Company Overview

Stephan Albers, CEO

Stephan Albers, CEO Stephan Albers is the CEO and co-founder of jCatalog Software AG. He is responsible for sales and development activities. He founded jCatalog Software AG jointly with Martin Frommberger in 1999. Prior to this, he was Managing Partner in the software company of A & F Systeme. Here Stephan Albers was responsible for the development activities, working as Project Leader on the successful implementation of several major customer projects such as Siemens Telefonsysteme or Hyundai Motor Deutschland. Albers studied Applied Information Technology with special emphasis on engineering at the University of Dortmund, graduating with a diploma in Information Technology.

Paul Lane, Head of US Operations

Paul Lane, Head of US Operations Paul Lane is responsible for Business Development and Operations of jCatalog Software Inc., the US subsidiary of jCatalog Software AG. He is also responsible for the market segment "Marketplaces and Procurement Service Providers". Paul Lane has 25 years of experience in the American software sector. In the last six years, he has specialized in the development of supplier relationship management solutions within international organizations. Before joining jCatalog Software AG, Paul Lane was responsible as Key Account Manager and Project Leader for some of the largest global projects at Commerce One, USA. Prior to this, he managed the Western US Professional Services for Indus International, a leading provider for enterprise architecture management. He started his change of career at Bechtel, the largest construction company in the USA. Paul Lane studied at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and has a B.Sc. in Engineering.

Tomas Matthes, Head of Professional Services

Thomas Matthes, Head of the Buyside ProjectsTomas Matthes joined jCatalog in 2010. He is the head of Professional Services for Buyside und Sellside projects and also the Munich office manager for jCatalog. From 2003 until 2010, Tomas was Managing Director of Matthes&Anthuber Solution Consulting GmbH. From 1987 to 2003 he held various positions at Digital Equipment, Compaq and Hewlett Packard. In 1999 he began specializing in eProcurement and B2B marketplaces as well as supply chain and catalog management. Tomas has managed many international projects in procurement and catalog management including one of the first major e-procurement projects in Germany. He was a founding member and leader of the European Competence Center for e-procurement at Compaq and Hewlett Packard.

Stefan Riesenbeck, Head of Support and Operations

Stefan Riesenbeck, Head of Support and Operations Stefan Riesenbeck has been Head of Support and Operations at jCatalog Software AG since 2007. From 2001 until 2007 he worked as Project Manager in Professional Service at jCatalog Software AG, his responsibilities here including major projects with IBX and Siemens and managing the introduction of product information systems, e.g. at Tesa and Otto Office. Prior to this, Stefan Riesenbeck worked in software development at jCatalog Software AG. He studied Business Information Systems at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences.

Kelly Babbit, Head of Marketing and Business Development

Kelly Babbit, Head of Marketing and Business DevelopmentKelly Babbit is responsible for Marketing and European Business Development for jCatalog Software AG. He has over 14 years experience in building and managing finance and supply chain software solutions. Kelly Babbit joined jCatalog in early 2010 from Siemens where he served as the Director of Click2Procure and was responsible for Siemens global catalog and product master data management platform. Prior to Siemens, he served as a product and technology leader for Perfect Commerce as the Director of Product Management and Perfect’s solutions strategy. There, he also helped to create and launch ONCE (Open Network for Commerce Exchange), the main trade association for cloud solution providers and marketplaces. Prior to Perfect Commerce, Kelly was at UMB Bank where he helped direct the creation of a leading supplier network and UnitePlus, one of the world’s first Internet-based cash management systems. Kelly Babbit received his education at the University of Kansas in Cartography.

Martin Frommberger, Head of the Advisory Board

Martin Frommberger, Head of the Advisory BoardMartin Frommberger is one of the main shareholders and a member of the Advisory Board of jCatalog AG. He advises jCatalog Software AG in the areas of professional services, finances and operations in particular. Before co-founding jCatalog Software AG in 2000, he was a joint founder of A & F Systeme together with Stephan Albers in 1991, where he was responsible for various projects as well as the entire systems business. Martin Frommberger has a diploma in Information Technology, having studied Applied Information Technology with special emphasis on engineering sciences at the University of Dortmund.


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