Sydney, Australia – 28 June, 2018 – Fintech business lender Spotcap recently expanded its C-Suite executive team to include two newly created roles.
Linh Bergen-Peters joins the company as Chief Marketing Officer and Martin Gawlak as Chief People Officer. These new roles will be instrumental in ensuring Spotcap’s continued growth. The company increased its gross revenue by more than 100 per cent between May 2017 and May 2018, and doubled the size of its loan book during the same time period.
Jens Woloszczak, Founder and CEO of Spotcap says:
“Linh and Martin will play an integral role in supporting the growth and maturity of Spotcap. With these additions to our management team we’ve strengthened our position and are well placed to cater to demand for short-term business finance. We are delighted to welcome Linh and Martin to our growing team.”
Linh Bergen-Peters joins Spotcap from HID Global and will be responsible for Spotcap’s multinational marketing strategy. Linh is a highly experienced global marketer, having held senior roles in leading technology companies such as AMD and Hewlett Packard, building and marketing high-tech brands.
Linh Bergen-Peters, Chief Marketing Officer at Spotcap says:
“I am excited to join a company at the forefront of the highly competitive and dynamic fintech industry. Spotcap’s innovative technology, global reach and diverse customer base make this a very attractive role from a marketer’s perspective. I look forward to continuing to build our global brand with a renewed focus on strategic cross-channel marketing.”
Martin Gawlak joins Spotcap from Opel Bank and brings 20 years of HR experience to the role. Martin has worked for several high-profile corporates across multiple industries and countries. Martin will be responsible for leading the global People Team which is responsible for attracting and retaining top talent.
Martin Gawlak, Chief People Officer at Spotcap says:
“As is the case for many fintechs attracting and retaining top talent is absolutely crucial for the continued success of the business. I am looking forward to leading our People Team which aims to create a culture which celebrates diversity and empowers employees to reach their full potential.”
Spotcap’s global team consists of more than 130 people from more than 30 nationalities and a range of professional backgrounds.
The fintech currently operates in five markets as a lender to small and medium-sized businesses and recently launched its Lending-as-a-Service proposition with a market-leading strategic partnership with BAWAG Group which will give Austrian SMEs access to same-day finance. The fintech has plans for further expansion in the next 12 to 18 months.
Spotcap empowers businesses with tailored finance, allowing them to focus on what really matters—their business. The company has developed a unique proprietary lending platform and credit algorithm which offer a fast and superior assessment of the real-time performance of a business. Led by Founder and CEO Jens Woloszczak, Spotcap is headquartered in Berlin Germany, and operates as a direct lender to SMEs in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. The company now offers its proprietary technologies and models to major institutions, financial or otherwise, beginning with BAWAG Group, under a ‘Lending as a Service’ (LaaS) proposition. Spotcap has raised 100 million euros in funding and is backed by a number of high profile investors including Rocket Internet, Finstar Financial Group, Access Industries, Holtzbrinck Ventures and Heartland Bank. The growing team currently consists of more than 130 employees globally.
Biography, Linh Bergen-Peter, CMO
Linh Bergen-Peters brings more than 20 years of marketing experience to her role as Chief Marketing Officer at Spotcap. As CMO, Linh is responsible for Spotcap’s multinational marketing strategy and the global Marketing Team. Linh has worked for leading technology companies across Europe, building and marketing high-tech brands. Before joining Spotcap, she held senior roles at HID Global, AMD and Hewlett Packard. Linh is fluent in four languages and holds a masters degree in management from ESSEC Business School in France.
Biography, Martin Gawlak, CPO
As Chief People Officer, Martin Gawlak leads Spotcap’s global People Team and is responsible for the entire People and recruiting function. Martin has 20 years of HR experience having worked for several high-profile corporates including Airbus and Bayer Schering Pharma. Prior to joining Spotcap, Martin held the position of HR Director D-A-CH at Opel Bank. Martin graduated in business administration from HWP Hamburg, and also holds a masters in organizational psychology from the University of Hagen. He is a lecturer on HR management at Fresenius University Berlin.
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Originally published June 28 2018 , updated June 29 2018