(April 3, 2023 – Bonn, Germany) SER, the leading vendor of intelligent content automation solutions, announces the appointment of Johannes Klutz as Chief Financial Officer. With over a decade of investment and finance experience, Klutz brings a fresh approach to profitability and growth to SER.
Klutz moves to SER from his role as Group CFO at PTV (later rebranded to Umovity and PTV Logistics), another world-leading private-equity-backed B2B software group. At PTV, Klutz oversaw strong value creation across all financial KPIs with consistent double-digit growth as well as transformational M&A activity and strategic reorganization. With SER’s continuedprofitable growth aspirations, following the exceptional FY22 performance, Klutz is perfectly positioned to support SER in achieving ongoing success as a leader with an expanding international footprint.
Klutz started his career at the Investment Bank Rothschild, dedicating five years to a number of European mid- to large-cap deals, including IPOs. During his time at Porsche SE’s Investment department, Porsche SE acquired PTV and invested in various startups.
“Johannes is an excellent addition to our already stellar team,” says Dr. John Bates, SER CEO, “He brings with him deep knowledge of SaaS models, international expansion and how to drive profitable growth. He is a highly impressive and accomplished CFO. With Johannes on board, we will see an even more stratospheric trajectory in 2023 and beyond.”
Klutz adds: “With their record growth in FY22, SER is bringing intelligent content automation solutions to more businesses than ever before. I’m extremely excited about the growth prospects of the content services market and SER as the market leader. My main objectives will be to support scalable, profitable and fast international growth by putting my knowledge and expertise to work.”