September 06, 2023 | Schöneck, Germany
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GK Software Announces Leadership Restructuring to Enhance Decision-Making and Drive Profitable Growth

GK Software is excited to announce a strategic restructuring of its second-tier management layer, introducing an Executive Board to ensure efficient, well-balanced decision-making and seamless communication across the company. 

The Management Board remains the ultimate authority on company operations and will continue to comprise Michael Scheibner as Chief Executive Officer, André Hergert as Chief Financial Officer, and Michael Jaszczyk as Chief Digital Transformation Officer and CEO of GK Americas. Oversight of the Management Board will be conducted by the Supervisory Board, led by Chairman Nicholas Fraser, Deputy Chairman Dr. Anke Nestler, and member John Pink.

Introducing the Executive Board

Serving in an advisory capacity, the newly formed Executive Board will assist the Management Board in crucial decision-making processes and oversee the implementation of key strategic initiatives.

Key Appointments

  • Bill Miller, a seasoned leader in GK Software USA, Inc., will take the helm as Head of Sales Americas. He will oversee both sales and PreSales Consulting teams.
  • Thomas Schuetz will serve as Head of Professional Services Americas, responsible for the Professional Services sector in the Americas.
  • Stefan Amrusch, as Interim Head of Sales EMEA, will oversee Account Management, New Markets, PreSales Bid & Consulting, Technical PreSales, Solution Sales, and the Africa region.
  • Hendrik Heller is appointed Head of Professional Services EMEA, focusing on expanding services in the EMEA, Africa, and APAC regions.
  • Dr. René Schiller will serve as Global Head of Marketing, overseeing a range of responsibilities from Public Relations & Affairs to Brand Strategy.
  • Hendrik Kirchhoff becomes Global Head of Product Management, tasked with setting product vision, strategy, and roadmaps.
  • Thorsten Niehoff will lead the development of CLOUD4RETAIL as Global Head of Engineering, overseeing areas such as Architecture & Database Technology and Software Development Kits.
  • Orit Bar-Ad will serve as Global Head of Portfolio Strategy, responsible for aligning our product portfolio with customer needs and managing Technology Partnerships. 
  • Rajko Böhlmann is appointed Global Head of Finance, representing the Finance division on the Executive Board.

A Global Head of People & Culture will be appointed soon to lead the Human Resources department and further cultivate corporate culture; the selection process is ongoing.

The Future is Bright

This restructuring aims to streamline GK Software’s operations, bolstering efficiency, transparency, and accountability. This shift is designed to propel us toward continued sales success, profitable growth, and sustained leadership in the industry.


Press contact Dr. René Schiller Global Head of Marketing | VP
Press contact Americas Ketner Group Communications