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Aareon headquarter Mainz
Aareon headquarter Mainz (Picture Credits: Gerhard Hagen, Bamberg)

Press > Press releases > 2023

Dirk Schilling appointed Chief Financial Officer at Aareon

Dirk Schilling will become Chief Financial Officer at Aareon as of 1 April 2023. He was previously announced as interim CFO to succeed Christian M. Schmahl.

Mainz, 23 March 2023 Dirk Schilling (55) will become Chief Financial Officer at Aareon, the leading provider of SaaS solutions for the European property industry, on 1 April 2023. The Aareon Supervisory Board has now permanently confirmed Dirk Schilling, who had already been announced as interim CFO, as a new member of the Management Board. He succeeds Christian M. Schmahl, who will retire from operational business on 31 March 2023.

Commenting on the appointment of Dirk Schilling as CFO, Aareon CEO Harry Thomsen said: "I am very pleased that Dirk Schilling, with his financial expertise and experience in the software industry, will strengthen our Management Board team as CFO. He completes our team in an ideal way so that we can jointly drive our future-oriented and innovative growth course. I would like to thank Christian M. Schmahl for the significant further development of the finance department."

Dirk Schilling was most recently CFO of Serrala Group, a global software provider for automated financial processes and B2B payments, for more than five years, where he was also responsible for the HR and legal departments. Prior to that, he worked for various companies, including as CFO at Alltours.

"Aareon is currently setting a central strategic course for the future," explains Dirk Schilling. "I am pleased to be able to contribute my financial and software expertise to this exciting transformation process at Aareon, in order to sustainably support the company's growth trajectory."

Aareon Supervisory Board Chairman Jochen Klösges emphasises: "I am delighted that we were able to quickly recruit Dirk Schilling, an experienced leader, as Aareon's Chief Financial Officer, and wish him a successful start at Aareon Group."

Dirk Schilling CFO Aareon form 1 April 2023Download

Dirk Schilling

CFO of Aareon AG (Picture Credit: private)

About Aareon

Aareon is the leading provider of SaaS solutions for the European property industry. The company is digitalising the property management by offering user-oriented software solutions that simplify and automate processes, support sustainable and energy-efficient operations and interconnect all process participants. Research and development activities of Aareon pursue a collaborative approach in which knowledge and expertise of the technology leader meet the needs and requirements of its clients. This results in solutions that help make peoples’ lives and work easier and enable companies to realise new value-creation potential.

Across Europe more than 7,000 clients manage approximately 14 million units. The Aareon Group has a presence with offices in the DACH region, in France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, in the Nordics and employs more than 2,000 people. In 2021, Aareon generated revenue of €269 million and adjusted EBITDA of €67 million.

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