René Kantehm becomes the new X1F Group CFO

As of June 1, he joins the X1F management team

  • A perfect fit executive strengthening the further development of the X1F Group
  • Improved and clearer division of responsibilities amongst the four managing directors

Hamburg. In the course of the progressive expansion of the X1F Group, René Kantehm will bolster the X1F management team as the new CFO from June 1, 2022. He takes over the position from Sven Geilich, the previous interim CFO and current COO.

René Kantehm (MBA) joins the Group with more than 10 years of international experience in strategic and operational finance across various companies. The winner of the Global CFO Excellence Award 2021 brings his expertise in working with investors and shareholders in venture / growth capital and private equity sectors. 

His new responsibilities at X1F include Accounting, Controlling, Acquisition Financing, Treasury and Cash Management.

“I am very much looking forward to the new and exciting challenges at X1F. It is the combination of the very experienced management team, the financially strong main shareholder Ufenau Capital Partners as well as the strategic orientation of the X1F group of companies that have fascinated me from the very start. I am convinced that we will develop X1F into one of the leading technology consultancies in Europe. 

Lars Ackermann, CEO of the X1F Group, is delighted with the new appointment: “René Kantehm is the perfect addition to our finance team that we sought to further develop the Group. From our very first conversation, there was a good personality fit and his experience and competencies, especially in the IT sector, will be a crucial building block for the group’s next steps.” 

The management of X1F is thus now composed of Lars Ackermann (CEO), Sven Geilich (COO), Stefan Mock (CIO) and René Kantehm (CFO). Rene’s addition enables a clearer division of responsibilities in order to effectively drive the expansion of the group.

About X1F

X1F GmbH is a one-stop-shop technology consultancy that supports the finance and insurance industry particularly in digital transformation with a full-service offering. Under its umbrella, X1F bundles specialized, innovative and complementary services for platform integration, data analysis, artificial intelligence, identity and access management as well as cloud architecture and IT infrastructure. X1F as a holding company, in which the Swiss private investor group Ufenau Capital Partners hold the majority stake, generates annual revenues of more than 105 million euros with its six corporate subsidiaries and more than 770 employees. It offers IT solutions at 29 locations in Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia.

René Kantehm

X1F GmbH

Lars Ackermann

X1F GmbH

Sven Geilich

X1F GmbH

Stefan Mock

X1F GmbH

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