cleverbridge Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

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Dieter Dehlke to lead company’s financial growth strategies, driving continued growth in the subscription billing space

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Dieter Dehlke, CFO, cleverbridge

cleverbridge, a global ecommerce and subscription billing provider, announces the appointment of Dieter Dehlke as chief financial officer. With over 25 years of finance, controlling and accounting experience, Dehlke will be responsible for planning and executing financial growth strategies for the organization.

"Dieter is an accomplished executive with significant financial and operational expertise, and he will be an exceptional addition to our team,” said Christian Blume, CEO, cleverbridge. “Dieter’s broad, global business and technology experience — encompassing working with capital markets and investors, merger and acquisition opportunities, and IPOs — will enable us to focus on our highest potential growth opportunities and capitalize on the market opportunity.”

During his 25-year career, Dehlke has been managing the finance and administration departments of leading companies in various industries with remarkable success and an impressive track record in debt and capital market transactions. Most recently, he was CFO of Bigpoint GmbH, Europe’s market leader in online browser-based computer games, improving finance processes and reporting structures, and implementing a new international growth strategy. Prior to Bigpoint, he developed expert financial and management knowledge in old economy industries (e.g. technology group Siemens AG, mechanical engineering GEA Group, shipbuilding HDW AG) as well as improving financial performance and balance sheet structures with new market companies (e.g. renewables PowerWind GmbH and eno energy GmbH, Internet company Bigpoint GmbH).

“I am excited to join the cleverbridge team and be a part of a global brand built on German engineering, American ingenuity and industry-leading ecommerce and subscription billing solutions,” said Dehlke. “cleverbridge has achieved tremendous year-over-year financial growth over the last 10 years and is in a great position strategically to do the same in the coming years. I’m looking forward to helping carry that momentum forward.”

Dehlke’s CFO appointment caps a tremendous year of growth and industry recognition for cleverbridge. In the past year, the company announced a new sales leadership team and was identified as a “High Performer” in G2 Crowd Grid for Ecommerce Platforms. cleverbridge was also named to the Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award Finalist, ITA CityLIGHTS Lighthouse Award Finalist, Chicago Inno’s Coolest Companies, National Champion in the European Business Awards 2014/15, Crain’s Chicago Business’ Chicago’s Coolest Offices and Great Place to Work Institute’s Top German IT Employers lists. cleverbridge founders were also named to the 2015 Techweek100 and Chicago Tribune’s Blue Sky Vault lists.

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About cleverbridge
cleverbridge is a proven leader in ecommerce technology, services and expertise for global software and subscription companies that serve consumers and businesses. For more than 300 clients – including Avira, Corel, Dell, Malwarebytes and Parallels – cleverbridge is a true extension of their teams, understanding each client’s billing models, markets, channels and specific ecommerce requirements. cleverbridge provides an unsurpassed customer experience so that clients can strategically leverage ecommerce to effectively build customer relationships and generate more revenue. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, cleverbridge has offices in Chicago, San Francisco and Tokyo. For more information, visit

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