Web Services product. Neil’s teams built and designed the Subscriptions Platform and Digital Ordering systems, which are still used globally by Amazon Prime, all Amazon Digital offerings and other Amazon.com services. After Amazon, Neil served as Vice President of Engineering for Zynga. Prior to Zynga, he founded Evri.com, which developed a new way for people to discover and engage with content on the web using a deep natural language approach.