Finleap Connect, Berlin headquartered fintech firm known for its SaaS services recently revealed the appointment of a designated CEO at the firm. As per statement released by the firm, it has on-boarded Mr. Frank Kebsch to the role of designated CEO pending regulatory approval. Once the green light is provided by German Federal Financial Supervisory (BaFin), Frank is expected to take on his new role at the firm in which he is responsible for managing the company strategically and operationally. As per the statement, Frank is expected to start his term at the firm from January 15th, 2020 in the firm’s head office. Finleap Connect is a new startup which was founded in second half of 2019 by merging various portfolio companies and units of Finleap. Its product range is made up of a both software and tech services which includes SaaS & wide range of innovative PaaS solutions such as – RegShield, SwitchKit, Open Banking API’s, SME Banking and tailor made custom end-to-end financial solutions and products. The firm is also known for its white label solutions and products which are seamlessly integrated to its infrastructure platforms – solrisbank, element and elinvar gaining it a reputation as provider of full range of fintech solutions.
Aside from its offices located in Berlin and Hamburg, the firm also has clear, well established presence in several other major European markets such as Milan, Madrid and Paris owing to its status as a regulated payment institution under the payment supervision act in Germany. The incoming Chief Executive Officer is a veteran with nearly three decades of experience in financial services industry having served under two of Germany’s leading financial service provider for brief periods. Frank is currently serving as Chief Executive Officer for Arvato Financial Solutions – a leading risk management and payment solutions provider. He has been a part of Arvato family for 18 years and 10 months now having began his term with the firm in June of 2005. He started serving in the firm as a Managing Director and served as Chief Executive Officer for Central European Region in latter half of his term with the firm before taking on his current role as CEO of the group which he has held for nearly three years now. Prior to Arvato, he served in various roles under Germany’s Westfalenbank AG. Frank is believed to be the right person to succeed as the firm’s CEO given his successful track record in Arvato during which he helped the firm successfully expand into 20 new countries and established offices in more than 50 new locations.
Frank will now succeed Mr. Ramin Niroumand – current CEO & founder of finleap as the firm is gearing up for expanding further in the European market while also strengthening its foothold in currently established locations.
Commenting on his new role, Frank said, “I believe in new technologies. And I am convinced that there is immense potential for finleap connect to support important players in the digitization process with the right software and technologies. The vision of finleap connect is very strong. Now we have to bring innovative products to the market and make it become reality”. Speaking on same note, Mr. Niroumand added, “Last year we laid the foundation for finleap connect by merging the portfolio companies. Now it is time to realize our ambitious goals with our team of almost 200 employees. Frank brings the right experience for this task”.
Moving forward, Niroumand is expecte to focus on the development of firm’s business model and ensure that its parents get the best out of finleap ecosystem while serving as CEO of the Finleap Group which combines the expertise off entrepreneurship, technology development and banking.