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About us

Boost Supply Chain Sustainability.

Our mission

Our interdisciplinary team of procurement and supply chain experts, sustainability thought leaders and technology specialists work every day towards making global supply chains more sustainable.

Executive Team

Martin Berr-Sorokin
Martin Berr-Sorokin
Chief Executive Officer / Co-founder
  • Director Product Line worldwide, IBM
  • CEO and Founder, Xcitec (acquired by Emptoris/IBM)
  • Procurement Professional, Siemens
Simon Jaehnig
Simon Jaehnig
Chief Revenue Officer / Co-founder
  • Procurement and Technical Sales Specialist, IBM
  • Managing Consultant for Procurement Solutions, SynerTrade
  • Graduate Degree, University of Nottingham
Nick Heine
Nick Heine
Chief Operating Officer / Co-founder
  • Worldwide Sales Leader Watson Supply Chain, IBM
  • Worldwide Practice Leader Supplier Management Risk & Compliance, Emptoris
  • Head of Consulting Strategic Supplier Management, Xcitec

Management Team

Theres Scherzinger
Theres Scherzinger
VP Marketing
Klaus-Peter Rzepa
Klaus-Peter Rzepa
VP Sales
Katrin Ostheimer
Katrin Ostheimer
Head of Partner Management
Philipp Lachner
Philipp Lachner
VP Customer Success
Alexey Storozhenko
Alexey Storozhenko
VP Software Development
Lorena Degott
Lorena Degott
Head of Supplier Onboarding
Jessica Bessel
Jessica Bessel
Supplier Validation

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Nico Skusa
Prof. Dr. Nico Skusa
Member of the Advisory Board
  • Lawyer, Managing Partner at SKUSA Partners (Law Firm)
  • Professor for Business Law at FOM University Munich
  • Specialized on Corporate and M&A Law
Dr. Thomas Zachau
Dr. Thomas Zachau
Member of the Advisory Board
  • Consultant, entrepreneur and investor
  • Expert in business development and purchasing
  • Founder h&z management consultancy, managing partner, now member of the supervisory board
Uwe Krieger
Uwe Krieger
Member of the Advisory Board
  • Program Director at IBM Watson IoT
  • Expert for Internet of Things and Industry 4.0
  • Entrepreneur and Founder (Xcitec and others)
  • Subject Matter Expert for Supply Chain Management

From corporate responsibility to supply chain sustainability

Over the last few decades, social and environmental awareness and reporting have undergone a rapid development. Companies started sharing information about corporate environmentalism as far back as the early 1960's. Increasing public interest in environmental sustainability began in response to damage done by the chemical industry.

Since then, the concept has been broadened and further developed. Increasing regulatory pressures and consumer expectations require a much wider concept of corporate responsibility (CR) and transparency. Reporting has increased as well, covering sustainability, triple bottom line, corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Reporting standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4, the United Nations’ Global Compact, ISO 26000, and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises build the foundation for organizations to report and manage their performance beyond financials. It has set the stage for today’s further reaching regulatory requirements focusing on full supply chain compliance and integrity.