Management: The big picture – and the individuals

The top management at Retarus has one objective for all the company’s offices around the globe: one big cohesive picture. Because this picture is the basis for the success experienced by each and every customer, partner and employee.

Management Board Retarus Group

Martin Hager is the CEO, founder and managing director of Retarus. Prior to the creation of Retarus in 1992, Martin Hager worked with several global companies in various positions including sales, product management, development, support, and consulting, all of which gave him the vision and drive to turn retarus into a global leader in messaging services. Martin currently serves as the Chairman of the board for retarus Inc.

Martin Hager
CEO Retarus Group

Johannes Hecker joined Retarus in 1993 and has since held positions in Sales, Financial Controlling, as Assistant to the CEO and as CFO. As COO he heads the Group’s Global Sales and Marketing organization in eleven countries, and is also responsible for Strategic and Commercial Business Development. He spent several years in the US studying at the University of Virginia and holds a degree in Business Administration from Munich University of Applied Sciences. Prior to Retarus, Johannes worked in Controlling, Business Development and Contract Management at Betaresearch, a Kirch Group company.

Johannes Hecker
COO Retarus Group

Sascha Wellershoff joined Retarus in 2013. He is the CFO and heads Retarus Group’s Finance, Controlling, Procurement and Legal departments, and reports to the COO. Following key management positions at Mannheimer AG Holding and the Allianz Group, he was responsible for the financial performance of Telefónica Germany’s B2B business. Sascha holds a German MBA and a Master of Arts and is a Certified Financial Analyst, a Certified Valuation Analyst, and member of various professional associations.

Sascha Wellershoff
CFO Retarus Group

Maximilian Bergmann is the interim Head of HR and reports directly to the CEO. He has been with Retarus since 2010 and is responsible for HR for the Sales and Marketing departments. During and after completing his degree in psychology, he gained experience in market research, employee development, and aptitude diagnostics.

Maximilian Bergmann
Director HR Retarus Group

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