Wiesbaden, Germany – December 5, 2018 – comforte AG has announced that COO Michael Weilbacher is entering into retirement and will be succeeded by CFO Jochen Soder. Soder joined comforte AG in April of 2018 and has worked alongside Weilbacher over the past half year.
Weilbacher stated, “Mr. Soder has done an outstanding job managing comforte’s global financial operations these past months. After having worked with him extensively throughout this transition, I’m more than confident in his capacity to lead and succeed as CFO.”
Before joining comforte, Soder served as VP of Finance & Operations at a knowledge mapping and innovation management software company based in Frankfurt am Main. He has a degree in business administration from the Fachhochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt.
“I’m excited and honored to serve as CFO at comforte. I’d like to thank Mr. Weilbacher for his support and I wish him all the best for his retirement,” said Soder.
Soder joins comforte in a period of significant transformation and growth. So far in his tenure with the company, comforte has changed legal forms from a limited liability corporation (GmbH) to a private stock company (AG) and has emerged as a market leader in enterprise data protection with its patented tokenization solution, SecurDPS.
About comforte AG
comforte was founded in 1998 by the creators of a connectivity solution for mission-critical systems. A logical next step for comforte was to not only connect systems, but to also make sure that communication is always done in a secure fashion. Today, organizations around the globe are running their ATM and Point-of-Sale networks securely thanks to comforte. Building on more than 20 years of experience in unlocking more value from systems that never stop, comforte has evolved into a market leader for data protection, digital payments and empowering mission-critical systems. They now serve over 500 enterprise customers across the globe.