Welcome to knowis –
your professional solution partner

Combined expertise of banking and IT know-how

Our Story

knowis is a specialised software provider located in Regensburg, Germany. Founded in 2004, our mission has been to develop flexible and agile software solutions that enable automation even in knowledge-intensive and technically complex application areas. We specialise in banking solutions.

Our core competency is a deep understanding of our industry and the ability to reliably transform customer needs into IT solutions. Innovation and the ability to deliver compelling features release by release is a necessity for knowis as a solution provider in a ‘traditional’ industry. A clearly defined vision is the basis for our product roadmap as well as the guideline for defining new customer solutions.

knowis AG

Board of Directors

Dr. Gerald Gaßner

Dr. Gerald Gaßner
Chief Executive Officer

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 Engl

Stefan Engl
Chief Financial Officer

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.

Dr. Matthias Bauch

Dr. Matthias Bauch
VP Product Management

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.

Jörg Erdmenger

Jörg Erdmenger
VP Engineering

Jörg has been responsible for software development at knowis AG since 2014.

After studying natural sciences, he started software development in 1995. Since then, he has worked in various positions on the development of network applications with web frontends.

In 2010, Jörg joined knowis AG, where he played a major role in the transformation of isfinancial software from a rich client to a web client architecture. After holding various positions in the development department of knowis AG, he is now responsible for the further development of the isfinancial platform and software support.
Christian Sternkopf

Christian Sternkopf
VP Professional Services

Christian has been responsible for the project business of knowis AG since 2011.

He completed an apprenticeship as a bank clerk and then completed his studies to become a savings bank business economist with a focus on organisation/process management and financial and risk management.

Afterwards, he was entrusted with internal process control and optimisation in various banks/savings banks for several years.

Christian has been working for knowis since 2006 and is involved as a business analyst in various customer projects. Between 2008 and 2010, Christian was head of product management and was substantially involved in the transformation to version 3 of the isfinancial platform.


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