- Proven digital strategist and long-standing bank manager
- Pertlwieser is expected to accelerate Penta's growth and enter new fields of business
As of February 15th, Dr. Markus Pertlwieser will become the new CEO of Penta, the digital platform for business banking. The experienced bank manager and proven digital strategist is expected to further accelerate Penta's growth in the area of digital solutions for business customers in the coming years. In addition, Pertlwieser is expected to work with Penta's management team to develop new options for the gradual expansion of the platform's business.
Michael Hock, Managing Director of finleap, says on behalf of the investors on the appointment of the new CEO: "We are delighted that Penta is gaining Markus Pertlwieser, an excellent banking manager with foresight and enormous expertise in digital business models. His experience in the implementation of corresponding business strategies will decisively advance Penta in becoming the most important digital platform for business banking."
Markus Pertlwieser, new CEO of Penta: "I'm very happy that I can now be active 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."
Before joining Penta, Markus Pertlwieser held various management positions at Deutsche Bank from 2008 to 2020: including as a member of the Management Board of DB Privat- und Firmenkundenbank AG and as Chief Digital Officer for the bank's private and corporate clients.
From 2001 to 2008, he worked for the management consultancy McKinsey. Markus Pertlwieser studied economic engineering at the University of Karlsruhe and received his doctorate from the University of Kassel in 2004.
The fintech expert has been a member of the FinTech Council of the German Federal Ministry of Finance since 2017, as well as on advisory boards of various fintechs and startups from the platform economy sector.
Penta now has well over 25,000 customers and recently realized numerous innovations such as full DATEV integration.
Penta is the digital platform for business banking for small and medium sized companies, as well as self-employed and freelancers. Within minutes, companies can digitally apply for a business account and receive a German IBAN, debit cards, digital expense management and other financial solutions. As an official DATEV Marketplace Partner, Penta enables the transfer of accounting data via the official interface to DATEV. The company is headquartered in Berlin, with another office in Belgrade. The management consists of Dr. Markus Pertlwieser, Jessica Holzbach, Lukas Zörner, Henrik Jondell and Igor Kuschnir.