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Hanse Orga Appoints Kurt Klassen as New President for its North American Subsidiary

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Hamburg/Chicago: Hanse Orga AG, the leading provider of SAP-integrated finance solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kurt Klassen as President of Hanse Orga International Corp., the Chicago-based subsidiary of Hanse Orga covering the North American market.

Kurt Klassen steps in for Moussa Soukal, who was key in starting the subsidiary, and is venturing on to new opportunities. Kurt, who brings extensive management and leadership experience to this role, took up his new position on April 1, 2015. He will be responsible for growing the business and the brand of Hanse Orga in North America. Kurt has over 20 years experience working with fast-growth software, technology and consulting companies including Talaris (Now Glory Global Systems), PayNet and DBSI. Most recently in his role at DBSI, Kurt served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and built the sales and marketing department from the ground up contributing to the eight-fold growth during his tenure. Kurt holds a B.B.A from Texas State University and will be based in the Chicago office of Hanse Orga International Corp.

“It is an amazing opportunity, and I am thrilled to be joining such an exciting and innovative company. I am looking forward to working with a great team that is creating excitement and driving awareness for the FinanceSuite products, that are designed by Hanse Orga and certified by SAP, for financial professionals”, said Kurt Klassen, President – North America at Hanse Orga.   “The North American market has great potential for Hanse Orga products and solutions and I look very much forward to moving them ahead.” “We are thrilled to have Kurt on board. Kurt is a strategic thinker with many years of management experience and will bring the drive to accelerate our business growth in Northern America. We are absolutely confident in his abilities and enthusiastically welcome him as our new leader for that region. It will be great to work with him”, says Sven Lindemann, CEO of Hanse Orga Group.

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