VP Finance & Operations and VP Sales International (EMEA & APAC)   |   UK/EU   |   12th January 2020

Onapsis strengthens their European leadership team

HEIDELBERG, GERMANY

Onapsis strengthens their European leadership team with the appointment of Thorsten Bachmann as VP Finance & Operations and Marcus Mueller as VP Sales International (EMEA & APAC).   

Onapsis is a global leader in cyber security and compliance solutions for on-premise and particularly cloud ERP and business critical applications. SAP, the world's leading ERP provider recently announced that from 2025 they will no longer support on-premise clients and all deployments will be in the cloud. This change in strategy fundamentally alters the way major enterprise will need to secure their financial, supply chain and employee information in the future. It is also worth noting that 77% of the world's revenue touches SAP and the Oracle E-Business Suite, yet the security of these systems remains an afterthought for a majority of the Global 2,000.

Headquartered in Boston, Onapsis has been specifically addressing this gap in the market and whilst they have enjoyed significant success in North America, limited focus has been placed on EMEA. This changed in June 2019 when Onapsis acquired Virtual Forge, a 100 person provider of cyber security solutions to the SAP ecosystem, based in Heidelberg, Germany.

Virtual Forge was Founder run and whilst they were remaining in the newly merged organisation, the Board decided to strengthen Finance, Operations and Sales in EMEA. As a result we hired Thorsten Bachmann as Vice President, Finance and Operations. He is specifically tasked with unifying the systems and operational processes with Onapsis in the US. We are particularly proud of the hire as a key requirement was the ability to work in Heidelberg five days a week, combined with domain knowledge. Thorsten came out of E2open, a supply chain operating software company and he lived within 20 minutes of Onapsis' offices.

For the commercial operations we also felt it imperative to hire a German national, however location was less critical. We managed to attract Marcus Mueller, based in northern Germany, who had spent the previous four years running EMEA and Enterprise Sales for OneLogin. Marcus has an outstanding 20 year track record in sales, sales management and partner management and has joined as VP Sales International (EMEA and APAC).

For more information, please visit: www.onapsis.com

Assignments conducted by:

  • Sebastian Kayll
  • Holly Welstead
  • Jo Clasper

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