Visionary with online experience – the management team from Visable

Peter F. Schmid,CEO

Peter F. Schmid,

Since August 2012 Peter F. Schmid has been CEO and executive partner at Visable (formerly “Wer liefert was”). 

After studying business at the LMU in Munich, he worked as a brand manager at Procter & Gamble. He then switched to the online vehicle market Autoscout24 early in 1999 shortly after its launch where, as Managing Director, he founded, inter alia, the marketplace operator Scout24 Media. The father of three became Vice President at eBay Classifies and CEO of mobile.de in 2006. Almost four years later he took over management of the online dating agency PARSHIP.

Patrick Sostmann, CSO

Patrick Sostmann, 

As CSO, Patrick Sostmann is responsible for Visable’s entire Sales division, which includes the sales channels: Field Sales, Tele Sales, Key Account Management as well as Internal Sales. 

The MBA graduate has more than ten years of senior management experience in sales at an international company. Before joining Visable, Sostmann was the CSO for LR Global Holding GmbH, where he successfully developed new sales strategies, assumed overall responsibility for global sales, and in the process expanded the company’s international business.

Daniel Keller, CTO & MD Visable Labs

Daniel Keller, 
CTO & MD Visable Labs

Daniel Keller has been in the role of CTO since January 2019 and is responsible for software development, IT operations, business applications & business intelligence. In addition he leads Visable Labs as Managing Director.

Keller previously worked at the company builder, Hitfox Group, where he also held the position of CTO. Prior to that, he had been working at Axel Springer SE from 2012. In addition to the central IT areas, he was also responsible for countless digitisation projects. Keller started his career at the BMW Group before moving to AutoScout24 GmbH, where he spent almost five years expanding the company’s R&D sector. Daniel Keller has a Masters degree in Computer Science and an MBA. 

Volker Wahl, CFO

Volker Wahl, 

As CFO, Volker Wahl has been responsible for controlling at the company as well as finance & accounting since January 2019. He came to the company from kfzteile24 GmbH where, as CFO, he was responsible for expanding the finance department. 

Early in his career, he held different positions at several sites of the consultancy firm, Bain & Company. Following this, he was responsible for developing the finance department at Congstar GmbH while the company grew from a start-up into a leading telecommunications firm. In 2012, he moved to HRS . Volker Wahl is a qualified industrial engineer.

Srikanth Achanta, VP Engineering

Srikanth Achanta, 
VP Engineering

Srikanth Achanta has been responsible for the entire software development of both websites "Wer liefert was" and EUROPAGES since July 2019 and leads the developer teams at Hamburg, Berlin and Paris.

Achanta’s most recent position was CTO at Upday and he has overseen the product launch and the integration of Upday onto Samsung devices in 16 European countries. Before Upday, he worked as a consultant for KLM, where he drove forward a project for improving the company website. He started his career working as a programmer of well-known online games, such as ‘Deal or No Deal’, and has a degree in Computer Science.

Sebastian Keller,VP Product

Sebastian Keller,
VP Product

Sebastian Keller has been responsible for product management at Visable since August 2018. In this function, he leads the further development of searches, new functions for buyers and suppliers, as well as the development of market activities and traffic management. 

Sebastian Keller studied business administration and organization in Regensburg. He then accumulated 16 years of experience in product management in various international online companies such as AutoScout24, Holidaycheck, and start ups such as Tirendo or more recently Holidu, where he was responsible for Product Management.

Julien Poilleux, GM Visable International

Julien Poilleux, 
GM Visable International

Julien Poilleux has been part of Visable's management team since May 2018 and, as General Manager, is responsible for Sales outside DACH and our International EUROPAGES B2B platform. 

Julien Poilleux can look back on various management positions in the B2C and B2B digital environment. Before joining EUROPAGES, he was Business Unit Director at Infopro Digital, one of the main players in the European online B2B segment, where he was jointly responsible for the company's digital growth. He was also a co-founder of the payment service provider Futureo. Julien Poilleux is a graduate of HEC in Paris.

Yvonne Rattay, VP Customer Monetization

Yvonne Rattay, 
VP Customer Monetization 

Yvonne Rattay is responsible for the departements Customer Retention, Sales Products & Sales Strategy, Online Marketing Services and CRM/Lead Management. 

Rattay worked for Visable (formerly “Wer liefert was”) as a Senior Consultant since 2013 and was responsible for various strategic sales projects. As a graduate of the Hamburg Business Academy with a dual degree in business administration, Yvonne Rattay previously held various management positions at Tchibo, most recently as Head of Operations for Branch Sales.

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