We Welcome Markus Pertlwieser as the New CEO of Penta

Alina February 2021 3 min

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We are delighted to introduce our new CEO of Penta today! We welcome Dr. Markus Pertlwieser at the top of Penta’s management team. As of February 15th, Markus will take over the management of Penta with his profound expertise and lead it to steady growth. The management team, consisting of Jessica Holzbach (Chief Customer Officer), Lukas Zörner (Chief Product Officer), Igor Kuschnir (Chief Financial Officer) and Henrik Jondell (Chief Technology Officer), now welcomes Markus as its fifth member. 

Meet the New CEO of Penta 

Dr. Markus Pertlwieser is known as a digital thought leader from the traditional banking sector. With 20 years of management experience, Markus now joins Penta as CEO. Previously, he held a wide variety of management positions at Deutsche Bank. In 2012 Markus took over as Chief Operating Officer for Private and Corporate Banking, and was also Head of Digital Sales. Later he became a member of the Management Board and Chief Digital Officer at DB Privat- und Firmenkundenbank AG. 

Markus Pertlwieser looks back on an impressive career as an expert in digital business models and platform economics for start-ups and fintechs. Now he is looking ahead to lead a digital business banking platform as the new CEO of Penta, aiming to answer customer questions with new financial solutions.

A Passion for Digital Business Models

For more than a decade now, Markus Pertlwieser has been working on innovation strategies, digital business models and platform economies. In his career, he has been responsible for a large number of product innovations and new services in direct banking and branch banking. 

Due to his passion for the digital finance business, Markus Pertlwieser is also a member of the FinTech Council of the Federal Ministry of Finance and on several advisory boards of various fintechs and start-ups from the platform economy sector. 

How Markus Pertlwieser Will Guide Penta to Innovation  

As CEO of Penta, Markus will bring his passion and expertise for digital strategies to set the course for future business and innovation strategies. He combines the best of both worlds of traditional and digital banking. 

Dr. Pertlwieser, new CEO of Penta: “I’m very happy to work in an entrepreneurial way. With Penta, we are building a completely digital platform for business customers. For this market, which is extremely attractive in terms of digitalization, Penta already has a strong foundation of customers, product and an accomplished team.”

With Markus as Penta’s new CEO, the long-term mission won’t change: The goal of simplifying business banking for the sole proprietors and small and medium-sized businesses remains the same. With Markus Pertlwieser, Penta has found the right CEO to pursue this goal with new expertise and new strategic options.

Welcome on board, Markus! 

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