Search and content optimization leader promotes internally to continue its accelerating growth path
Berlin, 15. April 2020 – Searchmetrics, which provides software and services for search and content optimization, today announced the appointment of Ken Ogenbratt as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Ken has been promoted from his role as VP Finance at the company, bringing over 15 years of experience in audit, accounting, treasury management and investor relations. He replaces outgoing CFO Dirk Wolf, who left in March 2020.
Ken joined Searchmetrics in 2015 as Director of Finance and has spent the last five years working closely with Dirk helping the company transition from a regional to a globally focused organization. His appointment follows a rigorous selection process in which the company also considered a range of external applicants.
Matt Colebourne, CEO, Searchmetrics said:
“We reviewed a number of impressive candidates for our crucial CFO role. However, Ken’s deep knowledge of the business and his experience in delivering a modern, scalable finance organization put him head and shoulders above the rest of the interviewees. We’re delighted that Ken can provide the continuity the business needs along with the ability to deliver the scale a growth-focused organization like Searchmetrics constantly demands.”
“Stepping up to the CFO’s role in a business you know and love is a rare opportunity. Despite the current tough economic conditions, Searchmetrics’ focus on growth remains strong, and my team and I are perfectly positioned to deliver the financial support required to accelerate our expansion.”
Ken will be based in Searchmetrics’ Berlin headquarters. The company, whose software and services support thousands of businesses worldwide, including leading brands such as eBay, Siemens, Barclays, also has offices in New York, Berlin, London and Varaždin (Croatia). Investors include Iris Capital, Verdane Capital and Holtzbrinck Digital.