Gerald is cofounder of knowis and managing director since 2004. He was appointed CEO in 2011 and currently leads the company's strategy, business development and engineering units. Gerald began his career in banking and worked in a variety of responsibilities in the areas of corporate credit management, risk management, and credit process organisation. Gerald also brings more than a decade of experience in the software industry, especially in the fields of software development, software architecture, business process management, decision automation, knowledge engineering, and expert systems. In addition to his years working in the finance industry, Gerald studied computer sciences, and later received his doctorate in information sciences.
Stefan has been on the board of knowis AG since 2011.
In addition to the departments of Finance & Controlling and Corporate Services, he is responsible for the solution and project business of knowis AG. After training as a bank clerk, Stefan graduated in Business Administration. Stefan looks back on over 20 years of professional banking experience and achieved the § 33 KWG (German Banking Act)-qualification.
Before joining knowis, he was responsible for credit risk management and back office lending and deposit business as a deputy board member of one the largest Bavarian savings banks.
Hagen has been a knowis board member since 2016. He is responsible for Sales and Marketing. Hagen graduated as a bank clerk and then obtained a degree in Business Administration with a focus on banks.
After that, he spent 10 years in various management positions in credit and risk management in major banks and subsequently worked for a consulting company, most recently as head of the business unit for credit strategy and organization.
Hagen was most recently employed for seven years as Managing Director of one of the leading credit service companies in Germany.
Matthias studied business administration at the University of Regensburg and received his doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) from the Chair of Financing.
After his first professional steps in a medium-sized management consultancy, Matthias switched to the management of an IT start-up. There he was responsible for finance and controlling and became a member of the management board. In 2000, Matthias founded his own company together with other shareholders.
In addition to his administrative responsibilities as sole managing director, he was responsible for project management and product management. As a consultant in the implementation of data protection management solutions, he has carried out many successful projects in Germany and Switzerland.
Matthias has been responsible for product management at knowis AG since the end of 2013. His focus is on the professional and strategic further development of a specialised solution for credit analysts, which is used by more than 100 financial institutions.