Munich, 25th of January 2021
Testbirds, a world leader in crowdsourced testing, is reorganizing its leadership at the beginning of the year: as of 1st of January 2021, Georg Hansbauer, one of the three co-founders and managing director of Testbirds, will step into the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). At the same time, Markus Steinhauser, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and also a co-founder, will continue to be responsible for project delivery, as well as taking on new responsibility for HR. Markus Steinhauser and Christian Wäntig will also take on duties as managing directors. Wäntig joined the company at the beginning of 2020 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and brings many years of experience in the areas of finance, controlling, taxes and law. Philipp Benkler, co-founder and previous CEO, will leave the operational management of the company on 31st of March 2021, but will continue to support Testbirds on strategic topics as part of the board of directors.
As CEO and managing director, Georg Hansbauer will remain responsible for the company’s software development. In addition, since the beginning of the year, he has been responsible for decisions regarding the operational business in the areas of sales and marketing. Due to his closeness to the customer through the supervision of numerous international projects, he is particularly good at assessing market needs and trends and can thus provide decisive suggestions for further development of the business model. Markus Steinhauser will continue to be responsible for project delivery and thus for the areas of project and crowd management.
He will also assume responsibility for HR. Meanwhile, Christian Wäntig will take care of finance, controlling and taxes. In addition, he will also be responsible for legal and compliance in the future.”In times of a global pandemic, digital challenges are more complex than ever. Market requirements and customer wishes are changing faster than ever before. Our goal is to constantly develop our structures and processes and keep them future-oriented.
We also work continuously to optimize processes and methods in customer orientation. We are convinced that this puts us in an optimal position to continue driving digital transformation forward, together with our newly positioned leadership, our employees, and our customers. The market opportunity for crowdtesting has increased further as a result of current developments. We offer our customers a fast, reliable, and cost-effective way to provide their end users with the best user experience of digital products on the market. Lastly, on behalf of the entire Testbirds team, I would like to thank Philipp for the many years of successful cooperation and I am already looking forward to further strategic collaboration.” says Georg Hansbauer, new CEO of Testbirds.
Considering the backdrop of increasing requirements and complexity, the main task of the new leadership is to continue to drive the company’s further development as well as its successful growth trajectory. As a result, the testing specialist will focus even more on customer orientation in the future. The company’s goal is to achieve organic growth through strong customer loyalty. Testbirds is confident that recent changes will support growth goals and yield positive results for the future.