Bernd Hoffmann, CEO and Spokesman of the Executive Board
Bernd Hoffmann has been a member of the Management Board since September 2018, and CEO and Spokesman of the Management Board of virtual minds AG since January 2019. In this function, he is responsible for strategy, investments, and group development of the leading European Adtech holding company. With 25 years of professional experience in management positions on the media and agency side, including at LetsBuyIt.com, mindmatics, GroupM (WPP) and the ProSieben Sat.1 Group, Bernd is one of the top managers in the German media business. Before moving to the top of virtual minds, Bernd was Managing Director of Advertising Platform Solutions at ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. Bernd is married and lives with his family in Düsseldorf.
Hendrik Kempfert, CSO
Hendrik Kempfert has been CSO of virtual minds AG since September 2017, and in his newly created position, is pushing ahead with the ambitious growth plans of the leading European full-stack Adtech provider. The marketing professional came from the Danish Adtech company Adform, where he most recently held the position of Managing Director DACH, successfully responsible for technology marketing in the DACH region. Based in Hamburg, Hendrik drives the brand profiling of the technology and platform portfolio and is responsible for the cross-brand marketing of the full stack offering. Hendrik is married and lives with his family in Hamburg
Nils Röhrig, CPO
Since January 2019, Nils Röhrig has held the position of CPO on the executive board of virtual minds AG and, in this function, is responsible for product strategy and business development in the media technology division across the group. The proven marketing and digital expert has international product and marketing expertise and successfully established and expanded the media agency’s China business as CDO and CEO GroupM Connect. The all-rounder, who is also highly regarded as a top management consultant, has also held other management positions at Advertising.com and GroupM Germany. Nils lives in Düsseldorf.
Thomas Peruzzi, CTO Technology
Thomas Peruzzi was appointed to the Executive Board of virtual minds AG in October 2017 and since then has been responsible for the further expansion and integration of the full tech stack and the technology teams across the Group. In consulting functions and (interim) management positions, the experienced Adtech specialist was responsible for the development, expansion, and management of technological platforms and solutions at, among others, Gruner + Jahr, Hubert Burda Media, Axel Springer, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, Publigroupe, Laterpay and Styria Media Group. At Virtual Minds, he focuses on the further development of the platform portfolio and the identification of further key technologies for the technology setup and the integration of further target companies. Thomas is married and lives near Salzburg.
Christoph Herrnkind, CTO Infrastructure
While still at school, Christoph Herrnkind founded notraffic webserver, one of the first German companies to focus on dedicated rental servers in Germany. In addition to studying business administration in Düsseldorf, he founded fast IT GmbH in 2003 together with virtual minds as an investor. With the complete takeover of fast IT GmbH and myLoc Managed Infrastructure AG, Christoph is responsible for the infrastructure segment as CTO of virtual minds. Christoph is married and lives with his family near Düsseldorf.
Dr. Tim Veil, CFO and COO
Dr. Tim Veil joined virtual minds AG in July 2018 and, as CFO and COO, has been responsible for the group-wide finance and accounting as well as the personnel and organizational expansion of the Virtual Minds group since then. Born in Canada, he has many years of international board experience with the European market leader for automotive warranties, where he was responsible not only for finance but also for the digitization of business processes. As an expert of reorganization and change management, he also stands for the further development and establishment of sustainable corporate structures and functions across the entire corporate group. Tim is married and lives with his family near Freiburg.