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The FP Group management team oversee both regional and global affairs. As well as coordinating day-to-day business operations, they provide vital support and expertise for the strategic direction of the company.
Michael B. Hannon
Regional Director NAM (United States)
Michael Hannon is an executive leader with extensive experience in the mailing and financial services industries. Taking on the role of Regional Director in early 2020, he is responsible for all aspects of FP’s North American regional operations. Starting in sales in 2007, he demonstrated a hands-on, customer-centric and sales-oriented approach when moving up the company ranks. Gaining industry knowledge throughout his career, he developed and implemented numerous processes and programmes, such as FP Finance and sales process automation. These have improved both sales and operations, leading to FP’s continuous growth in the region.
Prior to coming to FP, Michael was in the financial services industry, working in sales and leasing for a credit card processor as well as having an active role in local government in the City of Chicago. He is a proud graduate of Loyola University Chicago.
Regional Director CER (DACH)
Born in 1962, qualified industrial engineer Jürgen Haas is a management-level sales and services expert with over 30 years’ professional experience. Most recently, he has worked as an independent interim managing director and interim manager for well-known companies with a focus on B2B and B2C sales and services.
Prior to that, he occupied managerial roles as Managing Director and Director at various international service providers.
Director FP Digital Business Solutions
With over 25 years of experience in the development and sales of enterprise software, Stephan Vanberg has a proven track record in digitalisation and the transformation of business processes. He initiates and drives innovations such as FP Sign for efficient and swift business processes. Previous positions include senior roles in sales and marketing at companies such as Open Text, Hewlett Packard, StreamServe and J.D. Edwards.
Stephan Vanberg holds degrees from the Free University of Berlin and an MBA from the Universities of Würzburg and Boston.
Lars is a senior executive with extensive experience in start-up, turnaround and operations management in the media, logistics & postal sectors. He has worked in both line and project management at companies such as TNT Post, Postcon, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Frankfurt General Newspaper) and Fiege Logistics. A leader with proven conceptual and implementation skills. He takes a hands-on approach with a sharp focus on achieving goals, and is used to executing and delivering on commitments.
Since January 2019 Lars has been the Director of freesort GmbH. Since taking on the role, he has initiated a large-scale business transformation with a view to enhanced market orientation, profitability, and sustainability across all areas of the business.
German stock corporations are required to have a dual management system composed of a management board and a supervisory board.
The Management Board of Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG consists of two members. The Management Board manages the company independently in line with the company’s best interests with the aim of creating sustainable added value while taking into account the concerns of shareholders, its employees and other groups affiliated with the company. The Management Board bearing joint responsibility for the management of the entire company. As part of the overall responsibility for managing the company, the two members of the Management Board cooperate in a collegial and trustful manner for the benefit of the company.
CEO since 11 November 2020
Born, 1965, M.Sc, Ba and EMBA from Kellogg-WHU. Carsten Lind has long-standing experience in technology companies: the native Dane had been Regional CEO for 13 years in international IT & consulting companies such as CSC and Fujitsu as well as Asterion (formerly Pitney Bowes), a provider of email communication and business process outsourcing (BPO). Before joining FP as the newest member of the Management Board, he was Managing Partner at Bavaria Industries Group AG, a Munich-based investment company, where he served as Active Chairman for portfolio companies and inter alia was responsible for M&A activities. Carsten Lind joined FP as a new member of the Management Board on 1 June 2020; he is married and has two adult children.
CFO as of 1 October 2022
Born 1968, Degree: business administration. Mr Spielberger is not only a proven financial expert, but also has extensive experience in digital transformation processes. From 2007 onwards, Mr Spielberger held various positions in Finance & Operations at Pitney Bowes, including Managing Director of the German and Austrian Pitney Bowes companies and Finance & Operations Director for Northern Europe. From 2011, he was CFO of the European business, which at that time still comprised 16 countries. From 2015 to 2018, he was CFO of ADAC SE. After a short period at Thieme Verlag, he was CFO of Ventura Travel for two and a half years. He is married and has two children. Mr Spielberger has been CFO of the FP Group since 1 October 2022.
CFO until 30 September 2022
Born 1960. Degree: business administration. Martin Geisel has more than 30 years of experience working in the finance industry. From 2009 to 2020, Martin Geisel was the CFO of ISS Facility Services Holding GmbH. At the same time, he assumed the position of CEO at its subsidiary, ISS Communication Services GmbH, from 2017 to 2020. The ISS Group is a listed service corporation based in Denmark and leading company in the areas of workplace experience and facility management with more than 12,000 employees. From 1997 to 2009, Martin Geisel worked for Danaher Corporation, a US company listed on the stock market, serving as chief finance officer of Leica Microsystems, Hach-Lange, and Fluke. Martin Geisel possesses many years of experience in the areas of treasury, M&A and investment banking and has been CFO of the FP Group since 11 January 2021. He is married and has two adult children.
In accordance with the Articles of Association, the Supervisory Board of Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG comprises three members elected by the Annual General Meeting. The Chairman and Deputy Chairman are elected from among the Supervisory Board’s members. The Supervisory Board’s Rules of Procedure, which the committee drew up for itself, govern its working method.
Dr. Alexander Granderath
(Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Supervisory Board since November 2020)
Born in 1965, studied experimental physics (nuclear physics) at the University of Cologne and subsequently earned a doctorate. After jobs at
EC Erdölchemie GmbH and Sunvic Regler GmbH,
Dr Granderath worked in managerial positions at Ametek (1995-2000), General Electric (2000-2003),
the Danaher Corporation (2003-2008), Amrop Delta Management Consultants (2009-2010) and ISS A/S (2010-2020).
Since December 2021, Dr. Granderath has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vita34 AG.
Thanks to his considerable management experience, including internationally, Dr Granderath has extensive experience in team building, technology, digitalisation and process design.
(Member of the Supervisory Board and Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board since November 2020)
Born in 1977, studied business economics at the Berufsakademie Berlin in cooperation with DaimlerChrysler AG. From 2002 to 2007, Mr Wittan worked at Arthur Andersen Wirtschaftsprüfungs-/ Steuerberatungsgesellschaft and then at Ernst & Young following its merger, before qualifying as a chartered accountant in 2006. He moved to Deutsche Wohnen SE in 2007, where he took on various Management Board positions (Chief Finance Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Chief Operating Officer)
from 2011 onwards.
Since 2019, Mr Wittan has been Chief Investment Officer at Obotritia Capital KGaA. Mr Wittan is also a member of the Quarterback Immobilien AG Supervisory Board and the Advisory Board at the Kelber Group.
Mr Wittan has extensive knowledge and experience in group accounting/IFRS, controlling, financing, M&A and the capital market.
(Chairman of the Supervisory Board until November 2020, Member of the Supervisory Board since November 2020)
Born 1977, Klaus Röhrig holds a Master of Economics and Business Administration. He has more than 20 years of relevant investing experience.
After graduating at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration he was at Elliott Associates, responsible for the funds’ investments in the German speaking countries.
Klaus Röhrig started his career at Credit Suisse First Boston in London, focusing on corporate finance and M&A for technology companies. He then founded Active Ownership Group in Luxembourg.
Throughout his career he focused on identifying investment opportunities, structuring of investments and process-driven value creation.
He serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Agfa-Gevaert NV (Chairman until August 2020), Member of the Supervisory Board of Formycon AG.