White Clarke Group has appointed a figure with over 20 years of leasing experience to the position of business development director for German speaking Europe.
Hannes Muller will be responsible for sales, customer relationship management and business growth in the DACH countries to support the company’s growth plans in the region.
Having completed a degree in law at the start of his career, followed by an MBA in general management, Muller has gained extensive experience in the leasing industry. Previous positions include head of operations at Masterlease Austria, head of vehicle competence at UniCredit Leasing and head of international vendor business, Passenger Cars, at VB Leasing International.
Before joining White Clarke Group, Muller also held the position of head of sales & marketing at Societe Generale Equipment Leasing for four years, where he had responsibility for product marketing and business development.
Brendan Gleeson, group chief executive officer of White Clarke Group, said: “We’re thrilled to be welcoming Hannes Muller to our team. His strong industry and management experience will help to support White Clarke Group’s strategic activities in the DACH region, where our CALMS product is well-established. The fact that he has previously supported some of the largest leasing companies in recent years will be a real asset to our team.”
The thirteenth Global Leasing Report by White Clarke Group showed 32.7% growth in leasing in Europe for the calendar year 2017. According to the German leasing association’s quarterly trend report, the value of new equipment leased or supplied on hire purchase in the first quarter of 2017 was up 10% over the corresponding quarter in 2016.
White Clarke Group has acquired asset finance software provider Insyston, with the objective of complementing capabilities in its asset finance software.
White Clarke Group is known for its CALMS software, designed to provide support to automotive and asset finance operations. Founded in 1998, Insyston is based in Sydney, Australia. Insyston moved its asset finance software to a “software as a service” (SaaS) model three years ago.