30.07.2018 | Hamburg
Roberto Valerio, founder and Managing Director of Risk Ident, will leave the company at the end of the month after the successful establishment of the start-up in order to devote himself to new tasks in the future.
This is due to different opinions about the future strategic orientation of the company. Separation shall be by mutual agreement. Under Roberto Valerio’s leadership, Risk Ident has positioned itself with its fraud prevention solutions as one of the market leaders in the DACH region and has become a recognized industry player. Roberto Valerio's duties are now assumed by Felix Eckhardt, Managing Director, and Piet Mahler, Authorized Signatory.
Sebastian Klauke, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Otto Group Digital Solutions and CDO of Otto Group: "We would like to thank Roberto Valerio very much for the successful cooperation and the sustainable development of Risk Ident in the market. With his passionate commitment and strong business sense, he laid the foundations for this success. We wish him all the best for his future. We look forward to continuing with Felix Eckhardt and Piet Mahler the successful growth course of the company and the expansion to market leadership in the area of fraud prevention".
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